Despite oscillating outlooks on B.C. real estate, 20 of the province’s neighbourhoods are included in a list of the Top 100 Canadian neighbourhoods to invest in.

Yaletown, South Surrey, Kelowna North and Victoria’s Fairfield are included in the report by Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine.

The rankings aim to help investors identify exact locations for investors to focus on “as a hedge against short- or long-term corrections,” said a news release.

High demand in trendy Yaletown in Vancouver means favourable returns in both retail income and property value appreciation, while south Surrey – where houses average $1.1 million – was cited as a hot spot in B.C.’s second largest city.

The Okanagan, traditionally considered a retirement community, should catch the eye of investors because of record levels of students entering kindergarten as part of the changing demographics of Kelowna North, said a mortgage broker from Verico Financial Group, which helped compile the list, along with Re/Max Real Estate.

Unique character homes and tree-lined streets in Victoria’s Fairfield neighbourhood create robust rental rates for investors, says the report.

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  • Yaletown $674,900

    Building Type : Apartment Bedrooms : 2 Floor Space : 972 sqft Storeys : 1 Built in : 2000 Bathrooms : 2 Title : Condominium/Strata Location : # 410 1072 HAMILTON ST Vancouver, BC V6B 2R9

  • Yaletown $674,900

  • Yaletown $674,900

  • Yaletown $674,900

  • Yaletown $674,900

  • Yaletown $674,900

  • Yaletown $674,900

  • Yaletown $674,900

  • Yaletown $674,900

  • South Surrey, $918,800

    Building Type : House Bedrooms : 4 Floor Space : 2500 sqft Storeys : 2 Built in : 2009 Land Size : 6240 sqft Bathrooms : 3 Title : Freehold Location : 14345 36A AV Surrey, BC V4P 0E1

  • South Surrey, $918,800

  • South Surrey, $918,800

  • South Surrey, $918,800

  • South Surrey, $918,800

  • South Surrey, $918,800

  • South Surrey, $918,800

  • South Surrey, $918,800

  • South Surrey, $918,800

  • South Surrey, $918,800

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

    Building Type : House Bedrooms : 4 Floor Space : 3260 sqft Storeys : 3 Built in : 2010 Land Size : 44.47 x 98.42 Bathrooms : 4 Title : Freehold Location : 1235 BURKEMONT PL Coquitlam, BC V3B 0E8

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

  • Coquitlam, $786,000

  • Saanich, $599,900

    Building Type : House Bedrooms : 3 Floor Space : 1555 sqft Storeys : 1 Built in : 1988 Land Size : 7080 sqft Bathrooms : 2 Title : Freehold Location : 1695 Longacre Dr Victoria, BC V8N 2M9

  • Saanich, $599,900

  • Saanich, $599,900

  • Saanich, $599,900

  • Saanich, $599,900

  • Saanich, $599,900

  • Saanich, $599,900

  • Saanich, $599,900

  • Kamloops, $548,900

    Building Type : House Bedrooms : 4 Floor Space : 2872 sqft Land Size : 9311 sqft Bathrooms : 3 Title : Freehold Location : 385 CHINO PLACE Kamloops, BC V2E 2R2

  • Kamloops, $548,900

  • Kamloops, $548,900

  • Kamloops, $548,900

  • Kamloops, $548,900

  • Kamloops, $548,900



The report used “extensive industry analysis and statistics” including population, average home price, capital growth and vacancy rate. The edition will be available on newsstands on Oct. 22.

Other B.C. neighbourhoods in the top 100 report:

  • Mill Lake (Abbotsford)
  • North Burnaby
  • Chilliwack
  • Coquitlam Town Centre
  • Central Dawson Creek
  • North Delta
  • Sahali (Kamloops)
  • South Langley
  • Central East, Maple Ridge
  • Old City Quarter of Nanaimo
  • Sapperton (New Westminster)
  • Lower Lonsale (North Vancouver)
  • Northern Oxford Heights (Port Coquitlam)
  • The Bowl District (Prince George)
  • Hamilton (Richmond)
  • Gordon Head (Saanich)

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  • The Burns Block - 18 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 226 to 291 square feet.

  • The Burns Block - 18 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 226 to 291 square feet.

  • The Burns Block - 18 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 226 to 291 square feet.

  • The Burns Block - 18 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 226 to 291 square feet.

  • The Burns Block - 18 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 226 to 291 square feet.

  • The Burns Block - 18 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 226 to 291 square feet.

  • The Burns Block - 18 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 226 to 291 square feet.

  • The Burns Block - 18 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 226 to 291 square feet.

  • The Burns Block - 18 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 226 to 291 square feet.

  • Balance

    Surrey, B.C. Units range from 290 to 305 square feet.

  • Balance

    Surrey, B.C. Units range from 290 to 305 square feet.

  • Balance

    Surrey, B.C. Units range from 290 to 305 square feet.

  • Balance

    Surrey, B.C. Units range from 290 to 305 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.

  • The Paris Block - 53 West Hastings

    Vancouver, B.C. Units range from 565 to 1982 square feet.