An increasingly upscale neighbourhood mixing commerce, light industry, brewing, and high density residential areas with restaurants and fashion retailing


The neighbourhood known as “Main Street” is a dynamic community within Vancouver that offers many shopping and dining options to suit any style or taste. As a major throughway, it runs north/south from Waterfront Road, around the Burrard Inlet to Kent Avenue, and along the Fraser River.

Main Street is a residential and commercial combo within Vancouver that is both a destination point, as well as a sought-after community in which to purchase real estate. With an easy commute into or out of Vancouver, along with any modern convenience one might require right outside their door, Main Street does not lack for much of anything as far as city dwelling goes.

When Main Street began, the centre of downtown was actually considered to be where Main and Hastings meets. This was also once home to a public library and City Hall, and although these structures are now utilized for a different means, they still stand historically proud.

Main Street received its name in 1910, when residents and storeowners alike thought it could use a more commonly esteemed name such as this – and esteemed it remains. Growing as a cosmopolitan centre-point over the years, and offering everything one might hope for right outside their house or condo, of which I would love to help you discover!


Today East Van is home to all walks of life, and offers everything from opulent to afforable, modern to remodeled, and spacious to quaint. East Vancouver is bordered to the north by the Burrard Inlet, with the Fraser River to the south, and the city of Burnaby to the east. In addition, the community of East Van is divided by Main Street on the West Side of Vancouver, spanning quite a large area and giving people a variety of real estate buying options on every corner.


Rich with restaurants of any flavour, it is also densely packed with vintage shopping options, local designs, and outsourced one-of-a-kinds. Main Street truly doesn’t shy away from being one of the most popular places in which to dine and shop.

Once a blue-collar district, it has grown up to be quite a contender with areas such as Yaletown or Coal Harbour, as developments continually emerge and historic buildings are converted into upscale living quarters.


Like most areas of Vancouver, one can easily find an ethnic piece of paradise quite easily – and Main Street is no exception with the Punjabi Market district running north just past 49th Avenue. From gold jewelry to colourful fabrics, fantastic food and more …the Punjabi Market district is chalk-a-block full of great finds and eats.

So whether you call Vancouver home and are looking for a local community fix, or are contemplating buying in Vancouver and wish to wander the districts that make up our fabulous city …ensure Main Street is one of your stops along the way. It’s a genuine gem, and well worth the stop!