ABOUT NORTH VANCOUVER
Situated just across Vancouver Harbour from Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver is a spectacular waterfront community that’s positioned on the north shore of Burrard Inlet. Between the North Shore’s three primary municipalities, the District of West Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and the City of Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver is actually the smallest in terms of area, but also the most urbanized, with residential and commercial mid-rises and high-rises dotting the landscape.
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NORTH VANCOUVER LIFESTYLE
One of the most interesting aspects about North Vancouver is that although in many ways it’s a city all on its own, many still consider it to be just another thriving suburb of the Greater Vancouver region. Shipping, chemical production, and film production are all major industries in North Vancouver, but given it’s close proximity to downtown Vancouver, which is only about 13 kilometers away, its hard to think of it as anything more than a nearby suburban community with lots of employment, residential, and recreational opportunities. Recent census statistics show North Vancouver’s population is right around 50,000 residents, with that number continuing to rise because of its eclectic mix of housing options, as well as it’s wide range of employment opportunities in a number of different industries
NORTH VANCOUVER AMENITIES
For home buyers who plan on frequently commuting to Vancouver from North Vancouver, two highway bridges, the Lions’ Gate Bridge and the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing connect the two cities, while there’s also a passenger only ferry, the SeaBus, which plays a pretty significant role in the region’s public transportation system.
You won’t find an overwhelming number of amenities and attractions in North Vancouver, but the few that are here include the Centennial Theatre at 2300 Lonsdale Avenue; the multi-purpose Presentation House Gallery, which houses a theatre, art gallery, and museum; and the nicely secluded Mosquito Creek Hiking Trail that begins at Fell and 16th Avenue and follows the Mosquito Creek Ravine up to Grouse Mountain.
Public schools in the area are part of the North Vancouver School District, which include eight high schools and 30 different elementary schools that are shared by the City of North Vancouver alike. If you’re interested in a condo for sale in North Vancouver, expect the entry level price to be around $200,000, while most single-family dwellings in town range from $700,000 to over $5 million.
For more information about North Vancouver real estate for sale, or if you’d like to schedule a private showing for a North Vancouver home or condo that’s currently listed on the market, contact Tony Cikes today at (604) 616-8669!
NORTH VANCOUVER NEIGHBORHOODS
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