Sunset Homes For Sale – Sunset Condos For Sale

Comprising what was once the district of South Vancouver, plus a little extra, colloquially named Sunset is an ethnically-diverse, immigrant-rich neighbourhood brimming with vibrancy and energy. Historically associated with Vancouver’s industrious past, Sunset is where the enterprising Nouveau Middle Class choose to live in the 21st century.

Schools In The Area

Elementary schools in the district include John Henderson, George Moberly and Pierre Elliott Trudeau.  St. Andrew’s Elementary is the lone independent school in the area. John Oliver Secondary is the only high school in the district, but there are several others in nearby neighbourhoods.

Location

Nestled between Marpole and Fraserview, Sunset is bordered west and east by Ontario Street and Knight Street respectively. Its northern boundary is East 41st and the Fraser River runs along the southern edge.

History Of The Housing Market

Sunset is a relatively quiet neighbourhood primarily made up of duplexes and single-family detached homes. Functional and practical architecture takes precedence over unwise and unsound design. Pricing is attractive for people who know the value of a dollar, and the majority of residential properties are owned, not rented.

Recreation Opportunities

The Sunset Community Centre, just south of East 51st on Main Street, is a modest facility with an ice rink, a dance studio, fitness instruction and a playground. It also offers out-of-school care. The Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre is another smallish venue in Moberly Park (along Prince Albert Street) with a studio theatre and herb garden, and it offers programs for Vancouverites to (re)discover their creative, artistic side. MacDonald Park, George Park, Ross Park and Sunset Park are four smaller outdoor green spaces where locals go. Memorial South Park along East 41st is a larger 14 hectare venue that offers soccer fields, ball diamonds, tennis courts, as well as facilities for cricket, lacrosse, and field hockey. Sunset is also home to a unique 6-block Indo-Canadian business and cultural area running along Main Street, known as the Punjabi District. Its main focal point is the India Gate on Main and 50th and the local Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi each April with a parade that attracts tens of thousands of viewers and participants.

Restaurants & Shopping

While smaller shops and cafés can be found running along Fraser Street and Knight Street, the main shopping district lies in the southern region of Sunset, between SE Marine Drive and East Kent Avenue N.  Here is where you can find a number of larger retail establishments alongside numerous industrial enterprises. The Punjabi Market in the Punjabi District contains dozens of Indian sweet shops, restaurants and grocers catering to Vancouver’s global palate.

Transportation Options

Commuting is easy enough via Main Street and Knight Street, both of which lead to the Kingsway. SE Marine Drive is a major thoroughfare that leads both to the west and all points east of Vancouver proper. Public busses regularly service Sunset, running north/south along Main, Fraser, and Knight directly downtown, and east/west along E 41st, E 49th, and SE Marine Drive, which link up with the Skytrain. Pedestrian and cycling traffic are generally a local affair.