By its own definition, Southlands is a family oriented community situated along the shores of the Fraser River. The area is characterized by access to green space and its unique semi-agricultural city zoning which allows residents to keep livestock (within reason). A cornerstone of this neighbourhood is the “Southlands Riding Club” which encourages equestrian and the ownership and maintenance of horses. Some residents keep chickens and produce honey, fruits, and vegetables. Truly, Southlands is one of the most unique neighbourhoods in the country and its strong community fights to keep this uniquely blended rural-urban lifestyle alive.
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Two public elementary schools serve the residents of Southlands: Southlands Elementary and Kerrisdale Elementary (239/944). Point Grey Secondary School (52/289) is a public secondary school option for residents of Southlands . Residents living in this neighbourhood live a short drive away from some of the city’s most exclusive private school, including: Crofton House(4/289), St. George’s (6/289) and Immaculate Conception (40/944). York House School (1/289) and Little Flower Academy (1/289) are also within a reasonable commute.
Housing options in Southlands are diverse. Some of the most striking estate homes in the city are situated with million dollar views along Marine Drive, while smaller single family dwellings are influenced by its neighbor ” Dunbar, which is a hotbed of middle/upper-middle class living. Spacious lots, which embody the spirit of its urban/rural marriage, are available.
Location and Transportation
Southlands is ideally located for residents looking to keep bustling city life at an arm’s length. The official borders of Southlands are: the Fraser river to the south, SW Marine Drive to the east, West 41st Ave to the north, and Salish Drive to the west. Residents living in that area have access to Pacific Spirit Park, a beautiful forest full of hiking paths where residents happily walk their dogs, jog, or stroll on weekends. The eastern boundary, Marine Drive, a winding two lane drive that highlights the area’s striking coastline. The neighbourhood tapers off at the terminus of Angus Drive.
In terms of transportation, Southlands is well connected by major driving routes, Marine Drive and Granville Street. Public transportation options are available along W. 41st Ave and W. 49th Ave, which connect residents to UBC and, by bus, to the Canada Line Skytrain Stations situated along Cambie.
The unique lifestyle of many Southlands residents cannot be understated. With all the modern amenities just a short five minute drive a way, but the solitude of rural living in your backyard, it’s no wonder properties in this neighbourhood are in demand.
For fans of hitting the links, two beautifully situated golf courses lie in the Southlands boundaries: McCleery Golf Course and Point Grey Golf and Country Club. McCleery is a public golf course, owned by the City of Vancouver, and Point Grey is a private option, which is on the PGA Tour Canada’s tournament schedule.
Southlands Riding Club
Southlands Riding Club is an equestrian club in the neighbourhood. They’re a non-profit society and encourage, teach, and train riders of all ages. The club owns 16 acres of green space, an indoor arena, a covered arena, and four outdoor rings.
Market Report for Southlands
This is a Market Report for the Southlands Neighbourhood. This neighbourhood market report is a custom report which updates automatically with MLS data.
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