Which Vancouver neighbourhoods are the best? Where can one find apartments for rent in Vancouver? Where is the best place to live in Vancouver for young singles or young families? Where to live in Vancouver depends on your preferences. This article outlines the most common Vancouver neighbourhoods for newcomers to the city.
Deciding where to live in Vancouver can take a while. Try not to commit to a location long term until you have arrived and seen more of the city. There is a steady flow of rented accommodation in Vancouver.
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Select one of these Vancouver neighbourhoods
- Downtown (West End, Yaletown, Gastown, Coal Harbour)
- East Vancouver (Main Street, Commercial Drive)
- South Granville
- City of Burnaby
- North Vancouver
- University of British Columbia (UBC)
- South Vancouver (Marpole)
If you are looking to live in one of the Vancouver neighbourhoods close to downtown, you will find that many apartments for rent in Vancouver do not use media to advertise. Instead, they will post notices outside the buildings to advertise vacancies.
It’s worth walking around Vancouver neighbourhoods you want to live in and look for ‘For Rent’ signs. You can also try calling the property management companies to check if there are any vacancies.