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If a city is judged by its diversity and culture, then Vancouver neighbourhoods take top honours. Mulit-faceted enclaves invite both visitors and locals to stroll colourful sidewalks, savour spectacular settings and soak in a wide range of urban vibes with roots in many different cultures and ways of life.

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Vancouver gets its personality is in its many diverse neighbourhoods. Whether you’re exploring by foot, bike, or transit, you will be able to cover a lot of ground and see all the different neighbourhoods of Vancouver that make it so unique.

Downtown

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Starting at Canada Place and stretches west to Stanley Park, this quaint little neighbourhood is tucked up agains the seawall and only minutes to high end shopping & dining on Robson Street.

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Crosstown is located south of Gastown, north of Main/Hastings, east of downtown, and west of Strathcona; this not only makes it a central meeting spot, but the vibrant – and diverse – surroundings leave something to please everyone.

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Vancouver’s business and retail core is where the action happens and is extremely walkable. Here is where you can navigate the sidewalks packed with people in suits (and yoga wear, because well, Vancouver) while admiring the shiny glass architecture.

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Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Gastown grew from a single tavern founded by John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton back in 1867. Today, the district retains its historic charm and independent spirit. 

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Railtown district is a place where locals are fully aware of this hip & trendy tiny strip of land wedged between the Chinatown/Gastown neighbourhoods and the bustling harbour that has become one of the city’s leading-edge districts.

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Tucked up tightly against the city’s downtown core, the West End is one of the easiest neighbourhoods for visitors to explore, getting a real taste of how real Vancouverites live.

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From Revitalized to retro, this scenic and trendy neighbourhood is the perfect mix between work & play.

Vancouver West

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Arbutus Ridge is bordered by 16th Avenue in the north, 41st Avenue in the south, Mackenzie Street in the west and East Boulevard in the east. This affluent neighbourhood has mature-tree-lined streets and unusually large lot sizes for Vancouver that are occupied by large homes.

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Thanks to the success of Canada Line, the Cambie Corridor has become a vibrant and beautiful hub of activity in Vancouver that has appeal to all ages, income levels and ethnic groups.

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High incomes, well-heeled, highly-educated residents and sophisticated tastes translate to Dunbar-Southlands being one of Vancouver’s most genteel neighbourhoods. Residents here love to drive their luxury SUV’s to the golf course, go out for a bite to eat and they are highly likely to be fitness enthusiasts who often head out for the forested trails at UBC Endowment Lands!

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Fairview is an eclectic mix: high-end boutiques, fantastic coffee shops, gourmet restaurants and upscale furniture stores dot the landscape of around here. This is an ideal spot for young urbanites, who want to enjoy all that living in a world-class city like Vancouver has to offer. 

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Since the 2010 Winter Olympics, the False Creek area has become a hot spot for trendy businesses, restaurants and plenty of green space. Get your snack on, wander the parks and galleries, and drink to your heart’s content.

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Named for the old Kerrisdale rail station at West 41st Avenue and West Boulevard, Kerrisdale owes a lot of its character to being a sort of “last stop” before leaving the Vancouver municipality. 

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In the 1960s, beachside Kitsilano was Vancouver’s hippy hangout, drawing comparisons to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Today, Kitsilano still has plenty of culture, but its apartments and houses are now occupied by young urban professionals and families who enjoy a modern version of that relaxed atmosphere

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Marpole is a juxtaposition of contradictions: not only does the combination of young students and senior citizens contribute to this feeling, but there so does the pairing of quiet residential areas dotted with ample greenspace with the major arterials that run through the city. 

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A perfect example of the familiar comfort that the lifestyle on the westside of Vancouver can offer, MacKenzie Heights is located in between many other comfortable and desirable communities: Dunbar, Kerrisdale, and Quilchena.

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One of Vancouver’s fastest changing neighbourhoods, Mount Pleasant is extremely popular with many first-time homeowners, young professionals and young families due to its youthful energy, community spirit, and walking distance to trendy boutiques and award-winning local restaurants. 

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A relatively new community in Vancouver, Oakridge is home to a large selection of luxury homes and is a largely sought after neighbourhood in Vancouver’s West. The area’s close proximity to downtown Vancouver, UBC and YVR Airport, and with Oakridge Centre offering a vast array of shops and restaurants.

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Situated along the waterfront of Vancouver’s Westside, one can have easy access to Spanish Banks, Jericho and Kitsilano Beaches, as well as easy access to boutique dining and shopping along West 4th Avenue.

