A charming neighbourhood on West Vancouver, Cypress residents enjoy living in an urban-style community with rural wilderness on their doorsteps. With many homes offering stunning views of the ocean, many are also beautifully designed and landscaped, as well as being close to amenities and recreational opportunities in the area. Cypress is a neighbourhood your family will love, so come and take a closer look.
Cypress is located below the Trans-Canada Highway at the bottom of Cypress Mountain. Nearby neighbourhoods include Caulfeild, Eagle Harbour and West Bay.
Home ownership in Cypress is fairly high, with a split of 76% owners to 24% renters among those living in the area. In terms of home ownership, this neighbourhood is split fairly evenly between couples, who occupy 36%, singles, who occupy 32% and families, who occupy 32% of properties.
The majority of properties in the Cypress neighbourhood are luxury homes built on large lots, many of which boast enviable ocean views. The real estate here is upscale, but the price tags on these properties are worth every dime. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
If you love the outdoors and being close to nature, Cypress is home to a number of parks, including Caulfield Park, which is located just a few minutes to the west and which offers a beautiful forest trail and some of West Vancouver’s most beautiful sandy beaches. Cypress is also located close to Lighthouse Park, a 190-acre park that is almost completely covered in virgin rainforest. Lighthouse Park is home to the Point Atkinson Lighthouse, hence its name, as well as to Vancouver’s last remaining stand of first-growth Douglas fir tree.
Caulfeild Village Shopping Centre, located just two kilometres to the north, is home to various restaurants, including Italian restaurant, Pastameli and Mega Sushi, serving authentic Japanese cuisine, as well as featuring convenience stores like Cobs Bread, Subway and Starbucks. Other popular dining spots just a short drive away are Hugo’s on Eagle Harbour, featuring live music on Thursday nights, and Olive & Anchor, overlooking the stunning Horseshoe Bay.
As with restaurants, Caulfeild Village Shopping Centre is home to a variety of stores that can meet the needs of residents, whatever their preferences. Here, you’ll find the Canada Post, Starbucks, a pharmacy, and a bank, as well as a Safeway grocery store. A short journey along Marine Drive will also take you to IGA Marketplace.
Cypress is home to a variety of schools, with elementary schools including Caulfeild Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, and Gleneagles Elementary. The main secondary school high school students attend is nearby Rockridge Secondary. Capilano University is a 20 minute drive from the Cypress neighbourhood.
The majority of Cypress residents are car owners, since it’s easy and stress free to drive to surrounding areas, although the neighbourhood is also well-served by public transit if you travel by bus. Some places are also accessible by foot, and there are lots of bike lanes also.