Metrotown Mall Area – Burnaby Apartments Listings and Guide
If you're looking for less expensive apartments for rent in Vancouver, then Burnaby is a good choice. The key for looking at Burnaby apartments for rent is finding something that has good access to skytrain. It's the skytrain running through the metrotown area that is a real advantage. You get the great shopping and movies in the Metrotown Mall plus you get a lower rent because these apartments are further from the core of Vancouver city. This area in Burnaby BC also is close to Burnaby Central Park which features Swangard Stadium and Central Park Pitch & Putt golf.
Kingsway street is a major artery which crosses metro Vancouver. Willingdon Ave is another major road which is a major North/South route between North and South Burnaby. BCIT which is the techinical and trades institute of BC is in close proximity to Metrotown Burnaby apartments. If you're going to be attending BCIT, then looking at apartments around Metrotown makes a lot of sense.
The area around Metrotown is quite new so there are minimal amounts of cheaply constructed apartments. There are numerous high rise apartment buildings which can get expensive as you get to the higher floors. Just remember that tip! If you want a cheap apartment in Vancouver, then go for the lower floors. A view costs extra don't you know?
Aside from great shopping and transit around this area of Burnaby BC, you also have the massive Burnaby Central Park. If you need to walk, run or job then this treasure of Vancouver should keep you busy for many days, week and months. Don't underestimate the opportunity to live near such a majestic park. It might just save you a gym membership and help you stay in shape.
One point worth mentioning is that there are a few co-op housing apartments in this area. As I've mentioned before, coop housing is a great option which gives you a greater sense of community and security where neighbours know each other. People might suggest to you that you have to invest a lot of your time in working for the co-op. That is true in some instance but all coops aren't run the same and honestly when you look at the rent comparison, a co-op is so much more affordable that a bit of time cleaning up the coop is really not a big deal. I would suggest checking out the following co-op housing apartments in that area: Byrne Creek Housing Co-operative, Antrim Place Co-op, Andras Place Co-op, or Rainbow's End Co-op. There are more, but those are quite close to Metrotown. And always remember when looking to rent in co-op housing. Be patient, apply annually to the same co-op and be persitent.
Metrotown Burnaby Apartments For Rent - The Good and the Bad
Easy access to a few different skytrain locations
Lots of shopping nearby at Metrotown Mall
Close to highway 1
Close to BCIT
Lower rents that other Vancouver apartments locations
Less selection of apartments compared to other areas of Vancouver
Crime more common around skytrain station areas
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