Numerous neighbourhoods make up the Downtown Vancouver core, but none of them are quite like Yaletown.
It’s home to hip restaurants, booming businesses, and a buzz that continues no matter the time of year. In other words, it’s the place to be!
Since Expo 86, it has been transformed into one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in the city. The marinas, parks, high rise apartment blocks, and converted heritage buildings constitute one of the most significant urban regeneration projects in North America.
Yaletown possesses parks, waterfront access, community centres, schools, supermarkets and a plethora of restaurants that’ll keep you close to home.
The neighbourhood is especially appealing to millennials and offers too many incentive to pass up.
Where do we start? Whether you’re in the mood for Italian or perhaps some seafood, you’ll find it close by in Yaletown. Not to mention, the neighbourhood hosts the annual Taste of Yaletown festival to show off its established and up-and-coming chefs. These restaurants and lounges all offer different atmospheres and gives you a world-class culinary experience. Some places you should keep in mind include:
- Cioppino’s Mediteranean Grill (Italian)
- Blue Water Café + Raw Bar (Seafood)
- Yaletown Brewing Company (Pub)
- Brix (wine bar)
- Lupo (Italian)
- Homer St. Cafe & Bar (Canadian)
Parks & Walking Spaces
Yaletown’s section of the seawall (North False Creek Seawall) is the perfect place for an evening stroll or bike ride. It’s hardly ever crowded and offers a peaceful atmosphere around some amazing restaurants. The neighbourhood also has plenty of bike lanes on the roads to get around conveniently. Other parks in the area include:
- Yaletown Park
- Helmcken Park
- Emery Barnes Park
- David Lam Park
- George Wainborn Park
- Cooper’s Walk
Everything is close by (or walking distance)
We all have busy lives and having things nearby never hurts. Yaletown is home to many many high-tech companies, numerous law and medical/dental offices, and plenty of shops and restaurants. This diversification in the local job market gives you a higher chance of finding a place to work right in your neighbourhood. Getting to the business district is also just a short skytrain ride away.
Blend of old & new
Yaletown is home to many intriguing heritage sites and also has a very modern twist to many of its buildings. The result is a very hip neighbourhood that has stayed true to its identity.
As a millennial, you want to live in a place that is “cool” and not in an area that seems to always be gloomy from the realities of life. Yaletown is always lively and at all times buzzing with something to do!
We want to emphasize this one especially! This is the one part of town where you will have no problem having a dog live in condos. Coopers’ Park offers an off-leash dog area that is perfect for your little buddy and they can easily meet many other dogs there. Not to mention, the park hosts the annual Pet-A-Palooza festival that celebrates everything dogs and welcomes to town dozens of industry leaders.
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