When buying real estate, location is always key. Being in proximity to parks, schools and public transportation are big selling points, but nothing quite beats being a few steps away from a big-chain grocery store. Perfect for last-minute snacks, or to grab that one essential ingredient you really need, a conveniently located grocery store is a winner for homeowners.

If you’re searching for a new construction condo in downtown Vancouver, and want your weekly grocery run to be within walking distance, then here’s a few currently selling projects that may pique your interest.

1. Avenue One

Developer: Concord Pacific
Priced from: $607,900
Nearest grocery store: Nine-minute walk from Whole Foods Market and Save-on-Foods

For those who love to spend time by the waterfront, Avenue One is just a hop, skip, and a jump to False Creek. Backing onto Hinge Park, one of the city’s rainwater wetland greenspaces, this 17-storey condo community will also be close to an off-leash dog park, children’s playground and picnic area. The neighbourhood is brimming with restaurants, retailers and cafes, but just southwest of the building, future residents will also find Whole Foods Market and Save-on-Foods.

2. Sparrow

Developer: Rendition Developments
Priced from: $654,900
Nearest grocery store: Seven-minute walk from Sunrise Market, and 10-minute walk from T&T Supermarket

A boutique community of 25 suites, the residences of Sparrow evoke clean, modern design. The kitchens will be outfitted with seamless kitchen quartz countertops, paired with two-toned cabinetry and undermount sinks, while the rest of the interiors showcase high ceilings and engineered white oak flooring. Located just off of Main Street, Sparrow is walking distance from Sunrise Market and T&T Supermarket, plus a plethora of local bars and restaurants.

3. The Smithe

Developer: Boffo Developments Ltd.
Priced from: $2,988,900
Nearest grocery store: Eight-minute walk from Urban Fare

Situated between Yaletown and the Arts and Entertainment district, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries are just beyond the doorstep of this 26-storey condo building. These luxury suites are finished with natural stone flooring, high ceilings and imported Italian kitchen cabinetry. The Yaletown Urban Fare location is just an eight-minute walk south, satisfying all your gourmet and fine food needs.

4. 1818 Alberni

Developer: Landa Global Properties
Priced from: $5,000,000
Nearest grocery store: Two-minute walk from Safeway Robson, four-minute walk from Whole Foods Market

This 21-storey condo building will be built near the perimeter of the iconic Stanley Park, one of the city’s most beloved landmarks. With only two residences per floor, suites at 1818 Alberni offer quiet and privacy, coupled with contemporary interiors and open layouts. Regular shopping trips are easy peasy thanks to the Safeway that’s just a two-minute walk away.

5. Monument Kitsilano

Developer: Epta Development Corporation
Priced from: $1,199,900
Nearest grocery store: Six-minute walk from IGA, five-minute walk to Safeway

Currently under construction, Monument Kitsilano will deliver 22 condo and townhome units to the Kitsilano neighbourhood. Located just off of West Broadway, residents will be within walking distance to an IGA and Safeway, as well as restaurants, pharmacies and Connaught Park.

6. Ivy On The Park

Developer: Wall Financial
Priced from: $757,900
Nearest grocery store: Seven-minute walk from Save-On-Foods

Nestled beside Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Ivy On The Park is surrounded by an abundance of greenspace. The 22-storey condo community is also under construction on the border of the University of British Columbia campus. In addition to being a short distance from the seafront and the UBC Botanical Garden, it’s a brief walk from Ivy On The Park to Save-on-Foods, plus nature trails and local cafes.

7. Reside

Developer: Marcon
Priced from: $1,305,900
Nearest grocery store: Six-minute walk from T&T Supermarket

Reside is located at the bottom of Cambie Street, one of the city’s most popular venues for shopping, parks and major transportation stops. Weekly grocery hauls can be done in the neighbourhood’s T&T Supermarket, which is adjacent to a Cineplex Cinemas, Canadian Tire and Best Buy.

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