Altamont is one of West Vancouver’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, giving its residents the privacy and enjoyment of estate living, whilst still being an ideal location for business and recreation. Perfectly situated to enhance any westcoast lifestyle, Altamont offers spectacular views of Vancouver and Howe Sound, with close proximity to schools, shopping and restaurants. Take a closer look at this exclusive neighbourhood...
Located in lower West Vancouver between Dundarave and West Bay, Altamont is within minutes of Marine Drive amenities and private beaches like Sandy Cove. For boating enthusiasts, marinas line the coves between Marine Drive and Horseshoe Bay. Its close proximity to the Upper Levels Highway also means residents can travel to Whistler in under two hours. Alternatively, travelling a short distance across the Lions Gate Bridge leads to downtown Vancouver.
One of the top residential locations in West Vancouver, this community is blessed with outstanding scenic views and natural beauty, as well as an extremely low crime rate. Composed largely of single-family detached homes, the average benchmark of Altamont properties is between $2 and 3 million.
The Altamont area was founded in 1913 and named after the Earl of Altamont, and when it comes to luxury real estate, few West Vancouver neighbourhoods can compete with this one. Boasting large lots with luxury homes in elite neighborhoods, Altamont is ideally suited for a growing family looking for plenty of space and privacy.
Altamont Beach is the perfect spot to take in the area’s beautiful surroundings. Its park can be found on the corner of Gisby Street and Rosebery Avenue and has a tennis court, sports court and play area, ideal for people leading an active lifestyle. Nearby Dundarave Park and its 50 metre beach are popular places for families too, offering access to the waterfront and Centennial Seawalk. West Vancouver Memorial Library is conveniently located along Marine Drive, as are lots of great shops including an antique store and art gallery. Alternatively, you can choose to take a walk on the wild side, with Capilano Suspension Bridge just a 10 minute drive, and Lynn Canyon located 20 minutes away.
West Vancouver has a superb range of restaurants and fine dining, with many spots featuring fabulous west coast cuisine served by the beach or with a city view. Marine Drive has a great selection, with popular choices including The Red Lion Bar and Grill, The Truffle House and Cafe, and Feast Neighbourhood Table, which serves a fantastic black truffle pierogi.
Many shops are located along Marine Drive, including IGA grocery store and Shoppers Drug Mart, as well as unique seaside shops and stalls in nearby Ambleside Village. If you are a pet owner, the Animal Medical Hospital is situated on Bellevue Ave, just a short walk from Marine Drive, where you can also find Dundarave Dental Clinic.
Altamont is a family-friendly neighbourhood, and its residents are within easy walking distance ofWest Bay Elementary and driving distance of Mulgrave School. Both schools boast the International Baccalaureate Program, making this school catchment one of the most desireable in West Vancouver. Other schools in the area include Caulfeild Elementary and Sentinel Secondary, both a 10 minute drive from Altamont. Nearby Capilano University offers academic studies and university transfer, career and vocational programs, and extension programs to students.
If you prefer not to drive, Altamont is in the perfect location for bus access as it sits along a dedicated transit route. Leave your car at home and take the Blue Bus, part of West Vancouver’s own bus system. The 253 bus runs from Caulfeild Drive in the west to Park Royal in the east, before moving onto downtown Vancouver. Altamont residents can also easily take the bus to the ferry at Horseshoe Bay. With priority lanes, regular buses, community shuttles and frequent service, taking the bus is often faster than driving and what’s more, it’s kind to the environment!