Kitsilano real estate guide & listings for sale
No matter what type of character home buyers prefer in a neighbourhood, Kitsilano is a fairly good option. Kitsilano is reasonably good for those who enjoy a quiet atmosphere, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic. It is very easy to access public green spaces since there are about 20 of them nearby for residents to visit. Finally, this part of the city has numerous streets for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Although the nightlife is limited, there are masses of people around most of the time, and there is a wide selection of entertainment venues. 1st Avenue is among the most lively streets in this part of the city.
Kitsilano does not require driving since various other modes of transportation are at the disposal of homeowners. This part of Vancouver is very convenient for walking; many daily needs can be carried out without having to use a vehicle, and there are also a fair number of businesses nearby. Kitsilano will also appeal to active people since it is suitable for cycling. More precisely, the bicycling infrastructure is very comprehensive. With around 10 nearby bus lines, this neighbourhood is reasonably transit friendly. On the other hand, cars are a sometimes poor mode of transportation in Kitsilano as the street layout is not very well suited for driving, and many properties for sale are a very long drive from the closest highway.
About 30% of properties in Kitsilano were constructed prior to the 1960s, while most of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. In this area, about two thirds of dwellings are small apartment buildings, while duplexes are also present in the housing stock. Renters occupy about 55% of the units in Kitsilano and the rest are occupied by owners. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes.
Daycares and schools are convenient to reach on foot from most properties for sale in Kitsilano. In addition to public schools, there are private primary and secondary schools. Concerning food, it is very often possible for property owners in Kitsilano to shop for general and specialty groceries by walking. Furthermore, with 300-odd restaurants and cafes in Kitsilano, there is usually a spot to get a meal or beverage just around the corner, for example on Cornwall Avenue. It is also a short walk to a very good variety of clothing stores.