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Old 01-20-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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We are planning to move to vancouver by June, I need advice as to which are good family living areas as i have an 11yr old too, looking for good school districts. Would appreciate all the feedback and information. Thanks all.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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The North and West areas of Vancouver are pretty good, as are the suburbs of Richmond. I'd avoid the Downtown Eastside, however.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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Thanks for replying..
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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best bet is to come here on a holiday and stay here before you make the move and go around checking out all the locations where you might be interested in moving too.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:15 PM
 
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We need more info about your budget before we can recommend school districts.

In my experience good school districts go hand in hand with upscale neighbourhoods due to a number of factors. In upmarket areas schools are less crowded due to a low population density and the fact that half of the kids are in private schools, leaving lots of space in the local public school. Also, parents in more upmarket neighbourhoods tend to be more involved in school activities (maybe due to income, education level..).

I would say the district around UBC/Shaugnessay/Point Grey is an excellent one. Another good one is the West Vancouver School district.

Give us your budget and we will tell you were you can get the best schooling for your dollars.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Hollywood North
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Where will you be working? Traffic around here can be pretty brutal. The other posters are recommending extremely expensive areas. I live in the UBC/point grey area and small homes that are 40 years old sell for over a million. The NorthShore (West and North Van) is a bit cheaper but still very pricey. There are good schools all over the metro area, one need not live in an area where starter homes/townhouses start at a million dollars.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:34 AM
 
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Thankyou Everyone for all the feedback, it sounds good to first come there for a visit and then decide will look into that. I am a Registered Nurse am looking at hospitals too so not sure which area ill be moving to so that i am close to work and home. I was also curious to know the rental rates for a 2 bedroom if anyone can help me with it would be great. Thankyou once again all for giving me advice.
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