Kitsilano is bordered by Alma Street on the West, Burrard Street to the East, 16th ave to the south and Kits/Jericho beach in the North.
“Kits” as it is commonly known was an inexpensive area to live in during the 1960’s. It was one of the two popular locations for Vancouver hippies to reside in, Gastown being the other. Later in the 80’s the Yuppie culture took an interest in Kitsilano real estate and began moving into this neighbourhood.
Today Kits is one of the most desirable places to live in Vancouver. It’s proximity to the ocean, parks, beaches, shops, restaurants, trails, schools and downtown makes it a great location for many Vancouverites. It has a population of 39,620 people with the average age being between 20-39 years old.
In the past 10 years Kitsilano real estate prices have become some of the highest prices not only in Vancouver and the rest of Canada because of everything it has to offer. There is a wide range of home in Kitsilano. Most house sit on standard 33 feet x 122 lots but there are also larger 50 x 122 lots and some that have been sub divided into 25 x 122 lots.
Kitsilano has a very active, vibrant and young community. There are many annual events in this area including: Bard on the Beach, Greek Days, Children’s Festival, Kits Fest and the Vancouver Open Volleyball Tournament. Kits beach and Jerico beach are world famous beaches for their natural beauty and popularity. Kits pool is also very popular; its beach side location and salt water composition alone make it very desirable; not to mention it is the longest pool in Canada measuring in at 137 meters.
Kitsilano is also the birthplace of Lululemon and the their head office still resides on Cornwall at the foot of the Burrard bridge. The are also various yoga studio’s such as Semperviva and YYoga in the neighbourhood. 4th avenue in Kits is well known for great shopping, funky cafes, and a wide range of restaurants including Las Margarites, Refuel restaurant, Brown’s social house and the famous Naam restaurant. Only a few blocks on Cornwall is the very popular Local Pub Eatery and The Boathouse on Kits Beach. With the variety of events, restaurants, shops and low-key vibe Kitsilano is often referred to as one of the best places to live in Vancouver.
Kits Beach, as its referred to is easily one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver and probably in Canada. During the summer months it frequented by locals and tourists from all over the world. Next to Kits Beach is the largest outdoor pool in Canada, Kits Pool and there are also world class tennis courts, an off leash dog park, volleyball courts, basketball courts, Maritime Museum, marina's and children’s play area.
Kits beach is also great for people watching - find a spot on the grass or beach and take it all in.