Where to buy North Shore Vancouver real estate in 2019

Where to buy real estate in 2019: North Shore Vancouver

Vancouver’s expensive and expansive North Shore still has some neighbourhoods in transition, offering value for house-hunters.

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Rank Neighbourhood Area Average home price (2017) Value Momentum Average price vs. area Avg. price vs. metro district Avg. price vs. outer region 1-year price change 5-year price change Final Star Rating
1 Lynnmour North Vancouver $1,276,667 90.15 90.15 70.9% 75.90% 66.5% 25.09% 112.5% ★★★★
2 Calverhall North Vancouver $1,719,598 60.61 86.36 95.4% 102.30% 89.6% 17.55% 98.0% ★★★★
3 Hamilton Heights North Vancouver $1,695,350 63.64 87.12 94.1% 100.80% 88.3% 13.60% 97.4% ★★★½
4 Lower Lonsdale North Vancouver $1,806,093 51.52 84.09 100.2% 107.40% 94.1% 21.37% 88.8% ★★★½
5 Westlynn North Vancouver $1,500,417 80.3 72.73 83.3% 89.20% 78.1% 9.62% 84.6% ★★★½
6 Lions Bay West Vancouver $1,938,302 73.48 75.38 55.2% 115.30% 100.9% 26.51% 74.2% ★★★½
7 Roche Point North Vancouver $1,402,361 84.09 42.05 77.8% 83.40% 73.0% 9.44% 61.5% ★★★½
8 Glenmore West Vancouver $3,409,296 34.85 97.73 97.2% 202.70% 177.5% 31.58% 183.7% ★★★½
9 Pemberton NV North Vancouver $1,380,250 85.61 50 76.6% 82.10% 71.9% -4.41% 64.9% ★★★½
10 Indian River North Vancouver $1,588,823 74.24 64.39 88.2% 94.50% 82.7% 9.11% 67.8% ★★★½
11 Central Lonsdale North Vancouver $1,694,829 65.15 67.05 94.1% 100.80% 88.3% 2.20% 87.6% ★★★½
12 Norgate North Vancouver $1,297,458 88.64 50 72.0% 77.10% 67.6% -7.40% 67.4% ★★★½
13 Blueridge NV North Vancouver $1,575,325 77.27 50.38 87.4% 93.70% 82.0% 0.27% 66.5% ★★★½
14 Lynn Valley North Vancouver $1,580,029 75.76 51.89 87.7% 94.00% 82.3% 4.35% 64.4% ★★★
15 Boulevard North Vancouver $1,804,133 53.03 66.29 100.1% 107.30% 94.0% 7.27% 98.6% ★★★
16 Westlynn Terrace North Vancouver $1,661,145 68.94 63.64 92.2% 98.80% 86.5% 8.84% 81.3% ★★★
17 Seymour NV North Vancouver $1,545,663 78.79 37.5 85.8% 91.90% 80.5% 18.51% 36.7% ★★★
18 Capilano NV North Vancouver $2,080,583 36.36 87.5 115.5% 123.70% 108.3% 21.44% 102.1% ★★★
19 Windsor Park NV North Vancouver $1,347,243 87.12 35.23 74.8% 80.10% 70.2% -14.59% 61.8% ★★★
20 Hamilton North Vancouver $1,472,244 82.58 35.61 81.7% 87.50% 76.7% 4.79% 48.2% ★★★
21 Queensbury North Vancouver $1,719,013 62.12 65.91 95.4% 102.20% 89.5% 9.98% 77.8% ★★★
22 Grouse Woods North Vancouver $1,858,743 47.73 65.53 103.2% 110.50% 96.8% 9.45% 74.1% ★★★
23 Upper Lonsdale North Vancouver $1,798,975 54.55 56.44 99.8% 107.00% 93.7% -2.73% 82.1% ★★★
24 Sandy Cove West Vancouver $4,325,000 14.39 97.73 123.3% 257.20% 225.2% 86.17% 188.3% ★★★
25 Pemberton Heights North Vancouver $1,815,192 50 55.68 100.7% 107.90% 94.5% 8.00% 78.9% ★★★
26 Sentinel Hill West Vancouver $2,876,925 53.03 61.36 82.0% 171.10% 149.8% 1.42% 84.3% ★★★
27 Furry Creek West Vancouver $1,212,567 98.48 13.26 34.6% 72.10% 63.1% -0.38% 18.9% ★★★
28 Canterbury WV West Vancouver $7,580,000 1.52 91.29 216.0% 450.70% 394.7% 34.56% 114.8% ★★★
