Affordable, Attractive Mount Pleasant

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

In recent years, Vancouver has gained a reputation for having some of the highest property prices in the country. Take a quick look at Kitsilano, Coal Harbour, and Yaletown and it’s easy to see why. However, while the sticker prices on the city’s waterfront properties are just about as high as the skyscrapers that dominate these parts of town, move a little inland and you’ll find a number of neighbourhoods that offer more reasonably priced housing.
Mount Pleasant is one such neighbourhood. Much less densely packed, but with a few low-rise condominium developments on its north side, the area boasts a diverse collection of first-time homebuyers, families, and young urban professionals.
With its collection of unusual stores, artistic residents, and heritage buildings, the neighbourhood is well deserving of its name. Green space is still a fairly abundant resource in this area, making it feel more like a suburban town. Nine parks are scattered throughout the neighbourhood, making it easy to find fantastic spaces for a variety of outdoor activities.
Despite its more pronounced laidback-ness and family-friendly orientation, Mount Pleasant is not without nightlife. The neighbourhood’s most popular haunts centre around Main Street, with cafes, restaurants, bars, and pubs lining the thoroughfare from East 6th Avenue to East 33rd Avenue.


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