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One of the east side’s most prominent neighbourhoods, offers a distinctive, multi-cultural flavour to its residents, with Kingsway running through the middle of the area, offering residents a variety of ethnic restaurants and unique specialist shops. With Nanaimo Skytrain Station marking the Northeast corner of Victoria, those who don’t drive have easy access to transit. Victoria is the perfect place to call home with its affordable housing and easy access to the city.
Located just south of Trout Lake, and to the east of Knight, Victoria is a neighbourhood that lies on the eastern side of Vancouver. Its official boundaries are E 22nd Avenue to the north, W 41st Avenue to the south, Argyle Street to the west, and Nanaimo Street to the east. Victoria is sandwiched between Grandview, Renfrew Heights, Collingwood, Killarney and Knight.
The Victoria neighbourhood is filled with young couples and individuals, with the area also becoming increasingly popular among young families who are now discovering the schools and amenities Victoria has to offer.
Victoria is largely made up of single-family homes, with many being built pre-1946, and a large proportion between 1981 and 1990, largely due to the influx of successful middle-class families who wanted affordable housing close to downtown Vancouver. Recently, there has also been an increase in the construction of low-rise and mid-rise condos and townhomes. Many condos are located on or close to Kingsway, meaning shops, restaurants and parks are just a short walk away. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
Victoria is situated in an ideal location for lovers of the outdoors, closeby to the beautiful John Hendry Park and Trout Lake. Trout Lake Community Centre is a popular location for recreational activities, offering a music room, multipurpose rooms, indoor cycling, and studios for pottery, crafts, and performing arts. Brewers Park, located at Victoria and East 26th Avenue, also features tennis and basketball courts, a playground and wading pool, as well as open space for dog walking, jogging and picnicking. Nearby Clark Park is also over the Victoria border at Commercial and 14th Avenue is the second-oldest park in Vancouver, featuring a ball hockey field, soccer field, basketball court, softball diamond, tennis courts, playground and a water park.
The main area for dining out in Victoria is located around 41st and Victoria, with popular spots including Kokoro Ramen, Shima-Ya Sushi, Aji Kura and Benss Cafe. Victoria is also closely location to both Champlain Square, home to eateries including 54th Ave Cafe, Sushi Go and Tasty Wok, and Killarney, where Mt. Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Iron Kitchen and Yu Kee BBQ Kitchen are all popular choices.
As with restaurants, 41st and Victoria is the closest shopping area for Victoria residents, offering a variety of specialty stores, coffee shops and services, including London Drugs, Maxim’s Bakery, Ben Hair Salon, Sue’s Grocery and Brush Dental Clinic. Nearby Killarney and Champlain Heights also have more of the larger chain grocery stores, drug stores, banks and liquor outlets, including Extra Foods, Kin’s Market, Safeway and BC Liquor Store.
As an area originally settled by families, there are many educational opportunities available to Victoria residents. Some of the elementary schools close to Victoria are John Norquay Elementary, Laura Secord Elementary, Tecumseh Elementary, Lord Selkirk Elementary, Cunningham Elementary and McBride Elementary, while secondary schools include Gladstone Secondary, John Oliver Secondary, Sir Charles Tupper and Killarney Secondary. Private schools include St. Joseph’s School and Stratford Hall.
In Victoria, there are lots of option for transit, with numerous intersecting bus routes throughout the neighbourhood and buses running frequently. Residents also have easy access to the majority of the Lower Mainland, including downtown Vancouver, the North Shore and UBC.