Killarney Homes For Sale – Killarney Condos For Sale
Killarney is one of the last neighbourhoods to be developed in Vancouver proper and has resisted being labeled and pegged down as one thing or another, although the Emerald District will do nicely.
Schools In The Area
Families of younger children have a fair choice of elementary schools. There’s Tecumseh on E 41st, Waverley and Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith on Elliot Street, Dr. George M Weir on Rupert Street and Dr. H.N. MacCorkindale on Battison Street. There are several others to choose from in nearby Champlain Heights. For teenagers, there’s Killarney Secondary and David Thompson Secondary nearby.
The area of Killarney (not including Champlain Heights) is bordered by Argyll Street in the west and Boundary Road in the east, roughly between E 41st (north) and E 54th (south).
History Of The Housing Market
Killarney benefits from modern planning and architecture, with wide boulevards, tree-lined and pedestrian-friendly, and a clean, contemporary look. The area offers a mix of housing, roughly split evenly between single-family detached, attached row houses, and walk-up apartments. Pricing for both buyers and renters is fairly reasonable.
The Killarney Community Centre is a modern facility with a large gymnasium, ice rink and fitness centre. Residing in Killarny Park, the community centre offers a number of programs for active people of all ages and is quite popular with residents from all over Metro Vancouver’s southeast region. It is home to the Killarney Skating Club, a Skate Canada sanctioned group that offers a figure skating program and private lessons. The park itself is a remarkable green space with a number of ball diamonds and soccer fields, as well as a running track and an off-leash dog area. Nanaimo Park is another sizeable green space in Killarney noted for its baseball diamonds, while Gordon Park offers numerous fields for play.
Central Park is right next door in Burnaby.
Restaurants & Shopping
The area doesn’t have a unique commercial presence. Killarney Centre is a small retail outlet on E 49th and there are a number of small enterprises here and there along the major roads. Collingwood’s main commercial area, shared by proximity with Killarney, is in the north along Kingsway. Champlain Mall is in nearby Champlain Heights and Metropolis at Metrotown is a short drive or bus ride to Burnaby.
The majority of commuters in Killarney travel by car. The major north/south thoroughfares are Victoria Drive and Boundary Road, with Rupert Street picking up some of the slack. Both Kingsway and SE Marine Drive are easily accessible from Killarney, which lead downtown and all points east/west, respectively. There is no access to the Skytrain in Killarney proper, but there are major bus routes along Rupert, Tyne, E 41st and E 49th. Several of these routes lead to Joyce Station on the Expo Line. Bike lanes exist on Vivian Drive and E 45th. Pedestrian traffic mirrors Killarney and moves at a leisurely local pace.