Kerrisdale is a neighbourhood located on Vancouver's west side. It features a mix of newer houses and older bungalows as well as various low and mid-rise rental and condo apartment buildings in its northern section. The neighbourhood is an ethnic mix of Caucasian and Asian Canadians. It features a shopping district running generally along West 41st Avenue between Larch and Maple Streets and West Boulevard between 37th and 49th Avenues.
Although the city officially defines Kerrisdale as being south of 41st Ave (north of 41st is calledArbutus Ridge), the majority of the area's residents consider the area's boundaries to be West 33rd Avenue to the north, Granville Street to the east, West 57th Avenue to the south, and Blenheim Street to the west. The northern part ofMarpole is also generally thought of as part of Kerrisdale, thus some refer to the area as Kerrisdale-Marpole. The southwestern part of Kerrisdale is known asSouthlands, due to its location in relation to the city. Southlands is known for its horsestables and rural feel and is located on the floodplain of the North Arm of the Fraser River.
The stretch of businesses along W. 41st Ave between Balsam and Maple streets comprise the Kerrisdale Business Association, the longest-running such association in Vancouver. Member businesses pool funds for festivities and general beautification of the area, including the hiring of a full-time gardener during summer months.
The Arbutus Corridor, a no-longer-used CPRrailway line which bisects the neighbourhood, has been purchased by the City of Vancouver and will be a series of community gardens, as well as a greenway for bicycles and pedestrians. The railway line has been removed and work on the greenway is currently underway. source wikipedia
Dine & Shop
Kerrisdale Village has been a thriving business community since its inception in the early 20th Century. Today it offers a cornucopia of shops, eateries and services that would rival those of any bustling metropolis. But where Kerrisdale has kept up with its tony downtown neighbours, it has not lost its quaint village charm and welcoming spirit that’s as warm as a Norman Rockwell postcard.
Some of Vancouver’s best shops give Kerrisdale as their address and no matter what your age or disposable income, there’s a store for you in Kerrisdale Village.
From the best couture for babies to an oasis for your urban puppy, every age and taste can be accommodated in more than 200 shops, all perfectly intermingled with coffee houses, eateries and galleries offering plenty of comfy downtime for the happy shopper. - source kerrisdalevillage.com