Upper Lonsdale, North Vancouver

July 12, 2012

North of the Upper Levels Highway, the Upper Lonsdale community is one of the larger neighbourhoods on the North Shore. The community is widespread, and the real estate is just as varied as the neighbourhood.

Upper Lonsdale is divided into vertical halves by Lonsdale Avenue, a major shopping destination in the area. At the corner of Lonsdale Avenue and Queens, you can find the Queens Cross Pub, a popular eating destination for locals. The area also offers a number of schools, which reflects the large number of families that have chosen to make this community their home.

Upper Lonsdale real estate includes some new construction homes and some spacious character houses and heritage homes. Residents also have plenty of low- and high-rise condos and townhouses to choose from, especially along Lonsdale Avenue. Home prices offer a wider range than many areas in the North Shore because of its great variety in the types of housing available on the market. Prices for homes in Upper Lonsdale range from $269,000 to $2,349,000, with a median list sold price of $929,450. Upper Lonsdale MLS Listings and upcoming open houses

Upper Lonsdale Amenities

Upper Lonsdale Shopping

Lonsdale Avenue, the main north-south artery of North Vancouver, offers a number of local specialty stores. The Lonsdale Quay Market Centre serves as the gateway to North Vancouver. The quay features a fresh food market, specialty shops, a kids' play area, restaurants and a hotel and spa. And finally, there is the Capilano Mall.

Schools and Education in Upper Lonsdale

Primary schools Secondary schools

Upper Lonsdale Cafés and Restaurants

Upper Lonsdale offers a wide variety of great neighbourhood restaurants. Whether you crave hip comfort food, Greek, Italian, French, or pub food, Upper Lonsdale has something to tingle your taste buds. One of the local favourites is the Queens Cross Pub, which offers burgers, pizzas and pasta, all in a rustic setting.

Upper Lonsdale Sports and Recreation

The Upper Lonsdale area features numerous recreational spaces for residents. The neighbourhood is great for families as it is peppered with community parks and green spaces. Some of the parks include Delbrook Park, Carisbrooke Park, Rockland Park, Saint Albans Park and William Griffin Park and Recreation Centre, all of which offer playgrounds, walking trails and other outdoor activities for families. Close by is the Braemar Park Reservoir, a large park and reservoir toward the northeast corner of the community.

Also close by is the John Braithwaite Community Centre, the City of North Vancouver's first multi-purpose facility offering more than 35,000 square feet for social, recreation and general community use space.

Upper Lonsdale Transportation

The Seabus is easily accessible from the Lonsdale Quay Market, located in nearby Lower Lonsdale. The Seabus provides quick and easy access to Downtown Vancouver and runs every 15 minutes on its regular schedule. Several buses also run on Lonsdale Avenue in Central Lonsdale, and the community's southern border is the Upper Levels Highway, which turns into the Trans-Canada Highway.

Upper Lonsdale Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $877,180
Townhouses $592,640
Apartments $379,620
*Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, average sale prices in North Vancouver for January 2011

Upper Lonsdale Demographics

Population* 50,725 (number is for North Vancouver-Lonsdale) *Source: BC Stats
75+ 6%
65 to 74 6%
45 to 64 29%
20 to 44 39%
Under 19 15%
*Source: BC Stats
Fully owned 49% ("Owners")
Rented 50%
Band Housing 1%
*Source: BC Stats
Detached 30% ("Houses")
Row House 8%
Apartment Duplex 9%
Apartment, under five stories 40%
Apartment, five or more stories 15%
*Source: BC Stats

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