You walk the streets of Central Vancouver with the ocean breeze from English Bay keeping you cool, and you see in the grey blue waters of Vancouver Harbour the huge freighters like strange statues made miniature below the mountains that rise in the distance under layers of mist. You turn down Cordova Street and head into Gastown, hands holding fresh market groceries from Granville Island, and you just can’t believe this is the place that you call home.
Wedged between English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, Central Vancouver is home to the city’s Downtown area split between the West End and the Downtown East Side. It’s arguably the most popular part of the city with Vancouver’s Business District keeping the pace fast and exciting. Hand in hand with booming business, the scene of Vancouver condos is also rapidly growing with developers revamping older buildings and constructing new ones.
As a peninsula, Central Vancouver enjoys a vibrant waterfront community, whether you are biking the seawall around Stanley Park to the north, hanging out by the beach, or taking a quaint water-taxi across to Granville Island in the south. For anyone seeking Vancouver condos for sale, Central Vancouver is a prime spot because of the number of new projects and the investment value of the neighbourhood. The Downtown East Side is enjoying a steady, community-driven revitalization, and the West End is a major destination for young professionals.
With a condo in Central Vancouver, you’re easily connected to the whole of the city with Vancouver’s unique SkyTrain public transit service, plus a range of local bus routes. Car owners will soon discover that Vancouver is pretty small and the main 99 Highway gets you just about anywhere you want to go.