Neighborhood Guide – Main Street

LOWDOWN As Vancouver’s answer to Brooklyn, Main Street deliver on so many fronts. From a plethora of independent boutiques, coffee roasters, donuteries to a mind boggling number of local breweries and restaurants, this place can’t be beat. And, even though this ‘hood could make any self-respecting hipster’s head spin with options, it is still very family friendly. Leafy neighborhoods of single family homes, multiplexes and townhomes can be found on either side ...

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Neighborhood Guide: Yaletown

LOWDOWN For all the party people in the house - well, at least those with well-paying jobs -  Yaletown should be high on your list for living your best life.  Railway loading docks, that hearken back to the 19th century, have been transformed into some of the cities top restaurants, bars and nightclubs, not to mention ground zero for all your waxing and cosmetic dentistry needs. Former warehouses along Nelson and ...

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What neighbourhood is right for you?  Your lifestyle, preferences and location requirements are all key to deciding where to live. Are you are looking for a strong sense of community? Do you want to walk to work or have easy access to the beach? Or, do you hate cooking and want to be near restaurants and bars? Let's be real though... it is pretty hard to make a 'wrong' choice.  After ...

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Neighbourhood Guide – Chinatown

LOWDOWN For the designer or tech worker looking for a historic neighbourhood with an artistic edge, Chinatown blends colorful Vancouver history with new, mid- and high-rise developments that appeal to dedicated urbanites seeking unique spaces.  Established in the late 1800's when CP Rail brought in thousands of workers from China to complete the railroad, this settlement flourished from a rough neighbourhood of (predominantly) male workers to a prosperous corner of the ...

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The 2018 Mural Festival kicked off last weekend, August 6-11, and showcased some extraordinary work ranging from the detailed work by Kyle Scott to some seriously bad ass graffiti by the likes of VERS and DEF3.  From Science World up to 16th Ave., Main Street area buildings and walls have been transformed. Over 20 artists were given the unique opportunity to make the city their canvas. The scale and visibility of the ...

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