Downtown Vancouver is the main or central business district of Vancouver. Major business have their offices and towers located here. Notable and popular entertainment venues and eateries are found here. There is housing in the area. Mostly high-rises and apartments.
Yaletown is the heritage area of the city. Formerly home to the city's warehouses, the area has been revitalized with commercial and residential developments. Home to a middle class with a mix of condos and apartments. The area is located along False Creek and the seawall.
Coal Harbour is the city's former port area. Like Yaletown, the area has been redeveloped for residences and some business. Home to middle class residents.
Gastown is another heritage area of the city. Some streets are still cobblestone. Tourist shops are found near the notable Gastown Steam Clock. The area is mixed with low and middle class residents living in apartments, condos and lofts.
Chinatown, Vancouver is where many Chinese immigrants established their homes and businesses when they first moved to Vancouver. Residential areas are home to low income residents in apartments. There are some warehouses still located in the area.
Downtown Eastside is a rundown area of the city. It is home to the city's homeless and drug addicted. Low income residents living in early 1900s apartments or hotels.
Crosstown is a roughly four-block area that connects Chinatown, Vancouver, Gastown, and Yaletown/Stadium District. Notable landmarks include the historic Sun Tower and a row of heritage high-rise boutique loft conversions.
is a community with mixed residential and business development. Close to False Creek, it has some businesses and warehouses located here. Single and low income residents live here.
Main Street-Riley Park
is home to the city's vintage and antiques shops, but also a middle class community. Houses and apartments are the main forms of homes. Queen Elizabeth Park is found here as well as the city's highest point.
is yet another multi-ethnic area of the city. Lower income residents live in affordable or rental units (houses, apartments, divided homes). There are business located in the area.
is home to Punjabi residents and restaurants. Some homes are referred to as a Vancouver Special. The area has a view of the Fraser River and mountains. Low rise apartments, houses and rentals are found here.