Nestled in the very heart of western Vancouver, Mackenzie Heights is considered as the upper part of the bigger community of Arbutus Ridge. This friendly neighbourhood is bordered by the 16th Avenue to the north, the East Boulevard to the East, 41st Avenue to the south, and the Mackenzie Street to the west. With majestic stately residential properties on tree lined avenues, residents of this neighbourhood take advantage of a private seclusions in a serene and peaceful enclave while benefitting from the location’s close proximity to the downtown districts, the world renowned University of British Columbia, the pristine beaches of Jericho and Kitsilano and the vibrant shopping centres of West Side Vancouver.
Mackenzie Heights was already a residential settlement during the early years. The community is filled with middle class properties during the year 1912 to the 1930s. Mackenzie Heights was also identified with its adjacent communities, Kerrisdale and Dunbar. The BC Electric Railway Line that connected Steveston and Vancouver in the year 1905, passed through Kerrisdale and acted as a trigger for early development in the community.
Mackenzie Heights is bounded to the north by the King Edward Avenue, on the east through the Puget Street, on the west through Blenheim Street and on the south by the 37th Avenue. The area is primarily composed of single detached family residences on either 33’ or 50’ frontages. At the 33rd Avenue and Mackenzie, people get to enjoy this small commercial complex and sole apartment building.
Perched on the ridge of Arbutus Ridge, Mackenzie Heights is a beautiful suburban enclave of single family residential properties. It is a peaceful, tree lined neighbourhood with a proportional blend of old and new homes. Located at the heart of the Balaclava Park, Mackenzie Heights features desirable scenic views, plenty of park spaces and lush green streets. Mackenzie Heights is considered as among Vancouver’s most expensive neighbourhoods. Its total population is dominated by wealthy professionals, high income households, and a significant Chinese populace.
The 22nd Macdonald City Bus provides transportation services to Downtown and the 41st Avenue. Mackenzie Heights is also an ideal neighbourhood to raise families. Aside from its homey lush parks and quiet streets, Mackenzie Heights also enjoys a close proximity to several public schools. It is also near many of the city’s best private schools such as the Crofton House, Littleflower Academy, St. George’s, York House and the Vancouver College. All the mentioned schools are only a 10 minute drive from the neighbourhood itself.
While there are no existing commercial centres in Mackenzie Heights, the shopping complex in Kerrisdale along the 41st Avenue is located nearby. Mackenzie Heights has good access to transit but majority of the population drive their own vehicles as their mode of transportation. There are also plenty of parks near the neighbourhood such as the Arbutus Village Park, Prince Of Wales Park and Trafalgar Park.