But you’re not just buying real estate are you? If you join the False Creek community, you are buying a home and an amazing lifestyle. The recreational, cultural, retail and social amenities that are all within either a short walk or less than 10 minutes on a False Creek ferry, a bus or the Canada Line are amazing. No need to worry about where to park the car!
This is the name given to our complex that houses 56 families. Thanks to sharing a quiet courtyard, let alone having to come together to fix an aging building, we’ve developed an amazing community of people whom I shall sorely miss. Throughout the summer, all kinds of spontaneous gatherings occur and there’s a healthy balance of singles, couples and families – a real village within a village!
To give you a flavour of the place, let me share a short video I made of my neighbourhood in the summer of 2006.
South False Creek
This is the larger community that stretches from the Olympic Village west of Cambie right the way to Granville Island under Burrard Bridge and again comprises a very diverse and balanced mix of residents, housing types, land uses and ethnic communities. Living in south False Creek is quite different to Yaletown on the opposite side of the water – it’s gentler; lower rise and less steel and chrome. People meet in the dog park; regularly walk the seawall; enjoy coffee looking at million dollar views or just sit quietly contemplating the peace of the ocean as the tide ebbs and flows.
Granville Island – source Canadian Tourism
Granville Island Market – source Tourism Vancouver