Mount Pleasant stretches from Cambie Street to Clark Drive and from Great Northern Way and 2nd, to 16th and Kingsway. The neighbourhoud, once characterized as working class, has undergone a process of gentrification since the early 1990s, especially the area around the Main Street and Broadway intersection that is increasingly becoming known as South Main, or SoMa. Vancouver City Hall is also located in Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant is known as one of the more up and coming neighbourhoods, especially in the communities surrounding Vancouver's downtown peninsula. Many first time homeowners and young professionals, as well as a growing number of families, call Mount Pleasant home, which leads to the neighbourhood's vibrant and diverse nature.
The stretch of Main Street that runs from Broadway to 16th Avenue is home to some of the trendy restaurants and shops in Vancouver. An ecclectic mix to say the least, you can fnd almost anything here. - From hole in the wall diners to upscale eateries, traditional pubs to modern martini lounges. There are also some fantastic furniture stores and consigment shopping if you extend your travels both North and South along Main Street.