Where should we live in Vancouver area?
August 13, 2012 9:36 PM Subscribe
My husband is considering a job offer in Vancouver. His office would be in the Downtown Eastside. We have two kids who are entering Grade One and Senior Kindergarten. Which neighbourhoods should we look at that would allow us to live car-free with minimal commute time near good elementary schools?
posted by alicat to home & garden (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For the past year, our family of four has been travelling in the US, Asia, and Europe. We love the location independence, but our income hasn't been so stable. Now my husband has a good job offer from his old firm at the Vancouver office (he was previously in Ottawa). Exciting location but a little daunting to relocate there.
I am overwhelmed at the thought of figuring out the right Vancouver neighbourhood to rent in. We want to live car-free in a walkable area with easy access to transit (don't we all?). We need to find a good school for our kids, aged 6 and 4. (We're too late to get them into Mandarin immersion, but we'll settle for access to Mandarin after-school or tutoring and a diverse public school).