|City region:||East Vancouver|
|Avg. house price:||$1,654,500|
|Avg. townhouse price:||$1,107,500|
|Avg. condo price:||$631,850|
Grandview–Woodland, also commonly known as Commercial Drive, is a neighbourhood in East Vancouver that is home to the most eclectic mix of businesses in the city. Of the more than 400 businesses on The Drive, the majority are single location, owner-operated, making their product mix, dining experiences, produce, entertainment and services completely unique.
Frequently described as Vancouver's Greenwich Village, or, as I've heard some baby boomers say, "what Kits used to be," Commercial Drive has experienced a resurgence of interest in restoring its heritage commercial and residential buildings.
It's a mature neighbourhood that is a vibrant mixture of commercial, industrial, single-family and multi-family residential with a rich ethnic history and features.
This neighbourhood repeatedly receives the Georgia Straight Reader's Choice award as the best neighbourhood in the City.
Check out a calendar of events here.
Check out the Trout Lake Community Centre here.
Check out the school's here.
Breakfast - Tangent Cafe, 2095 Commercial Drive (great food, friendly staff and a $4.99 breakfast special Monday to Friday from 8am to 10am)
Cafe - Prado Cafe, 1938 Commercial Drive (along with coffee, lots of great tea choices that come in your own "teapot". The cookie with no name is absolutely delicious!)
Coffee - Turk's on the Drive, 1276 Commercial Drive (excellent coffee, we even buy our beans for home from here)
Pizza - Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, 1380 Commercial Drive (delicious pizza's, salads and my favorite gelato of all time - Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate - plus they are kid friendly and have reasonably priced vino)
Pizza - Via Tevere Pizzeria, 1190 Victoria Drive (some of the best pizza I've ever had outside of Italy. Simple and delicious, they offer a true Neopolitan pizza and reasonably priced vino. They don't take reservations and you will often find line ups outside. Totally worth the wait!)
Seafood - The Daily Catch, 1418 Commercial Drive (fresh seafood that is 100% Ocean Wise, nice staff and a great selection of seafood)
Vegetarian Mexican Restaurant - Bandidas Taqueria, 2781 Commercial Drive
Wine - Liberty Wine Merchants, 1622 Commercial Drive (knowledgable staff, great selection!)
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