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Old Aug 20th 2012, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by foreigngirl
False Creek is on our list too, but probably after the initial 6 months.
I really need to feel safe. I don't go out at night on my own, but really need to feel safe in the daytime.
i wouldn't worry about that in Vancouver. Like anywhere common sense is warranted, but it really is a very safe city. No really bad areas, other than the DTES, and I wouldnt go as far as call it dangerous but it would be a bit of a shock. And i'm speaking as a copper.

take your pick:

false creek, fairview, Kits, west broadway, point grey,dunbar, kerrisdale, cambie village,, oakridge, Mount Pleasant, Main, West End, Coal Harbour, Yaletown, Commercial Drive, South Granville, gas town.....all have their pros and cons.
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beginning to think you are a very intolerant person. Besides, i cant think of anywhere with more down trodden vaga bonds wandering the streets than downtown maple ridge
Down trodden vaga bonds are preferable to annoying hipsters. Their 'vancouver lifestyle' is at least an honest one and not just for show.
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Down trodden vaga bonds are preferable to annoying hipsters. Their 'vancouver lifestyle' is at least an honest one and not just for show.
Oh gawd, give it a rest. One needs a thicker skin me thinks. Who really cares.
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One needs a thicker skin me thinks.
You actually really do mean me don't you?

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Don't you find Yaletown and Commercial drive full of annoying hipsters?
Naaaah they are all on Main Street !
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Originally Posted by foreigngirl
False Creek is on our list too, but probably after the initial 6 months.
I really need to feel safe. I don't go out at night on my own, but really need to feel safe in the daytime.
You don't go out at night on your own?! Why not?
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You actually really do mean me don't you?

I suggest you read this
Im basing it on more than this thread....it seems just about everyone annoys you, be it the homeless, hipsters, Canadians, Vancouverites.....etc. Not that i care, but how can people you dont likely speak to to any real degree have such a negative impact?
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You don't go out at night on your own?! Why not?
I've sent you a PM.
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i wouldn't worry about that in Vancouver. Like anywhere common sense is warranted, but it really is a very safe city. No really bad areas, other than the DTES, and I wouldnt go as far as call it dangerous but it would be a bit of a shock. And i'm speaking as a copper.

take your pick:

false creek, fairview, Kits, west broadway, point grey,dunbar, kerrisdale, cambie village,, oakridge, Mount Pleasant, Main, West End, Coal Harbour, Yaletown, Commercial Drive, South Granville, gas town.....all have their pros and cons.
Where would we get water views apart from Coal Harbour and False Creek within walking distance (10mins) to Coal Harbour?
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Im basing it on more than this thread....it seems just about everyone annoys you, be it the homeless, hipsters, Canadians, Vancouverites.....etc. Not that i care, but how can people you dont likely speak to to any real degree have such a negative impact?
It's true. Other people are annoying <shakes fist at other people>
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Originally Posted by foreigngirl
Where would we get water views apart from Coal Harbour and False Creek within walking distance (10mins) to Coal Harbour?
West End or Yaletown is probably your only other options.

Don't read too much into it though. Coal Harbour is nice. It's just a little sterile and hemmed into downtown for my taste.

You should be fine walking most areas on your own at night, and no matter where you live close to downtown you'll always be within 5 minutes or so of the water and mountain views.

This is South False Creek - Near tons of shopping, 10 mins walk to centre of downtown, the beach, Granville Island, etc. You have Main Street not too far away, as well as Cambie, Broadway, South Granville, etc. Great location, especially because you're out of the busy downtown area and the negative aspects of living in it, but extremely close to be only a short walk away. This would be my top choice as it's a very peaceful location and extremely safe. You're 5 mins from the Canada Line too.
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...218900075.html

This one is North False Creek in Yaltetown by the looks of the view. 5 min walk to centre of downtown and 10 minutes walk to Coal Harbour ish. 10 minutes to the beach, restaurants and bars on your doorstep, etc.
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...218432147.html

This is in the West End. Right next to Stanley Park, the beach, and a 5 to 10 minute walk to centre of downtown and coal harbour. Very close to night life and restaurants, etc.
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...219577753.html
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West End or Yaletown is probably your only other options.

Don't read too much into it though. Coal Harbour is nice. It's just a little sterile and hemmed into downtown for my taste.

You should be fine walking most areas on your own at night, and no matter where you live close to downtown you'll always be within 5 minutes or so of the water and mountain views.

This is South False Creek - Near tons of shopping, 10 mins walk to centre of downtown, the beach, Granville Island, etc. You have Main Street not too far away, as well as Cambie, Broadway, South Granville, etc. Great location, especially because you're out of the busy downtown area and the negative aspects of living in it, but extremely close to be only a short walk away. This would be my top choice as it's a very peaceful location and extremely safe. You're 5 mins from the Canada Line too.
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...218900075.html

This one is North False Creek in Yaltetown by the looks of the view. 5 min walk to centre of downtown and 10 minutes walk to Coal Harbour ish. 10 minutes to the beach, restaurants and bars on your doorstep, etc.
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...218432147.html

This is in the West End. Right next to Stanley Park, the beach, and a 5 to 10 minute walk to centre of downtown and coal harbour. Very close to night life and restaurants, etc.
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...219577753.html
Thank you so much.
I've been on Craigslist every day, putting 'Coal Harbour' or 'False Creek' into the search and haven't seen these.

Love the first one, but we'd like to close it within $2000 at least for the first 6 months.
Poster has deleted second one.
Third one - yes, views are mind blowing and it's close to my partner's office. Isn't it too cheap??? Adverts like this one make me very suspicious. Is it a house share or something?
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Thank you so much.
I've been on Craigslist every day, putting 'Coal Harbour' or 'False Creek' into the search and haven't seen these.

Love the first one, but we'd like to close it within $2000 at least for the first 6 months.
Poster has deleted second one.
Third one - yes, views are mind blowing and it's close to my partner's office. Isn't it too cheap??? Adverts like this one make me very suspicious. Is it a house share or something?
The 3rd one looks to be the right price for a small 1 bed in the west end.

The 1st one, i'm sure you can haggle them down a bit. You never know until you try i guess.
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The 3rd one looks to be the right price for a small 1 bed in the west end.

The 1st one, i'm sure you can haggle them down a bit. You never know until you try i guess.
Thanks. Is it common to haggle rent prices? Even if it's with an agency?
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Thanks. Is it common to haggle rent prices? Even if it's with an agency?
Yep, we did. You have to do what you feel comfortable with.
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