Vancouver is a wonderful city and a great place to put down your roots. Not only is it close to the hubbub of its neighboring city Portland, but it has its own unique flavor that makes it appealing to people of all ages and walks of life. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider moving to Vancouver.
Reason #1: Vancouver is paradise for outdoor lovers.
Living in the Pacific Northwest means you’re surrounded by greenery and rugged beauty. You’re close to the beach, the mountains, and hundreds of forested areas. Nature lovers enjoy exploring the many walking trails, hiking areas, and parks that Vancouver and the surrounding areas have to offer. For a day trip, travel through the Columbia Gorge for some breathtaking scenery that is simply unlike anywhere in the world, or visit one of the many locally owned and operated breweries, bakeries, or wineries that have become popular in the past several years.
Reason #2: Vancouver offers lots of events and activities.
If you’re someone that enjoys attending events around town and meeting new people, Vancouver has some fun events that happen seasonally throughout the year. Bundle up in December and check out the Christmas ships that travel down the Columbia River. Once the springtime weather arrives, you can take a short drive up to Woodland and experience the amazing tulip fields at the Woodland Tulip Festival. In the summer, downtown Vancouver is busy with movies and concerts at Esther Short Park as well as the local Farmers Market that hosts more than 200 local farmers and vendors. In the fall, Bi-Zi Farms or Joe’s Place offer fun pumpkin patches and hay rides.
Reason #3: The restaurant scene is growing.
Vancouver’s restaurant scene is starting to catch up with Portland’s outstanding food scene. Whether it’s locally owned wood-fired culinary sensations at Lapellah, fresh-made cookies and desserts at Treat or Bleu Door Bakery, or amazing tapas at The Grocery Cocktail & Social, food lovers are sure to find new restaurants that will delight their palate.
Vancouver is a fantastic place to live, giving you the smaller town feel while at the same time allowing you access to everything that you need and want. If you’re thinking about moving to Vancouver, call me today and I am happy to talk to you about the housing market here and answer any other questions you have about the area.