The West End is a wonderful seaside community. We fully intend to retire here! It’s safe, it’s peaceful, it’s fun and it’s wonderfully diverse. Stanley Park is the jewel of the city as is the 10 kilometre seawall that surrounds it. The beaches are lovely, the streets are clean and the area has a fun, playground feel to it. Everything you need is at your fingertips. Yes, our city does get its share of rain at certain times of year but of course that is the price of being surrounded by lush greenery. Flora grows fast in Vancouver, hence the two 60’ (18 metre) oak trees right outside our windows. If you appreciate the outdoors, sea breezes, ocean, mountain, city views, great restaurants and shops, and a diverse and eclectic mix of people, you will love Vancouver’s West End. Robson street is our main shopping street for fashion and is about a ten minute walk from home. Other shopping options include Pacific Centre Mall and many stand-alone shops.