People who can't afford Manhattan live in New Jersey or Queens!

The longer people bitch and complain about Vancouver the quicker the opportunities in the burbs are drying up....4 years ago New West was cheap...not anymore.

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Whalley

Jul 17, 2017 at 6:05pm

People will be complaining how expensive Whalley is in a few years...you have to have a little foresight and look to the areas that are close and are being cleaned up.

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Bridge and Tunnel

Jul 17, 2017 at 6:21pm

Yeah, but the thing is, people in Vancouver loathe people who live in the suburbs (New West, Surrey) the same way people in Manhattan hate people who live in the outer boroughs (ie Queens, the Bronx). Nobody wants to leave the "in" crowd to join the outcasts.

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@ Bridge and Tunnel

Jul 17, 2017 at 8:11pm

The "It" crowd is bailing out for greener pastures...
Cause the current version of our Manhattan isn't "It" anymore.
Take a look around at the closing of resto's & such.
The city will be a place where people come in to work, don't worry 'bout that.
I'm with @whalley, some where outside the city will become the new cool,cultural hub that people want to be a part of. It just Hasn't revealed itself yet.

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So say the privileged

Jul 17, 2017 at 9:12pm

Yes, I've heard the remarks about how important it is for cities to embrace "densification", etc, or for people who can't afford to live in the desirable areas to just move away. Usually these comments are made by people who aren't affected. As a Richmond resident I found it hilarious (sarcasm) to read in a local paper a couple of years back that a foreign developer was espousing the merits of densification for Richmond, when some local people were upset about new buildings being built within inches of another. He suggested that we should all be fine with living in closer quarters and should just shut up about it. Turns out he is one of the ones who bought up a chunk of farm property designated in the ALR, and built a"house" that's around 40,000 square feet or so. Guess that densification is only for the rest of us.

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@@Bridge and Tunnel

Jul 18, 2017 at 10:23am

"Bridge and Tunnel" is an epithet people in Manhattan use against people who live outside of that borough and only come in for work. In Vancouver, as in New York, there is enormous class bigotry and tribalism based on one's address. It's just that people here are in denial about it. All the hip, trendy Vancouver people aren't going to move to Whalley to save some money. They will mortgage themselves to the hilt or do whatever it takes to not have to live near suburbanites who they consider to be lesser than. After all, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda weren't working in the Upper West side and commuting to New Jersey after hours were they? Vancouverites, male or female, essentially move there looking for the same elite, urban lifestyle. And its the exclusivity and inaccessibility that makes it so appealing. There isn't going to be some new, trendy "cultural hub" in Whalley. Get real.

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Carrie B.

Jul 18, 2017 at 1:45pm

That's cause New West is Vancouver's answer to Brooklyn. I don't remember where I read that, but someone wrote that recently.

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Go Figure

Jul 18, 2017 at 5:23pm

I'm told Brooklynites are moving to Philadelphia. I was surprised so I googles it. Yep, they're leaving. Brooklyn's too expensive.

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