Point Grey is a picturesque and affluent seaside community bordered by the ocean to the north and the University of British Colombia to the west. This neighbourhood is mostly made up of single family homes, some of which are perched upon the bluffs with the most spectacular views of the ocean and the city skyline. Mature leafy trees flank the quiet residential streets and an abundance of lush green park space is laced throughout Point Grey.
Currently, there are 70 homes
in Point Grey, Vancouver BC for sale on the real estate market. The most common
property type at this moment
is House/Single Family.
Price range: 579,000 - 32,800,000.
The History and Heritage of Point Grey
Long before Point Grey became its own municipality in 1908, the lands where it sits where inhabited by the local Musqueam people who called their ancient village Ee’yullmough.
In the late 1700’s Captain George Vancouver gave Point Grey its name in honour of his friend, Captain George Grey. It wasn’t until 1929 that Municipality of Point Grey merged with and officially became part of the City of Vancouver. Point Grey retains it rich history in many of the historic homes that still stand since its inception, most notably two tudor revival mansions designed by renowned architect Samuel Maclure dating back to 1913: Rear House, which is now the Aberthau Cultural Centre and Brock House on Jericho Beach that now serves as a restaurant and a senior’s activity centre.
Types of Housing in Point Grey
The community of Point Grey is predominantly comprised of single family homes on larger lots; some historic and traditional in style and others new with modern architectural design which makes for a stunning juxtaposition that somehow blends beautifully. Along the main arterial routes you will find higher density housing the form of some low rise condo developments as well as well-designed townhome communities.
Schools in Point Grey
Point Grey is well positioned next to the University of British Columbia. For the younger students there excellent educational facilities within the neighbourhood of Point Grey both public and private.
Recreation in Point Grey
Outdoor Recreation is king in Point Grey as he parks within the boundaries of Point Grey are too numerous to mention and it is also home to 3 of the most beautiful beaches in the city: Spanish banks, Jericho and Locarno. Spanish banks is a favourite when the tide is low as you can walk out into the middle of the channel on the soft sand banks with a stellar view of the city skyline. At Locarno you will find a concession stand, kayak and paddle board rentals and beach volleyball courts. Jericho beach boasts the Jericho Sailing Centre and Vancouver Yacht club as well as a beautiful park for the kids.
Shops, Dining, Culture in Point Grey
Point Grey Village is the centre for commerce in the heart of the Point Grey Neighbourhood. It runs along West 10th Avenue from Discovery St in the East to Tolmie St in the West. There are many long standing business in the area that have long been loved by the local residents. Dine at Enigma Restaurant or Burgoo Bistro. Fill your pantry at Pan E Fromaggio and The Butcher or your wine cellar at Liberty Wine Merchants. Fine shopping retailers include Guild & Co. and Kaboodles, and the list goes on.
Transportation in Point Grey
Point Grey is a short car ride to the city centre – 25 minutes to the downtown core via the Burrard Street Bridge. A 5 minute drive will take you to neighbouring UBC and 20 minutes in the car will get you to the airport.
Point Grey is somewhat less transit friendly than some of the neighbourhoods closer to the city. It is well served by routes in 10th and 16th that run regularly east and west but movement by transit north and south is less convenient in this area.
Bike is a popular mode of transportation as cyclists enjoy the picturesque ride along marine drive that winds around the point of the city along the Oceanside through UBC to the East and South. Heading west toward the city is a dedicated bike path along the waterfront that passes by some of the city’s most striking and expensive real estate.