Victoria Homes For Sale – Victoria Condos For Sale
Victoria offers a diverse multi-cultural flare to its residents. This vivacious neighbourhood is located on the eastside of Vancouver.
Schools In The Area
Victoria residents are open to a wide variety of educational opportunities in this family oriented neighborrhood. John Norquay Elementary, Tecumseh Elementary, Laura Secord Elementary, Tecumseh Annex, Cunningham Elementary, Lord Selkirk Elementary and McBride Elementary are some of the outstanding elementary schools in the area. Vancouver Technical, John Oliver Secondary, Gladstone Secondary, Killarney Secondary and Sir Charles Tupper are the middle and secondary school options for the community. The well respected private and independent schools that are available to area residents include St. Joseph’s School and Stratford Hall. Other private and independent schools that are near the community are Fraser Academy located to the north, Our Lady of Sorrows to the east, St. Andrews School and Khalsa.
The area is bordered to the north by 16th Avenue, to the west by Perry Street which becomes Argyle Street, to the south by 41st Avenue and to the south by Victoria Drive continuing to 24th Avenue. The neighbourhood also plunges east in the direction on Stainsbury Avenue and Nanaimo Street.
History Of The Housing Market
The dwellings in the community were built primarily during either before 1946 or in the 1980’s when there was a revived interest in developing the area in and around Victoria. The 1980’s development was partially due to the desire of middle-class families to be near downtown, to have easy access to transportation routes and retain the feel of living in a suburban neighbourhood. The recent years have brought the development of low-rise and mid-rise multi-units structures as well as townhouse development. The community is filled with established families, young couples, and an influx of young families.
On the northern edge of Victoria is the alluring John Henry Park and Trout Lake that offer programs, facilities and activities to the nearby residents. The community center and field areas have been recently renovated. Located at the corner of Victoria and East 26th Avenue is Brewers Park. This park is separated into three distinct areas. The first includes a tennis court and a basketball court. The second area is a grassy space including a playground and wading pool. The thirds area is an open space used for jogging, dog walking and picnic area. The park was named after the first president of South Vancouver, William Brewer. Just outside the border is Clark Park, which is the second oldest park in all of Vancouver. This park features ball hockey field, basketball court, soccer field, softball diamond, playground, tennis court and a water park area.
Restaurants & Shopping
Around 41st and Victoria is a stretch of over 4 blocks full of retail and restaurant establishments. Small neighbourhood stores where you can find amenities and specialty items as well as coffee shops and ethnic restaurants make the area an experience for everyone. The neighbouring communities of Killarney and Champlain Heights offer grocery chains, banks, national drug stores and liquor outlets to the surrounding neighborhoods.
The main route north to south of Victoria Drive combined with the east to west routes of 16th and 41st Avenues allows residents easy and quick transportation routes to wowntown, the north shore and other areas in the Lower Mainland. There are also a number of public transportation options that frequently pass through the community.