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Parks and Sports in Riley Park

Introduction to Riley Park

Riley Park 1Riley Park is a midtown neighbourhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, bounded in clockwise order from the north by 16th Avenue, Fraser Street, 41st Avenue, and finally Cambie Street on the west with SkyTrain stations at King Edward and 41st Avenues. Main Street, the principal commercial thoroughfare p;arallel to Cambie and Fraser, bisects the neighbourhood into nearly even east and west halves. Probably the most picturesque neighbourhood landscapes, Mountainview Cemetery in the eastern half and Queen Elizabeth Park in the western, are in the city area of highest elevation, Little Mountain, 500 feet above sea level, a former name for the neighbourhood from the days when it was much smaller.

Overpopulation has not been a problem in Riley Park lately. There has been a gradual, hardly perceptible decrease from 21,990 in 2001 to 21,815 in 2006 to 21,795 in 2011, year of the most recent quinquennial census. Nearly 40 percent of residents are immigrants, mostly Chinese and Filipino. Average family annual income is nearly $89,000, and nearly 49 percent of residents have university degrees.

History & Heritage

Riley Park 2In the late 19th Century, neighbourhood pioneers cut logging trails around the base of Little Mountain, and quarry workers mined its volcanic rock for use as pavement for the area’s first roads. The plan to transform the quarries into sunken gardens took hold in the 1930s, King George VI dedicated the park in a 1939 visit, and in 1940 Little Mountain formally became Queen Elizabeth Park in honor of the king’s consort.

Over the next 15 years, the Vancouver Park Board converted the land into lushly sculpted sunken gardens. With landscaping complete by the mid-1950s, the park reached its present splendor. Meanwhile, Mountainview Cemetery, owned and maintained by the city since 1886, now has new spaces available for the first time in more than 20 years in lots purchased before 1940 but never claimed.

Olympic Legacy

In Hillcrest Park across Midlothian Avenue from Queen Elizabeth Park, the Hillcrest Centre served as the venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics curling event. Constructed with post-Olympic community recreation in mind, this multifaceted athletic facility operates an aquatic center, a fitness center, a year-round ice-skating rink, a dance studio, game rooms, athletic fields, and sports instructional programs. The Vancouver Park Board and the Riley Park Community Association jointly administer the complex.

Riley Park 3Information Links:

http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/riley-park.aspx
http://www.hillcrestcentre.com/default.aspx#.U8mC9FZRHnc
http://vancouver.ca/docs/planning/riley-park-south-cambie-community-vision-full-report.pdf

Riley Park Boulder

In the same area as the Queen Elizabeth and Hillcrest parks, in a playground near Ontario Street and 33rd Avenue there is an artificial boulder that has become a neighbourhood landmark since its fabrication in 2002. Climbers who enjoy this alternative to costly indoor climbing gyms expect the boulder to remain there for a long time. “It’s absolutely indestructible and will be here in the next glacier era,” says an acrobatics instructor for CircusWest, a Vancouver performing arts society. Despite the boulder’s popularity, however, the park board probably will not build another because of cost and potential liability. The boulder budget more than doubled during fabrication, and a new one could cost as much as $100,000.

New Riley Park Live MLS Listings

Riley Park, Vancouver, BC, Real Estate

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  • 5235 KERSLAND Drive in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2215025

    Main Photo: 5235 KERSLAND Drive in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2215025
    $9,388,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2215025
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    4,857 sq. ft.
    A MAGNIFICENT MANSION IN CAMBIE CORRIDOR PHASE 3, POTENTIAL FOR LOWRISE CONDO. ABSOLUTE GORGEOUS HOME FACING THE QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK. Almost 4,900 sq.ft. sits on BEAUTIFUL LOT 60 x 117.12 (7,027sq.ft.) This home simply offer Grand foyer w/high ceiling, full attention to details in craftsmanship finishing w/Luxurious felling of mixed classic & modern living. Total 7 bedrooms & den, 8.5 baths, extensive used granite & hardwood floor thru-out. Open Large gourmet Kitchen w/high-end finishing Kitchen cabinetry & appliances, Home Theatre, steam shower, radiant floor heating, A/C, HRV. 2 bedrooms suite in lower level in-law suite as mortgage helper. Close To ERIC HARMBER FRENCH IMMERSION, YORK HOUSE, CROFTON & ST.GEORGE’S PRIVATE SCHOOL, UBC. EXCELLENT HOLDING PROPERTY FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. DON’T MISS! MUST SEE! More details
    RE/MAX Select Properties
  • 75 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2187287

    Main Photo: 75 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2187287
    $5,680,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2187287
    Bedrooms:
    8
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,484 sq. ft.
    Stately solid home is a bonus to the ever rising Cambie Corridor Phase3 land value. Strategically located to be bought with adjacent properties for the most needed quality condo/townhome developments in Vancouver West. Walking distance to Canada Line & East/West transit routes for Downtown, Red Hot Cambie/Main Street districts, QE Park, Oakridge Mall, Langara College, Marine Gateway Hub, all the way to the popular Richmond & Kwantlan Polytech Univ. !!! No Sign by owners' request. Kindly please do not walk onto the property. More details
    M.E.T. Enterprises Ltd.
  • 104 W 41ST Avenue in Vancouver: Oakridge VW House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2204231

