North Shore Living: West Vancouver

(January 02, 2012, posted in North Shore Living)

Known as “Canada’s wealthiest postal code” West Vancouver remains the leading locale for luxury real estate sales.

It’s hardly surprising. With a mild climate, stunning scenery, unmatched recreational opportunities, beaches, ski-hills, world-class dining, and two popular villages – Dundarave and Ambleside-by-the-Sea just minutes away, West Vancouver is truly the place to enjoy all life has to offer. Here we have top-rated public and private schools, the Hollyburn Country Club and Capilano Golf Club, the West Vancouver Yacht Club and two outstanding recreational centres.

Need to shop? Take a short drive to Park Royal—Canada’s first indoor mall with a popular Whole Foods and the new Osaka Asian Supermarket onsite. Linking to Park Royal is the West Vancouver Seawall and beautiful Ambleside Park where summertime concerts and art events compete with two popular farmers’ markets at Ambleside and Dundarave for whiling away the hours.

The North Shore is viewed by many ski and outdoor enthusiasts as the perfect dwelling place – just over an hour away from Whistler/Blackcomb resort, with its own “backyard” ski hills, Cypress, Grouse and Seymour Mountains. Snowshoe, board or simply visit and breathe in the fresh mountain air!

As of writing, I don’t have access to year-end sales figures for West Vancouver, but I can tell you that the number of detached home sales for 2011 is up by 69% from last year. The average price up by 15% and homes for sale as of Nov 30th, is up 1% from last year. Sales in the $7 - 10,000,000.00 range continue to climb but there are bargains still to be had at all price points including the starter home category.

Whatever your budget, give me a call and we’ll have a coffee or, if you’d prefer, take a drive around the neighbourhood…

Blair Gauer, REALTOR®, specializes in high quality homes in West and North Vancouver, and Vancouver's West Side.

Call me for: West Vancouver Real Estate, North Vancouver Real Estate, Whistler Real Estate, Squamish Real Estate and Vancouver West Side Real Estate.

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