Mount Pleasant is one of the few Vancouver Neighborhoods that spans the city’s East/West divide. An active neighborhood that includes Main St, Broadway, and Kingsway. It is close to the downtown core, but not actually downtown. It has a charming and comfortable vibe and is full of good eats, trendy shops and rich cultural history. It is largely residential, and includes some of Vancouver’s iconic landmarks like Science World and The Heritage Hall on Main St. It has been emerging in recent years as a very engaged and active art district while also hosting many speciality sports shops. Wildly diverse and inclusive, it’s community offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, community centres, industrial areas, and carefully planned community growth projects.
In 2010, the Mount Pleasant Community Plan was adopted by City Council after an extensive public planning process. The plan contains community wide and sub area policies that primarily address issues and guide development for the neighborhood for the next 30 years.
This plan covers a wide range: land use, urban design, housing, economic development, parks and the public realm, transportation, community services, heritage and culture.
In 2013 the council adopted the Mount Pleasant Community Plan Implementation Package which will build on the Plan to clarify and advance policy direction. This package includes the following:
Housing: Mount Pleasant Real Estate options are East Van apartments and condos with easy access to the skytrain and downtown. Houses are located for sale in Mount Pleasant in the Main district. Most of the restaurants and shops are found on Main St. Fraser St. and Kingsway with parks and schools within the area. This area is very affordable for first time home buyers and entry level apartments. Many of the buildings east of Main, between Terminal and East Broadway are 4-5 storeys and available in a lower price range. Quality of buildings and maintenance is varied, so proper research and exploration is necessary.
Condos for Sale in Mount Pleasant are widely available along Main st. There is a combination of older style buildings with larger square footage, but with less amenities and brand new buildings with likely less square footage but more amenities available like in suite laundry, gyms, pools, common room etc.
Townhomes, and duplexes are located primarily east of Fraser and just east of Chinatown. The single family homes and luxury condos are at the higher pricing spectrum for Mount Pleasant, but available in a variety of locations within the neighborhood.
For a full listing of shops, community centres and other resources in Mount Pleasant, visit the local BIA.
MOUNT PLEASANT BIA – 301-3102 Main St.
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