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Great burgeoning craft brewery scene, new chic shopping options, plenty of character homes others can be found throughout the area. It’s a fitting trend in the neighbourhood, which was a brewing hub in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

While it’s hard to think of today’s Mount Pleasant as a suburb — it’s a thriving neighbourhood that spans Vancouver’s east and west sides and offers easy access to all parts of the city — it did start out that way. In the early 1900s, the area was one of the first residential communities south of False Creek. Today, it’s one of the hottest places in Vancouver to call home. Here are five reasons why the more than 26,000 residents of Mount Pleasant love their neighbourhood.

2 GREAT ACCESS TO SCHOOLS There are six elementary schools within the MLS-defined borders of Mount Pleasant, offering good coverage for the area’s families. The 2011 census showed that almost 10 per cent of the neighbourhood’s population was under 11 years of age, and with almost 30 per cent of the population between 25 and 34, that number of children is likely to grow.

1 THE BREWERY SCENE In recent years, Mount Pleasant has become Vancouver’s go-to neighbourhood for local craft beer. Brassneck Brewery, Main Street Brewery and 33 Acres Brewing Company are all located within a few blocks centred on Main and East/West Seventh Avenue. Several

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4 A HUB OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES From restaurants to bars to shops, there are more independent businesses in Mount Pleasant than big chains. While major brands like Starbucks and IGA can be found in the area, they don’t dominate. It’s one reason Mount Pleasant has become a hot shopping and dining destination for Vancouverites from all parts of the city who want their dollars to remain in the local economy. 5 HERITAGE HOMES With single homes making up less than three per cent of the dwellings in Mount Pleasant, the houses found in the neighbourhood tend to be something truly special. The 100 block of West 10th Ave. alone features six designated heritage homes and the surrounding blocks are full of homes from the 1890s and early 1900s, many of them painted in charming period colours. Whether you live in one of these homes or just admire them when walking through the neighbourhood, they’re a defining aspect of this historic part of town.

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3 OLYMPIC VILLAGE At the northwest corner of Mount Pleasant, the Olympic Village — a legacy of the 2010 Olympic Games — offers green space, access to False Creek and the seawall,

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