One of the North Shore's most beloved neighbourhoods, Edgemont, formerly known as Capilano Highlands, is extremely sought after when it comes to real estate due to its fantastic location below Grouse Mountain, surrounded by restaurants, cafes interesting shops and services. This small, close-knit, community has a feel of its own, with many local residents participating in the neighbourhood’s annual festivals and events.
Located at the foot of the North Shore Mountains in the heart of North Vancouver, Edgemont Village is one of the West Coast’s truly unique communities, and is located along Edgemont Blvd between Ridgewood Drive and West Queens Road, with local shops and services spanning out to surrounding streets of Woodbine Drive, Highland Blvd and New Market Dr. It is also located in the extremely popular Handsworth School Catchment.
The majority of homes in Edgemont are detached homes, with 85% of people owning and 15% renting property in the area. Approximately 61% are married and 27% are single.
Edgemont consists largely of single-family households, and in general, is a very quiet and family oriented community. In the nearby Edgemont Village, you will also find a small selection of condos or spacious townhouses for sale. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
With ski slopes, golfing, shopping and the natural wilderness all within a few minutes, Edgemont has a lot to offer its residents in terms of recreation. A popular destination for tourists and locals visiting Grouse Mountain, either to ride the gondola or hike the physically demanding Grouse Grind, if you love the outdoors, you will love Edgemont. Capilano Suspension Bridge also stretches across the nearby Capilano River where visitors can explore the area’s forested trails, or stop by the popular Capilano Salmon Hatchery at the top of the river. During July and August, Edgemont Village also hosts a free live concert series, which is extremely popular with residents.
The dining spots along Edgemont Village attract families and friends gathering to chat in the neighbourhood coffee houses and restaurants. Popular spots include neighbourhood bistro, The Canyon Restaurant, offering great food and a friendly atmosphere, Nobu Sushi, serving authentic Japanese cuisine, as well as convenience food stores like BjornBar Bakery, Subway and CoCo Froyo. Delany’s Coffee House and David’s Tea are always filled with people and great places to grab a coffee, freshly baked treat or delicious sandwich.
Although a popular shopping district with almost 100 family-owned shops, Edgemont Village takes residents away from the hustle and bustle of busy downtown neighbourhoods, with many stores dotted around the beautiful tree-lined streets. Popular stores include Giftworks, which specializes in the work of local potters and candle-makers, BC Playthings, which features toys, art supplies, puppets, games and puzzles and 32 Books & Gallery, offering a selection of Canadian fiction, as well as book club selections and kids’ reading section. If you need to fetch groceries, Columbus Farm Market, La Galleria Fine Foods, Windsor Meats and The Meatery are all located within Edgemont Village.
Located in the extremely popular Handsworth School Catchment, Edgemont is home to a range of schools, with the closest being Canyon Heights Elementary, Highlands Elementary on Colwood Dr and Vancouver Waldorf High School on Edgemont Blvd. Edgemont is also home to the North Shore Music Together School, which teaches Rhythm Competence and Tonal Competence to young children up to 5 years old.
With a walk score of 63, Edgemont is the 8th most walkable neighbourhood in North Vancouver, and most major amenities can be accessed by foot. Edgemont is also close to major commuter routes, particularly around the Edgemont Village area. If you want to drive but would prefer not to own a vehicle, car sharing is available from Zipcar.