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A real community.

Quaint shops, neighbourhood restaurants, a plenitude of green space and easy access to the downtown core. Marpole is a thriving residential community on the edge of Vancouver and another hidden gem.


Schools

Marpole has many education institutions within its borders. Laurier Elementary and McKechnie Elementary offer the educational facilities for the younger family members. Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School caters to the young teen. Independent schools such as the Vancouver Hebrew Academy, Glen Eden School, St. Anthony of Padua school and the Daisy Academy Montessori School offer all facets of alternatives to all educational needs.


Location & History

Marpole is a vibrant and growing neighbourhood in the southern area of Vancouver bordered by Park Drive to the north, Granville Street to the west, Main Street to the east and the Fraser River to the south. This area is actually one of Vancouver’s oldest settlements. It was first settled in the 1860s and was originally called “Eburne Station” after its first storekeeper/postmaster. It was an enclave separated from the main city by forest. With the construction of the Lulu railway and the BC Electric interurban train, the area became accessible and began to thrive as an industrial area.

In 1916, the area was renamed “Marpole” after the CPR general superintendant, Richard Marpole. In 1929, the area amalgamated with the city of Vancouver and became one of Vancouver’s main industrial hubs. Homes sprouted up in answer to the demand from the industrial workers and their families and the Granville Street corridor became a vibrant business community. With the1957 opening of the Oak Street Bridge a lot of the businesses were drawn away from this small business and retail centre of Marpole. In the 1960s the area south of 70th Avenue was rezoned and low rise walk-ups started to replace some of the original homes. The 1975 opening of the Arthur Laing Bridge to the airport once again drew traffic and businesses back to the Granville Street/Marpole corridor.


…enjoy the proximity to not only the downtown core but also the vibrancy of nearby Richmond

Housing

Marpole is a neighbourhood with a mixture of single-family dwellings, low-rise condos and various degrees of rental accommodation. Most homes and dwellings were built between 1961 and 1990. The area appeals to the “day trippers” and “night owls” who enjoy the proximity to not only the downtown core but also the vibrancy of nearby Richmond. Marpole is an eclectic mix of residents that have come together to form a real community.

Many heritage structures remain in the neighbourhood although their original use has been altered enabling their preservation. Abbeyfield House is a 1912 Craftsman house originally built as a private residence, became the city’s first Childrens Hospital in 1928. Since that time it has morphed again and now is operated by the Abbeyfield House of Vancouver Society as an independent living facility for seniors. Another heritage building, the original Firehall #22, originally built in 1924, has a new life as Marpole Place, a seniors centre and neighbourhood house. The Marpole community is active and caring about preserving and reutilizing some of their finest heritage buildings.

Recreation

Marpole Oakridge Community Centre, Marpole Soccer Club, Marpole Baseball Club, and Marpole Curling Club are just a few of the community-organized and community-run associations thriving in Marpole and available to all residents. The Langara Golf Club (city owned and run) and the private Marine Drive Golf Club further round out the recreational facilities. Parks and green space such as Eburne Park (paying homage to the original name of the area) and the growing development of the Fraser River waterfront offer walking, jogging and strolling availability to all residents.


Shopping

The Granville Street corridor is the business and shopping hub. Small neighbourhood businesses intermingle with a few of the major anchor stores like Safeway and the BC Liquor Store. The majority of the shops and restaurants though are quaint and local in nature. You can enjoy the homey feel of places like Characters Fine Books, Coffee Bars and the Cravings Bistro. The Granville Street corridor groupings promotes walking and strolling through the neighbourhood and opening up the exposure to the various exotic restaurants and retail. The area also boasts a strong and proactive Business Improvement Association that has a relevant website at www.marpoleonline.com which keeps everyone up-to-date on community events and business news.


Transportation

Marpole is easily accessible by public transportation and the superior service is frequent in nature. The area is also close to the Vancouver International Airport and major arteries that connect all the various areas of Metro Vancouver.

Marpole Active Listings Summary | as of October 18, 2017

The table shown below is a current snapshot of all the active listings in Marpole, segmented by residential property types. The second column is a calculation of the current median asking price, while the third column is the summed total of all active listings for the related property type. Please note that this table is updated every 24 hours.

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Marpole MLS® HPI Benchmark Prices | September, 2017

Current Benchmark Price:
$2,330,600

The MLS® HPI Benchmark Price shown above represents the current expected sales price for a typical or “Benchmark” 1 Storey in Marpole.

The MLS® HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. The most commonly traded set of these attributes describes the composite of the typical or ‘benchmark’ property type in a given area. Prices paid for homes with these attributes determine benchmark home prices.

The "Benchmark Definition" shows the list of attributes associated with the current Benchmark Price. The bar graph below shows the historical Benchmark Price changes, from 1 month previous to 10 years ago.

