Marpole Homes For Sale – Marpole Condos For Sale
Marpole is a vibrant residential area at the southern tip of Vancouver and one of the region’s oldest settlements. Originally agrarian, the railway brought industrialization and people in the early 20th century, and Marpole was amalgamated with Vancouver in 1929. The area expanded considerably from the 1950s through the ‘70s with the opening of two important bridges, Oak Street and Arthur Laing.
A neighbourhood in the southern reaches of Vancouver proper, Marpole is close to Mitchell Island, the City of Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport. It is bordered by W 57th Avenue in the north and the Fraser River in the south, from Ontario Street in the east to Angus Drive in the west.
History Of The Housing Market
Built primarily in the Boomer years, Marpole sees a healthy mix of single-family dwellings, low-rise condos and a variety of rental properties. Its industrial origins continue to be evident in its multicultural character, having long been synonymous with affordability and upward mobility. With a number of heritage buildings, Marpole maintains a very real link with the past, and has a number of senior’s residences including Marpole Place and the George Pearson Centre.
Priding itself on active community engagement, Marpole is home to the Oakridge Community Centre, as well as the local Soccer and Baseball Clubs. The Marpole Curling Club is one of the most active in the nation. Publically run and operated Langara Golf Club is open to all golfers. With Shannon and Riverview parks in the west, the terraced Winona Park in the east and centrally-located Oak and Eburne Parks, residents have an abundance of green space to while away the day.
Restaurants & Shopping
The epicenter of retail activity in Marpole is located along the Granville Street corridor. Like much of Vancouver, smaller, local neighbourhood businesses stand alongside major retail anchors. The Marpole Business Improvement Association promotes the area as an excellent place for an epic stroll, taking the time to leisurely expose oneself to a wide variety of shops and restaurants, particularly the wealth of fine Asian cuisine.
Schools In The Area
Laurier Annex, David Lloyd George, J.W. Sexsmith, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and McKechnie Elementary schools provide plenty of options for young children, while Sir Winston Churchill and Magee Secondary lie just outside of Marpole’s borders and serve the needs of older students. Several independent schools such as St. Anthony of Padua, the Vancouver Hebrew Academy, Glen Eden, and Vancouver Montessori cater to the aspirations of Vancouver’s diverse community.
Commuting to and from all areas of Greater Vancouver from Marpole is easy. Major arterial routes include Granville and Cambie running north-south and SW Marine Drive running east-west. The City of Richmond is accessible by Route 99, while the Vancouver Airport is just down Grant McConachie Way. Marpole is frequented by a number of public transit routes. Pedestrian traffic is primarily local and cyclists will find the commute a bit of an adventure.