Arbutus-Ridge real estate guide & listings for sale
Arbutus-Ridge offers a calm atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. This part of Vancouver is good for those who prefer quiet surroundings, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. Lastly, accessing parks is very easy from numerous locations in the neighbourhood since there are a few of them nearby for residents to relax in.
This part of Vancouver is a fairly good part of the city with respect to getting around without a car. This area is suitable for walking; many daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle. Bicycling is also easy in Arbutus-Ridge as the cycling infrastructure is good. This part of the city is home to a reasonably good public transit infrastructure due to a few nearby bus lines. However, this area is not particularly car friendly. Nonetheless, it is convenient to find a parking spot.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about 40% of dwellings in Arbutus-Ridge, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes make up most of the remaining housing stock. This neighbourhood also has a good variety of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the population of this neighbourhood own their home while the rest are renters. Around 30% of properties in this part of Vancouver were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
In Arbutus-Ridge, families will usually be able to reach schools and daycares on foot. As far as food is concerned, it is very often an option for house buyers in this neighbourhood to shop for general and specialty groceries by walking. Likewise, Arbutus-Ridge is a good place in which to go out to eat or go to a cafe. It is also easy to reach a number of clothing stores on foot.