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A Trip down Vancouver with Mary-Jo Braid

Have you ever considered living in Vancouver? Are you considering a move to Vancouver? Did you know that Vancouver was voted the most livable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit, not once but for the second year in a row. Well, now you know.

A Little about Vancouver

Vancouver is ideally located near the ocean and right next to the North Shore Mountains, offering exploration opportunities throughout the whole year. The mountains are ideal for the adventurous types offering up scenic hiking trails and snow sports while for the more relaxed types, the coastline offers up fantastic views and beautiful beaches. This is the ideal location to live because it is surrounded by the mountains and the sea. The metropolitan offers up diverse cultures giving one the best of both worlds in terms of nature and city living.

The People of Vancouver

Considering that this is a relatively new town (established in 1886), the original inhabitants were of Irish, German, British and Scottish origin, but today, that’s a whole different story. Nowadays majority of the inhabitants do not speak English while 30% are of Asian Origin. Everyone has learnt to live together in harmony making the city more linguistically diverse. This is a city for everyone and anyone.

Where to Go while in Vancouver

What can we say, basically the whole city is an attraction, well, give or take a few not so attractive spots. Otherwise, if you are in Vancouver, you might want to consider going for some ice-skating in the many all year ice skating rinks available. . You may also want to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, especially ideal on rainy days. You could also consider a visit to the Grouse Mountain for some snowboarding, skiing and all other winter sports.

Mary-Jo Braid

Now that you know a little more about Vancouver, it’s time to look into your property partner in North and West Vancouver areas. Mari-Jo Braid has been in the sales business for over 25 years helping new Vancouver residents settle into Vancouver while at the same time, helping existing residents live their dreams by turning their dream homes into a reality. Mary-Jo Braid puts herself in the client’s shoes and tries to visualize what the client has in mind. Many a client have been amazed at the ease with which Mary-Jo Braid is able to find and list properties at just the right price, leaving each party happy and content with the results. As a realtor, I strive to provide you with all the current prices and properties the market has to offer, giving you an opportunity for a wider selection when it comes to looking for what you want. Mary-Jo Braid does not limit your selection but rather allows you the opportunity to try your hand out at all that is available in the market.

So, if you are in Vancouver and are looking to buy, rent or sell a property, Mary-Jo Braid is your ideal agent.

New Listing 2609 - 5380 Oben Street, Vancouver, BC

R2484563 - 2609 - 5380 Oben Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2609 - 5380 Oben Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $529,000.

Developed BOSA, this bright large Sub-penthouse unit offers 1 bed and den (can be 2nd bedroom) with floor to ceiling windows to take advantage of the PANORAMIC, unobstructed VIEWS of the Mountains, City and Water. Walk to Aberdeen Park & minutes to Joyce Station, Central Park, shopping, restaurants, and everything great at Collingwood village, very close to Metrotown and Crystal Mall and 15 minutes skytrain from Downtown! Pet & rental friendly, Urba, offers an exercise centre, lounge, media room, club house, garden, bike storage, playground, storage locker & secured underground parking. Open Tus 10-12pm Aug 11th; Fri 6pm-8pm Aug 14th; Sun 2pm-4pm Aug 16th, 2020.

New Listing 610 Keith Road, West Vancouver, BC

R2482221 - 610 Keith Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 610 Keith Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $1,749,800.

Large 10,890 sqft south facing corner lot sited on the the most convenient location in West Vancouver. Lovely maintained house with ready to move in condition. This 2,106 sqft traditional layout home features bright living, dining, kitchen, & breakfast opens to the beatify covered sundeck enclosed fenced backyard and garden. 3 bedrooms up including large master bedroom, & 2 bedroom downstairs. All of this situated on a very quiet, a child-friendly street in the Park Royal/Cedardale area. Walk distance to the Park Royal shopping mall, restaurants, sea wall, parks and top ranking schools in short walking distance. Close to transit, Capilano Golf Course, Hollyburn Country Club, and downtown Vancouver. Easy access to the highway. Act fast, won't last!

New Listing 4768 Woodgreen Drive, West Vancouver, BC

R2482227 - 4768 Woodgreen Drive, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 4768 Woodgreen Drive, West Vancouver and currently listed at $2,498,000.

First time on market in 34 years! Architecturally designed & custom built home offers 4,256 sq ft with 5 bdrms/4 bath. Situated on an extremely private 17,287 sq.ft. lot in a great family neighborhood. Main level features a formal living & dining that opens to a sun drenched deck that enjoys beautiful views, a spacious family room, large bright kitchen designed and built by Shakespeare Homes w/ huge island S/S appliances and sky lights, open to a over 900 sq.ft. of outdoor deck space. 4 bedrooms & a huge Balcony upstairs, a gorgeous master bdrm w/ a spa-like ensuite & beautiful ocean view. Fully walk out basement with large rec. room & a guests bedroom with ensuite. Easy access to #1 ranking Caulfeild Elementary &Rockridge Secondary, Caulfeild Shopping, hiking trails & Cypress Falls Park.

New Listing 3480 Rockview Place, West Vancouver, BC

R2479334 - 3480 Rockview Place, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 3480 Rockview Place, West Vancouver and currently listed at $7,498,000.

