A wonderful neighbourhood tucked away in a serene part of North Vancouver, Delbrook has so much to offer potential buyers. Offering old and new homes at affordable prices, residents also have access to lots of amenities, including William Griffin Park and Mosquito Creek, as well as lots of schools, shopping and restaurants, making the neighbourhood extremely popular with families.
Nestled at the forest’s edge between Upper Capilano to the west, Lynn Valley to the east, and the City of North Vancouver to the south, Delbrook is on a slight North-South Slope providing views from some of the homes towards the North end. Nearby neighbourhoods include Capilano, Lynn Valley and Canyon Heights.
Families make up 49% of Delbrook’s population, with 60% having kids who still live at home. Couples make up 35%, and singles, the remaining 16%. 87% of residents are homeowners, with just 13% renting. The top three languages spoken by residents are English, Persian and Korean.
A large proportion of the properties in Delbrook are single-family homes, each with its own unique feel and surrounded by the lightly forested nature of the neighborhood. Homes here are both new and old, with many more recent developments featuring modern designs and lush lawns. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
There is plenty to do in terms of recreation in Delbrook, with the Delbrook Community Centre providing three levels of recreation, cultural, and community spaces. The centre features a six lane swimming pool, hot tub, gymnasium, weight room, fitness studio, and two convertible squash and racquetball courts. Other rooms can be used for arts and crafts activities such as pottery. Popular parks in the area include William Griffin and Mosquito Creek, home to many walking trails perfect for a leisurely stroll, dog walk or jog.
Delbrook is a great neighbourhood for eating out, with many Asian restaurants scattered around Delbrook Avenue, Lonsdale Avenue and Capilano Road. Popular choices include Woon Lee Inn Restaurant, serving Cantonese, Szechuan, Peking, and Vegetarian cuisine, Capilano Heights Chinese Restaurant, a veteran Chinese establishment featuring an abundant menu offering garden views, and Hamaei Japanese Restaurant, serving traditional Japanese cuisine. Nearby Edgemont Village is also home to popular restaurants such as The Canyon Restaurant and Nobu Sushi, as well as convenience food stores like BjornBar Bakery, Subway and CoCo Froyo.
Delbrook has a small commercial area called Delbrook Plaza, which is home to Delbrook Surgical Centre, Delbrook Mall Animal Hospital, and Bob’s Fruit Stand. Close to Delbrook, the popular Edgemont Village shopping area is home to various specialty shops and grocery shops, including BC Playthings, 32 Books & Gallery, Columbus Farm Market, La Galleria Fine Foods and Windsor Meats. A short walk away, you will also find Westview Shopping Centre, conveniently home to a Safeway grocery store, dentist, cleaners and BC Liquor store.
A popular area with families, Delbrook is home to many schools, with elementary schools in the area including Braemar Elementary, Highlands Elementary, and Larson Elementary, and secondary schools including Carson Graham Secondary and Handsworth Secondary School.
With a walk score of 71, Delbrook is an extremely walkable neighbourhood, with most errands easily accomplished on foot. There are also various transit options with regular buses running through the area. If you drive, as many Delbrook residents do, convenient access to the Upper Levels Highway takes residents out to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal and links up with the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler and Blackcomb. The nearby Lions Gate Bridge and the Second Narrows bridges also give Delbrook residents a choice of routes into the business and entertainment core of Vancouver and to other destinations on the Lower Mainland.