Hip and chalked full of character. The neighbourhood of Main is a small pocket that borders trendy Main Street, which has experienced a revival of stores from cool dives to chic stores and cafes.
Laying just on the outskirts of downtown, Main has it’s benefits including efficient transit, fantastic nightlife, unique, one-off shoppng, and a vast selection of tasty gastro hubs. The neighbourhood has really gained steam over the last decade, which reflects in the amazing amenities in the community.
Main is located on the east side of Vancouver and bordered by Cambie, Fraser, Mount Pleasant East and South Vancouver.
Hillcrest Community Centre, the curling venue to the 2010 Winter Olympic, is a world-class facility featuring an NHL sized skating rink, dance centre, indoor pool, fitness centre and an outdoor playground. aquatic and fitness centres. It’s next door neighourhood, Nat Bailey Stadium, is home to the minor league baseball team, The Vancouver Canadians. Make sure to catch a nooner game!
Main is well served by four elementary schools including Brock Elementary, Wolf Elementary, Van Horne Elementary and Livingstone Elementary , Sir Charles Tupper Secondary, Sir John Oliver and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary schools are in, or just outside the boundaries of Main. Khalsa School, St. Andrews School and Vancouver College offer private institution options and are close by.
There’s a reason why there’s a section of main (Main & King Ed) that got the reputation “restaurant row”. From fine dining to chic cafes, Main Street offers a myriad of choices for dinner and prices that should satisfy all tastes.
The shopping on Main Street is best described as eclectic. Small, locally owned boutique shops with unique pieces, multi-cultural dining, small independent grocery, produce and meat shops and and host of friendly services gives this sought after shopping district a real “shop local” feel.
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