Welcome to 3480 Rockview Place, THE MOST IMPRESSIVE LUXURY NEW BUILD to grace West Vancouver. This IMPECCABLE LUXURY RESIDENCE has been built to the most exacting standards, it is truly breathtaking. Showcasing 8,000sqft of luxurious lifestyle over 3 floors, 4 bedrooms up & perfectly connected by a sleek & stylish elevator. Upon entering this ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE through the solid glass front door your eyes are drawn to the BEAUTIFUL OAK HARDWOOD FLOATING STAIRS & then through to the MESMERISING OCEAN VIEWS. Beyond the stairs is an ELEGANT OPEN PLAN LIVING, kitchen & dining area. This sensational home EXEMPLIFIES INSIDE/OUTSIDE LIVING, with an unbelievable SOUTH FACING PATIO BOASTING A SWIMMING POOL, HOT TUB & ENDLESS VISTAS. Open Sat 11 am-1 pm , Aug 15,2020. Sun 2-4pm,Aug 16,2020

New Listing 2321 Lawson Avenue, West Vancouver, BC

R2478493 - 2321 Lawson Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2321 Lawson Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,480,000.

Stunning Luxury OCEAN VIEW residence located in Dundarave. Situated on an leveled 7,920 sqft lot, this 4,200+ sqft family home offers 4 beds & 6 baths with large outdoor space covered patios & decks. Impressive custom finishes are found throughout. The stunning chef’s kitchen incl. Custom mill-work & cabinets, MIELE appl. package, & WOK Kitchen. Designer open floor concept the main level & detailed compliment the elegant looking. A large covered patio extends the main level living space front and back. The upper level includes 3 large en-suited beds w/ a stunning master bed all with beautiful ocean views. The fully walkout lower level includes a 1 bedroom suite, a large media room w/ bar, & an impressive wine cellar room. In-floor heating, A/C. Walk to Irwin Park & Pauline Johnson school.

New Listing 3755 SOUTHRIDGE AVENUE, West Vancouver, BC

R2476572 - 3755 Southridge Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 3755 Southridge Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $2,898,000.

A sensational 'Cape Cod' family home situated on a private large 12,633 sqft property in Bayridge. Beautiful craftsmanship & quality finishes throughout this fine estate with character features. Offers 3,009 sqft living space with a bright traditional floor plan, elegant formal dinning & family room with fireplace, opening onto a private large back yard to enjoy the water feature, gas fireplace/wood burning pizza oven & perennials, gourmet chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances plus wine cooler. 4 bedrooms plus a playroom upstairs, a gorgeous master bedroom with a spa-like ensuite. Short distance to very desirable #1 ranking West Bay Elementary School (IB) and Rockridge Secondary (IB) and Dundarave Shopping Village.

New Listing 14 2206 FOLKESTONE WAY, West Vancouver, BC

R2477030 - 14 - 2206 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 14 - 2206 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver and currently listed at $1,438,000.

Absolutely spectacular 2234 sq ft unit totally transformed into a gorgeous showpiece in 2018. Beautiful wide plank white oak hardwood floors, expansive use of stone and elegant finishing compliment the totally unimpeded 270 degree views including, Mount Baker, Burnaby, Downtown, Lions Gate Bridge, to UBC. An entertainers dream, with large kitchen with 8’ X 4.5’ island open to the over sized living and dining rooms. 2 spacious bedrooms, Master bedroom with spa inspired ensuite, 2 more full bathrooms plus den and recreation room. 2 car underground garage with easy access. Close to Collingwood & Mulgrave Schools, West Van Secondary, Shopping, Recreation Center & Sea.

New Listing 5124 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC

R2477036 - 5124 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5124 Marine Drive, West Vancouver and currently listed at $5,500,000.

One of a Kind Close-in Water views from this custom built gorgeous resident designed by renowned architect late Michael Cassidy on 12,358sqf lot. the curved metal roof was designed to mimic the ocean's waves & to create a unique visual impression. This 3 level home offers Natural marble flooring, radiant heating, and AC .Main level has an open plan living & dinning w/10"ceiling, picturesque windows showcasing ocean & island views, custom kitchen w/island leading to large family room opening to a seaside deck w/built in BBQ, Wok kitchen & an office.Upper level offers 4 bdrm incl master with spa-like ensuite & private terrace. lower level has a legal suite, rec room w/ bar, a covered patio w/outdoor f/p & natural rock waterfall. Steps to Caulfield Village, Lighthouse Park, Thunderbird Marina

Recently Sold Listing 470 Newlands Road, West Vancouver, BC

R2474747 - 470 Newlands Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 470 Newlands Road, West Vancouver.

New Listing 5202 Sprucefeild Road, West Vancouver, BC

R2473456 - 5202 Sprucefeild Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5202 Sprucefeild Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $2,290,000.

This gorgeous completely renovated home located in the quaint community of Upper Caulfield! Offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and over 2,300 sq ft of luxury living built w/superior material & workmanship. Feature an open concept chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, countertops plus wine cooler, hardwood flooring, A/C, and the dining room opening onto a large decks to enjoy the BBQ & hot tub. Upstairs spacious master bedroom with ensuite and two large bedrooms. Walking distance to Caulfeild Elementary School, Rockridge High School, Caulfeild Shopping Village and beautiful trails.