One of Vancouver’s most sought after communities, Yaletown is the epitome of city living, with many properties conveniently located just steps away from some of Vancouver’s most popular cultural and commercial centres. The neighbourhood is also home to many parks and heritage buildings, having risen from a dusty roundhouse and station at the end of the westward railroad to one of Vancouver’s most loved communities.
Yaletown is located adjacent to the downtown core, bordered on the west by Homer Street and on the east by Beatty Street. Nearby neighbourhoods include the West End, Gastown and Coal Harbour.
Yaletown is a growing, dynamic community of young professionals, with many attracted to the area for its ease of access to shops, services and restaurants, as well as sporting activities at Stanley Park and the many beaches within a short walk.
One of the most densely populated areas in Vancouver, with many new developments in the neighbourhood. The real estate ranges from apartments and condos to townhomes, with many featuring modern amenities such as community pools and gyms. Remnants of Yaletown’s industrial past also still remain in the form of brick warehouses populating Hamilton and Mainland Streets, many of which have been converted into loft apartments and offices. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
A popular area with young people, Yaletown is packed full of things to do, with best-loved attractions including BC Place, which regularly hosts music concerts, as well as being home to the Vancouver Whitecaps, Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks, and Granville Island, where residents can wander around the Public Market or take a boat ride across the Creek. The neighbourhood is also home to parks including Yaletown Park, Emery Barnes Park, and Helmcken Park, perfect for jogging, dog walking or sporting activities. Art lovers can check out spots such as the Contemporary Art Gallery on Nelson Street and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
Yaletown is packed full of award-winning restaurants, with popular favourites including The Flying Pig, Yaletown L’Antipasto, Hub Restaurant and Brix and Mortar. The neighbourhood also has some great coffee shops to catch up with friends, including Small Victory Bakery, The Buzz Cafe and Espresso Bar, and Trees Organic Coffee. A great selection of restaurants can also be found at nearby Granville Island, such as The Sandbar and Bridges Restaurant.
A diverse selection of retail shops can be found within a couple of minutes’ walk from anywhere in Yaletown. Popular locations include fashion stores Exposure, Fine Finds Boutique, and Mavi Jeans, as well as other independent stores such as Crocodile Baby Store, Bones Pet Storesand Karameller Candy Shop. Nearby grocery stores include Urban Fare on Davie Street, and IGA Marketplace on Robson Street.
The area is home to a variety of schools, with the closest being Elsie Roy Elementary, an excellent school within walking distance. Other popular schools include Pattison High School, The Westside School, and Lord Strathcona Community School, a 10 minute drive from the neighbourhood. Nearby Granville Island is also home to the prestigious, Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Yaletown is an extremely walkable area, since it is located adjacent to the downtown core. It is also very close to transit, offering frequent connections to the rest of the Lower Mainland. The Yaletown-Roundhouse station on Davie Street connects to the Canada Line, providing residents with fast access to Waterfront Station, YVR Airport and Richmond.