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Where to Live in Squamish

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There are lots of options to choose from when looking for somewhere to live in Squamish. Whether you’re looking for convenience, adventure or peace, there is somewhere for everyone.

Each individual neighbourhood is home to a diverse range of people and homes. Whatever property type you are interested in, there is something for you in Squamish. The area caters to a huge number of tastes and needs, so you will definitely find something of interest.

The Squamish neighbourhoods are scattered along the Sea-to-Sky highway, just a short drive from both Whistler and Vancouver to the North and South respectively. To help you get a better idea of what is on offer we have put together the below information, highlighting some common criteria:

Close to amenities

Squamish has plenty of amenities from supermarkets, to shops, to restaurants and cafes. There are a number of neighbourhoods in close proximity to these amenities, offering plenty of choice and balance.

Downtown Squamish is the obvious choice when it comes to proximity the most amenities. Here you will find new townhouses and condos within walking distance to everything you need.

Central Squamish, comprised of Garibaldi Estates, Northyards and Brennan Park, is also very close to the downtown hub, along with the Sea-to-Sky.

Looking for adventure

The area is known as the adventure capital of Canada, and as such you can expect unparalleled access to incredible hikes, bike trails, climbing, mountains and more.

For the best access to hiking and biking trails, look no further than The Plateau, located at the very south of Squamish. This is one of the most sought after neighbourhoods, with many beautiful singe-family homes, all offering incredible mountain vistas.

Valleycliffe is another option when looking for adventure. Located right next to the Stawamus Chief, you are within walking distance to some of the best climbing in the world, along with tons of hiking trails.

Peace and quiet

Areas such as Ring Creek, Upper Squamish, and the aptly named Paradise Valley, are all located in Rural Squamish.

Properties here offer a true home away from it all, right on nature’s doorstep. With quiet streams and forests, you can enjoy the land with local wildlife such as eagles, hawks and foxes.

Wherever you look you will see breathtaking, unspoiled views of rivers and snow-capped mountains, your own personal paradise.


To find out which neighbourhood is best suited to you, get in touch with one of our Realtors!