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Arbutus in Vancouver [p.2]

Posted by Aedis Realty on March 3, 2024
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Arbutus in VancouverArbutus, an affluent residential neighbourhood in Vancouver’s West Side, extends from 16th Avenue on the north to 41st on the south and from Mackenzie Street on the west to Arbutus Street on the east. A mature community with stately homes on large lots between tree-lined streets interspersed with quiet neighbourhood parks and with clear views of the nearby mountains to the north, Arbutus in the middle of Vancouver’s west side has easy access to Downtown, the University of British Columbia, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and the seaside areas of Kitsilano and Jericho Beach. Most of the population of about 16,000 live in single-family homes. Neighborhood schools are Prince of Wales Secondary School, Carnarvon Elementary School, and Trafalgar Elementary School, which conducts a French immersion program.

Historical Notes

Arbutus in Vancouver2Ironically, this affluent neighbourhood was once the “Asthma Flats” in the late 1800s and early 1900s, little more than a swamp traversable by plank walkways. As in much of Vancouver, the Canadian Pacific Railway brought commercial and residential development to Arbutus Ridge after 1888, when the province turned the area over to the railroad. The Arbutus line remains adjacent to Arbutus Street throughout the east side of the neighbourhood though now abandoned and unused. Arbutus Ridge became a municipality of the City of Vancouver in 1929

Mackenzie Heights in the southwest corner of Arbutus Ridge was in 1912 the first area of the community to start large-scale residential development. Not until the 1940s did developers haul sand from False Creek to fill in the Asthmas Flats for construction of property improvements on the bottom lands.

 

High Property Values

Arbutus in Vancouver3The single-family home at 2805 West 19th Avenue may look like a bungalow but in fact has six bedrooms and two bathrooms on three levels. A good home and investment, the house has a full basement with a two-bedroom suite which could bring in substantial income. Built in 1942, the 2,310-square-foot home lists for $1.598 million. Annual property taxes are just over $6,000.

Many shops and amenities are within walking distance: a Starbucks coffee shop, Choices Market, La Buca Italian Trattoria, Trafalgar’s at Sweet Obsession, and the Jamaican-inspired Patty Shop. The home is close to Prince of Wales secondary and Carnarvon and Trafalgar elementary schools, and to transit stops just steps away.

Canadian Pacific Controversy

The Arbutus Corridor is marred by train tracks that have not seen a train for years. Cyclists and environmentalists lobby for conversion of this 11-kilometre strip to use as a greenway. The Canadian Pacific Railway owns the land but the city won the legal right to determine land use zoning in a 2006 court decision. The city’s long-term 2040 Transportation Plan describes the Arbutus Corridor as “an east-west barrier.”

Canadian Pacific has asked more than 15,000 people and businesses to remove any property along the train tracks in the Arbutus Corridor as it continues its review of the rail line. No trains have used the line since 2001. The City of Vancouver, which has the last word on use of the corridor, says it is against a return of heavy rail, but residents fear that Canadian Pacific may intend to resume it.

Community Vision Plan

In November 2005, the Vancouver City Council approved the Arbutus Ridge-Kerrisdale-Shaughnessy Community Vision Plan, which seeks to retain the historic and mature character of the area and to further improve the community by:

  • Making Streets Safer
  • Improving Walking and Biking Routes
  • Improving the Environment
  • Enhancing Community Safety
  • Expanding Recreation Facilities and Services
  • Enhancing Parks, Streets, Lanes, and Public Places
  • Maintaining and Enhancing Single Family Neighbourhoods
  • Adding New Housing Opportunities
  • Creating Neighbourhood Centres and Enhancing Local Shopping Areas and
  • Improving Community Involvement in Decision Making

Information Links:

http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/arbutus.aspx

http://vancouver.ca/docs/planning/arbutus-ridge-kerrisdale-shaughnessy-arks-community-vision-full-report.pdf

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  • 3650 TRAFALGAR Street in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2831499

