Kitsilano

With its collection of cool shops, restaurants, and community amenities, Kitsilano is the neighbourhood many consider to be the "heart" of the west side. You'll find every kind of home here: from beautifully-renovated character homes to hip, contemporary-styled condos to ultra-modern townhouses. And with plenty of nearby parks, beaches, playing fields and other amenities, it's no wonder why Kitsilano remains one of the city's most popular neighbourhoods.

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Situated at the southern part of the majestic English Bay and just a bridge-length away from Downtown center, Kitsilano is an upscale community that boasts a mix of heritage homes, single family houses, condominium units and low rise apartment complexes. Famous for its panoramic views, the Kitsilano residents enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle, world class restaurants, a multitude of retail shops, easy access to schools and close proximity to the metro center. Kitsilano is indeed one of the best neighborhoods in British Columbia.

History

The community got its name from an Indian chief named “Xats’alanexw”, as his tribe was the early settlers of the land. Kitsilano was an inexpensive community in the 1960s which attracted families from all over Canada and the United States. But as the years passed, the area was flocked with yuppies or young professionals who enjoyed its close proximity to the downtown area, walking distance to beaches, parks and the famous Granville Island. Today, Kitsilano is an upscale community known for its shopping centers, neighborhood restaurants and majestic views of the ocean and mountains right at the doorstep.

Geographic Location

Kitsilino is a diverse, thriving, and vibrant community bordered by Burrard Street on the east side, Alma Street at the west, 16th Avenue on the south side and the ocean at the north. This pristine beach community is centrally situated with the downtown area just across the bridge and the “South Granville” area within hiking distance. The neighborhood also has easy access to popular educational institutions such as the University of British Columbia.

Housing

Kitsilano housing is just as diverse as the people inhabiting the community. Kitsilano homes are usually made up of heritage houses, townhomes, duplexes, low rise condo buildings, and California bungalows.

School and Transportation

Kitsilano is a convenient commute to the downtown area through bus, car or bicycle. Some of the famous schools in the community include Bayview Elementary School, General Gordon Elementary School, Kitsilano Secondary School and the Henry Hudson Elementary School.

Shopping and Recreation

Aside from being close to major grocery stores, local Kitsilano residents always enjoy a wide variety of commercial and retail shops located along West Broadway and W. 4th Avenue. From antique shops to bakeries and designer shops, Kitsilano is a haven for shopaholics. Some of the famous recreational activities in the area include jogging, hiking and rollerblading along the seawall. Cultural events in the community are usually provided by the Vancouver Museum, the Observatory, Maritime Museum and the Conservatory of Music.

A Friendly Beachfront Neighborhoud 

 With its collection of cool shops, restaurants, and community amenities, Kitsilano is the neighbourhood many consider to be the "heart" of the west side. You'll find every kind of home here: from beautifully-renovated character homes to hip, contemporary-styled condos to ultra-modern townhouses. And with plenty of nearby parks, beaches, playing fields and other amenities, it's no wonder why Kitsilano remains one of the city's most popular neighbourhoods.

Situated at the southern part of the majestic English Bay and just a bridge-length away from Downtown center, Kitsilano is an upscale community that boasts a mix of heritage homes, single family houses, condominium units and low rise apartment complexes. Famous for its panoramic views, the Kitsilano residents enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle, world class restaurants, a multitude of retail shops, easy access to schools and close proximity to the metro center. Kitsilano is indeed one of the best neighborhoods in British Columbia.

History

The community got its name from an Indian chief named “Xats’alanexw”, as his tribe was the early settlers of the land. Kitsilano was an inexpensive community in the 1960s which attracted families from all over Canada and the United States. But as the years passed, the area was flocked with yuppies or young professionals who enjoyed its close proximity to the downtown area, walking distance to beaches, parks and the famous Granville Island. Today, Kitsilano is an upscale community known for its shopping centers, neighborhood restaurants and majestic views of the ocean and mountains right at the doorstep.

Geographic Location

Kitsilino is a diverse, thriving, and vibrant community bordered by Burrard Street on the east side, Alma Street at the west, 16th Avenue on the south side and the ocean at the north. This pristine beach community is centrally situated with the downtown area just across the bridge and the “South Granville” area within hiking distance. The neighborhood also has easy access to popular educational institutions such as the University of British Columbia.

Housing

Kitsilano housing is just as diverse as the people inhabiting the community. Kitsilano homes are usually made up of heritage houses, townhomes, duplexes, low rise condo buildings, and California bungalows.

School and Transportation

Kitsilano is a convenient commute to the downtown area through bus, car or bicycle. Some of the famous schools in the community include Bayview Elementary School, General Gordon Elementary School, Kitsilano Secondary School and the Henry Hudson Elementary School.

Shopping and Recreation

Aside from being close to major grocery stores, local Kitsilano residents always enjoy a wide variety of commercial and retail shops located along West Broadway and W. 4th Avenue. From antique shops to bakeries and designer shops, Kitsilano is a haven for shopaholics. Some of the famous recreational activities in the area include jogging, hiking and rollerblading along the seawall. Cultural events in the community are usually provided by the Vancouver Museum, the Observatory, Maritime Museum and the Conservatory of Music.

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