North Vancouver which is commonly known as “North Van” makes up a large part of the North Shore along with West Vancouver. It includes two district municipalities – the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver.
There is a distinct difference between the two. The City of North Vancouver is relatively densely populated and has plenty of condo homes. The district of North Vancouver has a number of wild open spaces andsome of the best places for outdoor recreation in the Lower Mainland. It extends into the North Shore and is said to have the region’s happiest residents.
If that’s not reason enough, here are five distinct reasons why North Vancouver is a great place to live in:
The Scenic Mountain-scape
The proximity of the Grouse Grind and Seymour mountains makes this place perfect for those who simple love to get out into the nature. It’s tough beating the welcoming mountains in the summers – who needs a gym membership then? Well in the winters you can hit the snow clad slopes and have a great time.
Easy access to Downtown Vancouver
This place has a very easy access to the downtown Vancouver. Sometimes the bridges are a challenge during the peak hours of commute. But there is a great connectivity by the SeaBus to the Waterfront station. The frequency is good too. It has a bus going there every 15 minutes during the day time and every 30 minutes during the evenings. Well traveling by boat is interesting too – especially when it’s just a 12 minutes ride.
The good news is that many of the condos in the City of North Vancouver are clustered on the hill that leads downtown to the Burrard Inlet. It offers commuters with a spectacular view of the water and the City of Vancouver. This essentially means that you can enjoy the stunning beauty of the water even if your home does not have a water front view. A number of community activities are also a part of this city such as Shipyards Night Market and the Summer Sessions Concert Series.
A city of Villages
North Vancouver is a huge city (or area) with a small town feel to it. Most of the residents enjoy this dual effect. It is a hub for local shops and the restaurants are bustling with crowd of people enjoying the together time with families. North Van also has an extensive public art program and a festival for every season.
North Vancouver is truly a place where families move for a feeling of ‘belonging’. As mentioned earlier, it us a big city with a small town effect and provides residents with exactly what they need to call it ‘home’.
This city has world class recreations and a series of thriving communities that make it the most desired place for those looking for investing in real estate and who plan to settle in a permanent ‘home’ for life!
Find North Shore Realtor in BC. Naz Allahyari is a Vancouver real estate agent specializes in real estate in North Vancouver.
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