Kensington-Cedar Cottage real estate guide & listings for sale
Kensington-Cedar Cottage is a reasonably good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm ambience. Green spaces are very well-spread out and there are about 10 of them close by for residents to unwind in, making it easy to access them. This neighbourhood is also quiet, as the streets are usually reasonably calm.
This neighbourhood does not require use of a car because several other modes of transportation are accessible. The very good public transit access allows people to get to many destinations without needing a vehicle. There are about 10 bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and bus stops are not very far from most houses. This area is also a very pleasant part of Vancouver for pedestrians; many common errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle, and there are also a fair number of businesses nearby. Biking is convenient in this area since the bicycling infrastructure is very comprehensive.
In Kensington-Cedar Cottage, about 45% of buildings are duplexes, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. This neighbourhood has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 55% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. About 30% of homes in this neighbourhood were constructed prior to the 1960s, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s.
Families will find that wherever their house is located in this part of Vancouver, schools and daycares are close by. Families have the choice between public and private schools at both the primary and high school level. With regards to eating, it is very easy to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any location in Kensington-Cedar Cottage. Moreover, thanks to over 150 restaurants and around 40 coffee shops, this area is a fairly good place in which to eat out, for instance on Victoria Drive. It is also easy to get to a variety of clothing stores on foot.