Columbia River with views of Grant Street Pier and I-5

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver is a mix of hip and vintage places to be. You can catch new age food and shopping from places like Elements or Amaro’s or slip into the older vibes from places like Big D’s or Underbar. But it wasn’t always a cool place to be. The city put in hundreds of millions of dollars to revitalize the downtown area and those efforts started bearing fruit about a decade ago.

Neighborhood Gems

Beach at Wintler Park facing the Columbia River and freight ship

Frenchman’s Bar is a cool “beach” area of town just a short 10 minutes drive from downtown. You can swim (at your risk, there are no lifeguards) in the Columbia River or lay in the sand and enjoy the views.

Kindred Homestead Supplies is the place to go for environmentally conscious consumers. They have bulk home supplies (remember to bring your own containers!) and all of their products are vetted to be as environmentally friendly and zero waste as possible. They also provide a ton of fun classes and workshop for the community.

How Much Does this Neighborhood Cost?

Average Price of

Single Residence Homes


Median Price of

Single Residence Homes


Average Price

Per Square Foot



Days On Market

28 Days

Data was pulled from RMLS to include only single residence homes and exclude outliers. Last updated on 5/15/2022.

Pros & Cons

Just like every downtown, you’re trading square footage for a walk/bike-friendly location. Most homes are old and on small lots and you’ll often see a 2-level home with a basement. But Downtown Vancouver has so many fun things to do such as visiting brewpubs, taking a walk along the Waterfront, browsing through a variety of unique storefronts, or shopping at the farmer’s market.