The Neighbourhood

Shaughnessy: The Height of Prestige in The Heart of The City!

Planning has always been a key part of Shaughnessy's continuing heritage as a central Vancouver neighbourhood. Owned and developed by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1900s, the area was designed as a prestigious alternative to the West End for the growing population of the (then) nouveaux riches in the city. Montreal landscape architect, Frederick Todd, and Danish engineer, L.E. Davick, designers of New York's Central Park collaborated to lay out the 6000 acres of Shaughnessy's wide verdant boulevards and winding crescents, offering a pleasing respite from downtown's daily grind, in the heart of the city. Shaughnessy is still characterized by sizeable homes with the earmarks of proud heritage.

Premium Location
The Mayfair’s premier Shaughnessy location is at the heart of Vancouver’s Westside and offers unmatched access to a vast list of the city’s best amenities, all within a 15 minute drive, including Vancouver International Airport, luxury shopping on Robson Street, the 5-star restaurants of Downtown, Spanish Banks beach, and 3 championship golf courses. Oak Street lies on Shaughnessy’s eastern border and is a favoured route to both the airport and into the city of Richmond.

Recreational Amenities
Some of the preferred leisure activities in this neighbourhood are simply strolling, jogging or biking through the neighbourhood itself, taking in natural relaxation offered by the wide, tree-lined streets. Shaughnessy encompasses several heritage properties designed to be admired, including the Hycroft and Glen Brae. Among Shaughnessy’s four public parks is the 55-acre VanDusen Botanical Gardens, an everchanging showcase of the community’s gardening acumen.

Superb Shopping
Shaughnessy is strongly supported by a wealth of shopping options, ranging from the day-to-day needs to the more luxurious.

The borders of Shaughnessy are in a way defined by shopping districts. To the west you’ll find the Arbutus Village Shopping Centre with its supermarket, banking and service amenities. An interesting mix of local shops and restaurants line Oak Street on the eastern side, while the northern edge features the eclectic shops of the South Granville Rise. The southern border, running along West 41st Avenue, offers everything from small, neighbourhood shops and restaurants to the luxury boutiques of the Oakridge Shopping Centre experience.

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