Reasons to Buy Real Estate in Vancouver

In addition to Vancouver being ranked one of the top most beautiful and livable cities in the world, there are more reasons why one should consider buying real estate in Vancouver.

Allow me to help you with your buying decisions, by presenting you with some Vancouver Facts:

  • Vancouver has a core population of 600k
  • Vancouver has a metro-population of 2.4 million
  • Vancouver offers mild temperate seasons
  • Vancouver is rated as one of the cleanest cities in the world

Vancouver’s Proximity to the USA Border

Vancouver is a short 45-minute drive from the American border, so it delivers quick access to cheap and convenient get-away via Bellingham, or a day trip to Seattle.

Vancouver’s Activities

As a coastal city, Vancouver offers all forms of sea-to-sky activities. From sailing in English Bay during the summer, to snowboarding in Whistler over the winter, or hiking the Grouse Grind in the spring and fall, there are a myriad of activities year-round in world-renowned locations.

Vancouver’s Cultural Diversity

Vancouver delivers a range of ethnic diversity, with 700k people speaking an additional language besides English, it is a very cultural city in which to dwell. No matter which community you choose, there is a sense of belonging regardless of your ethnic background, religion, or sexual orientation.

Shopping in Vancouver

Vancouver offers some of the world’s most top recognized brands, and delivers both high-end fashion, as well as local designs embraced widely by locals and the global community.

World Class Education in Vancouver

Vancouver’s education options are also world-renowned. From Universities such as The University of British Columbia (UBC), to Simon Fraser University (SFU), and The BC Institution of Technology (BCIT) …all of which students come to from around the world to study at.

Vancouver’s Private Schools

Or if you have school-aged children and prefer private school, there are several options that are well worth the investment dollars and highly ranked:

  • York House, Vancouver
  • Crofton House, Vancouver
  • Little Flower, Vancouver
  • Southridge, Surrey
  • St George’s, Vancouver
  • West Point Grey, Vancouver
  • Vancouver College, Vancouver
  • Meadowridge, Maple Ridge
  • Collingwood, West Vancouver

Vancouver’s Public Schools

Alternately, public schools in Vancouver have a great reputation and offer programs in both French and English, as well as gifted and specialized schools and distance education programs. There are 21 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 5 high schools. Offering alternative or specialized programs, we have the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics as well as the Vancouver iTech Preparatory.

A few of Vancouver’s public schools:

  • University Hill, Vancouver
  • Lord Byng, Vancouver
  • Sentinel, West Vancouver
  • Rockridge, West Vancouver
  • Prince of Wales, Vancouver
  • Langley Fine Arts, Fort Langley

So although Vancouver may be one of Canada’s most expensive cities in which to buy, comparatively it is also the most profitable in which to sell. Add to that the above list of livable perks, and you have found yourself a city you will definitely want to call home – or just take advantage of the amazing features we’ve highlighted and purchase real estate in this hot market with the peace of mind that you can easily sell your home or condo in one of the most livable cities in the world!

Andrew Szalontai, Vancouver Realtor

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