Vancouver is consistently named as one of the best cities in the world to live in. Vancouver residents enjoy the best of both city life and the great outdoors.  

Although Vancouver is a large metropolis, it won’t be hard to explore the distinct characters of each of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods. Public transport in Vancouver is excellent and offers rapid transit trains, commuter rail and a seaferry in addition to its extensive network of buses. As Vancouver is such an ethnically diverse city, you’ll find each neighbourhood has a distinct character and ethnic mix. This multicultural character also makes Vancouver a food lover’s paradise. 
Vancouver is broadly split into Downtown, Vancouver East and  Vancouver West 

Housing Market Report for April 2021

Current Vancouver MLS® stats indicate an average house price of $1,377,397 and 2,125 new listings in the last 28 days. As of today, Vancouver housing data shows median days on market for a home is 14 days.


Vancouver Neighborhood Profile |

MLS® Search: All Real Estate Listings in Vancouver, British Columbia 

Housing Market Report for March 2021
Current Vancouver MLS® stats indicate an average house price of $1,312,785 and 1,939 new listings in the last 28 days. As of today, Vancouver housing data shows median days on market for a home is 16 days.

The city of Vancouver, BC has a population of 670,642 and a population density of 5,844 people per square kilometre. There are a total of 68 Vancouver, BC neighbourhoods. 

Vancouver is consistently named as one of the best cities in the world to live in and it’s easy to see why. Vancouver residents enjoy the best of both city life and the great outdoors, with swimming at the beach, hiking in the mountains and dining at trendy restaurants all in a day’s work. 
The weather is pleasant throughout the year and employment opportunities are plenty. 
The city has a young, multicultural population because of the several top universities in the area and the tech companies that employ recent graduates and young professionals. 

For a quick start, check out the neighbourhoods with the highest and lowest average sale prices. 
Combine this data with the number of Vancouver homes that sell over list price and how quickly a property sells and you get an idea as to how hot a community is right now.

Market Trends

Known for mountains and ocean, Metro Vancouver’s best-kept secret is its vibrant local communities. Each neighbourhood provides a key advantage, which means there is a community that will meet your needs.

  • Vancouver has a Livability Score of 60/100, which is considered below average
  • Vancouver crime rates are 7% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in Vancouver is 35% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Vancouver real estate prices are 84% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Rental prices in Vancouver are 39% higher than the British Columbia average
What is the average home price in Vancouver, BC?
According to current Vancouver MLS© statistics, the average home listing price in Vancouver, BC is $2,270,000. Based on Vancouver housing inventory, the average home is listed on the market for 26 days and has a 100.7% selling to listing price ratio.

What are the most expensive neighbourhoods in Vancouver?
In Vancouver, BC, the most expensive neighbourhoods to buy a home include Shaughnessy, South Granville, Point Grey and Dunbar. Shaughnessy is the most expensive neighbourhood in Vancouver with an average home price of $9,330,000.

How much does a detached house cost in Vancouver?
Based on current Vancouver MLS© data, the average detached house in Vancouver, BC has a listing price of $4,283,000. In Vancouver, detached houses are on the market for 23 days on average.

What are nearby cities to Vancouver, BC?
The closest cities to Vancouver, BC include North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby. Out of the nearby Vancouver cities, West Vancouver has the highest average home price of $4,610,000 and Burnaby has the most affordable average home price of $1,206,000.

All Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Acadia ParkArbutus RidgeBurrard Indian ReserveCambieCapilano Indian Reserve 5Champlain HeightsChinatownCoal HarbourCollingwoodDavie VillageDowntown EastsideDowntown SouthDowntown VancouverDunbar SouthlandsEast HastingsEnglish BayFairviewFraserviewGastownGranvilleGranville Entertainment DistrictGranville IslandGreektownHastings - SunriseHistoric JapantownHogans AlleyKensington - Cedar CottageKerrisdaleKillarneyKits PointKitsilanoLittle GinzaLittle IndiaLower HudsonMackenzie HeightsMarpoleMcMillan Island 6Mole HillMt. PleasantMusqueam Indian Reserve 2Norquay VillageOakOakridgeOlympic VillageQuilchenaRenfrew - CollingwoodRenfrew HeightsSeymour Creek Indian ReserveShaughnessyShaughnessy HeightsSouth CambieSouth False CreekStanley ParkStanley Park SubdivisionStrathconaSunsetThe DriveTsawwassen Indian ReserveUniversity Endowment LandsUniversity HillVictoria - FraserviewWest EndWest Point GreyWestbrook VillageWhite RockYaletown

Vancouver Demographics

The population density in Vancouver is 110472% higher than British Columbia
The median age in Vancouver is 7% lower than British Columbia
In Vancouver 28.33% of the population is Chinese
In Vancouver 7.04% of the population is South Asian
In Vancouver 5.37% of the population is Filipino

Visible Minority Population

South Asian7.0%
Southeast Asian2.9%
Latin American2.0%

Immigrants By Place Of Birth

Hong Kong3.7%
United Kingdom1.9%


Vancouver Arts and Entertainment
There's something for everyone in Vancouver
.If you're an arts lover, you'll feel right at home in Vancouver. The city's rich cultural background has helped produce a spectrum of artistic expression and a thriving creative community.

Festivals & Events
A calendar full of festivals bring excitement to Vancouver, including the Honda Celebration of Light, the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and the Vancouver International Children's Festival, just to name a few.

Shopping in Vancouver, BC
Whether you’re looking for a small souvenir of your time in Vancouver, or a brand new summer wardrobe, shopping ranks high on the list of vacation activities for many visitors. And Vancouver doesn’t disappoint! 
As a cosmopolitan metropolis, shopping here runs from international designers and popular brands in shop-‘til-you-drop malls, through to local designers and one-of-a-kind craft studios in unique neighbourhoods. 
You’ll find everything you’re looking for, as well as plenty of things you didn’t even know that you needed!


The city is broadly split into Westside, which offers a number of high-end restaurants and East Van where you can browse many ethnic restaurants offering the best of Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Mexican, German and Japanese cuisine. In the centre of the city, Gastown, Vancouver’s older neighorhood has historically been a gastronomer’s delight. Named for a single tavern founded in 1867, Gastown today is home to Vancouver’s sizeable Chinatown and as any Vancouver resident will tell you, offers some of the best dim sum in North America.

StatisticVancouverBritish ColumbiaNational
Population density (sq km)5,84454
Median age39.342.340.9
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married couples66%71%66%
Families w/ kids at home40%41%43%
Speak English only83.3%89.7%68.8%
Speak French only0.1%0.0%4.5%

Vancouver Livability

  • Vancouver has a Livability Score of 60/100, which is considered below average
  • Vancouver crime rates are 7% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in Vancouver is 35% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Vancouver real estate prices are 84% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Rental prices in Vancouver are 39% higher than the British Columbia average

Vancouver Public Schools  Elementary Schools

1. Anderson Elementary School
2. Chinook Elementary School
3. Eisenhower Elementary School
4. Felida Elementary School
5. Franklin Elementary School
6. Fruit Valley Community Learning Center
7. Harney Elementary School
8. Hazel Dell Elementary School
9. Hough Elementary School
10. King Elementary School
11. Lake Shore Elementary School
12. Lincoln Elementary School
13. Marshall Elementary School
14. Minnehaha Elementary School
15. Ogden Elementary School
16. Roosevelt Elementary School
17. Sacajawea Elementary School
18. Salmon Creek Elementary School
19. Truman Elementary School
20. Walnut Grove Elementary School
21. Washington Elementary School

Middle Schools

1. Alki Middle School
2. Discovery Middle School
3. Gaiser Middle School
4. Jason Lee Middle School
5. Thomas Jefferson Middle School
6. McLoughlin Middle School
7. Vancouver iTech Preparatory @ WSUV (6-8)

