Renfrew-Collingwood is a welcoming and diverse residential neighbourhood in the central easternmost area of Vancouver and intersected by both Kingsway and Grandview Highway. It stretches from Broadway to the North, East 41st Avenue to the South and between Nanaimo Street to the west and Boundary Road to the east where Vancouver becomes Burnaby. It has been one of the Vancouver Eastside neighbourhoods that have transitioned the most over the last couple of decades, and Collingwood in particular has seen some of the fastest residential development growth ever seen over that time frame. Homes for sale in Renfrew-Collingwood are also extremely close to a variety of transit options, including three skytrain stations.
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Collingwood Real Estate Market
The majority of Collingwood homes for sale are detached houses that are known as Vancouver Specials; homes built to nearly the entire width of the lot, making it so that homes appear to be tightly situated in the rows. That said, there are slightly fewer detached homes in Collingwood than there are to the south of East 41st in Killarney, Sunset, and Fraserview. Instead, you'll find a nice mix of condos, townhomes, and duplexes, including a good number of pre-1980 duplexes, many of which will have a revenue-generator basement suite that can be rented out. Between Kingsway and Venables there are plenty of large multi-family housing developments that will usually have Collingwood condos and townhomes.
Detached homes in Collingwood will typically list for around $1.5 million.
Collingwood Condos and Townhomes for Sale
The trend in Greater Vancouver neighbourhoods has been for development of high-rise condo developments near Expo and Millennium Line Skytrain stations, and nowhere else is that more on display than it is is here and how that relates to Collingwood real estate. Due to this upward density, Collingwood is actually the 2nd most populous neighbourhood in Vancouver. It does make a lot of sense for people who'd like to live condo life just outside of Vancouver because it's so much more affordable to buy here and you're still just a short hop from town on the train.
Combining storefront commercial with residential development has become a trend in Collingwood, and north facing units will have nice views of the North Shore mountains. There's much in the way of selection and comparative affordability with Collingwood condos and townhomes for sale with Collingwood Village, and the unmissable Wall Centre Central Project with 3 condo towers featuring green rooftops and community gardens.
Most condos for sale in Collingwood are listed between $400,000 and $600,000, and townhomes can be bought for between $650,000 and $1 million.
Living in Collingwood
The appeal of Renfew-Collingwood homes for sale may be lead by the fact that the neighbourhood has three Skytrain stops—29th Avenue, Joyce-Collingwood, and Nanaimo—but there's also a lot more to like about living here. At the top of that list will be the shopping at nearby Metrotown and walking, biking, or lounging in Central Park. Renfrew Ravine Park with Still Creek is great too, and there are actually 13 neighbourhood parks in Collingwood. Norquay Park, Slocan Park, and Renfrew Community Park all feature playgrounds and sports fields.
There are also plenty of ethnic restaurants and small groceries, and shops of all sorts along Kingsway. Safeway is on Kingsway, and Superstore, Save-on Foods, Walmart, and Canadian Tire are not far away up on Grandview Highway at Rupert.
The Greek SummerFest goes every year in Collingwood, as does the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Collingwood Winter Carnival, and Collingwood Days.
Schools in the Collingwood neighbourhood include:
- Graham D. Bruce Elementary
- Collingwood Neighbourhood Elementary
- Nootka Elementary
- Renfrew Elementary School
- Sir Guy Carleton Elementary
- Sir Wilfred Grenfell Elementary
- John Norquay Elementary
- Windermere Secondary
- Gladstone Secondary
- BCIT main campus is also nearby
For more info about Renfrew-Collingwood or to schedule a showing, get in touch with Robin Bardon at Bardon & Associates Real Estate Group. He'll answer your questions the market and what it's like to live in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.
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Listing information last updated on May 29th, 2020 at 6:15pm CDT.