Neighborhood:

The Arbutus neighborhood begins along its northern boarder of West 16th Avenue, just over the road from the Kitsilano neighborhood. Arbutus stretches from West 16th Ave to its South as far as West 25th Avenue (King Edward Avenue). The Western Boarder of the Arbutus neighborhood is Quesnel Drive & the Eastern boarder runs along Arbutus Street. The Western edge of the neighborhood (Quesnel Drive & Puget drive) is substantially more elevated than the rest of the Arbutus area. This offers those homes situated on those streets unobstructed views of the North Shore Mountains and in some cases views as far as Downtown Vancouver & Burrard Inlet Water.

The Arbutus neighborhood has consistent tree lined street throughout and is a very quiet residential area. This West Side neighborhood also offers catchment to an abundance of highly regarded elementary & secondary schools. There are only a few streets in the Arbutus neighborhood offering local shopping amenities. So amongst the few parks and schools this is predominantly a residential pocket of the city.

Community Centre:

- None

Public Parks:

- Trafalgar Park
- Carnarvon Park

School Catchment:

- Carnarvon Elementary School
- Trafalgar Elementary School + French Immersion
- Shaughnessy Elementary School
- Quilchena Elementary School + French Immersion
- Kerrisdale Elementary School + French Immersion
- Kerrisdale Annex
- Prince of Wales Secondary School

Real Estate Fact:

Highest Sale Price Ever | 4492 Quesnel Drive - $5,528,000 (7,711 SqFt Lot / 4,201 SqFt House – SOLD October 12 2014)

Arbutus Modern Home Count:

- There are currently 47 Kitsilano Modern Homes built or being built in this neighborhood.

Neighborhood:

The affluent neighborhood of Kerrisdale Vancouver is positioned from Blenheim Street to the West & Cypress Street to the East. At its north it borders at West 37th Avenue & to goes as far south as West 57th Avenue. There is a large variety of heritage homes in this old neighborhood but this began to change in the early 1980’s with a large influx of wealthy immigrants from Hong Kong moving to this quiet area and constructing more modern designed homes. That trend has continued as the area has become more desirable over time. The local community is home to a number of schools as well as the Kerrisdale Community Centre & of course the shops of Kerrisdale village along West 41st Avenue from Maple Street to East Boulevard & between West 37th Avenue to West 47th Avenue, in the heart of the neighborhood.

Originally gaining its name in 1905 when it was named “Kerry’s Dale” the name was quickly changed to Kerrisdale. The CP Rail line that is now out of commission runs through the middle of the community. Once an eyesore has now become a community garden space along parts of it bringing vibrancy to the once dead spaces.

Community Centre:

- Kerrisdale Community Centre (5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver B.C | 604 257 8100)

Public Parks:

- Malkin Park
- Elm Park
- Kerrisdale Centennial Park
- Kerrisdale Park

School Catchment:

- Kerrisdale Elementary School + French Immersion
- Kerrisdale Annex
- Quilchena Elementary School
- Maple Grove Elementary School
- Dr. R. E. Mckechnie Elementary School
- Point Grey Secondary School
- Magee Secondary School

Local Private Schools:

- Crofton House School

Real Estate Fact:

- Highest Sale Price | 6292 Carnarvon Street - $9,580,000 (36,216 SqFt Lot / 11,081 SqFt House – SOLD July 7 2013)

Kerrisdale Modern Home Count:

- There are currently 34 Kerrisdale Modern Homes built or being built in this neighbourhood.

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:

Shaughnessy Vancouver is an almost entirely residential neighborhood in the heart of Vancouver's West Side. Shaughnessy is measured at roughly 447 hectares in size. This neighborhood runs from West 16th Avenue at the North to West 41st Avenue at the South. Its width runs between Arbutus Street on the West & Oak Street to the East. The Shaughnessy neighborhood was names after Thomas George Shaughnessy, 1st Baron Shaughnessy who was an American Born Canadian & a former president of Canadian Pacific Railway.
Shaughnessy is home to many Historic residential addresses with 51% of its homes having been built during or before World War 2. The Canadian Pacific Railway officially created the neighborhood in 1907. At this time they were the largest real estate developer in Canada.

Community Centre:

- None

School Catchment:

- Shaughnessy Elementary School
- Quilchena Elementary School + French Immersion
- Sir William Osler Elementary School
- Emily Carr Elementary School
- L'Ecole Bilingue Elementary School (French Immersion)
- Eric Hamber Secondary School
- Prince of Wales Secondary School

Local Private Schools:

- Little Flower Academy
- Vancouver College
- York House

Real Estate Fact:

- Highest Sale Price | 1790 West 38th Avenue - $18,500,000 ( 24,700 SqFt Lot / 10,064 SqFt House – SOLD December 24 2013)

Shaughnessy Modern Home Count:

- There are currently 35 Shaughnessy Modern Homes built or being built in this neighborhood.

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.

Neighborhood:


The UBC neighborhood (University of British Columbia) is located in the University Endowment Lands, roughly 10 kilometers from Downtown Vancouver. The Endowment Lands are just over 14 Square Kilometers, located at the furthest western point of VancouverÕs West Side. This area is mostly forest that was initially set aside for development, which never materialized, as environmentally aware residents in the area were strongly opposed. There has been a slowly growing community in UBC to this day, however this is to the west of Pacific Spirit Park (established in 1988 by Bill Vander Zalm) that acts as a protected green-belt between the community of UBC & the West side of Vancouver (Point Grey neighborhood & Dunbar neighborhood).  University students, university staff, university faculty, environmental groups, businesses, residents & the general public must be consulted regarding any development in the University Endowment Lands beforehand. This of course makes for a very slow growth process in this area. Additional UBC amenities include the University Golf Club, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy, Tower Beach, Wreck Beach and a variety of local sports fields.
With that being said, the residential neighborhood of UBC is quickly growing, however in the form of residential towers (high-rise) and not detached housing lots. The detached housing neighborhoods (north east corner of the community) offers housing lots substantially larger (100 Ft frontage) than typical Vancouver housing lots (33 Ft \u2013 60 Ft frontage).  This is a very quiet and docile community, even thought there is a university just a few short blocks away. The main draws to this community are the large lots & quiet tree lined streets surrounded by an abundance of local amenities. Thanks to the growing University there are now plenty of amenities such as banks, grocery stores, cafes, bars, restaurants & all of the amenities of the university its self (UBC Pool & Golf Course etc).  There is an abundance of public transit in-&-out of UBC as well as an miles of walking trails, beach, bike trails & parks within a close proximity. UBC is home to the largest residential home sale in the entire metro Vancouver area. This sale is noted below under ÒReal Estate FactÓ.

Community Centre:

- The Old Barn Community Centre (6308 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver B.C | 604 822 9675)

Public Parks:

- University Endowment Lands
- Pacific Spirit Regional park
- Camosun Park
- Foreshore park
- Totem park
- Jim Taylor park
- Hawthorn Place Park
- Khorana Park
- Michael Smith park

School Catchment:

- University Hill Elementary School
- Future Acadia Road Elementary School
- University Hill Secondary School

Real Estate Fact:

- Highest Sale Price Ever for a Vancouver home | 5638 Newton Wynd - $18,600,000 (30,300 SqFt Lot / 9,734 SqFt House \u2013 SOLD February 1 2013)

UBC Modern Home Count:

- There are currently 12 UBC Modern Homes built or being built in this neighborhood.