With its numerous greenspaces and endless options for outdoor activities, Vancouver has long been hailed as a family-friendly city. When seeking out a new home, families not only tend to look for proximity to parks, daycare providers and grocery stores, but good schools too.

If your family is on the hunt for a pre- or new construction property, these condo and townhome projects close to local Vancouver schools are worth checking out.

The Oak

Developer: Triton Group
Nearby schools: Sir Wilfred Laurier Elementary, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
Priced from: $1,295,900

This community of 16 townhomes just down the street from Oak Park, a lively greenspace that boasts playgrounds, soccer fields and a community centre. With interiors designed by the award-winning Cristina Oberti, each unit’s kitchen comes complete with quartz backsplashes and Bosch appliances, while the bathrooms feature frameless glass showers and porcelain tile flooring.

Cedar Walk

Developer: Polygon Homes
Priced from: $778,800
Nearby schools: University Hill Elementary School, Norma Rose Point School, Eaton Arrowsmith School, University Hill Secondary School

Located right in the middle of University Hill, Cedar Walk is being built on the west side of the University of British Columbia’s campus. This contemporary building designed by Rositch Hemphill Architects provides views of the North Shore Mountains, Burrard Inlet and surrounding greenery. Walking distance to beaches and parks, Cedar Walk is also in proximity to walking trails, restaurants and daycare centres.

Monument Kitsilano

Developer: Epta Development Corporation
Priced from: $1,199,900
Nearby schools: Pear Tree Elementary, Kitsilano Secondary School, St. John’s School, General Gordon Elementary School

With just 22 residences, this condo and townhouse low-rise on Larch Street will be completed by early 2021. Walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and banks, Monument Kitsilano is just up the street from Connaught Park, a local neighbourhood greenspace with an indoor ice rink, splash pad and playground.

Brillia

Developer: Benest
Priced from: $568,800
Nearby schools: John Norquay Elementary School, Cunningham Elementary School, Vancouver Formosa Academy

Situated in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood, Brillia is walking distance to parks, grocery stores and restaurants. Late-night food runs for fried chicken, dim sum and bibimbap are made possible with the Kingsway just a few streets away.

Main & Twentieth

Developer: Landa Global Properties
Priced from: $758,000
Nearby schools: David Livingstone Elementary School, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, Tupper Nova Secondary School, St. Giles Preschool

Construction is said to be wrapping up on this contemporary 42-unit boutique project designed by Yamamoto Architecture. Surrounding an open-air courtyard, these residences feature Italian kitchen cabinetry, engineered hardwood floors and large windows. Step outside and explore the numerous cafes, boutique shops and restaurants on trendy Main Street.

ELLA

Developer: Trillium Projects
Priced from: $836,800
Nearby schools: Chief Maquinna Elementary School, Lord Nelson Elementary School, Templeton Secondary School

This 45-unit low-rise is now 90 percent sold out and has only two units available. ELLA provides the convenience of communal amenities, whether you’re studying in the coworking lounge or hitching a ride with the on-site Modo car share. Restaurants, markets and local bus routes are a few minutes away.

Heather and Seventeenth

Developer: Terra Blanka
Priced from: $2,348,900
Nearby schools: Edith Cavell Elementary School, Shalhevet Girls High School, Blessed Sacrament School

Located in the Shaughnessy, Heather and Seventeenth touts luxurious interiors in an equally lavish neighbourhood. Modern kitchens with Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, quartz countertops and porcelain backsplashes are paired with contemporary soaker tubs and chrome fixtures in the bathrooms. Just a five-minute walk to Cambie Street, future residents will have restaurants, cafes and parks right at their doorsteps.

Woodstock at Oakridge

Developer: Nexst Properties
Priced from: $1,399,900
Nearby schools: Sir William Van Horne Elementary School, Montessori World Preschool, John Oliver Secondary School

Construction is expected to reach completion next month on this community of modern townhomes south of Riley Park–Little Mountain. From the rooftop decks available on select homes, admire the views of the North Shore Mountains and Vancouver skyline.

Midtown Central

Developer: PortLiving
Priced from: $1,024,900
Nearby schools: Florence Nightingale Elementary School, Mount Pleasant Elementary School, St. Francis Xavier School, Queen Alexandra Elementary

The final release of residences are now selling in this four-storey low-rise on the corner of East Broadway and Fraser Street. Located in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, there’s plenty of local restaurants, markets and parks that can be reached on foot.

MODE

Developer: Wesgroup
Priced from: $519,900
Nearby schools: Suncrest Elementary, Riverway West School, David Oppenheimer Elementary School, Champlain Heights Annex

Packed with amenities, MODE provides opportunity for your everyday working and relaxation activities. The indoor/outdoor entertaining space has a table that seats 16, while the hot tub on the terrace is a great place to unwind after a workout in the gym or yoga studio.

Park Station

Developer: L&A Real Estate Investment Ltd.
Priced from: $589,900
Nearby schools: Dr. Annie B. Jamieson Elementary School, Vancouver Bilingual Preschool, Forget-Me-Not Montessori School, King David High School

Just walk outside this 50-unit mid-rise and Langara-49th Avenue Station is right at your feet, perfect for a 15-minute commute to Vancouver’s downtown. While outdoors, you can also check out Tisdall Park — which boasts giant catalpa trees and a wellness circuit — the local YMCA, library and grocery stores.

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