Explore Sentinel Hill
A residential neighbourhood known for its fantastic views, residents who live here can look out at the Gulf Islands and Mt Baker with their coffee and croissant. Sentinel Hill is a great neighbourhood if you want access to some of West Vancouver’s best outdoor spaces, shopping, schools and restaurants. Come and see why residents love living in this community so much.
Situated around Taylor Way below the Upper Levels Highway, Sentinel Hill is located on a small mountain located right above Park Royal in the District of West Vancouver. A neighbourhood within walking distance to Ambleside Beach and all the amenities of Park Royal Shopping Center, Sentinel Hill is also located close to Lions Gate Bridge providing access to downtown Vancouver.
Many Sentinel Hill residents are homeowners (87%), with 13% renting. Most households are occupied by couples or families, with residents under 19 years of age accounting for 21% of the neighbourhood’s population. People over the age of 50 make up 50% of the population, since the area is popular for retirees due to its private location. Approximately 56% of residents are married.
Sentinel Hill is comprised mostly of single-family detached homes with very little high-density housing. The houses are beautifully landscaped, with a range of styles and designs to choose from, and many of the properties are large and private. The Sentinel Hill neighbourhood is also full of lush trees, giving a residential feel to the neighbourhood. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
Residents love Sentinel Hill for its neighbourhood Parks, which include Burley Park and Ambleside Park, home to 24 hectares of sandy beach, and a 1.2km shoreline walk. Sentinel Hill is also close to the Capilano River Regional Park, home to the popular Capilano Suspension Bridge, as well as many forested trails to explore. The North Shore is home to many other trails as well, so if you enjoy hiking this is a great neighbourhood for you. Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are also readily available at nearby Grouse Mountain, Cypress MountainandMt. Seymour. And if that’s not enough, Sentinel Hill is conveniently located just a few minutes from the Lions Gate Bridge, providing quick and easy access to all the recreational activities downtown Vancouver has to offer.
If you love dining out, Park Royal Shopping Centre is located conveniently close by to Sentinel Hill, offering a plethora of dining options whatever your preference. Popular restaurants include Italian home-cooking hangout, Trattoria, Fortune Wok, serving authentic Chinese cuisine, as well as popular chains Nando’s and Five Guys. Park Royal South’s neighbour, The Village, offers additional eateries, including Cactus Club Cafe, Milestones and The Village Taphouse. The The Salmon House is also a popular choice with Sentinel Hill residents, offering amazing views of the North Shore and across Burrard Inlet to Vancouver’s exciting skyline.
As with restaurants, Park Royal Shopping Centre is the best place for shopping in the Sentinel Hill area, home to two indoor malls and ‘The Village,’ an outdoor plaza just down the road, containing over 275 shops and services. Popular stores include Anthropologie, Home Depot, Banana Republic, Roots and Vans. The Village also boasts Vancouver’s first Salomon store, the first Pinkberry frozen yoghurt shop in Canada, and the best Whole Foods Market in North America, among other stores. Nearby Marine Drive also features vast array of businesses and services.
A popular area with families, Sentinel Hill is home to four public elementary schools: Westcot Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, Hollyburn Elementary, and Ecole Cedardale, a French immersion school. There are also two public secondary schools, West Vancouver Secondaryand Sentinel Secondary. Private schools in the area include Mulgrave School and Collingwood School, popular for their highly acclaimed music and sports programs.
If you drive, as many Sentinel Hill residents do, it’s easy to get from the neighbourhood to all major routes taking you to downtown Vancouver or towards Squamish and Whistler. Lions Gate Bridge is just a short journey from Sentinel Hill, as is the Upper Levels Highway. The neighbourhood is also well served by public transit, making catching a bus easy. With a walk score of 58, the neighbourhood is somewhat walkable, with some errands close enough to be accomplished by foot. There are also some bike lanes, although hills tend to be steep.