Wow, holy cow, I did not expect to like Vancouver as much as I did. Well, maybe like isn’t a strong enough word… I actually absolutely loved Vancouver. Let me repeat myself, I loooooooooooooooved Vancouver. There are so many wonderful things about the city I don’t even know where to begin. I Can Begin I guess with the fact that Vancouver is on the Pacific coast, and it happens to be in a place where the mountains meet the sea, so the city is actually entirely surrounded by beautiful Coastline and gorgeous mountains. You can climb some of these mountains, and the height is pretty reasonable. It’s a nice hike. I went up one called Grouse Mountain and it was an unforgettable experience that I will never forget. Also, the beaches are fantastic. They have such a great Vibe and culture to them. I love cities that have this kind of feeling in some areas, it’s something that Mainland cities are often so sorely lacking, and it’s the reason why I could never live in the Midwest.
Everyone I met was so nice to, Canadians have a reputation for being kind, but I didn’t expect that it would have come out in such an urban, busy City. But it totally did. People could tell that I was totally Gaga about this city, and one person even recommended me to a friend of theirs who is a Vancouver Realtor. I got really excited at the prospect of buying property…….. Until I learn some details. I kind of figured that I wouldn’t be able to afford something in the city itself, so I decided that I would actually just start looking at properties in the surrounding cities. That’s a bit of a misnomer, as the city’s blend together and there’s basically no separation at all between Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, and the City of Vancouver itself.
Not to mention East Vancouver, West Vancouver, and North Vancouver which are not just areas of Vancouver, they’re actually their own cities. A bit confusing, right? Anyway, there were some nice Burnaby condos for sale that I asked this Realtor about. Once I got the price range, though, I changed my tune a little bit. It turns over Vancouver is one of the most expensive cities in the world right now, so I’m going to wait it out and hope that the market settles itself down a bit and property becomes a little bit cheaper. In east Vancouver, I heard people say that a house that you are just going to tear down his right now worth several million dollars to buy. Yikes.
Anyway, I’m not going to let the fact that I can’t buy a home there detract from how much I love that City. There was so much to do, so much to see, and so much to appreciate. I usually like the places I visit, but there’s usually a lot of things that I would change. This is the first city that I’ve ever been to that I have thought is absolutely perfect. Everyone I met was wonderful, and I don’t doubt that I’ll be making my way back as soon as I possibly can, for any excuse I can possibly find.