29 Princess Park North Vancouver $1,937,067 42.42 69.7 107.5% 115.20% 100.9% -4.08% 101.2% ★★★
30 Eagleridge West Vancouver $2,335,000 64.39 29.55 66.6% 138.80% 121.6% 21.46% 30.2% ★★★
31 Bayridge West Vancouver $3,436,667 33.33 69.32 98.0% 204.40% 179.0% -4.73% 92.4% ★★★
32 Tempe North Vancouver $1,666,500 66.67 34.85 92.5% 99.10% 86.8% 5.05% 46.5% ★★★
33 Dollarton North Vancouver $2,543,431 22.73 72.73 141.2% 151.20% 132.5% 26.20% 72.7% ★★★
34 Indian Arm North Vancouver $302,000 100 1.52 16.8% 18.00% 15.7% -51.99% -43.8% ★★★
35 Horseshoe Bay WV West Vancouver $1,597,983 88.64 16.29 45.5% 95.00% 83.2% -12.78% 31.1% ★★★
36 Cypress Park Estates West Vancouver $3,395,008 36.36 80.68 96.8% 201.90% 176.8% 5.13% 97.3% ★★★
37 Eagle Harbour West Vancouver $2,237,986 67.42 45.08 63.8% 133.10% 116.5% 3.28% 54.5% ★★½
38 Woodlands-Sunshine-Cascade North Vancouver $1,630,667 71.21 15.91 90.5% 97.00% 84.9% -45.19% 40.1% ★★½
39 Howe Sound West Vancouver $1,849,424 78.03 16.67 52.7% 110.00% 96.3% -12.40% 38.0% ★★½
40 Deep Cove North Vancouver $1,859,733 46.21 48.86 103.2% 110.60% 96.8% 8.22% 64.7% ★★½
41 Edgemont North Vancouver $2,555,924 21.21 71.97 141.8% 152.00% 133.1% 9.69% 87.2% ★★½
42 Canyon Heights NV North Vancouver $2,031,785 37.88 42.05 112.8% 120.80% 105.8% -2.55% 62.5% ★★½
43 Upper Delbrook North Vancouver $2,087,604 34.85 50 115.9% 124.10% 108.7% -7.56% 76.4% ★★½
44 Delbrook North Vancouver $1,788,771 56.06 32.2 99.3% 106.40% 93.2% -8.69% 54.4% ★★½
45 Forest Hills NV North Vancouver $2,417,903 26.52 36.74 134.2% 143.80% 125.9% -1.34% 48.3% ★★½
46 Ambleside West Vancouver $3,193,741 45.45 59.85 91.0% 189.90% 166.3% 2.52% 75.8% ★★½
47 Whytecliff West Vancouver $2,436,000 62.12 31.44 69.4% 144.80% 126.9% -24.02% 66.9% ★★½
48 Caulfeild West Vancouver $3,925,838 20.45 56.44 111.9% 233.40% 204.4% 2.37% 60.2% ★★½
49 British Properties West Vancouver $4,844,658 10.61 76.52 138.1% 288.10% 252.3% 24.26% 82.0% ★★½
50 Upper Caulfeild West Vancouver $3,123,000 47.73 34.09 89.0% 185.70% 162.6% -3.69% 51.1% ★★½
51 Dundarave West Vancouver $4,178,079 16.67 78.03 119.1% 248.40% 217.6% 11.53% 94.0% ★★½
52 Rockridge West Vancouver $6,925,000 4.55 65.91 197.4% 411.80% 360.6% 87.55% 60.1% ★★½
53 Westmount WV West Vancouver $4,629,875 12.88 73.48 132.0% 275.30% 241.1% 14.59% 115.6% ★★½
54 Olde Caulfeild West Vancouver $3,238,833 43.18 32.2 92.3% 192.60% 168.7% -24.03% 31.4% ★★½
55 Chelsea Park West Vancouver $2,200,000 68.94 11.36 62.7% 130.80% 114.6% -29.03% 36.6% ★★½
56 Northlands North Vancouver $1,927,960 43.94 21.59 107.0% 114.60% 100.4% 0.21% 21.4% ★★½
57 Braemar North Vancouver $2,170,600 32.58 33.33 120.5% 129.10% 113.0% 3.09% 52.8% ★★
58 Cedardale West Vancouver $2,287,667 65.91 16.29 65.2% 136.00% 119.1% -19.44% 20.3% ★★
59 Gleneagles West Vancouver $2,459,452 60.61 3.79 70.1% 146.20% 128.1% -38.34% -5.1% ★★
Value
Measures how affordable the neighbourhood is compared to the surrounding area and the region overall
Momentum
Measures how quickly prices are appreciating in this neighbourhood, with an emphasis on long term appreciation

