Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, you’ll want to know how West Vancouver has changed over the past few years. The neighbourhoods of Shaughnessy Heights and Kerrisdale Park have become some of the most affluent in Vancouver. As a result, the average housing price in these areas has increased. This is a big change, considering that a couple of years ago, the average price was about $80,000. Now, it’s about $210,000. The price has been soaring for several reasons, including the rising cost of housing in Vancouver, the lack of supply and the government’s decision to increase taxes by 25 percent.
Located in west Vancouver, Shaughnessy Heights is one of Canada‘s most expensive neighbourhoods. It is considered the core of the city’s Westside. It is largely residential, and there are many historical homes in the area. There are also several major arteries that run through the neighbourhood.
The main artery in the neighbourhood is Oak Street. This provides access to downtown Vancouver, the airport, and the southern communities of Vancouver. There are several schools in the neighbourhood, including the Prince of Wales Secondary School, Arbutus Ridge, and Point Grey Secondary School.
Shaughnessy is also a popular location for film production. “Riverdale” and “Supergirl” were shot in the neighbourhood.
The neighbourhood is well known for its elegant tree-lined streets and old-world estates. A number of heritage homes were built in the neighbourhood before World War II. The homes have British and early American architectural influences. They were designed by top architects of the era, such as Parr and Fee, Thomas Hooper, and Sharp and Thompson.
There are a few restaurants in the neighbourhood, such as VanDusen Shaughnessy Restaurant, which offers casual elegance. The area is also home to the VanDusen Botanical Garden, which hosts art shows and galas.
Other amenities include a wide range of parks, playgrounds, and pet-friendly areas. A few nearby Skytrain stations make it easy for residents to commute to the city center.
Located just east of Bayview Avenue and Lawrence Avenue, Bridle Path is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto. The neighbourhood is part of a larger region known as the Don River Valley. Despite its proximity to the city, it is a relatively quiet neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is also close to many commercial and recreational amenities.
The area was once mostly farmland in the 1800s. The neighbourhood was first considered for residential development in 1929. In the 1940s, George Montegu Black Jr. moved into the area. In the late 1990s, Gordon Lightfoot bought property in the area for $3.8 million.
Today, the neighbourhood is home to a variety of prominent people. These include Conrad Black, the newspaper mogul, who owned the mansion for years. He sold the house in 2016 as part of a leaseback agreement.
The high-end houses in Bridle Path are characterized by a mix of Greek and Tudor Revival styles. They are large, luxurious homes that feature lots of green space, greenhouses, and pools. They are often built behind hedges. The neighbourhood is popular for its natural preserves and abundant green spaces. It is also easy to get to from other parts of the city.
Residents are mostly high-income families, with most couples having children. In fact, 57 percent of the household income is above $125,000. The average household income is $936,137.
Park Royal Shopping Centre
Whether you live in West Vancouver or just visit the city, you will probably notice that the city is one of the most expensive places to live in Canada. The average price of a home here is over CAD $2 million.
Those living in the wealthy neighbourhoods of Vancouver are surrounded by upscale shops and restaurants. They also have large properties and homes. This makes the area expensive, but the quality of life is high.
In the past few years, Park Royal has undergone major renovations. It has added several new stores and has even introduced a new village. This includes Urban Outfitters, Zara and H&M. It has also revamped its common area furnishings with modern, upscale finishes.
In addition to shopping, Park Royal offers several dining options. The renowned Village Tap House is a favorite. It features a kid-friendly play area and live music events. The mall also has several restaurants, including Milestones, Trattoria and White Spot.
The Lalji family owns the Park Royal Shopping Centre. They have a fortune based on real estate and agriculture. They also own Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the Rampart Casino, the Maple Leaf self-storage network and various office buildings. The family was also one of the low-profile players in the Panama Papers leak.
A family-owned fashion department store, Simons, is opening a new two-level western Canadian store in West Vancouver this fall. It will be the company’s second store in the province.
Lululemon founder Stuart Belkin
Founded in Vancouver, Lululemon is a company that changed women’s athletic apparel forever. During its brief history, the company has had to endure embarrassing media gaffs and public battles with former company boards. But despite all of its troubles, Lululemon’s founder, Chip Wilson, is one of the richest people in Canada.
Aside from his upscale athletic line, Lululemon’s founder is also the chairman of Rogers Sugar. He also serves on the board of directors of Best Buy and Canada Post, and was awarded the Order of Canada. He is one of the eight richest people in Vancouver, but it isn’t easy being rich in this city.
Vancouver is one of the largest metropolitan regions in the country and its citizens have a lot of money to spend. The area is a hub for many lifestyle brands. These include Arc’teryx, Aritzia, Herschel Supply Co., Mountain Equipment Co., and Nature’s Path Foods.
The Aquilini Group is a Canadian company that has interests in many different industries. The company has a net worth of around $2.8 billion, as estimated by Forbes magazine last year. The main focus of the group is development. Its managing director is Francesco Aquilini.
Besides developing projects in Canada, the Lalji family owns several businesses in the Vancouver area, including the Larco Group. They also own the Park Royal shopping center in West Vancouver. They also own a number of buildings in Ottawa.
Located on the west side of Vancouver, the neighbourhood of Kerrisdale is a mix of old and new homes. The area is home to an ethnic mix of Caucasian and Asian Canadians. The neighbourhood is characterized by tree-lined streets, a variety of homes, and a low density.
The neighbourhood is home to the UBC campus, which is a major educational institution that is home to nearly 35,000 students. There are many nearby beaches, as well as great public transport.
In addition to being a college town, Kerrisdale also offers a good range of shopping opportunities. The main shopping center is the Kerrisdale Village, which features more than 200 stores. There are also several restaurants, including the Sugarcane Vietnamese Cafe and the White Spot Restaurant.
The district is also home to the Cyclone Taylor Arena, which was built in 1949 and is used as a hockey and wrestling arena. It was also the site of the first rock concert in Vancouver, in 1956. The Kerrisdale Community Centre is the home of the Kerrisdale branch of the Vancouver Public Library.
This west-side neighborhood is anchored by West 41st Avenue. The street has many local businesses, such as a Japanese dollar store. It also has an afternoon tea.
The neighbourhood is dotted with grand old trees. It is a popular area for people of all ages. It is also home to the wealthy, with many elderly residents living in large houses.
Average housing price
During the past two years, the average housing price in West Vancouver increased by $411k. The benchmark price in Metro Vancouver reached $1,131,600 in November 2022.
The real estate market in West Vancouver is competitive. A majority of homes are detached. The market is mainly driven by move-up buyers. There are few new construction homes. MLS(r) stats reveal that the average sale price per square foot in Vancouver is $275.
The Bank of Canada is expected to increase interest rates from 50 to 75 basis points on July 13. In the meantime, inflation is expected to continue to drive down home prices. This is the latest indication that the housing downturn in Canada is becoming more pronounced.
In West Vancouver, the average detached house sold in May for $3.3 million. That’s a decline of 28 percent compared to the previous year.
In addition to that, detached house sales decreased 20 percent month-to-month. The rennie review of the June 2022 edition noted a 16 percent sales-to-listings ratio for detached homes in the combined Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley markets.
In West Vancouver, the benchmark price of a detached house is $3,475,600 in May 2022. The largest house for sale in Vancouver is a 46,812 sqft house for $11,376,136.
In Metro Vancouver, the median price of a home was $880,000 in July of 2022. The price was down 0.9% from the same month last year. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $1090,000. The price is up 5.9 percent from January 2022. The benchmark price of a townhouse in Vancouver is $1,027,900.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.