Knight Street, Vancouver

July 12, 2012

Knight Street, a working-class neighbourhood on the east side of the City of Vancouver, is home to a diverse population, which has a strong Asian presence. As a main thoroughfare between Vancouver and the City of Richmond, Knight Street residents enjoy quick access to a variety of shops and services.

Real estate in Knight Street neighborhood includes many newer homes, with some Knight Street properties boasting views of Downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains. Older Knight Street houses include the city's infamous Vancouver Specials: box-like structures with low-pitched roofs and balconies across the front.

The neighbourhood's newest highrise development, King Edward Village, features new condos, shops, offices and a library. It is predicted that this mixed-use Knight Street property will serve as a central hub for area.

An average, a Knight Street house will cost around $800,000, a townhouse mid-$500,000s and an condo about $340,000. View MLS® listings on Knight St.and upcoming open houses

Knight Street Amenities

Knight Street Shopping

Although traffic snarls are not uncommon along busy Knight Street, the fact that it is a main thoroughfare between the City of Vancouver and the City of Richmond means that residents also enjoy convenient access to a variety of shops and services.

Schools and Education on Knight Street

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Knight Street Cafés and Restaurants

Knight Street restaurants cater to busy families, students and individuals looking for convenient food. Fast-food favourites include Kentucky Fried Chicken, Papa Dave's Pizza and McDonald's.

Knight Street Sports and Recreation

Kensington Community Centre, located at Knight Street and East 37th Avenue, offers a dance studio, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, gym, pottery studio and seniors centre. Adjacent Kensington Park is the main public green space.

Knight Street Transportation

As a main thoroughfare between Vancouver and the City of Richmond, Knight Street is prone to its share of congestion. Luckily, the area is well serviced by public transit, with direct bus routes to Downtown Vancouver and the City of Burnaby. There are also two SkyTrain stations within walking distance.

Knight Street Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $796,936
Townhouses $538,702
Apartments $340,277
Average gross rent N/A

*Source: MLS® Link Housing Price Index February 2011, Knight

Knight Street Demographics

Population* 18,161

Fully owned 11,096
Houses 57.7%
Apartments 7.8%
Rented dwellings 38.9%


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