A wonderfully eclectic and refreshed heritage neighbourhood.
Mount Pleasant West is one of the city’s fastest changing neighbourhoods with many first-time homeowners, young professionals, and a growing number of young families calling it home. This infusion of youthful energy and community spirit transformed one of Vancouver’s original suburbs into one of its hippest, most vital locales. In the past ten years, a number of small shopping centres, restaurants and grocery stores have sprung up along Cambie and Broadway to serve the new arrivals. And, to feed their minds, elementary and secondary schools, a community college and technical institution are all close at hand.
The transformation of a residential area cannot be complete without the inclusion or accessibility to educational institutions. The Mount Pleasant West area is well served in this vein.
Fraser Elementary School lies in the heart of Mount Pleasant West. Also easily accessible for the younger children is the nearby Edith Cavell Elementary on West 20th. Older children also have an easy commute to the close-by Sir Charles Tupper Secondary. For those Mount Pleasant West residents looking to reap the benefits of a community college education, there are a myriad of courses offered by the Vancouver Community College.
If the appeal of a private or independent institution is more of what a Mount Pleasant West resident is looking for then St. Patrick Elementary School, St. Patrick Secondary School and Blessed Sacrament are well within driving distance.
… homegrown attractions that will fill you with a refreshing creative energy and a grassroots sense of community
Cambie Street to Ontario Street and 6th Avenue to 16th Avenue – these are the boundaries of Mount Pleasant West. This neighbourhood is home to historic Vancouver City Hall, and is near Vancouver General Hospital. Much of the area is traffic-calmed, creating quiet streets within walking distance of trendy boutiques and award-winning local restaurants. You’ll also have quick access to beaches, downtown shopping and entertainment districts.
This community has changed dramatically with the revitalization of the Cambie Corridor and the South Main Street strip. There has been a surge in the restoration of character homes, the development of new townhomes and cutting-edge low-rise condominiums featuring innovative designs that combine work/live and retail spaces.
Take advantage of the bike lanes and dog-friendly parks in the area. Go shopping. Or sit and relax on a patio, at a pub, gelato shop or one of the many coffee houses. In short, Mount Pleasant West offers a wealth of stimulating and tasty homegrown attractions that will fill you with a refreshing creative energy and a grassroots sense of community.
The Cambie Corridor features City Square, which offers a Safeway, a Fitness World and a number of small retailers and offices. The Cambie Corridor also boasts grocery stores like Capers and Choices, and coming attractions that include Whole Foods and Winners. The South Main area just east of the neighbourhood’s borders is brimming with charming shops and galleries featuring unique work by Canadian designers and artists. And to round things off, Broadway is also lined with retailers, like Mountain Equipment Co-op, and restaurants, such as Cactus Club, adding to the diverse array of amenities the neighbourhood has to offer.
You’ll be well-served by public transit with easy access to bus stops and the Skytrain. Should you want to get around on your own, Broadway, Cambie and 12th Avenue are the major streets running through Mount Pleasant West, giving residents many ways to zip around town. And with the Canada Line and its Cambie and Broadway station, getting to Vancouver International Airport is a snap should you need to travel.