Are you planning a move, do you know where you want to live?
There are so many interesting neighbourhoods in the Greater Vancouver area that it’s almost impossible to know them all. Inside those neighbourhoods, it’s very possible to find those “hidden pockets”, but you may need to do some footwork.
If you are limiting your search to a specific area or city, what are your reasons? Is it close to work, family, transit or perhaps it has to do with familiarity?
Consider taking trips out to various areas and take the time to walk and explore. How do you feel walking down the street, is it well lit in the evening, are the people you encounter friendly, does it give you a good vibe? How is the noise and traffic? Can you visualize yourself living there?
It’s also good to visit the areas at different times and days of the week including the weekend. Does it have enough parking for your family and friends when they visit, and how is the transit? Do you need to be in a specific school catchment or be able to walk to the grocery, bank, and other amenities?
Discovering different areas can be fun and enlightening, you might find an area you haven't considered. Something that offers you more for the way you want to live and spend your time.
You may be pleasantly surprised by this worthwhile adventure, as it certainly is a great way to broaden your knowledge and learn more about this wonderful area of the world.