Arbutus is a quiet and prosperous residential neighbourhood with tree-lined streets, restored heritage houses, peaceful neighbourhood parks, and stunning views of the North Shore mountains. Despite its closeness to the downtown core, Arbutus has managed to preserve and cherish its neighbourhood spirit, peaceful environment, and green space.
Arbutus is located in the middle of Vancouver`s Westside and has excellent access to Downtown, the University of British Columbia, Kitsilano and Jericho Beach, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, as well as to local shopping and abundance of dining choices.
The boundaries of this neighbourhood are West 16th to the north, West 41st Avenue to the south, Mackenzie Street to the west, and Arbutus Street/Maple Crescent to the east.
The Arbutus area, which is mainly populated by families, young professionals, students and mature, long-time residents, is characterized by large family detached homes on spacious lots, mixed in with townhouses, some low-rise and high-rise dwellings and the newer developments, built to reflect the heritage of the neighbourhood.
The Arbutus area has a plenty of green spaces and parks, and Trafalgar Park is the largest one. Two community centres, Dunbar and Kerrisdale, offer numerous of recreational activities and options.
Arbutus's convenient location provides comfortable driving and transportation access to the downtown core and surrounding areas.