5 Things Good about Living in Vancouver
First of all, we are going to talk about the five things that I love about Vancouver. I am born and raised, I have been here my whole life, and I love this place. I want to share some things that I love about this city with you.
The first thing I love about Vancouver is Summer. There is no place in the world like Vancouver in the summertime. We are far enough north that it stays light out until around 10 pm from the middle of June until the middle of July. We get about 1-17 hours of daylight during that time, the sun is up by 5 am, and it is great. The city really comes along in the summertime, thanks to the winter being the exact opposite.
The 2nd thing would be the downtown core. When you travel to other cities in North America, the downtown cores are not that exciting. The downtown core in Vancouver is very unique as it is surrounded by beaches in most of the areas. Usually, downtown cores are industrial or all office, but Vancouver has a mix of business and residential. It is one of the most densely populated areas in North America, and the Vancouver real estate downtown is pretty darn pricey. There is great nightlife, fabulous restaurants, the Seawall where you can bike and run, and it is just an absolutely beautiful place.
The 3rd thing I love is the ethnic diversity. If you don’t like multicultural cities, Vancouver is not the place for you as there are tons of different ethnicities and nationalities. What goes along with that that I love is all the cultural events. There is Greek Days, Italian Days, Caribbean Days and everything you can think of goes on during the summertime around the city.
One of the other truly unique things is that you can go snow skiing, water skiing and go golfing all in the same day. You could do this probably from late April until around the middle of June. You could go skiing up at Whistler in the morning, and come back down and go water skiing in English Bay (you’d probably want a wetsuit still) and then lastly book yourself a round of twilight golf. I don’t know of many other places in the world where you can do that.
The last thing would be, the city as a large metropolitan area is safe. When my children were growing up, I lived out in the suburbs in Ladner and my son would not carry keys. He left my house open every day, for a period of 18 years and we never got broken into one time. That’s one of the other fabulous things that I love about the city.
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