What are the coolest neighborhoods in Vancouver and why

What are the coolest neighborhoods in Vancouver and why

It’s important to understand that cool is not the same as trendy.Cool is organic, trendy is manufactured and that’s the problem with Vancouver.Once cool Vancouver neighborhoods have evolved into cliché generalizations courtesy rampant development.

The last single detached home listed at under one million dollars sold last year, paving the way for absolute trend setting control of Vancouver.“Cool” is defined by real estate developers who dub Fraser/Broadway “Midtown”, Clark, East Hastings, Powell and Commercial Drive the “East Village”.This is Vancouver, not New York!

Vancouver is a woefully uncool city.Vancouver wouldn’t recognize cool if it slapped us in the face.Trendy is another matter, trendy Vancouver considers itself cool without a twinge of remorse.

I like Yaletown because it is both trendy and stroller friendly, which is rare.It is also walking distance to the main library which was important for our toddlers.Commercial drive is the neighbourhood most similar to Noe Valley in San Francisco.