Welcome to Downtown South – home to Library Square, the Granville Entertainment District, Rogers Arena and BC Place. Block by block the Downtown core has filled up, with more and more permanent residents taking occupancy of their new homes over the past 20 years. The infrastructure to support them has now followed suit. Within a few blocks of the business district and with all the city’s nightlife at your fingertips, this is the perfect spot for a base in town.
Almost without exception if you purchase a home in Downtown South it will be a strata title, reinforced concrete, high rise and less than 25 years old. There are many similar towers here. They offer affordable living for owner-occupiers or an excellent rental return for investment owners. The trick here is to ensure that the unit you purchase will stand out when you come to sell. With so much competition, this is very important. It might be a good floor plan, deck space, a secure view (be very careful to do your research if you are paying for a view), or anything unique and different that sets it apart from the competition.
BUILDINGS WE LIKE A LOT
Metropolis, 1238 Richards Street – best loft high-rise in the city. Unique spaces. Pet/rental friendly. 889 Homer Street – designed by Bing Thom. Only 3 suites per floor. Stretched floor plans with windows everywhere!