Kitsilano real estate guide & listings for sale
Kitsilano is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the ambience of this area. Kitsilano is reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. There are around 20 parks close by for residents to enjoy and they are very well-distributed, which results in them being very easy to get to from the majority of locations within the neighbourhood. Finally, this part of the city has numerous streets to visit. Although the nightlife is limited, there are many nearby entertainment venues, not to mention that there are often crowds of people around.
Kitsilano is a very good area with regards to getting around without driving. Owing to about 10 nearby bus lines, this area is a very convenient part of Vancouver for travelling by public transit. Active people will also enjoy the very pedestrian-friendly nature of Kitsilano; many common errands can be run on foot, and various businesses are nearby. A fair number of residents in the area use their bicycle as the cycling network is very extensive.
In Kitsilano, many dwellings are small apartment buildings, while duplexes are also present in the housing stock. This area is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. About 55% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by renters while owners occupy the remainder. Around 30% of properties in this part of the city were built before the 1960s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s.
Both general and specialty grocery stores are typically accessible within a very short walk from most homes for sale in this part of Vancouver. Moreover, owing to 300-odd restaurants and cafes in Kitsilano, there is typically a spot to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. It is also a short walk to a very good variety of clothing stores, for instance along Cornwall Avenue. Concerning education, daycares and schools are convenient to reach on foot from any location in Kitsilano. Besides public schools, there are private primary and secondary schools.