Coal Harbour - Vancouver's Neighbourhoods & Communities
Coal Harbour was once officially part of the Downtown region of Vancouver, but with new luxury high rise developments in recent years the area has developed into a neighbourhood all of its own. Although Coal Harbour is sometimes considered just an extension of the West End, its rapid development has distinguished it as a separate thriving community, home to some of the most prestigious Vancouver real estate. Coal Harbour is walking distance from most downtown offices, however, should you need to commute to work, Waterfront Station is located right in the neighbourhood.
Coal Harbour Restaurants and Shopping
Cardero’s Restaurant and Marine Pub, situated on the water in Coal Harbour Marina, features one of the best patios in the city. The Mill (casual fare) and Lift (fine dining) are also great places to dine in Coal Harbour.
Urban Fare gourmet market opened two locations in the area, one on Bute and Hastings Streets right in Coal Harbour, and another closer to Downtown (on Thurlow),where there is also a BC Liquor Store. The downtown shopping area (Robson Street and Pacific Centre for most mainstream stores; Holt Renfrew and Alberni Street for high end boutiques) is a few minutes’ walk from Coal Harbour, as is the main financial district of Vancouver.
Coal Harbour Real Estate
Some of the most expensive Vancouver real estate can be found within Coal Harbour. Condo and apartment prices in Coal Harbour are typically higher than average for Vancouver. In part, this is because Coal Harbour properties are much newer and therefore more modern. In addition to the areas proximity to the financial and business districts, many buildings in Coal Harbour are located on waterfront or near the seawall providing some of the most breathtaking panoramic views in Vancouver. View active listings in Coal Harbour.
Coal Harbour Residents
The Coal Harbour demographic has changed considerably over the last 15 years. At present, the Coal Harbour populace consists primarily of professionals who work in the downtown core. Spacious condos with gorgeous views, however, have drawn families to the area as well. In general, most people who live in Coal Harbour are well educated with higher than average incomes.
Coal Harbour Parks and Recreation
The Coal Harbour Marina and the nearby Vancouver Rowing Club offer moorage and activities for boating enthusiasts. The Coal Harbour Community Centre, in association with Barclay Manor and the West End Community Centre, also boasts a large number of programs to accommodate a variety of interests. Bikers, rollerbladers, runners and strollers can enjoy the Stanley Park Seawall which is just steps from most residences in Coal Harbour. Harbour Green Park is also located in the area.
Coal Harbour Schools
There are no schools currently located within the Coal Harbour community. Public and private schools are located in the nearby Downtown and West End neighbourhoods.