Killarney, which comprises two distinct neighbourhoods Champlain Heights and Fraserlands in the southeast corner of Vancouver, was largely rural until the 1950s. To this day, a small orchard of apple trees near the corner of 54th Avenue and Tyne Street in Killarney pays homage to F.R. Stewart, whose eight-hectare fruit farm once supplied a great deal of produce to the city.
Today, the area's once-rural past is still visible in its abundant green spaces, which provide pretty oases between Killarney's houses single-family homes and townhouses, as well as the glittering high-rise condo buildings constantly being developed along the Fraser River.
Killarney is also home to Vancouver's first co-operative housing unit, DeCosmos Village, built in 1970. Since then, many more co-ops have joined the pioneer, making Killarney real estate some of the most affordable in Vancouver.
Prices for homes in Killarney average about $816,000. View Killarney MLS® listings and upcoming open houses.
Killarney residents mainly shop at Champlain Square mall, which includes a large grocery store, fresh produce market, financial institutions and a public library. There are also a variety of shops along Kingsway.
Schools and Education in Killarney
- MacCorkindale Elementary School
- Dr. George M. Weir Elementary School
- Captain James Cook Elementary School
- Champlain Heights Community School
- Champlain Heights Annex
- Choice School(for gifted children)
- École Anne-Hébert
Killarney Cafés and Restaurants
Casual, fast food and family-style restaurants abound in Killarney a suitable offering for the neighbourhood's working-class residents.
Killarney Sports and Recreation
Much of Killarney's sports and recreational offerings are at the Killarney Community Centre, which includes a fitness centre, leisure pool and ice-skating rink. The area also boasts one of Vancouver's largest public parks, Everett Crowley Park, which was built on a former landfill.
Situated between East 41st Avenue to the north, the Fraser River to the south, Vivian Street to the west and Boundary Road (which separates Vancouver from Burnaby) to the easy, Killarney is served at its northern end by the Joyce SkyTrain Station.
Killarney Property Statistics
|Average gross rent||$844|
*Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, average sale prices in Fraserview, Champlain, Killarney, South Vancouver for 12 months ended November 3, 2010 **Source: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/census/2006/localareas/killarney.pdf
|40 to 64||36.5%|
|20 to 39||27.4%|
|19 and under||22.4%|
|Apartment, under five stories||20.5%|
|Apartment, five or more storeys||6.9%|