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Written on March 22nd, 2010

wonderful-lions-gate-bridge-in-vancouver-at-night-hd-wallpaper-566024Geography Supports West Vancouver Real Estate

Many of the qualities quickly appreciated by people looking at West Vancouver homes for sale are not solely the product of urban planning or human ingenuity. In fact, the natural geographic structures have given planners and builders numerous advantages.

Sweeping up mountainsides from the picturesque waterfront, row upon row of building sites are blessed with the benefits of “stadium seating”. Few locations could offer topography that lends itself to stunning views not only for the few homes on the shore and those at the summit, but for the majority of lots in between as well. A characteristic of metro Vancouver’s north shore, this advantageous landscape is shared with many of the homes for sale in West Vancouver, BC.

There is no need here to lean precariously over the balcony rail to peer around the building across the street for a glimpse of water or forest. Every point of the compass affords stunning panoramic views.

Furthermore, the mountains, canyons, inlets, and rivers work together to foster the growth of cohesive communities within the larger municipality. Bounded by the Capilano River to the east, mountains to the north, and rugged shoreline from Burrard Inlet around to Horeshoe Bay, West Vancouver encompasses a large region. Yet within that extensive area, individual communities have managed to establish distinct identities.

Set apart from each other by the natural features that define them, these districts have emerged with distinct personalities. The carefree beachfront atmosphere of Ambleside merges with the understated urban sophistication of Dundarave with its boutique shopping and myriad coffee shops and dining options. From the stately elegance of the British Properties to the quaint seaside village ambience of Horseshoe Bay, one city boasts many thriving communities.

Of course, this diversity is an asset highly valued by West Vancouver realtors. Having invested the time to develop a comfortable familiarity with the character of each area, experienced professionals are able to match buyers with a home that not only meets their needs, but is also part of a community that matches their lifestyle. As people move through the various stages of family life, West Vancouver offers neighborhoods well-suited to each one.

Designers and builders have certainly made every effort to make West Vancouver an enviable example of livability and the natural assets of the region have been a critical component of their success.

Brock is a top Real Estate Agent at Royal LePage Sussex – West Vancouver, British Columbia’s leading residential real estate company.


Brock Smeaton



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