RENFREW-COLLINGWOOD

RENFREW-COLLINGWOOD, VANCOUVER NEIGHBOURHOOD

Located on the Eastside of Vancouver, in the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area, the community of Renfrew-Collingwood stretches across to the East boundary of Burnaby and extends West to Nanaimo Street. The Southern most boarder is E 41st and Broadway is the boundary to the North.

Residents enjoy quick access to the city’s commercial centers, especially along the Collingwood stretch of Kingsway, while local amenities are within easy walking distance. When you view the Renfrew-Collingwood area on a map, you quickly realize how central the community is. You also have quick assess to some of the major thoroughfares.

Map Showing Renfrew-Collingwood

RENFREW-COLLINGWOOD ACCESSIBILITY & AMENITIES

Predominantly a residential area, this family-friendly community features a diverse population and vibrant community spirit.

Grandview Highway, Kingsway, and Boundary Road are the major arterials, granting easy access to the lower mainland. Options are plentiful for commuters who prefer using public transport. Renfrew-Collingwood has five SkyTrain stations, with the Expo and Millenium lines servicing the area. The supply of buses is also plentiful.

For those who enjoy heading out on two wheels, Renfrew-Collingwood provides an impressive network of bike lanes and cycle tracks. Cycling to Downtown and Burnaby is quick and safe. The BC Parkway and the Central Valley Greenway have dedicated bike paths.

Being a family-oriented neighbourhood, there are several good schools in Renfrew-Collingwood. There are six public elementary schools, two public high schools, and a private high school for new immigrants to Canada. With an active family, it’s always nice to have a community centre to use. Renfrew-Collingwood has a fantastic community centre.

When it comes to shopping, there is no need to leave the neighbourhood. Whether you are doing bulk grocery shopping or stocking up on everyday items, you have a range of specialty stores and markets to choose from. Large markets such as Safeway, Walmart, and the Real Canadian Superstore, are conveniently located. Smaller markets selling fresh produce and other daily items are also plentiful. There is also a selection of restaurants and cafes, that caters mainly to the family market.

OUT AND ABOUT IN RENFREW-COLLINGWOOD

Residents can get in touch with nature by visiting the green areas and parks, many of which feature children’s playgrounds. The Renfrew-Collingwood Community Page provides a list of attractions, a community notice board, and information on local events.

Some of the well known parks in the area.

Renfrew Community Park

Renfrew Park offers an array of recreational facilities including a library, community center, and softball field. There is also a peaceful walking trail that meanders along Still Creek. Your Renfrew realtor will tell you about family homes that are featured within walking distance of the park.  

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Renfrew Park Ravine

Renfrew Ravine is a steep, green area that includes a section of Still Creek. Several community art projects and indigenous gardens can be encountered along the winding pathway. The German Heritage Plaza on 29th Avenue is another interesting place to visit. If you are a nature lover, ask your Renfrew realtor to tell you about homes in this area.

Falaise Park

Stretching into the surrounding community, Falaise Park has four adjacent sections. The walking trails offer lovely views of Vancouver and Burnaby. During winter the slopes provide a prime sledding ground. The park’s facilities include two baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields, two children’s playgrounds, a wading pool, and a community hall. Falaise Park is convenient for families living in the Renfrew area. There is even a dedicated area where dog lovers can take their pets for an off-leash stroll.

For dog lovers living in Collingwood, Gaston Park is also a lovely place to walk your dog. Ask your Collingwood realtor to tell you about properties in this area.

PHOTOS OF RENFREW-COLLINGWOOD

WHY LIVE IN RENFREW-COLLINGWOOD?

Renfrew-Collingwood is a dynamic, family-oriented neighborhood. Aside from its convenient location and practical infrastructure, what residents enjoy most above Renfrew-Collingwood is its great community spirit.

Nature and parks Renfrew-Collingwood

The neighborhood has developed around the concept of community. There are several community centers, swimming pools, recreational facilities, cafes, and restaurants. Nature lovers have several parks to choose from, such as the Renfrew Ravine Park, with its natural creek and pristine open spaces.

Are you looking to settle in Renfrew-Collingwood? Speak with a top realtor in Collingwood and Renfrew, East Vancouver Realtors will be able to recommend the best option for you and your family.

TWO COMMUNITIES IN ONE

Although listed as separate communities, Renfrew and Collingwood have merged into one large neighborhood.

As older communities of Vancouver, Renfrew and Collingwood experienced massive growth and expansion in the 1940s (after WWII). By the start of the 60s, most of the residential and industrial areas had been developed. In keeping with the growth rate in the rest of Vancouver, almost 2,000 new family homes have been constructed since the late 1980s.

