South Granville

Known as one of Vancouver’s premier urban shopping and residential district, South Granville has everything from the majestic custom built homes to international stores and art galleries. The neighbourhood caters to every budget with high end boutiques located next to bargain clothiers.

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History

Since the year 1907, South Granville has evolved into one of the city’s more prestigious residential and shopping districts. Just a few minutes away from the downtown metro and easily accessible through the Lower Mainland, South Granville is a community that should be on every tourist’s itinerary. The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway paved the way for more housing developments in the community in the 1890 and onwards.

Located on the southern side and opposite end of downtown Vancouver, South Granville is among the metro’s premier residential, cultural and shopping districts. Featuring spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, South Granville is nestled between Shaughnessy, Kitsilano and the Fairview Slopes. Although it is only a three-minute drive from the downtown core, South Granville boasts a relaxed, neighbourly environment, perfect for exploring the area’s numerous art galleries, shops and parks.

South Granville residences are sought after by many affluent home buyers. South Granville is a premier Vancouver west side community that enjoys easy access to other parts of the city. Cambie Street, Oak Street and Granville Street provide a convenient and easy commute to downtown Vancouver and Richmond. The South Granville neighbourhood is characterized by old trees and many of the custom built homes in Vancouver. Its lot sizes range from 7,000 to 18,000 square feet. Residential real estate prices in the area are among Canada’s most expensive homes. Detached homes are usually priced from 1M to 6M Canadian dollars.

School and Transportation

South Granville and Broadway is a popular junction for bus routes n the city. One can go to downtown easily or catch the 99 Bus Line that is headed west or east. This express bus line connects to Cambie Street and the Canada Line easily. Traffic is expected at the Granville and Broadway intersection, but drivers don’t have to worry about it so much. The False Creek Ferries and Aquabus ferry passengers at False Creek, and stop at Stamps Landing, Spyglass Place and the Granville Island. South Granville is a premier Vancouver neighbourhood with a strong sense of community. Some of the educational institutions nearby include Prince of Wales Secondary School, L’Ecole Bilingue Elementary and the Lord Tennyson Elementary. There are also private schools in neighbouring areas including the York House, Little Flower Academy and St. George’s.

Popular tagged as the “Gallery Row”, South Granville is a famous destination for art enthusiasts and collectors. Venues are hosting several exhibitions annually for free. The historic Stanley Theatre is one of the most popular cultural sites in the area and is also the venue for the Arts Club Theatre. There is a wide selection of local boutiques and international retailers in the area that has helped South Granville establish itself as a shopping destination in the city. At the end of Granville Street is the world famous Granville Island which is famous for its local foods, flowers, and unparalleled coffees and teas.

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