In North Lonsdale when you come across Highway 1 you enter more of a suburban area with larger homes and townhouses lining the streets and older apartment buildings that have been remodelled near the top.
Upper Lonsdale is known for great views and accessibility to many of the North Shore’s outdoor activities including Grouse Mountain and endless mountain biking and hiking trails accessible on foot.
Living on this side of the Lonsdale Avenue corridor simply adds an additional 5-10 minutes of walking to your morning commute if you are going downtown Vancouver on the Seabus. The cost of living here is slightly less then closer to the water and when you look out your condo window you can see nothing but trees for miles and an amazing view of Burrard Inlet.
Upper Lonsdale is home to some great pubs and local grocery stores, as well as community centres and parks with plenty of space and old growth trees.
If you are raising a family and want a more quiet traditional lifestyle Upper Lonsdale would be a good choice for you. That’s not to say that the area isn’t geared for everyone.