Point Grey

Large estate-style homes stand alongside luxury beachfront properties, sharing quiet streets and stunning views. Parks, beaches, playing fields, nature walks-all are close by. The result is a quiet, upscale neighbourhood that hasn't lost its family roots.

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Point Grey is a premier upscale neighbourhood that encompasses the west end of the Vancouver peninsula. The community offers its residents with wonderful beachfront living with panoramic ocean views, a scenic metro skyline and the lush north shore mountain ranges.

History

Point Grey was discovered in the year 1971 by the Spanish explorers. The community was named after Captain George Vancouver’s closest friend, George Grey. This well kept and upscale community offers waterfront living in magnificent and gorgeous residential properties.

Geographic Location

With some of Canada’s most spectacular sceneries, Point Grey is among the most enviable communities in the entire British Columbia. The community’s ownership pride can be reflected throughout the history-filled area. Point Grey offers three times the median ‘park space for every person’ compared to any area located at the lower midland.  Built primarily on the north facing slope, Point Grey features panoramic views of the busy city, vast ocean waters and the magnificent north shore. Its park spaces include the Jericho Park, Spanish Banks and Locarno Beach. These recreational areas spread along the beach front locations north of 4th Avenue and the residential areas are located along the southern area part of 8th Avenue.

This old Vancouver neighbourhood is bounded by the Drummond drive in the west and the Alma and Blanca Streets on the east. The Pacific Spirit Park is located west of Point Grey.

Housing

The first ever zoning by law that was passed in 1922, prevented housing developments of anything but detached houses and other related structures. The zoning laws have been modified through time but most of the residences in Point Grey are still made of up single detached homes with values on the upper range.

School and Transportation

There are a total of seven community parks, a secondary school, two elementary schools, a university and three community centres in Point Grey. Access to the metro downtown is conveniently available. The need for an easy transportation system to UBC, which is located at the western end of Point Grey, ensures that the area has regular bus transportation service. Arterial roads for car traffic are great and biking routes are also provided.

Shopping and Recreation

Shopping is conveniently available along the Broadway at 9th Avenue, with clusters of multi service shopping havens at the nodes of Alma Street, 4th Avenue, Alma and Broadway, and as well as in Dunbar Street and 16th Avenue. There are no huge commercial establishments, lending a peaceful and homey feel to the neighbourhood. The Pacific Spirit Park features 55 kilometres of hiking trails for biking, nature hikes, dog walking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities.

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