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Top 3 neighbourhoods to buy

1. Lynnmour

Despite all that we read and think about North Vancouver—the expensive and expansive North Shore—there are still neighbourhoods that are in transition, and Lynnmour is one of them.

Under the North Vancouver District’s Official Community Plan, there is a massive redevelopment plan for this area that includes high-rise condo buildings, multi-family townhouse complexes and new money poured into existing park areas and business developments. Already, the first multi-floor condo tower is built and residents now occupy the units. Others are in progress. What all this mixed-use development signifies is that property values in this area have already increased in value, even if the place is a tear-down waiting to happen.

There are pros and cons to this neighbourhood. First, you may have to compete with builders with deep pockets who want the land, not the home. (Even if a builder doesn’t want that particular house, the seller’s expectation is that the land is now more valuable.) However, because the neighbourhood is still in transition, that means if you buy into it now, there is still room for the area to appreciate in value.


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There’s more. Lynnmour is a very convenient location to Capilano University, meaning easy access to a supply of tenants if you buy a place with a rentable unit. And it offers an easy commute to downtown Vancouver over the Iron Workers memorial bridge as well as Phibbs Exchange, the major bus hub for North Vancouver, making it easy to get anywhere on the North Shore or the Lower Mainland.

The average home prices in Lynnmour are almost 30% cheaper than homes in the area, despite the builder mark-up. They are also almost 25% cheaper than the average house price in North Vancouver and just over 33% cheaper than the average house price in Greater Vancouver.

2. Calverhall

Calverhall has been a favourite residential neighbourhood in North Vancouver for many, many years. While there are some grand older homes in this area, there are also smaller, cottage-like or post-war bungalows. As a result, many builders and more recent homebuyers are now tearing down the old and rebuilding new custom homes. What makes it even more attractive is the average house price: about 4.5% less than in surrounding neighbourhoods, and more than 10% less than average house prices in Greater Vancouver—a good deal, even if the homes are going for 2.3% more than the average in North Vancouver. Since this community is small, however, listings can be rare.

3. Hamilton Heights

Hamilton Heights is a desirable enclave north of Marine Drive in North Vancouver. The neighbourhood looks down the slope towards Burrard Inlet and offers an excellent view of Vancouver’s skyline.

There is a mix of housing styles along with mature treed streets. Mosquito Creek runs through the area, and other minor creeks and ravines offer great trails for walks, hikes or runs.

Houses sell for 5.9% less than in surrounding communities, and are just a smidge above the average house price for all of North Vancouver. The real value is the fact that average house prices in this community are more than 11% cheaper than the average in the Greater Vancouver Area.