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If you’ve never heard of Sapperton, you will soon. It’s a neighbourhood in New West that’s in the midst of a major transformation. Located on the slope above the Fraser River and centred around Brunette Avenue and Columbia Street, Sapperton offers views of a working river with tug boats and log booms. It’s gritty and busy and beautiful.
In the centre of Sapperton, on the former site of the Labatt’s Brewery, a new master-planned community called Brewery District has already seen a retail hub take shape featuring Brown’s Social House, Starbucks, Save On, Move yoga studio and many other small businesses and offices. Royal Columbia Hospital is right there. So is Translink headquarters. And it’s steps from the Sapperton Skytrain station – a 30 minute ride to downtown Vancouver.
But until now, it has been a quiet community of mostly single-family homes. That’s about to change. In the heart of Brewery District, The Sapperton is a new 15-storey, 116 home condo development that offers the best value anywhere on transit and a rare opportunity to buy a condo in the Brooklyn of Vancouver. Here’s why it’s like Brooklyn:
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