Explore South Granville
A residential neighbourhood in the heart of Vancouver, South Granville is one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, but far enough from downtown to preserve serenity. Filled with shops, restaurants and art galleries, if you’re looking to live in a neighbourhood with plenty to get stuck into, South Granville is a great choice.
The boundaries of South Granville are defined by41st Avenue to the north, 64th Park Drive to the south, Cypress Street/East Boulevard to the west and Oak Street to the east.
A large proportion of South Granville residents live alone or as part of a couple, with lots of families also choosing the neighbourhood due to its close proximity to a number of schools. Approximately 61% of residents rent property, with 39% owning.
South Granville is made up of detached single-family homes, many of which were built in the 1930s and are situated on beautiful tree-lined streets. In later years, a demand for additional properties to accommodate a varying population prompted the development of townhouse-style compounds, low-rise condo buildings, and rental units, which adhered to strict guidelines so as to blend in with the feel of the neighbourhood’s heritage. One of the most popular developments is the beautiful Shannon Mews on Granville Street, originally built in early 20th century and which has been declared a heritage treasure by the city of Vancouver. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
South Granville hold the nickname ‘Gallery Row’ since it is home to more 25 art galleries, including Douglas Reynolds Gallery, Bau-Xi Gallery, Kurbatoff Art Gallery and Marion Scott Gallery. The neighbourhood is also filled with green space, so if you enjoy leading an active lifestyle, you can walk your dog, go for a run or bike to your heart’s content. Parks in the area include Shannon Park, where a baseball diamond and field dominate the park, providing plenty of open space, and majestic birch trees line the surrounding walkways, as well as Montgomery Park and Oak Park. Nearby Marpole Community Centre also offers a wealth of indoor recreational facilities such as a fitness centre, racquet court, whirlpool and sauna.
South Granville is packed full of restaurants and cafes, with many clustered along Granville Street, including Caffe Barney, Kyo Korean BBQ House, Ouisi Bistro and The Marquis. Other nearby eateries can be found at the Oakridge Centre, home to White Spot in addition to various fast-food outlets, and 41st and Cambie also a popular dining spot.
The neighbourhood boasts a retail district along Granville Street, which cuts through the middle of the neighbourhood, is a major destination for shopping in the city. Offering everything from a Safeway grocery store to beauty salons, décor shops and a liquor store, you’ll find everything you need in this part of town. A short distance away, you will also find the Oakridge Centre, home to popular stores including Aritzia, Banana Republic, The Body Shop and MAC Cosmetics, as well as the 41st and Cambie corridor of shops and one of Vancouver’s largest specialty liquor stores.
A popular area with families, South Granville is within easy access to a variety of schools. Elementary schools in the area include Maple Grove Elementary, McKechnie Elementary, Osler Elementary and Laurier Elementary, while secondary schools include Eric Hamber Secondary, Magee High School and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. Private schools within a short driving distance include the prestigious York House, Crofton House and St. George Academy.
With Granville Street bisecting the neighbourhood, residents in the neighbourhood have easy access not only to the downtown core but also Vancouver International Airport, Richmond and all points south. Public transport options in South Granville are also plentiful and frequent, with West 41st Avenue offering a quick and convenient route to UBC and Langara College.