Renfrew is a neighbourhood in East Vancouver that was one of the first developed suburban areas. It’s a residential neighbourhood with big parks, tree-lined streets and a friendly vibe. It’s home to the city’s highest population of children and youth, as well as a growing senior’s population. Its location, next to the vibrant Commercial Drive (Grandview) neighbourhood, and Hastings East, home to the new East Village Neighbourhood, marks this as a prime residential option for buyers looking to buy a starter home close to the action.
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Renfrew is home to four public elementary schools: Dr. AR Lord Elementary, Sir Matthew Begbie Elementary (190/944), Chief Maquinna Elementary, and Thunderbird Elementary (876/944). Two public secondary schools: Vancouver Technical Secondary (107/289) and Templeton Secondary (180/258) are also available. Private school options in the surrounding area include: Notre Dame Regional Secondary School (61/289), St. Francis of Assisi School (163/944), Our Lady of Sorrows School (1/944), West Coast Christian School, Westside Montessori School, St. Jude’s School (67/944), and Stratford Hall (69/289).
Renfrew is comprised of mostly single family detached homes, many which reflect the age of the neighbourhood. It’s a great neighbourhood for first-time buyers as prices are a bit lower here. It’s also a great place to redevelop or build a home. Condominiums and townhomes with more affordable price tags are popping up near major intersections.
Location and Transportation
Renfrew is located in northeast Vancouver in what’s considered to be a more multicultural area of the city. Its borders are Hastings Street and Grandview Highway to the north and south, and Nanaimo Street and Boundary Road at the west and east. Boundary Road is the border between Vancouver and Burnaby. Additionally, the Highway 1, which links Vancouverites to the North Shore, Whistler, and suburbs east of the city has two onramps in this neighbourhood. While public transportation is a bit spare in this neighbourhood, residents are a short fifteen minute drive from downtown Vancouver and some residents are a twenty minute walk away from the amenities and transportation options available on Commercial Drive.
Rupert Park is an 11.4 hectare park in the northeast area of Renfrew. The park has a popular, public 18 hole pitch and putt-style golf course, as well as a soccer field, a rugby field, a playground, a football field, four tennis courts and a softball field.
Renfrew Park Community Centre
Located just a few blocks south of Renfrew’s boundaries, Renfrew Park Community Centre is a vibrant community hub that offers programming for all ages that celebrates the vibrant diversity of its inhabitants. Facilities include a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, and community spaces for public use. The indoor swimming pool was renovated in 2005 to make it more accessible.
At Renfrew’s southern boundary, there is a stretch of “big box” stores along Grandview Highway, which include: Superstore, a Roots Outlet, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and more.
Market Report for Renfrew
This is a Market Report for the Renfrew Neighbourhood. This neighbourhood market report is a custom report which updates automatically with MLS data.
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