There are many gems in West Vancouver to be found in older condos. Many have been owned by mature adults with no children (pristine condition) and are located in prime locations with easy (walkable) access to shopping, the library, rec centre and the sea wall.
On a recent inspection of a 30 year old development it was difficult to find any major issues at all. As a bonus, if the buyer does not mind the (so called ‘dated’) look of brass, then renovations can be deferred or even dismissed.
Plus, if the building is close to Marine Drive in either Ambleside or Dunderave and the condo is south facing, then one is likely to have an ocean view, second to none.