Vancouver

Quilchena

By
Real Estate Weekly
July 12, 2012






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Prior to 1965, Quilchena, which means "flat place near the water", was a golf course. Today, it is a quiet residential area located on the west side of the City of Vancouver. Located between Arbutus, Shaughnessy, MacKenzie Heights and Kerrisdale, Quilchena has one main thoroughfare, Arbutus Street.

Quilchena's population of affluent young families and older residents makes for a peaceful community. Quilchena real estate includes a mix of upscale residential properties - single-detached houses as well as a supply of low-rise condominiums.

Quilchena houses range in price from about $2.3 million for a single-detached house to approximately $1.2 million for a condominium. Many Quilchena homes include secondary rental suites and the average monthly rent is $1,262.

Quilchena Amenities

Quilchena Shopping

Quilchena's main retail hub is Arbutus Shopping Centre, which includes a large Safeway grocery store, pet store, produce market and bakery. If it's not food you're after, the mall houses a jeweler and several gift and specialty stores.

Schools and Education in Quilchena

Secondary schools

Quilchena Cafés and Restaurants

A Starbucks coffee shop serves as Quilchena's only café. More varied eateries are located in nearby Arbutus and Kerrisdale.

Quilchena Sports and Recreation

Quilchena is home to the private Arbutus Club, which offers member families a swimming pool, two ice rinks for skating and curling, tennis, squash and racquetball courts, music studios, a gymnastics space, dining facilities and more. The neighbourhood also includes several green spaces, most notably the 7.6-hectare Quilchena Park with its paved area for skateboarders and a large off-leash area for dogs.

Quilchena Transportation

Public transit buses pass frequently through Quilchena, along both King Edward Avenue and Arbutus Street.

Quilchena Property Statistics

Home prices
Houses $2,278,808
Townhouses $1,196,000**
Apartments $709,000**
Rentals***
Average gross rent $1,262

*Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, benchmark sale prices in Quilchena for February 2011 generated by the MLS®Link Housing Price Index (HPI) **Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, average sale prices for 12 months ended November 3, 2010 ***Source: British Columbia Provincial Electoral District Profile for Vancouver-Quilchena Based on the 2006 Census

Quilchena Demographics

Population* 56,005 *Source: British Columbia Provincial Electoral District Profile for Vancouver-Quilchena Based on the 2006 Census

Age*
65+ 15.0%
40 to 64 37.5%
20 to 39 22.8%
19 and under 24.7%

*Source: British Columbia Provincial Electoral District Profile for Vancouver-Quilchena Based on the 2006 Census

Occupancy*
Fully owned 20,385

*Source: British Columbia Provincial Electoral District Profile for Vancouver-Quilchena Based on the 2006 Census

Dwellings*
Single-detached house 58.2%
Semi-detached house 0.4%
Detached duplex 1.7%
Row house 13.6%
Apartment, under five storeys 9.6%
Apartment, five or more storeys 16.5%
Rented dwellings 27.0%

*Source: British Columbia Provincial Electoral District Profile for Vancouver-Quilchena Based on the 2006 Census

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