Five Reasons to Invest in East Vancouver Living

Five Reasons to Invest in East Vancouver Living

Driven by a desire to live in a central location with plenty of amenities, East Van continues to offer excellent value for home buyers.  

  1. Affordability

Vancouver features a variety of family and wallet-friendly areas, including our list of the four best neighbourhoods for families in East Van. Centrally located close to downtown, parks, nature, recreation, and cultural opportunities, East Vancouver makes a wise investment choice for those seeking a busy urban lifestyle or a quiet residential neighbourhood close to the action.  

  1. Culture

Known for cultural treasures such as Commercial Drive, East Van is a thriving hub for arts and culture. Plenty of artists make their homes here, and the area is also popular with students, helping to drive demand for housing. 

  1. Community 

East Van has a reputation for having a friendly community vibe. Whether it's a diverse mosaic of ethnic communities, or activities centring around recreation centres, sports, or the arts and creative pursuits, many different community groups thrive in East Van, and there is something for everyone.  

  1. Potential Growth 

East Van is as close, if not closer, to downtown than more expensive neighbourhoods on the West Side of Vancouver. Those who want to avoid paying a premium to be on the other side of Main Street can find strong value in East Van real estate. The potential for price appreciation remains as the area continues to be a popular place to live, work, and invest.  

  1. Location

With a convenient and central location, East Vancouver is close to some of the Metro Area's most loved attractions. 


Convenient and accessible transportation is a major factor for many home buyers. In East Van, there are plenty of transit options, which increases the area's desirability from a real estate perspective.  

Bus routes run along major streets, and two main Skytrain lines converge at Broadway and Commercial, opening up non-car transportation to much of greater Vancouver. 

Proximity to Downtown

The northernmost neighbourhoods in East Vancouver may be only minutes away from downtown, making these areas popular with those who value an urban lifestyle.

Even the furthest southern reaches of East Vancouver may only be 30 minutes away from downtown by car, which is still quite close and convenient. 


Both visitors and locals prize Vancouver's parks as some of the finest in the world: 

  • Stanley Park, although located downtown, is a major attraction that is easy to access from East Van by car, transit, or on the network of dedicated cycling lanes found nearby.

  • Queen Elizabeth Park has beautiful botanical gardens that burst with colour and life in the spring and summer months.

  • Riverfront Park, just south of the Killarney neighbourhood features walking and cycling trails by the Fraser River.

Plenty more parks and green spaces in East Vancouver make it a nature lover's paradise and distinguish it from many other places in the world. 

Find Your Home in East Van 

If you want to learn more about these or other East Vancouver neighbourhoods, get in touch with Connie Buna. You can reach her at (778) 689-7653 or by email:  

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