A welcoming community for people from all walks of life, Shaughnessy features unique architectural features due to its status as one of Vancouver’s most historic neighbourhoods. The central location of this community allows for easy accessibility to neighbouring shopping districts including Kerrisdale Village, Granville Corridor, South Cambie, Oakridge Centre and Granville Island. Come and take a closer look at this wonderful neighbourhood.
Located centrally in Vancouver, Shaughnessy is bordered by 16th Avenue to the north, 41st Avenue to the south, Oak Street to the east and Arbutus Street to the west.Nearby neighbourhoods include South Cambie, Fairview, Arbutus-Ridge, Oakridge, Kerrisdale, Kitsilano and Marpole.
A large proportion of Shaughnessy residents are between 40 and 64 (38%), with other age groups making up even proportions of the remaining population. A diverse neighbourhood, Shaughnessy’s Chinese population is growing, now making up approximately 27% of the neighbourhood’s residents. 58% of residents speak English as their first language.
Single-family detached homes situated on large lots account for a large number of dwellings in Shaughnessy, with many of the neighbourhood’s original homes having been built by the city’s top architects, using classic British and early American architectural influences. A new multi-family townhouse development has been built on the edge of Shaughnessy, which is complementary to Shaughnessy’s distinct architectural stylings. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
Shaughnessy is filled with recreational facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy, home to the Kerrisdale Community Centre, which features an exercise room, indoor and outdoor pool, seniors centre and play palace. If you need a place to take the dog for a walk, or simply somewhere to get some fresh air, you can go to one of the many nearby parks, including Angus Park, Devonshire Park and Shaughnessy Park. Van Dusen Botanical Gardens are also nearby, where you can see hundreds of different species of flowers and plants. And if you want to learn more about the history, heritage and neighbourhood of Shaughnessy, take the Heritage Walking Tour of Shaughnessy with family and friends.
If you enjoy dining out at restaurants, various eateries are located along Arbutus Street, with popular choices including farm-to-fork restaurant, Gramercy Grill, The Boathouse Restaurantand Arbutus Coffee. W 41st is another popular area for dining out, with restaurants like Jinya Ramen Westside, Sofra Mediterranean Kitchenand Minerva Pizza & Steak House Ltd all populating the area.
The closest shopping districts to the Shaughnessy neighbourhood are the Arbutus Mall, which conveniently includes a Safeway grocery store, BC Liquor and BMO. Arbutus Street also features seafood market, Finest At Sea, a M&M Food Market, as well as Pete’s Meat Butcher Shop and Deli, for grocery shopping, and other popular stores including Pebble, Celsia Florist,Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply Store, and Edible Arrangements. Oak Street on the neighbourhood’s eastern side also features a range of eclectic shops, and the southern border, running along West 41st Avenue, offers everything from small, neighbourhood shops and restaurants to a whole range of stores to explore at Oakridge Shopping Centre.
There are various schools located in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood. Elementary schools include Shaughnessy Elementary, Quilchena Elementary and Carr Elementary. Nearby high schools include Eric Hamber Secondary, Prince of Wales Secondary and Point Grey Secondary. There are also some private schools in the area, including Vancouver College, Little Flower Academy, York House School and the Vancouver Talmud Torah.
With a walk score of 56, Shaughnessy is the 17th most walkable neighborhood in Vancouver, meaning many amenities are close enough for residents to be able to walk to.The neighbourhood is bisected by the main thoroughfare of Granville Street, with Shaughnessy approximately a 15-minute drive north to downtown or south to the airport. Oak Street lies on Shaughnessy’s eastern border and is also a favoured route to the airport and into Richmond and other southern communities. Shaughnessy also has good public transportation, with regular buses running through the area.