Nestled between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Yaletown is bordered to the north by Georgia Street, to the west by Richards Street, to the south by False Creek and to the east by Cambie Street.
Prior to its rebirth Yaletown was a jumble of rundown warehouses and dilapidated buildings. All that was to change with the advent of Expo 1986, although Expo only lasted five months the changes were to stay. The land was sold to a private residential project and so arose a trendy urban community.
Elevated brick- paved loading docks were transformed into shaded sidewalk cafes, heritage warehouse were restored and became artsy type lofts, glass and concrete towers rose on the waterfront and trendy designers opened boutiques in this new Yaletown that was originally Vancouver’s garment district. In this eclectic mix of architecture, restaurants of every style and ethnicity, bars, shops, offices combine to make Yaletown a vibrant and exiting community.
Living in Yaletown means that whatever one might need are just a few blocks away, medical offices, beauty shops, night-clubs, dog-walking services even an organic food delivery place. The Seawall with its extensive landscaping, green spaces and parks beckons, along its path skaters, bike riders, joggers, strollers, and dog walkers enjoy the best of the best place in the world to live.
Should a dock be needed to moor one’s floating palace or humble yacht the marina at the foot of Davie awaits. If funds are a little low, grab a cappuccino at Urban Fare, the last word in chic food emporium, jump on the aqua bus and float away.
Yaletown is great all year round; magnificent blooms in the spring, cool sea breezes in the summer, changing leaves in the fall thanks to the maple and ash trees added to the landscape and since 2004 a newly revived Santa Claus parade in the winter.