Neighborhood:Back in the 1890Õs, the Vancouver Lawn & Tennis Club in Granville Park was known as a trendy club for the local Elite. They would host annual Championship matches, attracting nationally achieved Canadian players.
The area of Kitsilano was an inexpensive place to live in the 1960Õs and because of this became know as one of two (also Gastown Vancouver) hotbeds of the hippy culture at this time. For this reason the neighborhood found many people from across Canada & the United States calling Kits home. Then in the following decades the area became more gentrified by ÒyuppiesÓ. Kitsilano has always been a desirable location to most people due to its close proximity to Downtown Vancouver & walking distance to Beaches, Parks and the Granville Island Village amenities.
The community of Kitsilano is bordered to the North by Kits Beach & runs south until West 16th Avenue. To the West the neighborhood ends at Alma Street & to the East the boarder is Burrard Street.
Kitsilano is also home to the locally famous Kits Beach along side the Kitsilano Showboat, the open-air amphitheater established in 1935 with the North Shore Mountains & Burrard Inlet water as its backdrop. Every summer the Showboat hosts live performances by local bands, dancers & performers of all different kinds.
Community Centre:- Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre (2690 Larch Street, Vancouver B.C | 604 257 6976)
Public Parks:- Kitsilano is home to 17 Parks including one off-leash dog park & 6 childrenÕs playgrounds.
School Catchment:- Bayview Community Elementary School
- General Gordon Elementary School + French Immersion
- Henry Hudson Elementary School + French Immersion
- Lord Tennyson Elementary School (French Immersion)
- Carnarvon Comunity Elementary School
- Shaughnessy Elementary School
- Kitsilano Secondary School + French Immersion
Real Estate Fact:Highest Sale Price Ever | 3065 Point Grey Road - $11,650,000 (8,305 SqFt Lot / 3,358 SqFt House – SOLD March 3 2013)
Highest Assessed valued home in B.C (2014) | 3085 Point Grey Road - $54,206,000 (30,593 SqFt Lot / 7 Bedrooms & 9 Bathrooms)
Modern Home Count:- There are currently 52 Kitsilano Modern Homes built or being built in this neighborhood.
This is the description for the area in of Greater Vancouver.
Neighborhood:Quilchena is the small pocket residential neighborhood in the centre of four other Vancouver West Side neighborhoods. The Northern border of Quilchena Vancouver is West King Edward Avenue & West 37th Avenue to the South. Puget Drive & Larch Street are its Western Boarder Streets with Maple Crescent & Marguerite Street boarders to the East. The very popular Arbutus Ridge community is within the Quilchena neighborhood as well. Arbutus Street runs through the centre of this neighborhood giving convenient and direct access to the shops of Kerrisdale Village to the South or directly North into the Kitsilano community.
Quilchena has developed a name for its self as a quiet sleepy little neighborhood offering beautiful tree lined street with a large variety of home types throughout. There are a variety of much larger Lots & Homes on the Eastern edge of this neighborhood that borders the Shaughnessy neighborhood. Quilchena also proudly houses the Arbutus Club, a Members Only private club that offers a variety of sports activities and amenities for its members.
Community Centre:- None
Public Parks:- Village Park
- Prince of Wales Park
- Quilchena Park
- Ravine Park
School Catchment:- Prince of Wales Secondary School
- Point Grey Secondary School
- Shaughnessy Elementary
- Trafalgar Elementary + French Immersion
- Quilchena Elementary + French Immersion
Local Private Schools:- Prince of Wales Mini School
Real Estate Fact:- Highest Sale Price Ever | 2257 West 36th Avenue - $5,650,000 (8,844 SqFt Lot / 5,355 SqFt House- SOLD March 6 2014)
Modern Home Count:- There are currently 24 Quilchena Modern Homes built or being built in this neighborhood.
Neighborhood:The South West Marine neighborhood is positioned between South West Marine Drive & West Boulevard on the South Side of Vancouver’s West Side. This neighborhood runs parallel with the Fraser River. South West Marine is known for very large lots with very large homes, specifically positioned along the South side of South West Marine Drive. These homes offer amazing views over the Fraser River and out to Richmond and beyond. Some of Vancouver’s largest homes are located in this neighborhood. You can be at the Vancouver Airport within 15 minutes & Downtown within 20 minutes from here. This neighborhood begins at West 49th Avenue and runs down South/East to West 70th Avenue. The neighborhood ends to the South at McCleery Golf Course & Marine Drive Gold Club (Southlands). Both positioned physically below South West Marine as there is a steep grade change at that Southern side of the community.
Community Centre:- Kerrisdale Community Centre (5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver B.C | 604 257 8100)
Public Parks:- McCleery Park
- Maple Grove Park
- Arbutus Park
- Riverview Park
School Catchment:- Maple Grove Elementary School + French Immersion
- Mckechnie Elementary School
- Magee Secondary School
Real Estate Fact:- Highest Sale Price | 1333 W 54th Avenue - $10,480,000 (20,762SqFt Lot / 11,169 SqFt House – SOLD May 28 2012)
South West Marine Modern Home Count:
- There are currently 16 South West Marine Modern Homes built or being built in this neighbourhood.
Neighborhood:With country like roads sprinkled with horseback riders & stables on every other street, Southlands Vancouver is a very rural feeling community on the Southern tip of Vancouver, just below the Dunbar Vancouver neighborhood. Southlands Vancouver ins the oldest neighborhood in Vancouver and remains to this day, the traditional territory of the Musqueam people. The home of Samuel McCleery who arrived in Southlands from Country Down Ireland on April 27 1862 was built in 1873. This home was one of the oldest non-native homes in Vancouver before it was demolished in the late 1950's & the lower portion of the McCleery farm was developed into McCleery Golf Course, which opened in 1959. In 1928 along with Point Grey, Southlands amalgamated with Vancouver & 1943 the Southlands Riding & Polo Club was founded.
The Southlands Community is also home to Point Grey Golf & Country Club, McCleery Golf Course & Marine Drive Golf Club.
Community Centre:- None
Public Parks:- Musqueam Park
- Fraser River Park
School Catchment:- Kerrisdale Elementary School
- Kerrisdale Annex
- Point Grey Secondary School
Real Estate Fact:- The highest sale price ever in Southlands | 6975 Balaclava Street - $12,280,000 (107,000 SqFt Lot / 8,170 SqFt House – SOLD June 11 2014)
Southlands Modern Home Count:- There are currently 65 Southlands Modern Homes built or being built in this neighborhood.