Vancouver Neighborhood in Focus: Mount Pleasant

Monday, May 19, 2014

Vancouver is sprawling with suburbs filled with a mixture of races from native Canadians to Asians. Here's a quick feature guide on the different neighborhoods all over Vancouver, broken down to its stereotypes. Whether you're in the market for a house or condo unit, this guide is for you.

In this edition, the focus is on a neighborhood shared by both East and West: Mount Pleasant. Compared with most neighborhoods in the city, Mount Pleasant is relatively young (although its roots can be traced back to Brewery Creek in 1888, which was home to a number of breweries). Mount Pleasant is also home to Vancouver City Hall.

In terms of real estate, some companies divide Mount Pleasant between Vancouver East (VE) and Vancouver West (VW). Nevertheless, the neighborhood is friendly to first-time homebuyers, namely foreign buyers. East and Southeast Asians form roughly a third of Mount Pleasant's total population, while Chinese and Filipino form the bulk of non-English languages spoken.

If you need a reference as to what constitutes Mount Pleasant VE and Mount Pleasant VW, Kingsway is a good reference. The neighborhood east of Kingsway (or Main St.) falls under Mount Pleasant VE, while the neighborhood west of Kingsway is considered as Mount Pleasant VW.


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