Vancouver Private Schools
Top Rated Schools In Vancouver
Name Grades Students Proficiency
Our Lady of Perpetual Help KG – 9 n/a 100%
Little Flower Academy 8 – 12 n/a 100%
Corpus Christi School KG – 9 n/a 100%
St George’s School 1 – 12 n/a 100%
York House School KG – 12 n/a 100%
Our Lady of Sorrows KG – 9 n/a 100%
West Point Grey Academy KG – 12 n/a 100%
Crofton House KG – 12 n/a 100%
Vancouver High Schools

1. Columbia River High School
2. Fort Vancouver High School
3. Hudson’s Bay High School
4. Vancouver Flex Academy
5. Skyview High School
6. Vancouver iTech Preparatory @ WSUV (9-12)
7. Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (6-12)

Top Rated Schools In Vancouver

St George's School1 - 12n/a100%
Corpus Christi SchoolKG - 9n/a100%
Our Lady of SorrowsKG - 9n/a100%
Vancouver CollegeKG - 12n/a100%
Crofton HouseKG - 12n/a100%
York House SchoolKG - 12n/a100%
West Point Grey AcademyKG - 12n/a100%
Our Lady of Perpetual HelpKG - 9n/a100


 School Name                                                               Grades                        Gender                             Tuition                  School Size
  •  Century High School  Vancouver, BC                              8-12                      Co-Ed
  • Dorset College--Vancouver Campus Vancouver, BC                                   Co-Ed                                $8,400 -$34,000
  •  Pacific Alternate Secondary School Vancouver, BC
  •  Kingston College (Vancouver Campus) Vancouver, BC
  • St. John's International School Vancouver, BC
  •  Fraser Academy Vancouver, BC                                           1-12                      Co-Ed                                                                             198
  •  St. John's School  Vancouver, BC                                        JK - 12                  Co-Ed                                 $9,250 -$23,875                570
  • York House School Top 25 Vancouver, BC                         JK-12                    All-Girls                               $8,000- $16,100               672
  •  Children's Hospital School Program Vancouver, BC
  •  Little Flower Academy  Vancouver, BC                              8-12                      All-Girls                               $6,100                               476
  •  Pattison High School  Vancouver, BC                                 8-12                       Co-Ed                                 $16,600 -$21,400             160
  • Prince of Wales Mini School Vancouver, BC                       8-12                       Co-Ed                                                                             150
  •  Columbia College Vancouver, BC                                       11-12                      Co-Ed                                 $5,100 -$10,400
  •  Alexander Academy Vancouver, BC                                    8-12                      Co-Ed                                 $13,500 -$17,500 20
  • Vancouver College Top 25 Vancouver, BC                                                        All-Boys                            $3,265 -$15,000
  •  King David High School  Vancouver, BC                             8-12                       Co-Ed                                                                            160
  •  Greater Vancouver Distance Education Centre Vancouver, BC
  •  Crofton House School Top 25  Vancouver, BC                 JK-12                       All-Girls
  • West Point Grey Academy  Vancouver, BC                        Pre K-12                 Co-Ed                               $11,000 -$16,600             930
  •  St. George's School Top 25  Vancouver, BC                      1-12                          All-Boys                            $18,140 -$29,880            1150
  •  Stratford Hall  Vancouver, BC                                              K-12                         Co-Ed                               $12,978 -$16,496              450 

chat with upward trend Real Estate Market Performance

Benchmark Price: The price of a “typical” home that would sell in the area at a specific point in time.

Days on Market Average: Gives us an idea of how quickly homes are selling.

Sales-to-Active Ratio: Helps determine whether it’s a seller’s, buyer’s or balanced market. Compares how many homes have sold in an area versus the amount of total active listings.

We use these statistics as indicators that tell us how the market is trending and how to value your home