7 Up-and-Coming Neighbourhoods to Live in Now

Ready to trade your lease for a mortgage? You’d be wise to stake your claim in these neighbourhoods.

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Cambie Corridor

It’s been in the works for a decade, but with thousands of new units hitting the market and more land assemblies in progress, this stretch is literally growing up—way up.

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East Hastings Corridor

The city has earmarked the stretch of East Hastings from downtown to Nanaimo and beyond for densification, and Hastings-Sunrise has already become a hipster hot spot.


A controversial community plan means big changes are coming to this east side area, which will see taller buildings, denser housing, expanded social services and more.

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City of Lougheed

Two dozen condo towers, some as tall as 65 storeys, are in the works for this Burnaby hub—as well as 12 million square feet of retail and commercial space, and a pedestrian-only “spine.”

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River District

With more than 7,000 homes and half a million square feet of retail and office space, this riverfront community, developed by Wesgroup, will have more residents than Yaletown.

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False Creek

With major developments on both sides of False Creek, the demolition of the Georgia Viaduct and the new hospital slated for False Creek Flats, some of central Vancouver’s last undeveloped sites are in for big change.

(Photo: Gord McKenna.)


People priced out of Richmond’s sky-high real estate market are heading to this community-minded seaside spot, and the proposed replacement of the George Massey Tunnel means smoother sailing for commuters.

With input from realtors Rod MacKay of Maude, MacKay and Co., Corey Martin of the Ruth and David Group and Darcy McLeod with Re/Max Lifestyles Realty.