Arbutus Walk is a multi-building development located in the Kitsilano Neighborhood. The Community itself is bordered by Arbutus Street to the East, Vine Street to the West, 12th Avenue to the South, and 10th Avenue to the North, covering 6 acres of prime land.
Comprised of 7 Award-Winning Multi-Family developments, with over 1,000 condos and townhomes, the emphasis on green-space and sustainable living makes it one of Vancouver’s most sought after development projects. It's location in the Southern portion of Kitsilano, on the former site of the Carling Okeefe brewery, is located mere meters from local retail & entertainment establishments on Arbutus St., within minutes walking distance from the 4th avenue shopping district, and steps to major Transit corridors.
What makes the Arbutus Walk neighborhood such a unique and desirable area, is that it is a neighborhood unto itself, truly "A community within a community". Part of Kitsilano, yet very distinguished by its award winning modern buildings, and virtually unmatched green-space. What's more is that the incredible success of the design and plan has made Arbutus Walk not only a core-area in Kits, but also the "Epicenter" of the renewal which progressively permeates the surrounding areas, serving as a testament to what can be achieved when something is done right.
Built by Concert Properties in Phases starting with “The Carlings” in 1997, and ending with “The I” in 2004, Arbutus Walk is comprised of 1 bedroom condos, 2 bedroom condos & townhouses, and some 3 bedroom apartments & townhouses.
The buildings are concrete or either wood frame construction, with a mixture of Low-rise 4-storey townhouses and apartment buildings, and four medium-rise 7 or 8-storey buildings. The design and layout has a very natural feel, with all of the buildings complimenting the geography, the neighborhood, and each other.
The access to amenities is a crowning feature of the Arbutus Walk area. Across Vine street on the West end of the complex, is Connaught Park, Kitsilano ice rink & fitness center and the local catchment school, Kitsilano Secondary.
For those with young children, daycare is within 450 meters, and the playgrounds in Connaught Park and within Arbutus Walk itself, provide space for your children to play and grow. Serviced by both Gordon Elementary school (English language), as well as Lord Tennyson (French Immersion program).
Within 2 blocks of Arbutus Walk’s Northwest corner, you find London Drugs & Pharmacy, and IGA Grocery store, both constructed new in 2008. On the block of Arbutus St. adjacent to Arbutus Walk, lie medical/dental offices, numerous café’s, restaurants, boutique grocers, as well as health & wellness and fitness facilities.
The demands on transportation is greatly reduced, and the buildings in Arbutus Walk offers secure underground parking for residents, so the option is there if you need it. A few short blocks away you’ll find the 4th Avenue shopping district, and with Kits Beach a mere 15 minute walk down Arbutus St., a list of amenities too long to list is at your doorstep.
Designed as a functional community, all of the facets of daily life were taken into consideration, and so far it has exceeded all expectations! The green-space within Arbutus Walk is no exception. It contains numerous playgrounds, sitting areas, walkways, and amenities for dog walkers, all of which are regularly put to use. Having living space of this scale directly outside your front door, and all amenities so nearby, one needs only a small taste to understand why this space is so highly acclaimed & desirable.
The owners who live at Arbutus Walk are diverse, and as anticipated when conceptualized. You will find younger families with children, business professionals, retirees who like the ease and convenience of the neighborhood. While most units are owner occupied, some of the condo suites will be home to university-aged renters from time to time. As Realtors selling in the area we find the residents of Arbutus Walk to be professional and friendly.