Explore SW Marine
A well-respected community, South West Marine is a luxurious area that offers great upscale amenities and amazing views. With homes and condos in the area among the best real estate that Vancouver has to offer, the South West Marine neighbourhood consists of vast luxury homes that back onto some of the most prestigious golf courses in the Lower Mainland.
The neighbourhood is bordered by 49th Avenue to the north, West Boulevard to 64th Avenue on the east, continuing down to 70th Avenue that turns into the western boundary of SW Marine Drive. Nearby neighbourhoods include UBC, Dunbar, Kerrisdale, Southlands and Marpole.
A large proportion of South West Marine residents are over 50 years old (39%), while 26% of residents are aged between 30 to 49. Approximately 53% of residents are married, and 34% are single.
The South West Marine neighbourhood consists largely of single-family dwellings on large lots, with elegant tree-lined streets. A large proportion of the houses were built before 1946, many of which were inspired by classic French architecture, and they tend to have modern amenities like outdoor kitchens, saunas, and more. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
A neighbourhood for nature lovers, South West Marine is home to many local parks, including Maple Grove Park, featuring picnic tables and outdoor wading pools, popular with families, and Riverview Park and Arbutus Park, both offering facilities and services for joggers, dog walkers and recreational sports enthusiasts. Nearby Marpole Oakridge Community Centre caters to more of the indoor recreational facilities, home to a fitness centre, racquet courts and whirlpool and sauna. The South West Marine neighbourhood is also within minutes of the Point Grey Golf and Country Club andShaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
Nearby restaurants in the South West Marine area are spread around various areas, including 70th and Granville, which features eateries like Ikura Sushi, Two Brothers Restaurant and Cafe, serving Chinese cuisine, and The Yard Cafe. Arbutus and W 41st Street is another popular area for dining out, with restaurants like Jinya Ramen Westside, Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen andMinerva Pizza & Steak House Ltd. Nearby Kerrisdale Village also has plenty of offerings when it comes to restaurants and cafes.
Although South West Marine does not contain any large commercial shopping areas within its boundaries, the shops located at 70th Avenue and Granville feature everything from major grocery store, Safeway, a 7-Eleven, a BC Liquor store and a Shell gas station. Another nearby shopping area is Arbutus Street, featuring unique neighbourhood shops, including Finest At Sea, M&M Food Market, and Pete’s Meat Butcher Shop and Deli, for groceries, and Pebble, Celsia Florist, Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply Store, and Edible Arrangements, which sells clever arrangements and gift baskets made up of gourmet fresh and chocolate-dipped fruit.
Since South West Marine is a popular area with families, there are several educational establishments within its boundaries. Elementary schools in the area include McKechnie Elementary and Maple Grove Elementary, while David Lloyd Elementary and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary are just outside the borders. Students living in South West Marine tend to attend Magee Secondary School. Private and independent institutions include Vancouver Montessori School and Glen Eden School.
For residents that drive, South West Marine offers easy access to downtown Vancouver, with the nearby Highway 99 serving as a direct route to Yaletown and Coal Harbour to the north. The area is also within minutes of Vancouver International Airport. The neighbourhood is also well served by public transportation, with the buses offering convenient stops and frequent direct service.