MacKenzie Heights Homes For Sale – MacKenzie Heights Condos For Sale
The residents of this west-side enclave have long kept the charms and intrigues of Mackenzie Heights to themselves, but word is getting out: this quaint little residential neighbourhood might just be as sleepy as it seems (and it’s a good thing). Offering enviable views of downtown, English Bay and the North Shore Mountains, Mackenzie Heights is just as picturesque looking outwards as inwards.
Comprising the western portion of Arbutus Ridge, Mackenzie Heights is nestled between Kits and Kerrisdale, Dunbar and Shaughnessy. Its borders are Blenheim in the west and Larch in the east, King Edward up north (taking a dip along Quesnel Drive) and W 37th in the south.
History Of The Housing Market
Mackenzie Heights has long oriented towards single-family dwellings. Often generous in proportions, many of these houses are situated on spacious, tree-lined streets and offer fantastic views. Older homes have are generally well-kept and newer homes are respectful of the overall aesthetic. Newer developments are well-thought out in advance to ensure symmetry with the neighbourhood. Never showy, Mackenzie Heights has a demure reservedness about its wealth.
A focal point of Mackenzie Heights is the beautiful Balaclava Park providing residents with an off-leash dog area, a wading pool for the kids, a rugby pitch, a running track and space for ultimate Frisbee. Along with Memorial Park West and Chaldecott Park, Balaclava Park enjoys year-round activity.
Restaurants & Shopping
Essentially a residential community, Mackenzie Heights has limited retail options within its proper boundaries. A tiny block of well-known niche shops on Mackenzie Street is the most on offer. However, Arbutus Shopping Centre is just to the west in Shaughnessy while Kerrisdale Village is within walking distance to the south.
Schools In The Area
While Mackenzie Heights has no public schools itself, the greater area of Arbutus Ridge is home to both Carnarvon and Trafalgar Elementary schools, the latter which offers a well-established French Immersion program. Prince of Wales Secondary also lies within Arbutus Ridge, while Point Grey Secondary and Magee Secondary are within close proximity. A number of private academies are within short driving distance, including Little Flower Academy (BC’s only all-girl Catholic secondary), Immaculate Conception, the all-girls elementary school Crofton House, York House, and Vancouver College. The private-school St. George’s Elementary is the only school located in Mackenzie Heights proper.
Mackenzie Heights offers a fairly easy commute to downtown and UBC. Public transportation is limited, but available. It is a nice, safe neighbourhood for a slow stroll or a slower bike ride.