A hidden gem in Vancouver’s real estate, the neighbourhood of Queensbury was one of the first to be developed in North Vancouver. Despite being a quiet community, Queensbury is still close to great schools, shops and commute routes, which is a breath of fresh air for many residents who choose to move away from Vancouver’s busy central neighbourhoods. A popular neighbourhood also with first time buyers, many homes are located close to the water and within walking distance of both Lonsdale and Boulevard. Queensbury is a North Vancouver neighbourhood not to be missed.
Queensbury is a centrally located neighbourhood in North Vancouver, located just minutes from the popular Lonsdale Quay, where residents can catch the ferry across to downtown Vancouver. Surrounding neighbourhoods include Calverhall to the east, Boulevard to the north, Lower Lonsdale to the west and the waterfront to the south.
Many Queensbury residents are homeowners (71%), with 29% of residents renting property in the neighbourhood. Couples make up the majority of households, with individuals and families also making up a large proportion of residents. The average Queensbury resident is aged 39, with approximately 33% of residents between the ages of 30 and 49, and 32% of residents aged 50 and over.
A hidden gem in North Vancouver’s real estate, you’ll be lucky to get your hands on a property in this neighbourhood, with typically only a handful of houses for sale at any given time. Many houses are single-family detached homes, with some residents lucky enough to be within walking distance to the water and the area’s commercial district. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
Nearby Boulevard Park features tennis courts and a soccer pitch for sports enthusiasts. Alternatively, you can hike through nearby Greenwood Park to visit ‘God’s Chair,’ a jutting of rock hidden away at the peak of the park. Other attractions include Lynn Canyon, just a 10 minute drive north, or Lonsdale Quay, which you can get to in under 10 minutes. Here, you can browse the local market, check out nearby events, or catch the ferry over to downtown Vancouver.
Queensbury Avenue is home to a selection of small cafes and restaurants, including breakfast hotspot, BLVD Bistro, Sansho Sushi, serving authentic Japanese cuisine, and S’wich Cafe, serving delicious sandwiches as well as brewing locally roasted coffee. Other nearby restaurants can be found in the Lonsdale area, including many eateries with waterfront locations around the Lonsdale Quay Market, such as Tap & Barrel, Burgoo Bistro, The District Brasserie, and The Lobby Restaurant at Pinnacle at the Pier. Further north along Lonsdale Avenue, residents can find a range of other restaurants and cafes, including Two Daughters Bakeshop, Fishworks, Thai House Restaurant, and West of Java.
Queensbury Avenue is home to many of the neighbourhood’s popular stores and services, including Queensbury Market, Sprout Organic Market, The British Butcher Shoppe and the Mount Royal Bagel Factory. Additional shops are located along Brooksbank Avenue, such as Pet Food N More, and grocery store, Save-On-Foods. If you’re looking for an alternative grocery store, Real Canadian Superstore can be found on Seymour Boulevard. Queensbury residents can also enjoy the neighbourhood’s close proximity to Lonsdale area shops.
Ridgeway Elementary is the closest school to Queensbury, providing local children with classes from Kindergarten through to Grade 7. Other nearby schools include Brooksbank Elementary, and Sutherland Secondary, the school which most high school students attend.
If you need to get to downtown Vancouver, it’s an easy commute across the Second Narrows bridge. The Seabus is also easily accessed from the Lonsdale Quay Market, running every 15 minutes on its regular schedule. Several buses also serve the area, and thanks to a wide variety of parks and trails, many amenities are also accessible via foot.