As of December 14, 2019, there are 577 properties for sale, with an average of $1,604,581. Last Month 34 properties were sold, for 18 below list price, 4 above list price.
North Vancouver is a city directly across Vancouver on the north shore of Burrard Inlet. The spectacular beauty of North Shore Mountains, covered in gullies, ravines, waterfalls, creeks, and spruce, fir, and cedar forests makes the city claims to be the place "Where Nature Lives". Despite of being the smallest among the three North Shore municipalities, the City of North Vancouver is considered as the most urbanized community and a suburb of Vancouver.
There are currently 577 properties for sale on the market in North Vancouver.
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The Aboriginal people of the Squamish First Nation, the Tseil-Waututh First Nation, and the Musqueam First Nation were the first inhabitants of the North Shore. They lived by hunting, fishing, and trading for centuries. Upon the arrival of the European settlers on 1792, led by Captian George Vancouver, and the rise of Fraser River Gold Rush in mid-19th century, logging operations began on the area in North Shore. The incorcoration of North Vancouver as a district happened in 1891. The pace of development around the district of North Vancouver began to pick up. In 1905, business owners who operated on Lonsdale brought a petition to change the community's status from district municipality to city. But it is only in 1907 that the status change became official. The City of North Vancouver continued to grow as city blocks and household were built within the area. However, during the Great Depression, the city went bankrupt and the provincial government operated it from 1932 until 1951. Providing a new building boom that continued through the years, the city of North Vancouver became a popular housing area. As of 2016, the city of North Vancouver has a population of 52,898 with a land area of 11.85km2. (Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population)
The vibrant community of the City of North Vancouver was shaped by its rich history, diverse culture and natural environment. Museums like the North Vancouver Museum and Archives offers different exhibits that shows the First Nations culture, the early logging industry, and North Vancouver landmarks that are parts of the city's history together with colourful dioramas and artifacts. The city also offers an urban life to its residents and visitors. Theatre-goers and art lovers can watch live theatre, symphony concerts, and dance performances at Centennial Theatre. Shoppers can go and fill their bags at Park Royal Shopping Centre, the largest mall on North Shore. Also, the city is best-known for its top-end West Coast cuisine, together with chain of restaurants, homegrown coffee shops, and ethnic eateries for budget-minded families. The city strives to balance the social, economic and environmental aspects needed by the community.
Festivals and events like Canada Day celebrations, Caribbean Days Festival, Harmony Arts Festival, and the Christmas Carol Ship Festival reflects the North Vancouver's rich culture and history. Great art galleries, museums, and other cultural amenities located in the city will also help to learn more about the North Vancouver's dynamic history.
North Vancouver enjoys a mild, temperate coastal rainforest climate same as other cities in Metro Vancouver. The city experience plenty of rainfall that results to city's splendid year-round greenery. Snowfall usually occurs during the month of November until April. North Vancouver gets about 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, and the average annual rainfall is 111.76cm/44in, while the average annual snowfall is 57cm/22.44in.
School District 44 North Vancouver administered and managed the public schools in the municipalities of City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. It operates 8 secondary schools and more than 20 elementary schools. The city also has several private elementary and secondary schools such as Bodwell High School and Lions Gate Christian Academy. Capilano University is the post-secondary institution located in the North Vancouver and offers more than 100 programs, including liberal arts, professional and career programs, leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees at the primarily undergraduate level.
Lions Gate Hospital is a recognized trauma centre that provides full range of general and many specialized acute care services. It is considered as one of the only five neurosurgery centres in British Columbia and the fourth busiest hospital in Vancouver. The hospital is part of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), a regional health authority that provides health care services through a network of hospitals, primary care clinics, community health centres and residential care homes for several coastal communities including Vancouver and North and West Vancouver.
The public bus system in North vancouver is operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of TransLink. SeaBus, a passenger-only ferry service in Metro Vancouver is also owned by TransLink and operated by the Coast Mountain Bus Company. It connects the cities of Vancouver and North Vancouver by crossing the Burrard Inlet. The SeaBus stops at the Lonsdale Quay, a major transit hub for the municipalities of Vancouver's North Shore. The major highway that passes through city of North Vancouver is Highway 1. It is a part of the Trans-Canada Highway that passes through the northern portion of the city. Three interchanges on Highway 1 are situated within the City of North Vancouver, these are Lynn Valley Road, Lonsdale Avenue, and Westview Drive.
Today, the city of North Vancouver focuses on widening its business community. The city's economic industries includes major port terminals, ship repair facilities, industrial areas, commercial and professional services, as well as infrastructure, manufacturing and advanced technology services. The city also encourage and support local entrepreneurs to establish their own business to creates new opportunities and enhance the community's quality of life.
The city's employment rate reached 66.9% on 2016 Census, while the City of North Vancouver's average household income is $71,170, 9.0% lower compare to $78,227 of BC based on CensusPlus, 2011.
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission (NVRC) is a joint recreation commission established by the City and District of North Vancouver in 1970. It is responsible for delivering diverse range of indoor and outdoor activities to improve the overall health and wellness of the community. World-class trails and slopes of the mountains that bordered the city can be explored trhough hiking, biking or skiing. While the waterfront are available for kayaking, fishing and boating. The city has its own 16,000 square foot Skate Park that draws skaters to the corner of Trans Canada Highway and Lonsdale Avenue. Other recreational centre within the city offers variety of recreational programs and opportunities suitable for people of all ages, interests and abilities.
The City of North Vancouver works with the District of North Vancouver, School District #44, North Vancouver Recreation Commission (NVRC) and the Sports Council to provide sufficient space for recreational and sport programs. Some of the city park spaces can be used to play recreational games like frisbee, soccer, basketball and volleyball. The North Shore also offers golfing experience at Northland Golf Course or driving practice at the Takaya Golf Centre. Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, and Mount Seymour became a popular destinations for skiing and mountain climbing enthusiasts. As a matter of fact, Cypress Mountain became the venue of 2010 Olympic freestyle skiing and snowboarding.