The real estate in the two areas comprises a very similar mix of townhouses, duplexes, and detached houses. The amenities are also similar, which further obscures the official border between the two communities. Renfrew-Collingwood covers an area of 8.2km2, bordering Broadway to the north, Nanaimo Street to the west, East 41st Avenue to the south, and Boundary Road to the east.

Whether in Collingwood or Renfrew, Jacob & Jacky are Realtors for both Collingwood or Renfrew. Please note, when searching for homes for sale, the real estate board defines Collingwood homes for sale & Renfrew/Renfrew Heights homes for sale as separate locations.

RENFREW-COLLINGWOOD REAL ESTATE

As a residential area, Renfrew-Collingwood comprises a good mix of condos, duplexes, and family houses. Sizes range from compact lofts to spacious multi-bedroom houses, many dating back to the 1960s and pre-1960s. Quiet residential streets and an abundance of good schools make this neighborhood a great choice for young working couples and families. 

The community has evolved over the years in terms of density. Re-zoning has made way for detached homes to be replaced with duplexes and multi-family properties. Zoning is governed by the application of the Zoning and Development Bylaw, which prescribes how buildings may be used (residential and commercial), as well as placing restrictions on the construction of new buildings, extensions, or changes to existing buildings. The different zoning districts are labeled by a combination of letters and numbers. The C-2 district, for example, houses the larger shopping facilities, and RS-1 covers the majority of Renfrew-Collingwood’s single-family homes. 

In addition to the regulations outlined in the District Schedule, some zones are subject to design review guidelines. Design review deals with factors such as style, character, the building materials used, and landscaping.

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CD-1, or Comprehensive Development districts, are areas where a typical District Schedule approach is not suitable. Instances include specific sites such as the Broadway Campus of Vancouver Community College or broader areas such as the Downtown.

Buildings of Character, which were built before 1940, are listed in the Vancouver Heritage Register, and fall under specific zoning regulations due to their architectural and historical value.

The subject of zoning can be complex. With our extensive background as a top Renfrew Realtors and a top Collingwood Realtors, we have in-depth insight into zoning in these communities.

A wide range of real estate options are available that cater to all types of families and budgets. Affordable condos, houses, and duplexes are on offer.  

CHOOSING YOUR RENFREW-COLLINGWOOD REALTOR®

As top-selling East Vancouver Realtors for nearly 2 decades, we have been helping buyers and sellers in this area for many years. We are regarded as the best selling Realtors for Renfrew and Collingwood neighbourhoods. We have been awarded with many sales achievements at Oakwyn Realty. We have also earned the solid reputation of being the most recommended East Vancouver realtors for nearly 2 decades! Having sold over 1,000 homes in the area, we have extensive knowledge of East Vancouver residential real estate. As proud residents, we have first-hand knowledge of living and working locally. 

When Buying…

Our in-depth knowledge of the community – its infrastructure, amenities, and idiosyncrasies, enables us to share valuable insights with prospective buyers. As top Renfrew and Collingwood realtors, we have up-to-date knowledge about schools, upcoming developments, and a host of other factors that may influence your choice of where to buy. Furthermore, we can recommend the right price for you to offer. 

When Selling…

We understand the target market, who is buying in the area, and how to market to these buyers. Our thorough knowledge of the area empowers us to sell your home at the right price. As a top Renfrew realtors and top Collingwood realtors, we know the market well.

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We highlight a home’s best assets to ensure that each and every project we take on is showcased in the most appealing way possible. Our team is made up of professionals, who excel in their fields of home staging, videography, photography, and marketing. Whether it is a rental home or owner-occupied, we go the extra mile to ensure that the final result brings out the best in your property.

Valuing professionalism and integrity, we treat each of our clients with respect. We do not believe in pushy sales tactics and ensure that each potential buyer has a positive experience. Our negotiation style is practical, calm, and effective. We set out to sell your home for the best price, on favourable terms.

SELLING YOUR RENFREW-COLLINGWOOD HOME

East Vancouver is a desirable part of the city, and real estate here is sought after. 

If you are selling your home, it is important to know what zone you fall under. Zoning has a massive impact on the value of your property, as it can enhance or restrict what can be done with your property.

Renfrew-Collingwood’s real estate options are extensive and diverse. Aside from residential properties, real estate is sold for land value, land consolidation, and development. To ensure that you get the best deal, it is important to place your sale in the hands of a top selling realtor specializing in Renfrew and Collingwood communities.

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