Carmen knows and loves Vancouver - its unique architectural, outdoor, and multi-cultural environment. While real estate opportunities find her throughout the metropolitan area, her specialized real estate turf is the residential towers of Yaletown, always fascinating Gastown, Coal Harbour, and the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver.
Home to those seeking an urban chic environment, Yaletown was originally the Western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The neighbourhood enjoyed an update during EXPO– the 1986 World’s Fair held in Vancouver. It’s historic warehouse architecture provides a unique framework for unusually wide sidewalk cafes along with unique residential lofts and restaurants. Close to water, it also uses traditional cobblestone to add to its upscale yet vintage charm. Carmen knows it well (in fact, lives here).
Downtown Vancouver is the business, commercial, cultural, financial, and entertainment centre of the city (and the Lower Mainland regions). Mix the fact that water surrounds the downtown area on three sides with fascinating Stanley Park and the dynamic business environment and you have a unique urban environment. Residential living in the form of high-rise apartments and condominiums is the modus operandi here, and Carmen is your reliable source for real estate opportunities herein.
Marinas, mountain views and a mix of residents seeking both a casual and upscale environment, Coal Harbour is still considered ‘downtown’. From Canada Place to Stanley Park and bordered by Burrard Inlet to the north, and West Georgia Street to the south, this district is home to both the Vancouver Convention Centre and to condo living. Visitors and locals love the seawall walk, a host of great restaurants, and the overriding feeling of living on the coast. (Keep your eye out for Carmen on one of her frequent seawall jogs.)
Little did John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton know that his 1867 tavern would be the initial platform for Vancouver, the city. The district still retains the historic charm and independent spirit of yester-years where cobble streets and Victorian architecture provide the framework for a thriving fashion scene, specialty boutiques, galleries and leading-edge cuisine. A first-stop for visitors, Gastown is also a neighbourhood where Carmen has assisted real estate buyers and sellers alike.
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