Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood Guide: Burnaby

The city of Burnaby neighbours Vancouver to the east and is the third-largest city in British Columbia (after Vancouver and Surrey). Like most of Metro Vancouver, Burnaby is a dynamic, diverse, multi-cultural city with newcomers originating from all over. Once known as a bedroom community, this city has evolved into a metropolis of its own. With a population of 249,197 residents, as well as many lush parks and expansive community ...

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Neighbourhood Guide: Surrey

‎ Surrey is BC’s fastest growing city and largest city by area. Covering a vast expanse of land south of Vancouver between the Fraser River and the U.S. border, Surrey features 6 town centres, a wide variety of housing options in diverse neighbourhoods, some of the region's best sports and recreational facilities, verdant parks, beaches and vast swaths of agricultural land. It is also home to a vibrant mix of thriving ...

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Top 10 Cheapest Neighbourhoods for Rent in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver and Metro Vancouver are well known for their beautiful scenery, dynamic neighbourhoods, and, perhaps most importantly, high cost of living. As the second-most-expensive city in Canada, it can be hard to find cost-effective accommodation in Vancouver. But just as each area has it's own personality, there are also pockets of cheaper rent in every neighbourhood. For those who work or study in Vancouver proper, living in the city may ...

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[2020] Renting In Canada – What $1800 Gets you Across Canada

Rental Markets in Canada What's it like renting in Canada? Rental supply is tight across Canada with vacancy rates hovering around 1% in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. This lack of housing supply is compounded by the fact that there has been no significant purpose-built rental housing construction in our biggest cities since the 1970s. However, change is afoot. Quick Overview What is Purpose-Built Rental Housing? History of Purpose-Built Rental Housing 2020 Outlook - The Rise ...

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What can $1800 in rent get you in Metro Vancouver? [UPDATED]

Vancouver Rental Market 2020 As with most industries, the outbreak of COVID-19 brought big changes to the rental market in Vancouver. As reported in the April Rent Report, the average rent price dropped 3.67% from March. While rental prices are starting to rise, the average rent price in August is still 6.95% lower than December 2019. Concerned about meeting in person for a viewing? Check out liv.rent's new video tour feature. You can ...

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Brewery District – New Westminster

What is old is new again – this holds particularly true for New Westminster’s Brewery District neighbourhood. More than 150 years ago, a group of British military engineers called Sappers set up camp where the majestic Fraser River splits north and south to survey land that would briefly become the capital of British Columbia.  Though New Westminster lost the provincial government to Victoria by 1862, the area had quickly become home to ...

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Back To School Stress: Last Minute Rentals For Students

So school is starting in a couple of weeks and your perfect roommate is not so perfect anymore, or has decided to live at home, or that spot in res you were counting on has fallen through. The panic sets in. Where will you live?  Liv.rent has some suggestions for all of you who are on the brink of student homelessness. UBC Student Listings: On Campus (Wesbrook Village) 2 bed, 2 bath ...

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Neighbourhood Guide: North Vancouver

North Vancouver is not only one of the most scenic areas of Vancouver, it is also one of the safest and cleanest. With its proximity to mountains, forests, beaches and the Sea-to-Sky highway to Whistler, it is perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle or simply, a love of the outdoors. In addition, access downtown is easy over the picturesque Lions Gate Bridge or the Iron Worker’s Memorial Bridge while ...

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Choosing the Right City For You

The Lower Mainland is blessed with spectacular city options that range from the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver, to the quieter more bucolic suburbs of the North Shore. Together with Vantastic VA, a one-stop relocation service helping people relocate to Vancouver from all over the world, we've compiled some key insights and observations to help you decide which city in the Greater Vancouver Area is right for you. We've ...

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