Building Blocks: seven35 – 2 of 3

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This sponsored feature takes an intimate look at real estate projects in Greater Vancouver, bringing you stories about the developers, the neighbourhoods and the homes themselves.

For over 40 years, Adera has earned its right to be pretty darn awesome. They’re one of BC’s leading multi-disciplinary real estate organizations, having built a world-class portfolio that includes their newest project in North Vancouver – seven35 – which we’re showcasing on V.I.A. in three parts.

In THIS first part we shared with you the philosophy of the award-winning developer behind the project, Adera, as well sharing the finer points of the development itself. Today we’re taking you on a tour of the neighbourhood, which is actually a relatively small municipality that goes officially by the name of North Vancouver. North Van to those who live there. Surely you’re familiar, but maybe not familiar enough? Click on the map below for at what’s close to seven35, smack dab in the middle of it.


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From the middle of nowhere to the centre of everything – North Van’s Marine Drive still connects Lower Lonsdale and West Vancouver, but now it’s also an ideal destination.

At seven35, you’re nestled deep in the natural surroundings of the North Shore yet still surrounded by a variety of shops, restaurants and services. Planning a summer BBQ on your rooftop lanai? Thrifty Foods and Price Smart are just across the street and you can pick up some fresh fruit and veggies at Kin’s Market.

If you’re in the mood to dine out, catch the hockey game at Hurricane Grill or sample some local brews at Taylor’s Crossing Restaurant and BrewpubEthical Kitchen has a variety of local meats and dairy products to eat onsite or take home to your ultra gourmet kitchen.

If you’re decorating your home with your own personal touch, check out the modern home furnishings at nood (New Objects Of Desire!), one-of-a kind pieces at Santa Barbara Mexican Furniture and great outdoor furnishings at Ginger Jar. Also, don’t forget the home comforts of Bed Bath & Beyond.

Great retailers including Future ShopIndigo BooksForerunnersGolf Town and Shoppers Drug Mart are also nearby, plus the more than 90 stores in Capilano Mall.

This being the North Shore, seven35 is also surrounded by the best in West Coast nature. Right next door, Mosquito Creek Park has a children’s play area at the south end with a trail following the creek north to the Baden Powell Trail. The trail is off-leash, so you can take man’s (or woman’s!) best friend along for a hike.

If you want to stop for a different kind of R&R, the trail passes by the William Griffin rec centre and the quaint Edgemont VillageMosquito Creek Park also links up with Heywood Park, along Mackay Creek a few blocks west, Mahon Park to the east and King’s Mill Walk on Burrard Inlet to the south.

A part of the future North Shore Spirit Trail, King’s Mill Walk has nearly 1.5 kilometres of waterfront paths meandering through landscaped grounds (look way up to see the fanciful birdhouses perched on high posts).

Once you’re done walking, you can reward yourself with a coffee and pastry at the Thomas Haas Pâtisserieor Louis Gervais Bistro and perhaps a treatment at Spa Utopia?

Homes at seven35 start from under $300,000 and range in size from 450 square foot junior one beds to just over 1,000 square foot two-storey townhomes with two bedrooms. Learn more HERE!

Be sure to tune in next week to our third and final post about seven35 when we take you on a little more than a leisurely stroll through the marketplace. In fact we’re going to take you on a rigorous outdoor adventure that’s right outside your door!

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