Mount Pleasant - Vancouver's Neighbourhoods & Communities
Mount Pleasant is sometimes referred to as Vancouver’s “first” suburb. In 1890 the first street cars appeared in Mount Pleasant thus making the area very appealing to working class families looking for an easy transit route to Vancouver City Centre, False Creek and Brewery Creek (which was the center for business in the 1890’s). Today Mount Pleasant is a trendy neighborhood and considered to be one of the most diverse communities in the city, with a wide range of real estate, restaurants and residences.
The Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board separates Mount Pleasant into two subareas, Mount Pleasant West and Mount Pleasant East. Mount Pleasant West stretches from Cambie Street to Ontario Street (West to East) & 6th Avenue to 16th Avenue (North to South). Mount Pleasant East is located between Ontario Street to Clark Drive (West-East) & Hastings Street to 16th Avenue (North to South).
Mount Pleasant Real Estate
Mount Pleasant has recently been called ‘The Ideal Suburb’ by the Globe and Mail. Real estate is well established in Mount Pleasant and is constantly growing, recently we have seen new hi-rise apartment buildings being developed in this area. The new developments are pushing up real estate prices. New buildings like The Sophia, Social, The Domain, Stella, and The Block are setting the trend for Mount Pleasant real estate. Area planners see Mount Pleasant’s proximity to the downtown core as a major growth opportunity in the near future. This area of Vancouver is just beginning to show its future potential. View active listings in Mount Pleasant West. View active listings in Mount Pleasant East.
Mount Pleasant Restaurants and Shopping
Kingsway and Main Street are the two main streets running through Mount Pleasant. Take a stroll down these streets for their eclectic shops, cosy restaurants and vintage stores. The used cars lots that Kingsway was once famous for have disappeared and are being rapidly replaced by new condo developments. Most recently, Mount Pleasant has opened up a new community centre offering fitness classes, Yoga, meeting rooms and educational seminars.
Mount Pleasant Parks and Recreation
There are no parks within Mount Pleasant's official boundaries, however neighbouring community parks can be found nearby. Stop by the Blim Community Market, held monthly at Main Street’s Heritage Hall, to check out the neighbourhood’s flourishing community of artistic talent.
Mount Pleasant Residents
Many first time homeowners and young professionals, as well as a growing number of families, call Mount Pleasant home, which leads to the neighbourhood's vibrant and diverse nature.
Mount Pleasant Demographics*
average age is 20-39
median income $37,782
Mount Pleasant Schools
Admiral Seymour Elementary School
Fraser Elementary School
Lord Strathcona Elementary School
Mount Pleasant Elementary School
Nightingale Elementary School
* Statistics from City of Vancouver / 2006 Census