The West Vancouver population was 42,473 at the 2016 census. In comparison, the population of West Vancouver was 42,694 at the 2011 census. That’s a change of -221 people, or -0.10% growth rate. However, the numbers don’t tell the whole story. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the key features of the city, including its average home price, household size, and location.
Average home price in West Vancouver is $2,649,000
The average home price in West Vancouver, BC is $2,649,000, which is below the province’s average. However, the market remains strong. There were 126 new listings in the past 28 days, with a median of 31 days on the market. For more information, check out the MLS(r) stats. They can help you see the latest market trends and make the best buying decision.
As of July 2022, there are 1,474 homes for sale in Vancouver. 134 of these listings were newly listed this week. Another 290 homes are listed for rent in Vancouver, ranging from $860 to $5,9K per month. These homes include new construction, recently sold, and price reduced homes. There are 62 different neighborhoods in Vancouver. The median listing home in West Minnehaha is $550K, while the median price for a home in Bagley Downs is $340K.
Average household size is 2.5 people
In West Vancouver, the average household size is 2.5 people. The city has a total population of 42,723 people and 16,935 households. Seventy-four percent of the households are owner-occupied, while twenty-five percent are renters. The average household size in West Vancouver is 2.5 people, with two being the most common. The second largest household size is one person, and 28 percent of the households in West Vancouver are composed of senior citizens.
The average household size in West Vancouver is 2.5 people, compared to the median for Metro Vancouver. The city’s population is more diverse and older than the rest of Metro Vancouver. The median age is just over fifty, making West Vancouver a highly mature city. However, this does not mean that the population of West Vancouver is elderly – it is one of the fastest-growing communities in the world. Nevertheless, it is important to note that a growing number of senior citizens are relocating to the area.
The population of West Vancouver is relatively stable over the past 125 years. It has grown by about 3.8% in each census since 1886. The age distribution is similar to that of Vancouver and the rest of Metro Vancouver. The city is the seventh largest in the province and is home to Canada‘s first shopping mall. It is also home to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, the main ferry terminal connecting the mainland to Vancouver Island.
The city has an average household size of 2.5 people, making it ideal for young families. It is home to seventeen public schools and four private schools, with eighty percent of West Vancouver high school graduates moving on to university. The median household income in West Vancouver is $89,808 per year, which is higher than the national median. The chart below illustrates the number of households in each income bracket. For example, 2.4% of households in West Vancouver are considered low-income while 99.1% of households are considered middle-class or upper-middle-class.
Park Royal Shopping Centre is the second largest mall in British Columbia
Located in West Vancouver, British Columbia, the Park Royal Shopping Centre was Canada’s first covered mall and opened in 1950. Since opening, it has undergone multiple redevelopment projects. Several new buildings have opened nearby and redevelopment projects continue at the Park Royal. The mall continues to be an important part of West Vancouver’s urban fabric. Its retail offerings are diverse, and the shopping options are endless.
The Park Royal Shopping Centre is located in West Vancouver, Canada, and features more than 200 stores. This mall features street-front retail and a Simons location. It is just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Vancouver. The mall has over 1.5 million square feet of space, and offers free parking. It’s also easily accessible by bus from North Vancouver and Downtown Vancouver. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon or a weekend of shopping, you’re sure to find something you love here.
While most large malls in Canada have multiple levels, the Park Royal Shopping Centre is the second largest. Its design is based on the layout of a regional shopping complex, and has 280 stores. Its expansion plans include a second level and Hudson’s Bay Company department store on the south end. Five parking decks will surround the complex. Its size, however, is limited by its surrounding urban environment.
The Park Royal Shopping Centre has three distinct levels, with two indoor sections and one outdoor strip mall-style area. The outdoor area is reminiscent of a cute little village. The outdoor area offers a variety of boutiques, including Aritzia, as well as major chains. There is a Michael’s crafts store for crafts, and Home Depot for home improvements. The mall also has Whole Foods, including a Tesla car dealership.
Ambleside Beach is a popular seaside neighbourhood
Ambleside Beach is a neighbourhood in west Vancouver that offers a sandy beach, seawall walking paths, and a charming shopping village. In early 2022, flooding in the area led to the closure of Ambleside and Dundarave piers. Visitors were asked to avoid flooded areas. Despite flooding, Ambleside’s waterfront walkway and paved parkland are still beautiful, and the area’s parks and playgrounds are open to the public.
Ambleside Park is an open green space in the heart of the neighbourhood. This eight-kilometer (five-mile) park is a great place to take a walk or play with your family. There are also many walking paths that wind through the park. The area is also close to several shopping malls, including Park Royal. The neighborhood’s beach is just a short drive away.
Ambleside Beach has a great view of the English Bay and Vancouver. While the beach is small and not overly crowded, the views are breathtaking. The beach has a pier where you can fish and take in the sunset. The area is also home to several independent shops and restaurants that offer unique gifts. This neighbourhood is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. While the area is picturesque, the water is not that clean. Nevertheless, it is still clean enough to swim in.
Ambleside Beach is the creative and commercial heart of West Vancouver. It is a thriving seaside neighbourhood with active waterfront parks and a vibrant artistic community. There are many great places to shop, dine, and enjoy the beach. You can also enjoy the city’s unique culture at the Ambleside Museum and Ferry Building Gallery. This neighbourhood is a great place to live and work!
Cameron wants to increase affordability of living in West Vancouver
For two years, Mayor Mike Smith has pushed for policies to cool off the housing market and increase affordability. He even asked the former B.C. Liberal government to allow higher property taxes for non-resident owners of condominiums. After all, he pays higher taxes than an American on a vacation home in Hawaii. But now he is asking the government to intervene in the housing market. The councillor does not seem to be in the pockets of powerful outside interests. He did not accept any union or corporate donations for his campaign, unlike other elected officials.
While the high-end housing market has cooled off a bit, the mayor does not expect prices to fall below the average Canadian price of $500,000 by then. House prices in the 2020 district have not fallen below this figure, even with the crackdown on tax evasion and a decline in young families. In fact, fewer people are living in West Van than they did a decade ago. This makes the city’s housing market incredibly unstable and difficult to manage.
One of the biggest challenges facing the city is the lack of affordable housing. Only a few thousand people with jobs in the West Vancouver area can afford a north shore home. Many small businesses are also reporting closures. As a result, residents are forced to commute over bridges to get to work. Cameron says the council should address this crisis by rezoning prime waterfront land for high-rise apartments. The mayor does not agree, and his proposal is unlikely to be approved.
In the meantime, increasing housing prices in West Vancouver are pushing people out of the city. This is making it more difficult for young families, artists and seniors to find affordable housing. However, the Mayor of West Vancouver has proposed a motion that calls for a cap on real estate speculation. The council will discuss the motion later this year. The motion is being lobbied by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Union of B.C. Municipalities, which is a lobbying group for city councils.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.