Best Neighborhoods in Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, incorporated in 1886, is the most populous city in West Canada. Vancouver is the 8th largest city in Canada. 48% of Vancouver residents speak English as a 1st language. Located on the Pacific Rim, Vancouver has the biggest port in Canada. The cost of living is higher in Vancouver than in most cities in North America. Vancouver was host to the 2010 Paralympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Soccer - Whitecaps (MLS)

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Crime Rate

Vancouver rates relatively high in property crime and significantly lower in violent crime. The crime rate overall in Vancouver has decreased over the past few years.

Top Neighborhoods

Burnaby is a neighborhood of North Vancouver, east of Burnaby Lake. Burnaby is bounded on the north by Sprott Street, on the west by Kinsington Avenue, on the south by Deer Lake Parkway, and on the east by Royal Oak Avenue. the Trans-Canada Highway bisects the neighborhood of Burnaby. The community of Burnaby is primarily residential with two green ways inside its borders. The housing stock in Burnaby is primarily residential. There are rental properties located in the southern section of the community.

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Coquitlam is a municipality in Vancouver. Coquitlam is loosely bounded by Johnson Street to the east, David Avenue to the north, Shaughennessy to the west, and Barnett Highway to the south. Coquitlam has an industrial sector as part of the community. Lafrange Lake and Glen Park provide the residents of Coquitlam water and outdoor recreational opportunities. School District 43 provides public schools throughout the community for families to choose from. The housing stock in Coquitlam is mixed with single family homes, condos and apartment complexes to choose from. Coquitlam's suburban style community is great for those who commute into larger municipalities for work. Coquitlam is pedestrian friendly, bicycle friendly and public transportation is easily accessed.

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Maple Ridge is a municipality in Vancouver and was incorporated in 1874. Maple Ridge, composed of many small neighborhoods, is loosely bounded by Dewdney Trunk Road on the north and Haney by-Pass on the south. There are a number of new residential neighborhoods developing within Maple Ridge. A number of the residents of Maple Ridge use public transportation to commute into Vancouver. There are a variety of green spaces throughout the Maple Ridge community. The housing stock in Maple Ridge consists primarily of single family homes. There are some apartment communities located throughout the Maple Ridge area.

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Langley was incorporated as a municipality in 1955. Langley is loosely bounded on the south by Grade Crescent, on the east by 20th Street, on the north by Langley Bypass and on the west by 20th Street. Kwanthlen Polytechnic University Langley Campus is located in the northwest section of the community. There are a number of green ways in the Langley community that give opportunities for great outdoor enjoyment. Langley holds two annual festivals that draw a lot of visitors into the community. The housing stock in Langley is comprised mostly of single family homes. There are a number of condo and apartment communities located in the Langley community for those looking to relocate there.

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Pitt Meadows was incorporated in 1914 and is a municipality in Vancouver. Pitt Meadows is loosely bounded by Baynes Road to the east, Advent Road to the north, Golden Ears Way to the west, and Hammond Road to the south. Pitt Lake located in the community, is recognized for fresh water, as the largest tidal lake in the world. A number of the residents of Pitt Meadows commute by public transit into Vancouver for work and entertainment. The housing stock in Pitt Meadows is primarily residential. There are a number of apartments in the area available for rent.

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Port Moody is a city and community in Vancouver. Port Moody is referred to as "The City of the Arts" because its location and housing were conducive to the lifestyle of the 'struggling artist'. There are many annual festivals held in the Port Moody community that continue to support the arts and local artists. The community of Port Moody borders the Port Moody waterway in a semi circle. There is a large section of green ways in the Port Moody community. There are a number of apartment and condo communities located in the Port Moody neighborhood.

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