Coal Harbour, Vancouver
Cool blue waters full of yachts and seaplanes, green grass and evergreen trees in Stanley Park, white capped mountains reaching to the blue skies create the million dollar views of this most prestigious downtown neighbourhood. Defined as west of Burrard and north of West Georgia Street, Coal Harbour is walking distance to all the shopping on Robson Street, the city business district, Stanley Park or its own new community centre.
The seawall along the waters edge is lined with cafes and restaurants to savour a delicious lunch or afternoon tea. This is a young neighbourhood since most of the residential towers are less than ten years old. Many of the residents are wealthy non residents utilizing these homes as pied de'terres (urban cottages). Established professionals tend to make up another high percentage of these residents since it is the most expensive area of the downtown.