Downtown Vancouver, WA is a study in contrasts. There are a number of beautiful old homes that can be found in Vancouver's Downtown area. Situated alongside these older homes are modern high-rise condominiums and townhouses. Before the rise of condos, the older homes were built in the early 1900’s. Through the years, these traditional homes have gone through extensive renovation and remodelling in hopes of preserving the area's rich heritage.
The neighboorhood in Downtown Vancouver is composed of approximately 1,054 households within an area of 0.380 square miles. To improve its transportation services, Downtown Vancouver has partnered with C-TRAN, Vancouver’s Downtown Association and other businesses in the area in an effort to maintain and improve the downtown area. Real estate in the downtown area is still affordable although the market continues to increase as the economy improves.
Many new improvements have been instituted in the Downtown area to enhance the quality of life. Many are designed to improve access for residents as well as visitors. The Destination Downtown project is designed to provide a wider parking space for the business patrons in downtown and promote a more energetic and dynamic community.
There are still single family homes and condominiums on the market in this area. Settling in close to the shops, restaurants and entertainment center of Vancouver has its perks. Living in Downtown Vancouver area is an exciting prospect for many who enjoy the urban lifestyle and convenience of living close to work.