Thinking about moving to downtown Vancouver?
There are many reasons why you might want to move to downtown Vancouver. Whether it is close to your workplace, or you want to be in the centre of the action, downtown Vancouver has many different neighbourhoods that you can surely find a home in.
Here are the 3 major reasons why you should consider moving to downtown Vancouver
1. Be in the Centre of the Action
One of the major reasons why you should consider moving to downtown Vancouver is to be in the centre of all the action. Living in downtown Vancouver means you never run out of things to do, whether there’s a new restaurant to check out, or a new exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Not only that, the nightlife in downtown Vancouver is lively. If you choose to live near the Granville Entertainment District, there are many clubs and bars where you can choose to dance the night away! Not the clubbing kind? No problem. Try places like Yaletown, where you can still have quick access to the main entertainment districts like Robson Street or Granville Street, but away from the louder parts of town. Another good place is West End, where you can have easy access to Davie Village.
If you’ve always dreamed of living on a waterfront property without sacrificing being accessible to your downtown office or being at the centre of where all the hustle and the bustle is, you should try living in Coal Harbour or Yaletown. The properties by Yaletown Dock provide a beautiful view of the False Creek, while Coal Harbour provides a view of the Burrard Inlet.
When talking about moving to downtown Vancouver, you can’t forget about the abundance of the different cuisines and delectable eats in downtown Vancouver. Some of our favourite places in downtown Vancouver are in Yaletown and Gastown, but there are so many more restaurants to be explored in downtown Vancouver! One of our favourites is Sashimiya.
Sashimiya at first looks like a Japanese convenience store full of snacks, pantry items and soft drinks, but it is also a grab-n-go sushi shop! Started by Chef Taka Omi, who designed the Raw Bar menu at the Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver, Sashimiya is an excellent place to stop by if you’re craving fresh sashimi and sushi. They have a fridge full of seasonal selections, so every time you step in, you never know what piece of fish might be available! Not only that, the shop carries many ingredients and tools so you can make your very own sushi at home.
Fancy a cocktail night? Places like Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar, located on Smithe Street and Seymour Street give you a chance to have flavourful handcrafted cocktails while you catch up with your friends or go on a special date night. The Diamond in Gastown is another great place for this, and if you’re lucky enough to get a window seat, you can have a view of the main area in Gastown.
One of the many restaurants placed along Marinaside Crescent facing the gorgeous False Creek, Provence Marinaside serves French cuisine that is sure to delight your taste buds. A take on the cuisine of the Provence region in France, Provence Marinaside is the perfect place to go for a romantic date night, coupled with a bottle of wine and the beautiful view of the False Creek. Hot tip? In the warmer months, try sitting on the patio! The fresh sea air and the candlelight flickering over your delicious dinner is set to make any day special.
PiDGiN is located in Gastown and is a hole-in-the-wall gem that serves Asian-French fusion. A menu designed to pay homage to the cultures that make up the great city of Vancouver, PiDGiN’s dishes are a must-try in downtown Vancouver. Highly recommended? The rice bowl. Whether it’s the Pork Belly or the Foie Gras, the choice is yours.
2. Easy Commute To Anywhere
The best thing about living in downtown is how accessible everything is, including transit. Downtown Vancouver is served by two Translink Skytrain lines: the Expo Line and the Canada Line. Not only that, it is the home to the historic Waterfront terminal station where you can take a Seabus to North Vancouver. There is also the Aquabus that operates on the Yaletown Dock where you can make trips all across False Creek, including Granville Island. Buses are readily available in downtown Vancouver too, including the R5 which will take you to the SFU campus in Burnaby, or the 14 or the 4 that will take you to the University of British Columbia. Another great thing about living in downtown Vancouver? Everything is walkable! When the weather permits, you can walk all across downtown to different neighbourhoods, allowing you to get some steps in while exploring the downtown area.
3. “Downtown” Doesn’t Always Mean Concrete Jungle
When someone pictures downtown, they hardly picture any greenery, just a concrete jungle full of high-rise buildings. However, downtown Vancouver offers pockets of nature oasis throughout the area.
Did you know that Vancouver has the largest uninterrupted waterfront path? That’s right, we’re talking about the Seawall. Stretching from the Vancouver Convention Centre to the Spanish Banks Park in the westside of Vancouver, the Seawall is 28 km of waterfront views that you can take a walk or go cycling on.
David Lam Park
Located in Yaletown, David Lam Park provides a pocket of green landscape in the middle of the busy Yaletown area. Full of greenery and public art, it is the perfect place to meet a friend for a picnic if you live in the downtown Vancouver area!
Have we convinced you to move to downtown Vancouver yet? If you’re thinking of moving to downtown Vancouver, call us, Kleiner Services, for a stress-free move!