The personality of East Vancouver collides with the upmarket vibe of the Westside at Main Street, Vancouver’s trendiest neighbourhood. Young, urban professionals have been flocking here, attracted by the old character homes, affordable home prices and stylish “hipster” shops and restaurants. Main has been flourishing the last five years, catering to demand with lots of new condominium developments, an active housing market and lots of young businesses that gratify demand for all things new, hip, and local. Shiny new coffee shops nudge up against old school barbershops and antique stores to marry the old and new with a subtlety that only enhances this neighbourhood in transition.
Main Listing Reports
There are many schooling options surrounding the Main neighbourhood. Wolf Elementary, Livingstone Elementary and General Brock Elementary (523/944) are all nearby. Van Horne Elementary is also in the neighbourhood, ranked (363/978) which is in the top 50% of Elementary schools in Vancouver. Public Secondary Options are Sir Charles Tupper Secondary and Sir John Oliver Secondary, which are tied in the rankings at 193 out of 289.
If Independent Schools are what you’re after, Vancouver College is the highest ranked school nearby at 13 out of 289. Stratford Hall (69/289), St. Andrew’s School (369/978) and the unranked Westside Montessori Academy are also nearby options.
The housing market around Main Street is constantly evolving. Many of the single family detached homes have a lot of character, colour, and style. There are also more affordable housing options for those starting out. Additionally, new condominium developments are constantly popping up, catering to the demand for high density housing near the city’s main transit routes.
Location and Transportation
Main Street is the dividing line between East and West Vancouver. The number 3 bus connects residents to downtown and the recently upgraded Main Street-Science World Skytrain station, which services the city’s Expo Line Skytrain. Additionally, the neighbourhood has a walk score of 94 out of 100, which means that almost everything you need on a daily basis is available nearby. Main Street runs parallel to Cambie and access to the Canada Line Skytrain is only a short bus ride or 15-minute walk away.
Main Street is a hotbed of new businesses that place an emphasis on all things local. Shops of all types have sprung up and are putting down roots. Fish mongers, locally designed swimwear, delicious cafes, artisanal pizza, and funky, artistic sushi are just a few examples of the explosion of the next generation of entrepreneurs who are moving into the neighbourhood.
Many of Vancouver’s independent art spaces are located in and around the Main Street neighbourhood. Little Mountain Gallery, home to some of the city’s most diverse comedic talent, hosts monthly comedy shows, as does the Cottage Bistro. The Biltmore Cabaret and The Fox, both live music venues, are a short walk or bus ride away. The Hot Art Wet City gallery is just down the hill.
While the Main neighbourhood is quite narrow; two brand new community centres are located near its north and eastern borders. Mount Pleasant Community Centre at 8th and Main features a new gymnasium, as well as a public library. The Hillcrest Centre at 32nd and Main is an Olympic Legacy Project that has an aquatic centre, fitness centre, ice rink, gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms and a childcare centre.
Market Report for Main
This is a Market Report for the Main Neighbourhood. This neighbourhood market report is a custom report which updates automatically with MLS data.
Main Market Reports
Overview - Last 30 days
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