Kitsilano is one of the most desireable neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver, due to it’s overall liveability and diversity. With a wide variety of housing choices, multiple shopping districts and many locally owned businesses, it’s easy to find something that suites your needs and lifestyle. Of course, Kits Beach is one of the major attractions, but Kits is also a great area because of it’s proximity to downtown and the University of British Columbia. Cyclists and walkers will love it for the calm, treed backstreets, plenty of bike routes and the amazing Arbutus Greenway which crosses the city from Granville Island all the way to Kerrisdale Village.
Kitsilano has many differenty styles and types of homes for sale. There are great character homes that have been lovingly restored. You’ll find large older apartments and condominiums in well maintained buildings and converted houses with several modern suites and yardspace. You’ll also find condominiums in relatively new buildings. If you look north of West 4th Avenue, you’ll find many houses, condos and townhomes with views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains. Prices in Kitsilano are typically on the high side of overall Metro Vancouver prices due to it’s desirability.
Kitsilano residents are passionate about maintaining the liveability of thier neighbourhoods. You’ll find this reflected in thier general resistance to large-scale high-density housing developments that involve high rise building. They prefer a local neighbourhood feel which is understandable given how beautiful and liveable Kits is in it’s current state.
The major developent in Kitsilano right now is the Broadway subway extension, which will be completed in 2025. If development along the route is typical of other neighbourhoods with Skytrain access, it’s very likely that there will be increased density and highrise development around the subway stations.