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Suncrest/Big Bend/South Slope, Burnaby | Neighbourhood Profile

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Suncrest/Big Bend/South Slope Video

Nestled between Metrotown and the eastern border of the city of Vancouver, the tree lined Suncrest neighbourhood in south Burnaby is renowned for long views to the south. Detached single family homes are the most common type of housing in Suncrest with 84% of residents owning their own home. Decidedly middle class and a quiet neighbourhood to call home, most of the houses in the Suncrest neighbourhood were built prior to 1980.

South Slope is a residential neighbourhood in South Burnaby which, as its name suggests, is on a south-facing hill that overlooks Marine Drive and the Fraser River. Many of the mansion size homes offer spectacular views. The South Slope neighbourhood is mainly composed of single family homes with a smaller selection of townhouse towards the Metrotown area. The north east corner of South Slope along Southport Drive, is a family-friendly residential enclave with south facing townhomes and condominium towers with essential amenities & services nearby. South Slope is defined by a number of deep ravine parks running down towards the Fraser River, the ideal destination for dog walking. Residents of South Slope in Burnaby enjoy local shopping along Rumble Street with convenient shops and services including a Buy Low Foods Supermarket.

Easily the largest neighbourhood in Burnaby, Big Bend has large portions slated for light industrial and warehouses, contributing to the tax base in Burnaby. Some of the warehouses are movie studios for well known TV series. Big Bend in South Burnaby is known for its historic Riverside district along Willard and Meadow Avenue, recognized for its unique agricultural and rural character dating back to 1861. Some of Lower Mainland’s best nurseries are located in the Big Bend area including W.I.G. and GardenWorks. With predominantly detached houses and family farms and gardens, rural like Riverside in Big Bend has narrower roads, fewer sidewalks and reduced lighting. Big Bend is home to the New Haven Close townhomes, a deluxe townhome development just off of Marine Drive, located on the former grounds of the historic New Haven Borstal Home For Boys.


…Award-wining Fraserview Golf Course in Vancouver is minutes away

Award-wining Fraserview Golf Course in Vancouver is minutes away with 18-championship style holes designed by Thomas McBroom. Riverway Sports Complex to the south features excellent natural turf fields for soccer, football and lacrosse. Suncrest Park has a playground and a water park during warmer summer months. Located amongst the immense fir, western hemlock, cedar, poplar & maple grove trees, locals enjoy Central Park Pitch & Putt. The Suncrest Community Shuttle travelling along Patterson and Marine Drive, offers a quick link to Metrotown Skytrain Station. While Boundary Road and Marine Drive mean easy access to other areas of Greater Vancouver.

Elementary schools include Suncrest Elementary School on Rumble Street, Clinton, Glenwood and Taylor Park Elementary. Burnaby South Secondary just off of Rumble Street offers grades from 8 to 12 and is the home of the famous Michael J. Fox Theatre, while Riverway Adult Learning Centre features English language services for adults.

Three Skytrain stations along with direct and fast bus links to Vancouver and other neighbourhoods in Burnaby mean it is easy to get around. Marine Drive and Marine Way offers quick links to Vancouver and New Westminster.

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