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 ShoppingWhile 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 HeightsWhile 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 RestaurantsMackenzie 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 RecreationMackenzie 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 TransportationDespite having moderately good access to public transit, most Mackenzie Heights residents use their cars as their primary method of transportation.
Mackenzie Heights Property Statistics
Mackenzie Heights DemographicsPopulation* 16,145 *Source: Statistics Canada, Census 2006, Arbutus-Ridge
|40 to 64||35.6%|
|20 to 39||21.6%|
|19 and under||22.9%|
|Apartment, under five stories||22.2%|
|Apartment, five or more stories||22.7%|