1 Storey Benchmark Definition

Above Ground Bedrooms:
2
Amenities:
No
Basement Area:
982
Bedrooms:
4
Below Ground Bedrooms:
2
Finished Basement:
Yes
Full Bathrooms:
2
Gross Living Area (Above Ground - in sq. ft.):
1090
Half Bathrooms:
0
Lot Size:
4785
Number of Fireplaces:
1
Parking Spaces:
1
Total Number Of Rooms:
10
Type Of Covered Parking:
N/A
Type Of Foundation:
Basement,Poured concrete
Type Of Roofing:
Asphalt shingles
Year Built:
1956

Historical Benchmark Price Changes

Current Benchmark Price:
$2,330,100

The MLS® HPI Benchmark Price shown above represents the current expected sales price for a typical or “Benchmark” 1 Storey Detached in Marpole.

The MLS® HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. The most commonly traded set of these attributes describes the composite of the typical or ‘benchmark’ property type in a given area. Prices paid for homes with these attributes determine benchmark home prices.

The "Benchmark Definition" shows the list of attributes associated with the current Benchmark Price. The bar graph below shows the historical Benchmark Price changes, from 1 month previous to 10 years ago.

1 Storey Detached Benchmark Definition

Above Ground Bedrooms:
2
Amenities:
No
Basement Area:
983
Bedrooms:
4
Below Ground Bedrooms:
2
Finished Basement:
Yes
Full Bathrooms:
2
Gross Living Area (Above Ground - in sq. ft.):
1089
Half Bathrooms:
0
Lot Size:
4785
Number of Fireplaces:
1
Parking Spaces:
1
Total Number Of Rooms:
10
Type Of Covered Parking:
N/A
Type Of Foundation:
Basement,Poured concrete
Type Of Roofing:
Asphalt shingles
Year Built:
1956

Historical Benchmark Price Changes

Current Benchmark Price:
$2,439,100

The MLS® HPI Benchmark Price shown above represents the current expected sales price for a typical or “Benchmark” 2 Storey in Marpole.

The MLS® HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. The most commonly traded set of these attributes describes the composite of the typical or ‘benchmark’ property type in a given area. Prices paid for homes with these attributes determine benchmark home prices.

The "Benchmark Definition" shows the list of attributes associated with the current Benchmark Price. The bar graph below shows the historical Benchmark Price changes, from 1 month previous to 10 years ago.

2 Storey Benchmark Definition

Above Ground Bedrooms:
4
Amenities:
No
Appliances Included:
Yes
Basement Area:
454
Bedrooms:
4
Below Ground Bedrooms:
0
Covered Parking Spaces:
2
Exterior Walls:
Siding
Full Bathrooms:
4
Gross Living Area (Above Ground - in sq. ft.):
1777
Half Bathrooms:
1
Heating:
N/A
Lot Size:
4254
Parking Spaces:
2
Separate Entrance To Basement:
No
Total Number Of Rooms:
11
Type Of Covered Parking:
N/A
Type Of Foundation:
Basement,Poured concrete
Type of Property:
Detached
Type Of Roofing:
Flat / Tar & Gravel
Waterfront:
No
Year Built:
1994

Historical Benchmark Price Changes

Current Benchmark Price:
$2,461,600

The MLS® HPI Benchmark Price shown above represents the current expected sales price for a typical or “Benchmark” 2 Storey Detached in Marpole.

The MLS® HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. The most commonly traded set of these attributes describes the composite of the typical or ‘benchmark’ property type in a given area. Prices paid for homes with these attributes determine benchmark home prices.

The "Benchmark Definition" shows the list of attributes associated with the current Benchmark Price. The bar graph below shows the historical Benchmark Price changes, from 1 month previous to 10 years ago.

2 Storey Detached Benchmark Definition

Above Ground Bedrooms:
4
Amenities:
No
Appliances Included:
Yes
Basement Area:
560
Bedrooms:
5
Below Ground Bedrooms:
1
Covered Parking Spaces:
2
Exterior Walls:
Masonry & siding
Full Bathrooms:
4
Gross Living Area (Above Ground - in sq. ft.):
1936
Half Bathrooms:
1
Heating:
N/A
Lot Size:
4197
Parking Spaces:
2
Separate Entrance To Basement:
No
Total Number Of Rooms:
12
Type Of Covered Parking:
Double width garage
Type Of Foundation:
Basement,Poured concrete
Type Of Roofing:
Flat / Tar & Gravel
Waterfront:
No
Year Built:
1992

Historical Benchmark Price Changes

Current Benchmark Price:
$556,800

The MLS® HPI Benchmark Price shown above represents the current expected sales price for a typical or “Benchmark” Apartment in Marpole.

The MLS® HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. The most commonly traded set of these attributes describes the composite of the typical or ‘benchmark’ property type in a given area. Prices paid for homes with these attributes determine benchmark home prices.

