Luxury Living in West Vancouver
Even though Greater Vancouver is experiencing major growth in the market for waterfront and luxury real estate, there is still a reason people choose to live in and around Vancouver, and more specifically, West Vancouver.
Across the Lion's Gate Bridge, bounded on both sides by water, is the scenic community of West Vancouver. It stretches along 28 kilometers of shoreline and up the lower slopes of Hollyburn Mountain, between Capilano River valley and Horseshoe Bay.
West Vancouver is a residential community with no industrial zoning. Most of the homes range from modest sized houses to multimillion-dollar waterfront estates. In addition, well-kept apartment buildings decorate the shoreline of the eastern beachfront.
West Vancouver is noted for excellent salmon fishing and contains many popular spots for boating, swimming, and scuba diving. There are excellent marina facilities and numerous waterfront parks attracting visitors from the entire region. Horseshoe Bay's village centre abounds with restaurants and other tourist and traveler related amenities. The bay is also a terminus for the provincial ferry system. It services Nanaimo (on Vancouver Island), Bowen Island, and the nearby Sunshine Coast.
Jason Soprovich covers not only West Vancouver real estate, but the entire Greater Vancouver region, including Coal Harbour, Vancouver West, North Vancouver and Whistler. West Vancouver is one of Vancouver's most prestigious locations, and is ranked as one of the top residential locations in all of Canada. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, this community is blessed with spanning scenic views. This area of outstanding natural beauty has the highest income in Canada, and a low crime rate. The residents are strongly committed to maintaining the highest quality of life and the charm of the municipality.
Horseshoe Bay's village centre abounds with restaurants and other tourist and traveler related amenities. The bay is also a terminus for the provincial ferry system. It services Nanaimo (on Vancouver Island), Bowen Island, and the nearby Sunshine Coast.
Mountains and water best describe the North Shore's geography. West Vancouver itself has over 2,500 hectares of parkland. Cypress Provincial Park, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour offer day and night downhill skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, hiking and cross-country skiing along with fabulous views of Vancouver. In addition, a scenic drive on the Sea to Sky highway takes you past Howe Sound to the world famous ski resort of Whistler, BC, which is only a few short miles away.
The picturesque Lion's Gate Bridge connects West Vancouver to Downtown Vancouver. The district has its own beloved "Blue Bus", the first public transit system in Canada to be totally wheelchair-accessible. It connects various parts of the district with Vancouver and with buses driving to other cities.
Let's not forget Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Deep Cove is the peaceful and charming little village at the east end of the coast road in North Vancouver. It has the look and feel of a remote coastal resort community and yet it is only a 25 minute drive to downtown Vancouver. Deep Cove is noted for its stunning water and mountain views and for its recreational boating activities; host to a marina, yacht club, public dock, kayak rentals, boat anchorage, swimming beach and excellent crab fishing. Homes along the waterfront are only a short walk away from several restaurants, a neighbourhood pub and a live theatre. Two shopping centres, a municipal recreation centre with gym and two golf courses are within a 5 minute drive. With no industry, rail line, through traffic or ferry terminal and hemmed in by the water and surrounding parkland, Deep Cove will remain a tranquil, unspoiled and idyllic community!
There is a wealth of information to learn about the North Shore. Contact Jason and he would be glad to answer any questions you may have.
Photos (in order of appearance):
- A view of West Vancouver's beautiful shoreline
- View from Dundarave. Waterfront apartments seen on the left
- Prime waterfront properties
- A view of the marina in Horseshoe Bay moments after sunset
- Horseshoe Bay's ferry terminal and marina
- The Ambleside Pier is a West Vancouver landmark
- Gleneagles Golf Course, Howe Sound & Horseshoe Bay Backdrop
- Lions Gate Bridge at night (view from Cypress Mountain)