The Kitsilano Neighbourhood

kitsilano-realtorsThe Kitsilano neighbourhood straddles the northern part of the Vancouver West Side.  This area is home to some of the most desirable and valued properties the city has to offer.

The area is situated right on the beach front and is at the same time very close to downtown.  This is part of the reason why the property here is so highly sought after.

The area was home to the Squamish people and derives its name from the former chief August Jack Khatsahlano.

The Kitsilano area has always been particularly popular amongst the younger crowd.  It was a hotbed of 1960s counterculture, though has now become much more gentrified.  Despite the shift, the area still maintains a young feel.

Geographically, the area is defined by the borders between Burrard Street in the east, alma in the West and from 16th Avenue to the water.  West Point is also frequently included in the area, thereby extending the boundary to the West to Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

Kits Beach is obviously the main attraction for most tourists and Vancouverites alike.  The Beach is a great place to simply set up camp and hang out for the day, or get more active and join in some sports.  The beach offers beach volleyball and a large public swimming pool.

The area also hosts the Vancouver folk festival which is a mix of both traditional and contemporary music.  Performers like Feist and other major musicians have been featured at the festival.

Other great sites to take in while visiting Kits include Vanier Park, the Museum of Vancouver, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Planetarium and/or the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Kitsilano is a vibrant and exciting community.  The areas many attractions are just part of the reason why Kitsilano real estate is such a well regarded investment.

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