West Vancouver - A Great Place to Live!
by Duane Reery
West Vancouver is a wonderful community, as the world saw when they were a part of Vancouver hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Vancouver as the worlds very best place to live! Vancouver scored 98 out of 100, with the second place city (Vienna) ranking 97.9. Furthermore, according to Global Quality of Living City Rankings, Vancouver residents have the highest quality of life anywhere in Canada or the US. It is safe, beautiful, has pleasant weather and has wonderful community. Slagin Parakatil, senior researcher on the city rankings project, said, "Personal safety within Canadian cities ranks among the highest in the region. This is due to a relatively low crime rate and a stable political environment."
Vancouver, which was named after British explorer Captain George Vancouver, is located on the Pacific waterfront. Founded in 1886, Vancouver relied heavily on its many natural resources to gain a strong economic footing. With a population of 578,000, Vancouver is the 8th largest city in Canada. While most cities in Canada are exposed to extreme winter weather, It possesses one of the mildest climates in the country. Winter temperatures are generally around 3 degrees Celsius, while summer temperatures average about 18 degrees Celsius. Also, Vancouver has the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Canada. The city is highly diverse with less than half of residents reporting their first language as English.
Today, It is the luxurious, scenic, high-end sector of the city. It is located across the beautiful Lions Gate bridge, which connects Vancouver to downtown, and encompasses 28 kilometers of waterfront property. The city of is positioned as "a waterfront community." Residents of Vancouver also love the fact that there is no industrial zoning in their community. This prestigious waterfront community has the highest per capital income in all of Canada. Luxury waterfront West Vancouver real estate ranges from cozy cottages style to grandiose mansions and even beautiful shoreline apartment suites.
There are just 44,000 people in West Vancouver. These residents enjoy beaches, mountains, culture, and top-notch community facilities. For example, West Vancouver is home to 2,500 hectares of parks, like Mount Seymour, Cypress Provincial Park, and Grouse Mountain. In these parks, Its residents enjoy winter sports and traditional picnic-time recreation. Speaking of winter sports, the world famous Whistler Resort is just a few miles away.
For the more urban-minded, It is also a suitable place to call home. The city boasts many upscale amenities while still maintaining a small-town charm. It puts on art lectures, classes, and workshops, for example. At the Ferry Building Gallery, residents of West Vancouver can learn about Michelangelo or study black and white photography. At the Vancouver Museum, residents can see exhibits organized by the National Gallery of Canada. The public library, Sea cost Actors Studio, Silk Purse Community Arts Center, Harmony Arts Festival, Dramaworks Theater Company, Music Box, and Kay Meek Performing Arts Center all serve as venues for creativity and intellectual expansion for West Vancouver residents. In the West Vancouver Leisure Guide, residents can get the details on celebrating the Iranian New Year in Ambleside Park, participating in an MS fundraiser walk, or sign up for the Masters Mile Race.
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