Vancouver is consistently award-winning city named as the top five worldwide cities to live and to have a higher quality of life.
With just over 250,000 residents Vancouver has roughly 30% of the city’s inhabitants being of Chinese heritage. The original settlement in Vancouver was in gas town, where the famous gassy Jack used to run around in his Tavern.
In 2018 zero waste strategy was initiated by the city of Vancouver for the goal in 2040 to become the target. As a part of this, there was a ban on plastic straws. From there you can see just how green the city is becoming.
The economy in Vancouver with its location in the Pacific rim generates more than $172 billion with over 160 countries around the world. The city of Vancouver airport does incredible business for the rest of Canada.
The scenic beauty around Vancouver is a major attraction for anyone the visits this town. There are many city gardens as well like Queen Elizabeth Park VanDusen botanical gardens amongst many others.
Vancouver is the most stressed city in terms of housing affordability in Canada. In 2012 this city was ranked as the second most unaffordable town to live in the entire world. We have as a result many government strategies have been developed to curb prices of Vancouver homes for sale, all form by the 3 levels of Canadian government.
Since the 1990s the development of huge high-rises in the downtown have had huge capital inflows from Hong Kong immigrants and other parts of China as well as other areas in the entire world. Since the 1986 world expo Vancouver has been showcased as an attractive city with higher income residents flocking to live here.
There are plenty of types of properties in Vancouver downtown, for example, townhouses, to penthouses and 1 bedroom/studio units as well as two bedroom condos. The prices of these particular residences have also risen significantly with the immigration and migration Boom that has been permeated throughout the decade.
Altogether the urban planning is one of the most densely populated cities in Canada. Vancouver’s characteristics of urban planning started out in the 50s in the west end and now we have regained a huge amount of land and continue to expand to the Eastside.
In the west area we have areas like Arbutus, Cambie, Dunbar, Fairview, Fallscreek, Kerrisdale, Kitsilano, Mckenzie Heights, Marpole, mount pleasant, Oak Ridge, point Grey, Quilchena, Southwest marine, Shaughnessy, South Cambie, South Granville, Southlands, and UBC University.
All of these areas make up some of the most expensive residential areas in town.
The climate in this city is actually one of the warmest in Canada. Vancouver has on average the warmest winters and the coolest summers out of the entire country. The summer months are usually quite dry receiving very little rain. But ask any Vancouver resident and they will tell you that this town is very wet during the winter times!
On average snow only falls about one or two weeks per year and typically Vancouver rights will not go to the roads and drive. I think it’s maybe because of a lack of experience of driving in the snow. Overall Vancouver has a very moderate climate and certainly has a hand over the rest of Canada and it’s frozen cities.
This is a wonderful city with many opportunities economically as well as any lifestyle. Just up the north of BC, a new Site C project was approved and the gas pipeline project with over $40 billion of infrastructure, making one of the largest projects in Canada. The number of job growth continues to increase and population from across Canada continues to migrate over to this great city.