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Where to buy a condo or townhouse in Vancouver in 2018

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Hot Vancouver market still offers some affordable options

Whether you’re searching listings for an affordable Vancouver condo for sale or shopping for a townhouse, you want the latest market information and the current community trends. We can help. By distilling the local knowledge of Zolo Realtors and analyzing the market trends over the last half-decade, we were able to assess and rank every neighbourhood in the City of Vancouver. The result is a complete rank of all neighbourhoods that offer condos and townhomes for sale to help prospective home buyers determine where to buy in Vancouver. 

To really help, we broke down the top 10 best and worst neighbourhoods to buy a Vancouver condo or townhouse. If you’re a first-time buyer, a downsizer or an investor, the Canada (GTA & GVA) Condo & Townhouse Market Report: Vancouver Region gives you the insight to make a smart property purchase decision. 

10 Best Neighbourhoods to Buy a Condo in Metro Vancouver in 2018

  1. West End VW, Vancouver West – $908,068
  2. Downtown VW, Vancouver West – $861,441
  3. Mount Pleasant VE, Vancouver East – $738,937
  4. Victoria VE, Vancouver East – $537,372
  5. Cambie, Vancouver West – $890,393
  6. Renfrew VE, Vancouver East – $510,932
  7. Yaletown, Vancouver West – $1,116,934
  8. Main, Vancouver East – $755,231
  9. South Vancouver, Vancouver East – $369,259
  10. South Cambie, Vancouver West – $894,194

10 Worst Neighbourhoods to Buy a Condo in Metro Vancouver in 2018

  1. Fraserview VE, Vancouver East – $498,402
  2. Quilchena, Vancouver West – $1,024,445
  3. Champlain Heights, Vancouver East – $720,100
  4. Grandview VE, Vancouver East – $543,283
  5. Shaughnessy, Vancouver West – $938,820
  6. Oakridge VW, Vancouver West – $1,212,533
  7. Hastings, Vancouver East – $536,031
  8. Southlands, Vancouver West – $714,000
  9. South Granville, Vancouver West – $735,383
  10. Collingwood VE, Vancouver East – $484,743

10 Best Neighbourhoods to Buy a Townhouse in Metro Vancouver in 2018

  1. West End VW, Vancouver West – $1,427,833
  2. Downtown VW, Vancouver West – $1,152,617
  3. Knight, Vancouver East – $994,394
  4. Victoria VE, Vancouver East – $1,024,792
  5. Main, Vancouver East – $1,283,833
  6. Kerrisdale, Vancouver West – $1,562,250
  7. South Vancouver, Vancouver East – $1,200,000
  8. Hastings East, Vancouver East – $1,072,380
  9. Coal Harbour, Vancouver West – $2,434,083
  10. Kitsilano, Vancouver West – $1,350,978

10 Worst Neighbourhoods to Buy a Townhouse in Metro Vancouver in 2018

  1. Fraserview VE, Vancouver East – $832,603
  2. Champlain Heights, Vancouver East – $781,661
  3. Grandview VE, Vancouver East – $1,123,713
  4. Downtown VE, Vancouver East – $1,295,000
  5. Quilchena, Vancouver West – $1,609,714
  6. Hastings, Vancouver East – $995,586
  7. Collingwood VE, Vancouver East – $860,566
  8. Fraser VE, Vancouver East – $1,100,364
  9. S.W. Marine – Vancouver West – $1,616,000
  10. Shaughnessy – Vancouver West – $2,408,500

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Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance writer, real estate expert and the current Director of Content at Zolo. Romana has contributed to business and lifestyle publications including CBC.ca, Toronto Sun, Maclean’s, MoneySense, Globe & Mail Custom Content Team, and The Toronto Star. Among her achievements, Romana won silver for her annual Where to Buy Now real estate package in the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. In 2015, she won a SABEW Business Journalism award. When she was editor of CI Top Broker, Romana helped guide her team to obtain its first KRW Business Journalism nomination, and in 2011, she was part of a small team that helped MoneySense win Magazine of the Year at the 34th annual National Magazine Awards.