    Main Photo: 104 W 41ST Avenue in Vancouver: Oakridge VW House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2204231
    $5,500,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2204231
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    2,200 sq. ft.
    To be sold as land value for assembly and future development. More details
    Coldwell Banker Westburn Rlty.
  • 476 W 26TH Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2187773

    Main Photo: 476 W 26TH Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2187773
    $5,500,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2187773
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,121 sq. ft.
    Potential land assembly and development opportunity, Cambie Corridor phase 3 plan. well kept rancher with 3 bedrooms on main and a one bedroom suite in the basement. it offers newer bathrooms, kitchen and appliances, nearby QE Park, steps to King Edward Skytrain, close to Oakridge shopping center. More details
    Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 157 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2163336

    Main Photo: 157 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2163336
    $5,200,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2163336
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,200 sq. ft.
    Great development and investment potential. Large lot 50' x 150' located under the Cambie Corridor Community Plan. Please check with City of Vancouver for more details. Value mainly in land, the house is a bonus. Well maintained house with many updates, including kitchen with granite counter top and tile floors, on-demand hot water system, Carrier Energy Efficient Furnace, updated electrical wiring, fully renovated basement. All measurement and info are approx, buyer to verify if important. More details
    Sutton Centre Realty
  • 55 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2157260

    Main Photo: 55 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2157260
    • Exterior Front
    $5,000,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2157260
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,500 sq. ft.
    All measurements are approximate and must be verified by buyer. Cambie Corridor Phase 3. Part of a land assembly 25, 35, 55, 65 West King Edward. Total 29,824 Sq Ft of development site. 3 blocks from sky train station. More details
    Multiple Realty Ltd.
  • 65 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2157230

    Main Photo: 65 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2157230
    • Exterior Front
    $5,000,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2157230
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,300 sq. ft.
    All measurements are approximate and must be verified by buyer. Cambie Corridor Phase 3. Part of a land assembly 25, 35, 55, 65 West King Edward. Total 29,824 Sq Ft of development site. 3 blocks from sky train station. More details
    Multiple Realty Ltd.
  • 435 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2211939

    Main Photo: 435 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2211939
    $4,999,999
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2211939
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,244 sq. ft.
    Golden Opportunity! New to the market is this immaculate family home on a 58 x 128.92 foot lot situated ideally for investment purposes in the middle of a multi-family development site at 435 W. 28th Ave. Boasting a spectacular mountain view, this private residence is steps to Hillcrest Community Centre, Queen E. Park and the Canada Line. $4,999,999. More details
    Macdonald Realty
  • 5445 MANITOBA Street in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2199560

    Main Photo: 5445 MANITOBA Street in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2199560
    • View
    • View
    • View
    • Exterior Front
    • Living Room
    • Dining Room
    • Office
    • Family Room
    • Kitchen
    • Wok Kitchen
    • Master Bedroom
    • Master Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Wet Bar
    • Media Room
    • Gym Room
    • Laundry
    • Steam Room
    • 5443 B
    $4,780,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2199560
    Bedrooms:
    8
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    4,517 sq. ft.
    VIEW OF CITY, MOUNTAINS. BEAUTIFUL MAGNIFICENT CUSTOM BUILT HOME IN CAMBIE LOCATION. Steps away to QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK, OAKRIDGE MALL, SKY TRAIN, BUS, GOLF COURSE, SHOPS, RESTAURANTS. CLOSE TO ERIC HAMBER HIGH SCHOOL, YORK HOUSE PRIVATE SCHOOL, UBC. Over 4,510 sq.ft. sits on HIGH SIDE OF STREET with beautiful landscaped lot 47x113.75 (5,346 sq.ft.). This home simply offers supreme finishing with full attn. to detail. Extensive used hardwood floor thru out. Grand foyer With high ceiling open on to living & dining rooms, 8 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 2 of 1/2 baths, den. Large gourmet kitchen With high-end cabinetry & appliances. WOK KIT, HOME THEATRE, WET BAR, STEAM SHOWER, RADIANT FLOOR. HEATING, A/C, HRV, secured private yard with park-like garden. 2 LEGAL 2 BEDROOMS SUITE AS MORTGAGE HELPER. MUST SEE! More details
    RE/MAX Select Properties
  • 86 W 27TH Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS® # R2203602

    Main Photo: 86 W 27TH Avenue in Vancouver: Cambie House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2203602
    $3,890,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2203602
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,590 sq. ft.
    Unique, one of a kind home on a breathtaking 360 degree mountain & city view lot, this beautiful 1 year new home is located in the heart of Cambie Corridor. GST already paid. Close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Park, Kind Edward Skytrain Station, Hillcrest Centre, golf and tennis. 408 SqFt (37 SqM) roof top deck with panoramic views, equipped with gas, water, speakers, TV & internet outlets for superb Westcoast living. 4 bedrooms ( main & up) & a 2 bedroom legal suite down. 10 feet ceiling on main floor, walnut hardwood floors, high end appliances, quartz countertops, wet bar, Rec. room, 2 car garage, AC, HRV, security system, elegant limestone fence, manicured landscaping with 2 gazebos, plus more. Must see! More details
    Macdonald Realty - Manyee Lui
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Listing information last updated on October 19, 2017
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