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An extremely desirable, yet peaceful and quiet neighbourhood, Quilchena is home to some of the best luxury living that Vancouver has to offer. As well as offering a mixture of single and multi-family dwellings appealing to the young and the old alike, this neighbourhood is packed full of amenities, recreational facilities, and what’s more, it’s close to the downtown core. 

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The historical character of this neighbourhood gives a gentle sense of familiarity. The landscape and beautiful historical features are preserved through the residences in this zone, interiors have been updated to the best contemporary amenities including gourmet kitchens, hot tubs, and deluxe rooms.

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South Cambie is a popular neighbourhood with families, with many amenities and schools nearby. Despite being the smallest neighbourhood in Vancouver, South Cambie has undergone some rapid changes, with many new housing developments on the rise and the recent addition of the Canada Line. 

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The South Granville neighborhood is Vancouver’s busiest corridor, filled with high-end fashion malls and art galleries. The real estate in this area is mainly gracious single family homes, new custom-built residences, traditional one level bungalows, townhouse-style and low-rise condo buildings, and rental units.

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A prestigious neighbourhood in the southwest corner of Vancouver’s Westside, the Southlands neighbourhood is a popular place for families, packed full of single-family detached homes, parks and green space and community shopping districts, with easy access to downtown Vancouver and YVR Airport. 

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This gorgeous community is situated in between the fantastic South Granville, Southlands, and Kerrisdale. There is no doubt why the residences here are some of the most unique and rare homebuyers and investors can possibly find anywhere:

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The University of British Columbia Endowment Lands (UEL) is a unique district of diverse prestigious homes enclosed by Pacific Spirit Regional Park and the UBC campus.  Surrounded by the ocean with its breathtaking views, this beautiful neighbourhood offers world-class restaurants, entertainment, hospitals, sports facilities & direct access to UBC.

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Tucked away in the south east corner of Vancouver, Champlain Heights was one of the last areas of Vancouver to be urbanized. Longtime Vancouverites, new Chinese Canadians, Filipino, Latino and South Asian Canadians are all part of the neighbourhood’s rich cultural mosaic.

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Renfrew-Collingwood is a mostly residential area, with plenty of greenspace. People who live here have great access to all the necessary amenities and more, especially along the Collingwood stretch of the Kingsway. 

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Fraser is a vibrant, dynamic Eastside neighbourhood, it`s unique crossing of different types of cuisine, small shops and beauty salons with easy access to many other areas of the city.

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With all the excellent ethnic groceries on Victoria, this neighbourhood has the potential to appeal to foodies. Victoria-Fraserview is definitely a family-oriented neighbourhood.the upside to this is that there are plenty of schools and parks nearby. 

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Grandview is one of Vancouver’s most unique and energizing neighbourhoods full of culture and history. This neighbourhood is full of ethnically diverse restaurants, local markets, cheese shops, drinking establishments, coffee shops, green patio spaces, shops, and boutiques.

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Pride of ownership and pride in the residents’ sense of community is prevalent throughout this Eastside neighbourhood – hence, the locals’ tendency to refer to the neighbourhood as the “East Village”.

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Killarney has attracted young families as well as an incredibly diverse collection of ethnic groups. Take a look around the neighbourhood, especially up Kingsway, and you’ll find businesses serving the whole spectrum of Canadian immigrant populations, including Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Indian, Caribbean, Filipino and more.

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While residents enjoy an easy downtown commute,  this up-and-coming community has a charm all its own. Most notably, the lovely Kensington Park now features a new community centre with amenities such as fitness and dance studios, a preschool education centre, pottery studio, and more

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When you strike up a conversation about South Main one of the first things you will discuss is the abundance of great food. The neighbourhood is unique and is somewhat separated with Main Street having condos above retail, the west side of Main being more groomed, and the east side being more artsy. 

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Renfrew Heights is a pleasant, middle class community of primarily residential homes on Vancouver’s east side and conveniently located near the Burnaby border. 

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Whether a stroll along the Fraser River, a yoga class at the River District Community Centre or a post-war stucco bungalow awaiting discovery, the growing South Marine neighbourhood sees a repurposing of the some of the most attractive Vancouver real estate. 

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Home to a distinct and diverse urban population, South Vancouver is one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in Vancouver with an immigrant population of over 60 percent. 

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With its mix of long-time residents, young families and renters, Strathcona is a bedroom community near the centre of the big city. During the day, the tree-lined streets are quiet, with parents-with-strollers, cyclists and dog-walkers making up most of the traffic. 

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With all the excellent ethnic groceries on Victoria, this neighbourhood has the potential to appeal to foodies. Victoria-Fraserview is definitely a family-oriented neighbourhood.the upside to this is that there are plenty of schools and parks nearby.

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