    3650 TRAFALGAR Street Arbutus Vancouver V6L 2M2
    Main Photo: 3650 TRAFALGAR Street in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2831499
    $5,180,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2831499
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,246 sq. ft.
    Well-Maintained custom home on a bright lot. Over 4200sqft of spacious living space, luxurious finishings, gorgeous contemporary open floor plan and high ceilings. Main floor features large living, dining and an enormous kitchen and family room that overlooks the garden backyard. Custom kitchen cabinets, top-of-the-line S/S appliances and wok kitchen for the chef. Upper floor with 4 bedrooms and a master with spa-like ensuite. Lower level features 2 bedrooms, media room, laundry room, huge Recreation Room. Fully fenced and landscaped. Other features include hardwood floors, HRV, air conditioning, large patio, extensive use of granite and marble throughout. Great location - close to Trafalgar Elementary school ,Prince of Wales Secondary and parks. OPEN HOUSE NOV 25 2:30-4:30PM More details
    Listed by LeHomes Realty Premier
  • 2457 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2853465

    2457 W 22ND Avenue Arbutus Vancouver V6L 1M3
    Main Photo: 2457 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2853465
    $4,660,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2853465
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,867 sq. ft.
    High quality European design luxurious home sitting on the 67.5x122 lot. Over 4800 SF of living space including 4 bedrooms up & 2 bedroom down plus Japanese Tatami room, media room, wet bar. Chinese kitchen & office on main floor. Security system, A/C, central vacuum & more. Convenience location, Steps to Arbutus mall, transit & park and walking distance to Prince of Wales Secondary & Trafalgar Elementary School. Open House March 2nd Saturday 1-3pm More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 2556 W 20TH Avenue in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2854494

    2556 W 20TH Avenue Arbutus Vancouver V6L 1G8
    Main Photo: 2556 W 20TH Avenue in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2854494
    $4,388,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2854494
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,634 sq. ft.
    EXCELLENT PRICE IN MOST POPULAR ARBUTUS LOCATION. Over 3,600 sq.ft., 29 years old custom-built home sits on BIG LOT 50 X 122 (6,100 sq.ft.). Steps away to TRAFALGAR ELEMENTARY & PRINCE OF WALES HIGH SCHOOL. Close to YORK HOUSE, CROFTON & ST. GEORGE’S PRIVATE SCHOOL, UBC, SHOPPING, BUS. Functional layout, open floor plan, 6 bedrooms + den, 4.5 baths, 4 bedrooms on the second floor. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertop, wok kitchen, Rooftop Deck VIEW OF MOUNTAIN, Sauna, Wet Bar, Radiant Floor Heating, A/C. Secured fenced yard with PRIVATE GATE & PARK-LIKE GARDEN & SOUTHERN EXPOSURE BACKYARD. MUST SEE ! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Select Properties
  • 2295 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2748913

    2295 W 19TH Avenue Arbutus Vancouver V6L 1C3
    Main Photo: 2295 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2748913
    $4,380,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2748913
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,688 sq. ft.
    Month to month , Fully nice quiet senior white tenant occupied property, rent$5900 per-month, typical quiet & nice VANCOUVER west location, corner unit, south facing, 6100sqf lot & 50feet frontage … that is a top place for investment or living or rebuilt around the world. More details
    Listed by Homeland Realty
  • 2728 OLIVER Crescent in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2851619

    2728 OLIVER Crescent Arbutus Vancouver V6L 1S9
    Main Photo: 2728 OLIVER Crescent in Vancouver: Arbutus House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2851619
    $4,180,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2851619
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,944 sq. ft.
    Elevate your family's future in this impeccably maintained home, meticulously designed with a well-thought-out floor plan that promises to be the canvas for countless cherished memories. This residence seamlessly blends form and function, offering spacious, sun-kissed rooms that invite togetherness and individual retreats. From the heartwarming gatherings in the open-concept living spaces to the intimate moments in the thoughtfully appointed bedrooms, this house fosters connection. The kitchen, a culinary haven, beckons family meals and culinary adventures. Step outside to discover an outdoor oasis, perfect for barbecues, playtime, and starlit conversations. This house isn't just a structure; it's a vessel for your family's story, a place where laughter echoes. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Westcoast
6-10/18
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