In and Around Hough Neighborhood

Posted August 16, 2021 in Special Features


Welcome to the historic Hough neighborhood, one of the oldest in Vancouver. In this lovely community, the quiet charm of the past meets with the excitement of the Arts District and Downtown Vancouver.

Take a walk through this neighborhood, full of rich history, and you will  see mature well-kept yards with many bountiful gardens on display. Hough is a friendly, community-oriented neighborhood with early 20th century style architecture and an abundance of shops and restaurants.

When I am spending time in Hough, I can usually be found exploring the antique stores and restaurants on Main Street. If you are in the mood for some pasta or wine, La Bottega is a fantastic place to stop. The  Bleu Door is also on Main Street and has wonderful baked goods and sandwiches. If you want to explore the Irish roots of this neighborhood’s namesake, stop into Shanahan’s Irish pub for a pint of beer or a plate of Irish nachos.

The history of the Hough neighborhood can be traced back to an Irish educator named Patrick Hough. During his lifetime, he was the principal at both Columbian School and Vancouver High School and was one of the founders of The Columbian Newspaper.

Whether you are enjoying outdoor activities at John Ball Park or exploring the shops on Main Street, Hough is a wonderful place to spend a day.

Contact me  for more insights about living in this neighborhood or one nearby by phoning me at Home Sweet Home Realty, 360.334.7714 or by emailing Please visit us at Where should we go next? Let me know which neighborhoods we should explore in future columns.

Live well and get out and explore Vancouver! It’s a great place to live!