Champlain Heights Homes For Sale – Champlain Heights Condos For Sale
As part of Killarney, Champlain Heights is one of the youngest divisions of Vancouver. The neighbourhood is half winding roads and cul-de-sacs, and half green space. It’s easy to see why it has such broad appeal for singles and young families.
Schools In The Area
Captain James Cook Elementary and Champlain Heights Community School serve children from kindergarten through Grade 7. Champlain Heights Annex is a smaller institution that only serves K-3. Older students generally attend Killarney Secondary or David Thompson Secondary.
Champlain Heights is a small outcropping sitting in the southeastern-most corner of Vancouver. Between Kerr Street and Boundary Road, the area is nestled between E 54th Street to the north and the shores of the Fraser River in the south.
History Of The Housing Market
The demography of Champlain Heights is split right down the middle between renters and owners. The majority of single-family detached and attached row houses were built in the 1970s and 1980s. As much of the land is leasehold property, more townhomes and high-rise apartment blocks have sprung up over time, including the newer Fraserlands development along the Fraser River. Pricing for buyers starts out affordable, but it can climb fairly quickly depending on the lot and style.
Comprising roughly one-third of the total area of Champlain Heights, Everett Crowley Park is a 40 hectare green sanctuary noted for its trails, off-leash dog area and Avalon Pond. It is also home to Champlain Heights Community Centre, which has courts for racquet sports, a playground and a youth lounge. Captain Cook Park with its wide paths and two tennis courts sits adjacent to Everett Crowley and extends across Champlain Crescent into Sparwood Park. Kinross Ravine Park is a smaller pocket of wilderness on the southern fringe of Champlain Heights, and is bisected by Marine Way.
The River District Beach Volleyball courts on Riverwalk Avenue are a coed venue operated by Urban Rec.
Restaurants & Shopping
Champlain Mall, or mini-Mall, at the corner of Kerr and E 54th, has many of the amenities a growing community needs. It is part of the larger Champlain Square, which is home to a sizeable grocery store, a liquor store and a branch of the Vancouver Library.