The upmarket neighbourhood of Point Grey (also known as West Point Grey) occupies the far end of the Vancouver peninsula, stretching from the waterfront at Spanish Banks to 16th Avenue and from Alma Street to the University Endowment Lands.
Named in 1792 after Captain George Grey a friend of Captain George Vancouver Point Grey was once its own municipality. Today, it's one of Canada's most expensive residential areas, with Point Grey average home prices sitting above the $2 million mark. In fact, one of the city's most expensive streets is in Point Grey a mansion on Belmont Avenue may cost you close to $20 million. View Point Grey homes for sale
Point Grey is also home to several unique attractions, including the Jericho army base on 4th Avenue and the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum the oldest building in Vancouver in Pioneer Park, adjacent to Jericho Beach.
Point Grey Amenities
Point Grey ShoppingPoint Grey's main shopping district Point Grey Village is located along West 10th Avenue. The street is lined with one-of-a-kind home décor and specialty shops, fashion retailers, produce stands, a range of professional services (including doctors, dentists, financial institutions, healthy living experts and salons) and a Safeway supermarket not to mention hundreds of cherry trees that shower shoppers with delicate pink blossoms every spring.
Schools and Education in Point GreyPrimary schools
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help(Catholic)
- Queen Mary School Elementary School
- West Point Grey Academy(independent school)
- Lord Byng Secondary School(includes the Byng Arts Mini School and a program for students with special needs)
- University Hill Secondary School
Point Grey Cafés and RestaurantsPoint Grey Village, stretching along West 10th Avenue from Discover to Tolmie streets, is a great place to grab a coffee or enjoy a bite to eat. The area includes six sushi restaurants, two coffee shops and a range of ethnic cuisine, from Italian to Irish to Mediterranean and more.
Point Grey Sports and RecreationWhen it comes to beaches, almost no other neighbourhood in Vancouver can beat Point Grey, which enjoys an uninterrupted stretch of sand from Spanish Banks in the west to Locarno Beach and Jericho Beach in the east. West Point Grey Community Centre, which occupies a Tudor-style mansion at the foot of Discovery Street, was used as an officer's mess hall during the Second World War. Today it consists of six facilities including a former carriage house and stable, which has been transformed into one of the city's best-equipped pottery studios. In other nearby buildings there are a gymnasium, fitness centre and the Jericho Arts Centre theatre.Due to its high-income residents, Point Grey also boasts a number of private clubs: the West Point Grey Golf & Country Club, the Jericho Tennis Club and the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. However, the beachside Jericho Sailing Centre Association offers a low-cost alternative to members of the public who wish to participate in water sports.
Point Grey TransportationVancouver's famous electric trolley buses and other TransLink vehicles make regular stops throughout Point Grey. The 99 B-Line express bus runs east to west along 10th Avenue to Mount Pleasant and the University of British Columbia.
Point Grey Property Statistics
|Average gross rent||$1,114|
Point Grey DemographicsPopulation* 12,990 *Source: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/census/2006/localareas/westpointgrey.pdf
|40 to 64||38.0%|
|20 to 39||26.0%|
|19 and under||21.5%|
|Apartment, under five stories||22.6%|
|Apartment, five or more stories||7.1%|