Here are 6 Things to Look for in a New Neighbourhood!

When considering moving to a neighborhood that is unfamiliar to you, you really have to consider the different vibes neighborhoods have to offer. When moving out of Vancouver into a new suburban area, there are also, many things to think about. Whether seeking solace, activity, schools, churches, or green space, every homebuyer looks for a different combination of attributes in a new community. Choosing a neighborhood that suits your needs and wants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the home-buying process; your choice of environment will affect the way you experience your new home. This is a very personal decision, influenced by countless unique factors coloring your own lives, but you should always keep the following in mind:

  1. LAYOUT - If you’re considering buying a home in a community that is unfamiliar to you, get to know its layout, offerings, and ambiance. Take some time to walk or drive through the neighborhood, both during the day and at night, familiarizing yourself with the sights, sounds, and smells.

  2. AMENITIES - What amenities does the neighborhood have to offer? Is public transportation readily accessible? Are there schools, churches, parks, or grocery stores within reach? Consider visiting schools in the area if you have children.

  3. JOB MARKET - What is the nature of the job market in the area? Keep in mind that if area employers are producing more jobs, you can expect property values to increase, especially if the jobs offered fall within a higher salary bracket.

  4. NEIGHBOURS - Speak to these neighbours. Ask questions. They can offer you a wealth of information, from an inside perspective.

  5. COMMUTE - How will you be affected by a new commute to work? Drive the route between the new neighborhood and your office during the appropriate times to gauge the volume of traffic you could expect to encounter, and the amount of time you’d need to put aside for daily travel.

  6. LAND USE- Contact local land-use and zoning officials to determine existing development plans or potential for development in the area. A strong agenda for neighborhood planning and local zoning will increase the value and draw of a neighborhood. Keep in mind that any large, tree-covered area may be a target for future development in popular communities.

Contact a local realtor that is familiar with the inside and outs, to give you the right guidance.

Today we are cruising around Indian Arm in British Columbia. Leaving from Rocky Point boat launch in Port Moody, making our way through Burnaby, Belcarra, Anmore, Deep Cove, Twin Island, and more. 

Indian Arm is a salt-water fjord that extends approximately 20 kilometres north from the Burrard Inlet. Underdeveloped mountain slopes, untouched provincial parks, and close proximity to Vancouver provides the fortunate few residents with access to the big city, as well as serene natural landscapes offering countless outdoor activities.

Burrard inlet

The inlet runs almost directly east from the Strait of Georgia to Port Moody and is urbanized on most of its shores. About two-thirds of the way east from the inlet's mouth, a secondary, much steeper-sided, glacial fjord, Indian Arm, extends straight north from the main inlet, between Belcarra and Deep Cove in North Vancouver, then on into the mountainous wilderness. 

From Point Atkinson and Point Grey on the west to Port Moody in the east, the inlet is about 25 km (15.5 mi) long; Indian Arm extends about 20 km (12.4 mi) north. Settlements on the shores of Burrard Inlet include Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, and Port Moody.

If you are interested in Real Estate in the area, you will find many sizes of lands for sale in Indian Arm, recreational properties around Indian Arm which some are boat access only, cabins, fractural ownership properties, and super luxury properties for sale too. Here are some of the best areas around Indian Arm to explore:

  • Belcarra Park (amazing for summer picnics and hiking trails)
  • Hamber Island (a private island with breathtaking residence)
  • Deep Cove (beautiful seaside village)
  • Quarry Rock (impeccable hiking trails with great views)
  • Boulder Island (keep an eye out for Eagles)
  • Jug Island (arguably the best beach on Lower Indian Arm)
  • Grey Rocks (private island featuring a beautiful home)
  • Bedwell Bay (unique houses along the shoreline)
  • Racoon Island (small in size but with a nice beach at low tide)
  • Twin Island (overnight camping is permitted on the north island)
  • A power station (gothic-style construction circa 1900)
  • Silver Falls (2/3 up Indian Arm)
  • Croker Island (a picturesque large island with steep cliff sides)
  • Granite Falls (spectacular place to camp)
  • Wigwam Inn (notorious hotel with an interesting past - not open to the public)

Love the area and want to explore homes or vacation homes around?

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