Coal Harbour Homes For Sale – Coal Harbour Condos For Sale

Synonymous with the grandeur of Canada, this tiniest of slivers on the northwestern edge of Vancouver called Coal Harbour is the sumptuous and picturesque beacon of wealth and modernity in Burrard Inlet as seen from the North Shore and the world beyond.

Location

With an angular cut, Coal Harbour is bordered in the northwest by Denham Street and Burrard Street southeast, between W Georgia and Vancouver Harbour.

Schools In The Area

Although no schools are situated directly in Coal Harbour, Lord Roberts Elementary, Roberts Education Centre and King George Secondary are all close at hand in neighbouring West End. Private schools, Pattison High and Westside Preparatory are a little further east, but still within the downtown core.

Several of British Columbia’s major post-secondary institutions have campuses nearby, closer to the center of downtown.

Of note is the fact that a number of nations, including the United States, Japan, Mexico, and Malaysia have consulate generals in Coal Harbour.

History Of The Housing Market

Named for a tiny vein of coal discovered in 1862, this area of downtown Vancouver was a busy marina for much of its existence. It still is today; however, since the 1990s Coal Harbour has seen some of Vancouver’s most impressive forward-thinking and future-bound developments. In a short 20 years, the area has become home to numerous high-end, high-rise condominiums housing Vancouver’s cosmopolitan elite. This stunning steel and glass jungle towers over Stanley Park in the northwest and the financial district of downtown to the southeast. Not to be outdone, luxury townhomes also dot the area as well. The area holds great appeal for young, upwardly mobile professionals, and wealthy retirees looking to spend their twilight years enjoying the luxury and amenities of Vancouver’s downtown core.

Recreation Opportunities

The Coal Harbour Community Centre offers numerous fitness programs and recreational facilities for all ages. There are also several private facilities and a YWCA on Jervis Street. Astride the seawall, the Centre offers spectacular views of the harbour and the North Shore. The neighbourhood is home to Bayshore West Marina, Coal Harbour Marina, and quaint Harbour Green Park. Aside from providing a place to house ones yacht, the marinas are the launching pads for numerous companies offering cruises and fishing charters. Stanley Park and the seawall are just out ones door, and residents have easy access to all the other recreation offerings in Vancouver’s downtown.

Restaurants & Shopping

Coal Harbour is anchored by both the Vancouver Convention Centre, home to Jack Poole Plaza and the 2010 Olympic flame, and the world-class Westin Bayshore. A number of five-star restaurants are on the menu, as well as a collection of cafés, bistros, salons and spas. As part of downtown, residents of Coal Harbour are only a few steps away from some of the best shopping in Canada, including along famous Robson Street.

Transportation Options

W Georgia Street and Burrard Street are the main thoroughfares that lead out of Coal Harbour to the rest of Vancouver, the North Shore and the Lower Mainland. Traffic in Coal Harbour can be quite heavy, primarily due to the proximity of the marinas. Buses travel along W Georgia and W Pender, and proximity to the Burrard Station on Dunsmuir provides access to the Skytrain. Coal Harbour is also home to the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport, the busiest water aerodrome in the country. Pedestrian traffic in Coal Harbour is fairly substantial as people take advantage of the seawall and traipse around the neighbourhood shops. Cycling is also recommended.