Kerrisdale Homes For Sale – Kerrisdale Condos For Sale
Originally part of the municipality of Point Grey, prior to amalgamation in 1929, “Kerry’s Dale” was the name of an interurban platform on the old British Columbia Electric Railway. From such humble beginnings as a way station between Vancouver proper and Lulu Island and its canneries, Kerrisdale has grown into one of the city’s more affluent neighbourhoods.
According to residents of Kerrisdale, the neighbourhood stretches from 33rd in the north to West 57th in the south, and is bordered east and west by the Railway right of way and Blenheim Street respectively. There is some dispute over this with the City of Vancouver, which shrinks the boundaries a little, but what no one argues over is that Kerrisdale is gorgeous.
History Of The Housing Market
Primarily made up of single-family detached houses, Kerrisdale is architecturally mixed with a lot of older bungalows in Tudor, Beaux Arts and Spanish Colonial styles alongside newly renovated lots. For renters and first time buyers there are a selection of low-rise and high-rise apartments and condominiums in the area. While a range of prices does exist, housing costs in Kerrisdale generally sit somewhere between lavish and posh.
The Kerrisdale Community Centre, south of West 41st on West Boulevard, has a number of programs for active children and adults, and offers public swimming, personal training and group fitness classes. For duffers, Kerrisdale is home to two private golf courses, Marine Drive Golf Club and McCleery Golf Course. Eight city parks reside in the area, including the Fraser River Park off-leash dog area and the impressive Kerridale Park with its two hockey rinks, two soccer fields, two baseball diamonds and a running track. The Kerrisdale Business Association (KBA) sponsors a number of annual events including Carnival Days in late April, Kerrisdale Days in early September and Christmas in Kerrisdale each weekend throughout December.
Restaurants & Shopping
The KBA puts a great deal of effort towards encouraging residents to shop local and it has paid off with a most clean and charming community. Indulging ones inner flâneur, Kerrisdale has long been recognized for its well-balanced merger of the eclectic with the essential. In laid-back Kerrisdale Village, one can find all sorts of shops and boutiques, from baby couture to baker’s dozens, major electronics to modest seafood, bicycles and brioche, modern cafés and venerable teahouses, and even window shopping for the urban puppy.
Schools In The Area
For the wee ones, Kerrisdale Elementary, Kerrisdale Annex and several other elementary schools just outside Kerrisdale provide choice and convenience. For teenaged students, Magee Secondary, Prince of Wales Secondary, and the esteemed Point Grey Secondary, alma mater to at least one Hollywood hipster, are each within striking distance. Nearby private schools are the prestigious Crofton House, an exclusive all-girls academy, and York House.
At the outset, Kerrisdale was a stop-over point between here and there. Today it is a large community with easy transit links to all areas of Vancouver. Commuters have easy access to the downtown corridor by way of Granville Street, SW Marine Drive travels towards UBC in the west as well as all points southeast, and Dunbar leads north to Kitsilano and the beach. Pedestrian traffic is generally confined locally, but cyclists are still within pedaling distance of much of Greater Vancouver.