The "Benchmark Definition" shows the list of attributes associated with the current Benchmark Price. The bar graph below shows the historical Benchmark Price changes, from 1 month previous to 10 years ago.

Apartment Benchmark Definition

Above Ground Bedrooms:
2
Amenities:
Yes
Appliances Included:
Yes
Basement Area:
0
Bedrooms:
2
Below Ground Bedrooms:
0
Covered Parking Spaces:
1
Full Bathrooms:
1
Garage Parking Available:
No
Gross Living Area (Above Ground - in sq. ft.):
730
Half Bathrooms:
0
Number of Fireplaces:
1
Panoramic View:
No
Parking Spaces:
1
Total Number Of Rooms:
5
Type Of Covered Parking:
Underground garage
Type Of Floor:
Non Wood
Type Of Roofing:
Flat / Tar & Gravel
Year Built:
1990

Historical Benchmark Price Changes

Current Benchmark Price:
$2,432,900

The MLS® HPI Benchmark Price shown above represents the current expected sales price for a typical or “Benchmark” Single Family in Marpole.

The MLS® HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. The most commonly traded set of these attributes describes the composite of the typical or ‘benchmark’ property type in a given area. Prices paid for homes with these attributes determine benchmark home prices.

The "Benchmark Definition" shows the list of attributes associated with the current Benchmark Price. The bar graph below shows the historical Benchmark Price changes, from 1 month previous to 10 years ago.

Single Family Benchmark Definition

Above Ground Bedrooms:
3
Amenities:
No
Appliances Included:
Yes
Basement Area:
529
Bedrooms:
4
Below Ground Bedrooms:
1
Covered Parking Spaces:
2
Exterior Walls:
Siding
Finished Basement:
Yes
Full Bathrooms:
3
Gross Living Area (Above Ground - in sq. ft.):
1447
Half Bathrooms:
1
Heating:
N/A
Lot Size:
4309
Number of Fireplaces:
1
Parking Spaces:
2
Separate Entrance To Basement:
No
Total Number Of Rooms:
10
Type Of Covered Parking:
N/A
Type Of Foundation:
Basement,Poured concrete
Type of Property:
Detached
Waterfront:
No
Year Built:
1990

Historical Benchmark Price Changes

Current Benchmark Price:
$2,440,400

The MLS® HPI Benchmark Price shown above represents the current expected sales price for a typical or “Benchmark” Single Family Detached in Marpole.

The MLS® HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. The most commonly traded set of these attributes describes the composite of the typical or ‘benchmark’ property type in a given area. Prices paid for homes with these attributes determine benchmark home prices.

The "Benchmark Definition" shows the list of attributes associated with the current Benchmark Price. The bar graph below shows the historical Benchmark Price changes, from 1 month previous to 10 years ago.

Single Family Detached Benchmark Definition

Above Ground Bedrooms:
3
Amenities:
No
Appliances Included:
Yes
Basement Area:
760
Bedrooms:
5
Below Ground Bedrooms:
1
Covered Parking Spaces:
2
Exterior Walls:
Siding
Finished Basement:
Yes
Full Bathrooms:
3
Gross Living Area (Above Ground - in sq. ft.):
1732
Half Bathrooms:
0
Heating:
N/A
Lot Size:
4287
Number of Fireplaces:
2
Parking Spaces:
2
Separate Entrance To Basement:
No
Total Number Of Rooms:
11
Type Of Covered Parking:
N/A
Type Of Foundation:
Basement,Poured concrete
Waterfront:
No
Year Built:
1985

Historical Benchmark Price Changes

Current Benchmark Price:
$1,116,400

The MLS® HPI Benchmark Price shown above represents the current expected sales price for a typical or “Benchmark” Townhouse in Marpole.

The MLS® HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. The most commonly traded set of these attributes describes the composite of the typical or ‘benchmark’ property type in a given area. Prices paid for homes with these attributes determine benchmark home prices.

The "Benchmark Definition" shows the list of attributes associated with the current Benchmark Price. The bar graph below shows the historical Benchmark Price changes, from 1 month previous to 10 years ago.

Townhouse Benchmark Definition

Above Ground Bedrooms:
2
Basement Area:
0
Bedrooms:
2
Below Ground Bedrooms:
0
Covered Parking Spaces:
2
Full Bathrooms:
3
Gross Living Area (Above Ground - in sq. ft.):
1166
Half Bathrooms:
1
Heating:
N/A
Heating Fuel:
Electricity
Number of Fireplaces:
1
Panoramic View:
No
Total Number Of Rooms:
7
Type Of Covered Parking:
Underground garage
Type Of Foundation:
Poured concrete
Year Built:
1993

Historical Benchmark Price Changes

 

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