Vancouver Area Luxury Real Estate

What Makes Vancouver A Perfect Place To Live and Invest If you choose any survey rating the top 10 cities in the world it'll be strange not to find Vancouver, BC somewhere in the top five. This isn't just clever marketing on the part of the city planners of Vancouver - there are any number of media sources which rate Vancouver as simply one of the very best cities in the World to live in, and by Canadian living standards that's quite a boast for any city to be able to make. Here's a quick breakdown of some recent awards the city has been presented with:

  • Top Destination in Canada (Trip Advisor)
  • Most Liveable City (Economist Intelligence Unit)
  • Top City in Canada (Condé Nast)
  • Best Green Building Policy (World Green Building Council)

So what makes Vancouver such a special place to live?

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Natural Beauty

First and foremost it's one of the most beautiful cities you can imagine based on the fact that it's located amidst some of the most amazing mountain and ocean views you could wish for. Unlike other cities which struggle to maintain "green zones" you'll find that Vancouver is literally surrounded by them, so you get that perfect mix of living close to nature but with all the modern amenities you could wish for literally right around the corner.

Why should you care about mountain or ocean views? Well because it keeps you healthy, and one look at the faces of people living in Vancouver shows you just how healthy they are. Living in Vancouver is literally good for your body and soul.

Enviable Lifestyle

One of the other reasons people decide to move to Vancouver is for the lifestyle it offers, and this embraces both incredibly comfortable and affluent neighbourhoods to live in along with some of the friendliest people you could ever hope to meet. Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and West End all rank as some of the very best neighbourhoods to live in, and on a side note property in Vancouver is constantly appreciating in price, providing some incredible real estate investment opportunities for those wise enough to pay attention. If you're a fan of fine dining, then you can also choose from some of the excellent restaurants here including Hawksworth Restaurant on West Georgia, Chambar Restaurant on Beatty and Bishop's on West 4th.

Excellent Education

Regardless of whether you're looking for secondary or post-secondary education options for your children you'll find that you're spoiled for choice by the wide range of excellent schools and universities on offer in Vancouver. Some of the very best private secondary schools in Canada are located in Vancouver including Collingwood School, St George's School, York House School and Crofton House School. If you have children of a college age then you'll find that Capilano University, The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Island University and The Emily Carr University of Art and Design offer a truly diverse range of post-secondary educational options.

Employment and Industry

Vancouver is one of the very few cities in the world which remains unaffected by the global recession which has touched almost every other corner of planet Earth. In short, the economy in and around the city is booming thanks to its location on the coast and the shipping industry which is part of that. In addition to being a hub for international sea trade Vancouver also has an extremely healthy technology sector with companies like Nokia, IBM, Amazon, Intel, Broadcom, Microsoft, Electronic Arts and other major technology players operating in and around the city.

Vancouver is also affectionately known as "North Hollywood" due to the fact that so many current films and TV shows are actually shot and produced in Vancouver. This obviously means you have a very good chance of bumping into a celebrity when you least expect it - let's call it just one more perk of living in this fabulous city.

When it comes down to it you're not really looking for reasons to relocate to Vancouver, but instead trying to figure out why you didn't move here years ago!

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Listing information last updated on November 21st, 2018 at 6:30am PST.