Top 10 Reasons to live in North Vancouver
It’s about living the Lifestyle and enjoying all nature has to offer right out your front door.
Check out our Top 10 reasons to live here and see if you don’t agree:
1. The Lifestyle!
North Vancouver is one of Canada’s most active, healthy and creative communities. Residents here value healthy living and a strong arts community.
2. The Neighbourhoods
North Vancouver stretches from the Capilano River all the way across Burrard Inlet to Deep Cove and up Indian Arm. The multiple villages throughout the area provide local shopping and great places to meet friends before setting out on an outdoor adventure. Check out places like:
- The Shipyard District right at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue and home to the Seabus
- Edgemont Village feels like a mountain resort town at the foot of Grouse Mountain
- Lonsdale Avenue the centre of Lonsdale Ave between Hwy 99 and the Seabus at the foot of Lonsdale
- Lynn Valley Village in the heart of Lynn Valley home to many hikers and mountain bikers.
- Parkgate Society at the foot of Mount Seymour where you can hike, ski, snowshoe, toboggan and have a great time.
- Deep Cove what can we say…you just have to go and see for yourself, you definitely won’t want to leave.
3. The Mountains
North Vancouver is home to 2, yes 2, mountain resorts! Completely different experiences offering something for everyone. You can take the Skyride up Grouse Mountain and night ski overlooking the twinkling lights of Vancouver or you can snowshoe the Dog Mountain trail on Seymour Mountain and overlook the same lights from the bluff at the end of the trail…you pick! Both mountains offer skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, tobogganing and lots of hot chocolate.
North Vancouver is home to some of the best local coffee shops around. Coffee aficionados are not disappointed, we take our coffee seriously. We also take our coffee shops seriously and have some funky, cool, hip places to sip your favourite cup of java. Check out these little spots:
5. Micro Breweries
You can’t be serious about coffee and NOT be serious about your local brew as well! Check out what they have to say about the Brewery District in North Vancouver.
Micro breweries have been quietly brewing for a while and have recently become local favourite hot spots in the semi industrial area of Lower Lonsdale. If you like your brew we suggest you get yourself on a little crawl and get to know your neighbours on the outdoor patios. Enjoy a brew or two.
6. Bike Shops
So, here’s the thing, if you are serious about coffee and local breweries then you have to be serious about what kind of wheels you are riding. North Vancouver is a bike shop mecca so if you want to cruise around on an e-bike or hit the mountain bike trails at the top of Fromme Road you better check in with one of the shops here…you fill find the best bike mechanics who are always ‘service with a smile’…no job too small, we get you back out on there in no time.
7. Organic and Locally Grown Markets
Keeping up with the healthy lifestyle of North Vancouverites you will find your fair share of organic markets and grocery stores. A year round Farmers Market can be found at Lonsdale Quay along with fresh produce, bakeries, fish markets and butchers inside the Market Place. Check out:
North Vancouver is home to Capilano University offering traditional university programs, including philosophy, English and physics as well as unique fields of study like outdoor recreation management, jazz studies, and motion picture arts.
North Vancouver has 10 options for secondary education and 15 elementary schools focusing on world class instruction while engaging programs to inspire success and bring communities together. A variety of programs include French Immersion, Inclusive Education, Indigenous Education, International Baccalaureate (IB), International Education, North Vancouver Online Learning as well as Artists for kids.
9. Dog Friendly
Is North Vancouver dog friendly? Well, just ask any one of the multitude of dogs you see out with their owners walking, hiking, snowshoeing, having a beer …. or coffee and I think you will hear a resounding YES! Leash and poop scoop laws apply in all areas but the dogs don’t mind, there is enough to keep them busy and happy all day long. Check out: Vancouver North Shore Dog Hikes.
Our favourite topic! As North Vancouver is very attractive to families the market is drive by the ‘move up’ buyer wanting to move from condo living to single family homes as their families grow. Single family homes priced below $2 million are hot commodities and that is expected to continue through 2021.
The condo market is driven by first time home buyers and downsizers looking to simplify their lives now that the nest is empty. Average price for a condo is $675, 000 and new townhomes are topping the scale at about $1,000,000.
2021 will remain an active year and we are expecting sales to surpass 2020. If you would like more information on the housing market in North Vancouver you can give us a call or fill in the Contact Us form and we will be back to you in a flash.