Neighbourhood Profiles

West Haven Group's Neighbourhood Profile: Yaletown

Yaletown is a residential tower community that was built up mostly during the early to mid-2000’s. Yaletown offers a lot in the way of amenities and conveniences. There are many restaurants and eateries, ranging from casual and convenient to high-end dining experiences. There are parks, gyms, and grocery options. There is local shopping, but the area’s perimeter is also very close to Pacific Centre, Nordstrom, and the beginning of the Robson shopping district…

West Haven Group's Neighbourhood Profile: Chinatown

Chinatown is a small area that has thus far undergone limited new development. The new buildings that have gone up have been either mid-rise or smaller boutique buildings. Much of the area has remained unchanged. Various groups have been vocal in their opposition of new development in this area and want to protect its history and long-term residents. The area offers many excellent restaurants, bars, lounges, and cafes…

West Haven Group's Neighbourhood Profile: Gastown

Gastown is where Vancouver began — and is Vancouver’s first downtown core. It is named after ‘Gassy’ Jack Deighton who arrived in 1867 to open a saloon. It is also a national historic site. Gastown is known for being one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. It's of the only neighbourhoods that offers the old and converted heritage buildings that people tend to love…

West Haven Group's Neighbourhood Profile: Fairview Slopes

Fairview consists primarily of the area bordered by Cambie to the west, 16th to the south, Granville to the east, and 6th to the north. The buildings are mostly low, 4-stories tall, tiered up the hillside toward Broadway. This means that there are many condos and townhouses that offer beautiful False Creek and Downtown views…