Vancouver cityscape

Moving to a new city can be a scary thing. Every city is comprised of neighborhoods that each have their own unique identity and culture. Neighborhoods can be divided by economics, ethnicity or divided by purpose—business, shopping, residential.

Vancouver West Side has a number of neighborhoods that are very attractive to new buyers. Here is an overview of a few area destinations for those looking to purchase Vancouver Westside real estate.

West End

The West End is one of the most diverse neighborhoods on the West Side. It is a friendly combination of a traditional urban area and a beach town. It boasts nearby Stanley Park and Robinson Street, the famed shopping district.

Attractions include the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Vancouver Sun Run and Celebration of Light Fireworks Competition.


Referred to as “Kits” by the locals, this neighborhood is one of the most popular arts and entertainment areas in the city. It is an attractive destination for locals who want to enjoy pool and beaches, Vanier Park museums or shopping and fine dining on West 4th Avenue.

Kits is also within minutes of downtown Vancouver and the University of British Columbia.


Access to downtown and the South is the key to this neighborhood. Fairview is a natural hub; all major roads into the city from the south go through this neighborhood.

Fairview’s accessibility makes it an ideal location for families who have jobs in different areas of the city. Anywhere you want to go, you can get there from Fairview.

West Point Grey

One of the older neighborhoods in Vancouver, West Point Grey has a sense of tradition and home because it boasts many longtime residents. It has two of the city’s best beaches, Spanish Banks and Jericho Beach.

The Point Grey Village shopping district features many small, independently-owned businesses that offer old-fashioned charm and relaxation.


A mostly residential area that features many heritage homes, Shaughnessy features many avenues of access to downtown and two major shopping districts, Artubis and Cambie Village. The attractions are capped off by the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Shaughnessy is a healthcare center as well and features two hospitals. This neighborhood is the heart of the city.

There are many other beautiful neighborhoods in the West Side. These five feature some of the most attractive reasons to move to this region of Vancouver. If you are looking to relocate to Vancouver’s West Side, give us a call. We can help find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood for you.