Downtown Vancouver Community Profile
Downtown Vancouver is located with Burrard inlet to the North, East Vancouver to the East, False Creek to the South and Stanley Park to the West. It includes Gastown, Yaletown and Coal Harbour. [Downtown Vancouver]
Downtown Vancouver is the hub of the city with over 500,000 people entering it each day. There are 27,900 residences with the average age being between 20-39 years old and the median income being approximately $49,325. The downtown core is filled with high- rise buildings and is the center for business/financial activity in B.C. The business mix of downtown Vancouver is comprised of over 46% of the business activity being in the service industry.
This buzzing city center has world famous restaurants, shops and hotels. As the downtown core is relatively small compare to most large urban city centres, many people rely on the excellent biking infrastructure and the transit system including Canada Line, The Skytrain, The Sea bus and transit system.
Yaletown is one of the main sub communities of Downtown Vancouver, and one of the most desirable places to live in Canada. It is a trendy urban area made up from a mixture of residential and commercial buildings. Its unique setting comes from its heritage of being an industrial district with loading docks and large brick sidewalk. Today Yaletown is far from a traditional industrial district; it is one of Vancouver’s trendiest communities.
There are a variety of housing options in the Vancouver City Center area from rental apartments, condos to trendy penthouses and lofts. Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada and attracts a wide range of people with diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Many Vancouverites consider Vancouver to be the most beautiful city in the in world. With the recent 2010 Winter Olympic Games Vancouver’s stunning Coastal Mountains and Beaches have become an international attraction and one of the top destinations within Canada. Vancouver is a one of a kind city and its eclectic mix of real estate reflects that.