If you’ve decided you want to move to Vancouver, you may be overwhelmed by the real estate choices. Even if you narrow it down and decide that you want Vancouver Westside real estate, there are still a wide variety of options. If you’re unsure what neighbourhood will be best for you and your family, here are some factors to consider.
Things to Consider While Choosing a Neighbourhood
City vs Suburbs
Vancouver’s Westside encompasses a few different suburban neighbourhoods and part of Vancouver’s downtown. If you choose the downtown, you’ll be in one of the busiest parts of Vancouver. This is good if you like a lot of action and activities happening all times of day and night. If you’re looking for a quieter area, you’ll probably be happier in one of the more suburban pieces of Vancouver’s Westside, like the Southlands or Dunbar. Deciding if you want city or suburban living is the first step to choosing what Vancouver neighbourhood is right for you.
The Best Areas for Kids
If you have a family, one of your biggest concerns is most likely what neighbourhood would be best for your kids. All of Vancouver’s Westside neighbourhoods have good schools and plenty of parks for the kids to play in. Some of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods are advertised specifically as family-friendly places. This includes Arbutus, Dunbar, South Granville, Shaughnessy and more. These areas are full of kids, so your children will always have a playmate.
If you’re attending the University of British Columbia or if you want to be in one of the younger areas of Vancouver, there are plenty of places for sale around the university. Many of these places are condos that cater to university students and young professionals. If you’re looking for a sleek, small place, the University area will be perfect for you.
Vancouver is a city full of very diverse neighbourhoods, which can make it hard to choose where to begin searching for a home. Be sure to decide first if you’re looking for a suburban or urban neighbourhood, and then decide what size home you’re looking for. Once you’ve decided on those two factors, you’ll be able to narrow down your search and begin looking for your dream home, right here in Vancouver’s Westside.
If you’re ready to begin looking at houses on the market, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you start your search.