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Written on January 9th, 2010

You have decided West Vancouver is the community you want to live in and raise your family. West Van is safe, beautiful, and has excellent schools, recreation facilities, and amenities. Now you need to decide what area of West Van to live in. Dundarave, Ambleside, Caulfield, West Bay, Horseshoe Bay, Park Royal, or Lions Bay?  Some key factors to your decision should be your utility for proximity to work, amenities, and schools, and your utility for easy access to the freeway, beaches, Lions Gate Bridge, BC Ferries, Sea to Sky Highway, and Marinas. Buyers must also consider the school they want their children to attend as some schools offer different programs such as French Immersion, Super Achievers for exceptional athletes to train more, and IB for advanced studies. Lastly, buyers should consider their tolerance to snowfall and what type of view they want as vertical proximity in West Van greatly affects your views and lifestyle as the snow fall typically hits a lot harder above Highway 1. Over the past several years, the hottest regions in West Van were Dundarave and Ambleside largely due to the community feeling of these quaint neighbourhoods and the easy proximity to Marine Drive, transit, schools, and amenities. Also very popular sub-communities in West Van are The British Properties and Altamont for the Estate-size lots and panoramic Southern City and Ocean views, as well as Caulfield for new development, stunning views, and often lighter, brighter weather. West Vancouver Waterfront continues to be the landmark property in West Van with privacy, tranquility, recreation, and priceless views in very limited supply. There is a lot of choice in West Van, every sub-community has special charm and character, and I would strongly advise chatting with friends, researching on the internet, or consulting your real estate professional to guide you into the right location for you and your family. If you have any questions regarding West Vancouver real estate please feel free to call Brock at 604.619.9131 or email me at brock@brocksmeaton.com

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