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The hard-working and multi-cultural Eastside community of Knight is located near Vancouver’s downtown and offers an easy commute to locations east and south of the area. This community is comprised of successful middle-class families.
Schools In The Area
The educational institutions available in the Eastside neighbourhood of Knight include schools for all ages. Dickens Annex, Sir Sanford Fleming Elementary, McBride Elementary, Tecumseh Annex and Tecumseh Elementary are some of the Elementary age schools that are located in Knight. The middle-school and secondary school options include Gladstone Secondary and John Oliver Secondary David Thompson Secondary schools. Private and independent schools such as Stratford Hall, Khalsa School, St. Joseph’s School and St. Andrews are within a short commute for the residents of Knight and offer some of the finest education in the area.
Knight is bordered to the north by East 16th and to the south by 54th Avenue. The neighborhood runs over to Elgin Street to the west, veers at East 49th Avenue and reaches Knight Street which will run down to the southern border. Knight Street bisects the neighborhood of Knight and is one of the main north to south arteries of Vancouver.
History Of The Housing Market
Knight has a variety of single-family and multi-unit residential options. Vancouver Special style dwellings on large lots of land are among the homes found in this neighbourhood. These 1946-60 style homes are mixed with the development of the 1980’s, newer townhomes and mid-rise condos. The development of Knight is due to the desire for quality homes that are close and within easy travel of the Lower Mainland. Knight has become an attractive location for younger singles and families because of the location and affordability.
Kensington Park located in Knight is one of the most exquisite parks in the Lower Mainland. A new community centre and a retro-style bowl skateboard park are two of the main features of Kensington Park. The community centre includes a fitness center, pottery studio, dance studio, preschool education center, a swimming pool and a gym. The center was expanded in 2001 to include an area for a senior’s lounge and other community programs. Kensington Park is said to have one of the most spectacular views of downtown and the north shore.
The community of Knight is also close to Memorial South Park located in Fraser, Clark Park to the north and Kingcrest Park located to the south. Memorial South Park has a field that is perfectly suited for multiple sports including soccer. Clark Park’s basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields and baseball diamond are located north on East 14th Avenue. Kingcrest Park includes open space, picnic area, off-leash dog area, playgrounds and an ultimate-frisbee playing field completed in 2005. The recreational facilities in the Knight area offer for a vast number of activities for the residents of this community.
Restaurants & Shopping
Knight Street is the central hub for grocery/produce stores, pharmacies and small local boutique stores for the neighbourhood of Knight. These shops are alongside high-quality restaurants that offer ethnic food to residents at reasonable prices. Knight is surrounded by a vast number of grocery chains, liquor outlets and drug stores to further service the residents. Building of new shopping and restaurants in the Knight neighbourhood is planned for the future.
The transportation available to the residents of Knight is bountiful. The Knight Street Bridge located in the southern border of the neighborhood allows for access to the major routes of the surrounding areas.