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Where to buy a condo or townhouse on the North Shore in 2018

You'll find some of Canada's priciest properties on BC's North Shore but there are some solid options. For buyers in the market for North Shore condos or townhouse, here are the best and worst for condos and townhomes
price drops anticipated for all of Greater Vancouver

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Looking for a deal on North Shore is hard at the best of times

Looking at buying a condo or townhouse in West or North Vancouver this year? Better dig deep. The North Shore holds some of Canada’s most expensive properties. Great if you currently own and looking to downsize, not so great if you’re a first-time buyer. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t good options. The key is to look at fundamentals — look for communities that have sustained price appreciation, good value (compared to surrounding communities) and high desirability. Buy in a neighbourhood that gets top scores in these three areas and you’ll probably weather any market cycle.

To help, we analyzed all North Shore neighbourhoods. The result is a ranking of the best neighbourhoods to buy a condo or townhouse in West or North Vancouver in 2018.

10 Best Neighbourhoods to Buy a Condo in West and North Vancouver in 2018

  1. Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver – $692,434
  2. Edgemont, North Vancouver – $1,235,967
  3. Central Lonsdale, North Vancouver – $678,564
  4. Park Royal, West Vancouver – $1,635,704
  5. Pemberton, North Vancouver – $502,619
  6. Deep Cove, North Vancouver – $742,138
  7. Capilano, North Vancouver – $1,174,818
  8. Lynnmour, North Vancouver – $673,167
  9. Hamilton, North Vancouver – $626,049
  10. Norgate, North Vancouver – $610,392

10 Worst Neighbourhoods to Buy a Condo in West and North Vancouver in 2018

  1. Indian River, North Vancouver – $686,657
  2. Whitby Estates, West Vancouver – $2,101,667
  3. Cypress Park Estates, West Vancouver – $2,726,231
  4. Delbrook, North Vancouver – $861,333
  5. Deer Ridge, West Vancouver – $1,812,667
  6. Dollarton, North Vancouver – $1.069,000
  7. Northlands, North Vancouver – $764,173
  8. Roche Point, North Vancouver – $598,717
  9. Westlynn, North Vancouver – $389,000

10 Best Neighbourhoods to Buy a Townhouse in West and North Vancouver in 2018

  1. Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver – $1,060,163
  2. Edgemont, North Vancouver – $1,586,677
  3. Central Lonsdale, North Vancouver – $1,027,015
  4. Park Royal, West Vancouver – $2,412,667
  5. Forest Hills, North Vancouver – $986,889
  6. Deep Cove, North Vancouver – $1,017,500
  7. Canyon Heights, North Vancouver – $1,030,000
  8. Panorama Village, West Vancouver – $2,015,500
  9. Capilano, North Vancouver – $1,142,500
  10. Olde Caulfeild, West Vancouver – $1,076,667

10 Worst Neighbourhoods to Buy a Townhouse in West and North Vancouver in 2018

  1. Lynn Valley, North Vancouver – $902,855
  2. Hamilton, North Vancouver – $825,022
  3. Westlynn, North Vancouver – $964,044
  4. Upper Caulfeild, West Vancouver – $2,190,000
  5. Norgate, North Vancouver – $833,067
  6. Chelsea Park, West Vancouver – $1,696,000
  7. Grouse Woods, North Vancouver – $1,200,000
  8. Indian River, North Vancouver – $1,058,833
  9. Lynnmour, North Vancouver – $902,855
  10. Cedardale, West Vancouver – $833,940

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Romana King
Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance writer and the current director of content for Zolo. King has contributed to business and lifestyle publications including CBC.ca, Toronto Sun, Maclean’s, MoneySense, Globe & Mail Custom Content Team, and Toronto Star. She is a passionate speaker about financial education and engages her audience on a variety of personal finance topics from kids and money, home buying and selling tips, and estate and investment planning. King won the 2015 SABEW Business Journalism award and is currently nominated for a COPA 2019 award, Best Service Article, for her annual project Best Deals in Real Estate. As editor of CI Top Broker, King guided her magazine to obtain its first KRW Business Journalism nomination, and she was part of the small team in 2011 that helped MoneySense win Magazine of the Year at the 34th annual National Magazine Awards.

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