MacKenzie Heights Vancouver Neighbourhood Info

By Staff Real Estate Weekly
July 12, 2012

Mackenzie Heights is a small tree-lined neighbourhood on the City of Vancouver's west side. Canadian Pacific Railway originally owned the land, but eventually the head of the railway decided to give the parcel of land to his son-in-law, Jack Wood.

Wood developed several Mackenzie Heights homes inspired by California's mission-style houses. After he offered one of his Mackenzie Heights houses -- which looked like tiny castles -- to a local teacher for a year for free, the area became known as "the neighbourhood where teachers live."

Mackenzie Heights' real estate is sought after, especially by builders, affluent professionals and offshore investors. Most of the houses in Mackenzie Heights are stately, single-family homes situated on generous lots. The average price for a house in Mackenzie Heights exceeds $1.5 million. Townhouses command close to $1 million and apartments around $500,000. View Mackenzie Heights MLS listings

Mackenzie Heights Amenities

Mackenzie Heights Shopping

While Mackenzie Heights does not have a commercial centre, the neighbourhood is within walking distance of (and a short drive to) Kerrisdale Village shops and Dunbar Street retailers.

Schools and Education in Mackenzie Heights

While there are no schools within Mackenzie Heights proper, several excellent public and private schools lie just beyond its borders in neighbouring Dunbar and Kerrisdale.

Mackenzie Heights Cafés and Restaurants

Mackenzie Heights does not have its own commercial area, but the neighbourhood is located within walking distance of (and a short drive to) cafés and restaurants in Kerrisdale and Dunbar.

Mackenzie Heights Sports and Recreation

Mackenzie Heights is centred around Balaclava Park a beautiful and expansive green space that boasts a wading pool, off-leash dog area, running track and multiple sports fields.

Mackenzie Heights Transportation

Despite having moderately good access to public transit, most Mackenzie Heights residents use their cars as their primary method of transportation.

Mackenzie Heights Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $1,792,000
Townhouses $982,000
Apartments $530,000
*Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, average sale prices in Dunbar, Mackenzie Heights, Southlands for 12 months ended November 3, 2010

Mackenzie Heights Demographics

Population* 16,145 *Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006, Arbutus-Ridge
65+ 19.7%
40 to 64 35.6%
20 to 39 21.6%
19 and under 22.9%
*Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006, Arbutus-Ridge
Fully owned 6,100
*Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006, Arbutus-Ridge
Single-detached house 39.5%
Semi-detached house 1.0%
Detached duplex 10.3%
Row house 4.2%
Apartment, under five stories 22.2%
Apartment, five or more stories 22.7%
*Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006, Arbutus-Ridge

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