Vancouver is well-known for its walkability and pedestrian-friendly nature, though that doesn’t diminish the sought-after convenience that is living close to the SkyTrain.

If you’re looking for a quick port to get to work or downtown, one of these Vancouver new construction condo projects close to the light rail might work for you.

1. Coco Oakridge

Developer: Keltic Canada Development
Nearest station: Oakridge 41st Avenue
Priced from: $819,900

Showcasing expansive windows and a modern, linear design, Coco Oakridge is a solid concrete building. Select residences will include patios that offer views of the North Shore Mountains or a southern exposure. Upgrade to a penthouse suite and you can enjoy views of Oakridge and beyond from this six-storey project on Alberta Street.

2. Park Station

Developer: L&A Real Estate Investment Ltd.
Nearest station: Langara-49th Avenue
Priced from: $589,900

Roll out the front door, jump on the Canada Line and reach downtown Vancouver in 12 minutes from this midrise on Cambie Street. If you’d prefer to stick to the neighbourhood, Tisdall Park is directly across the street, as is the Oakridge Centre, where you’ll find popular retailers, restaurants and a Safeway.

3. Cambie + King Edward

Developer: Tianco Group
Nearest station: King Edward
Priced from: $595,800

A minute’s walk from King Edward Station, Cambie + King Edward is situated on the far east side of the South Cambie neighbourhood. Just south of the six-storey project is Queen Elizabeth Park, the perfect spot to spend a summer afternoon walking through the gardens, playing a round of putt-putt or feeding the ducks.

4. Reside

Developer: Marcon
Nearest station: Marine Drive
Priced from: $1,305,900

Recently completed on West 63rd Avenue, Reside’s all-concrete construction exhibits contemporary architecture. Inside, the residences exude the same level of modernity — champagne bronze fixtures, herringbone hardwood floors and built-in USB charging ports deliver the finishing touches to these luxe interiors.

5. 8X On The Park

Developer: Brenhill Developments
Nearest station: Yale-Roundhouse
Priced from: $3,189,900

Luxury finishes don’t go amiss in this 35-storey project rising on Richards Street — kitchens are outfitted with thick marble countertops and Hansgrohe fixtures, while the bathrooms feature modern cabinetry and rain shower heads. 8X On The Park sits right next to Emery Barnes Park, and is walking distance to the swankiest Yaletown boutiques, restaurants and cafes.

6. The Butterfly

Developer: Westbank
Nearest station: Vancouver City Centre
Priced from: $3,900,000

Soon to become one of Vancouver’s tallest buildings, this airy, 57-storey highrise on Nelson Street will wrap up construction in early 2022. Located between Davie Village and downtown Vancouver, The Butterfly is walking distance to all the trimmings of an urban lifestyle — restaurants, shopping and art galleries.

7. The Smithe

Developer: Boffo Developments Ltd.
Nearest station: Stadium-Chinatown
Priced from: $2,988,900

Centrally located in the arts and entertainment district, The Smithe is surrounded by an ample selection of galleries, shops and eateries. With construction expected to wrap up this summer, the residences in this 26-storey tower will include upwards of 1,000 square feet of living space, nine-foot ceilings and natural stone floors.

8. The Paramount

Developer: Keltic Canada Development
Nearest station: Richmond-Brighouse
Priced from: $470,900

Inside and out, The Paramount hosts an abundance of lifestyle, fitness and entertainment conveniences. The 15-storey project delivers over 12,000 square feet of amenity space, including a children’s learning centre, whiskey and wine tasting room, outdoor entertainment lounge and esports gaming room. From its central Richmond location, The Paramount is also close to boutique shopping, fine dining and cafes.

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