One doesn’t have to be a millionaire to live in a home with million-dollar views.
“The beauty of Vancouver is that it has so many locations that offer breathtaking views,” realtor David Hutchinson told the Straight.
If the West Side has its so-called Golden Mile on Kitsilano’s Point Grey Road, where some of the city’s most expensive homes with spectacular water and mountain views are found, East Vancouver has its own Golden Mile.
East Vancouver’s Golden Mile is on Wall Street.
Hutchinson said the area also includes nearby streets named after British universities and colleges. Think Yale Street, Trinity Street, Cambridge Street, and the like.
“These locations offer views and value to many buyers as there are homes in these places that would cost twice as much in a West Side location,” the Sutton Group-West Coast Realty agent said.
These include condos like Unit 411 at 2211 Wall Street. The one-bedroom-plus-den unit sold on May 18, 2021 for $477,500.
The listing for 411-2211 Wall Street property mentioned a “massive roof deck” at the building, where one can enjoy “panoramic views of the city, harbour & N/S [North Shore] mountains”.
Wall Street also has townhouses and detached homes with views, and these are generally more affordable than West Side homes.
Going further east, homes in North Burnaby also provide views of the water and mountains, but they don’t cost as much as on the West Side of Vancouver.
Then there are homes in New Westminster and Coquitlam, which offer views of the mighty Fraser Valley.
Views also abound in Port Moody.
In short, one doesn’t need to buy into Kitsilano’s Golden Mile to enjoy killer views.
“Greater Vancouver has a view for everyone,” Hutchinson said.