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About Shaughnessy

Set amongst tree lined boulevards is this prestigious neighbourhood housing some of Vancouvers most stately residences. Its origins commenced in 1907 when Canada’s largest developer, Canadian Pacific, commenced construction for this planned community.

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Shaughnessy was developed in three distinct stages.

First Shaughnessy

The initial development was First Shaughnessy whose boundaries were from W 16th to W 25th Ave and from Arbutus to Oak. Currently this area is being proposed as a Heritage Zone which would effectively ban any demolition of pre 1940 homes.

Of the 595 houses, 329 were built before 1940, therefore this proposal is very controversial.

Second Shaughnessy

Second Shaughnessy encompasses the area from W King Edward to W 33rd Ave and from Arbutus to Oak St. Within this area is Shaughnessy elementary school, Little Flower Academy, York House, Quilchena Park and Devonshire Park.

Third Shaughnessy

Third Shaughnessy commences at W 33rd ave to W 41st Ave and goes between Cypress and Oak St. Within this zone is the famed Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, a lushly landscaped 20 hectacre facility including elegant landscapes with plant species representing ecosystems ranging from the himilayas to the Mediterranean, from Louisiana swamps to the Pacific Northwest. Escape the bustle of the city in their Shaughnessy restaurant located in the heart of the gardens.

Schools

Private Schools within Shaughnessy include Vancouver College, Little Flower Academy and York House.

Shaughnessy is ideally located for access to some of Vancouver’s most highly ranked schools. Top ranked private schools: Little Flower Academy (1/289), York House (1/289), and Vancouver College (13/289) are in the neighbourhood.

The catchment area for public schools within Shaughnessy include the highly ranked Shaughnessy Elementary (297/944), Quilchena Elementary (239/944), and Emily Carr Elementary. Eric Hamber High School (69/289) and Prince of Wales High School (65/289), both two of the city’s most highly ranked public schools, are also in the area.

Housing

Shaughnessy is a neighbourhood of sprawling estate homes. The average house price for the neighbourhood is 3.09 million dollars, Vancouver’s highest. The area features Neo Tudor, Federal Colonial, and Arts and Craft style homes with architectural homages being made to early American and British styles. Many of the lots are very, very large and some are bordered by large hedges. A bylaw established in 1981 placed an emphasis on the development of single-family homes so the neighbourhood is predominantly made up of these properties.

Shaughnessy is an exclusive neighbourhood with an impressive reputation in the city.

Location and Transportation

Shaughnessy is located in the middle of Vancouver’s west side. Granville Street, one of Vancouver’s main transit and arterial routes, runs right through the middle of the neighbourhood, providing residents with quick and easy access to downtown Vancouver or Richmond by car or by bus.

Neighbourhood Highlights

Exclusivity

Shaughnessy is an exclusive neighbourhood with an impressive reputation in the city. The streets are quiet, tree-lined and beautiful. The houses are striking and imposing, and the lots are large, giving residents that elusive peace and quiet while still maintaining access to all that urban Vancouver has to offer.

Parks

Shaughnessy is home to two city parks: Quilchena Park and Devonshire Park. Also within the neighbourhood, is the famed Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, a lushly landscaped 20-hectare facility including elegant landscapes with plant species representing ecosystems ranging from the Himalayas to the Mediterranean, from Louisiana swamps to the Pacific Northwest. Escape the bustle of the city in their Shaughnessy restaurant located in the heart of the gardens.

Market Report for Shaughnessy

This is a Market Report for the Shaughnessy Neighbourhood. This neighbourhood market report is a custom report which updates automatically with MLS data.

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Overview - Last 30 days

Median Price - Last 6 Months
Median Days on Site - Last 6 Months
Listing Inventory - Last 6 months

New Listings - Last 30 DaysView all active listings

1
Beds
1
Baths
1,057
SqFt
 
 
#R2214603 | Condo
Courtesy of Macdonald Realty
6
Beds
6 | 2
Baths
8,368
SqFt
 
 
#R2211713 | Single Family Home
Courtesy of Engel & Volkers Vancouver
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Beds
6 | 1
Baths
7,879
SqFt
 
 
#R2212776 | Single Family Home
Courtesy of Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
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