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Welcome

Although Oakridge is a quiet suburban neighbourhood, it is shopping that many people think of when they hear the area's name. Since it opened in 1959 at the corner of 41st and Cambie, Oakridge Shopping Centre has drawn customers from throughout the Lower Mainland.

The actual community of Oakridge is much more than a shopping centre. Centred on Oak and Cambie Streets, between 41st and 57th Avenues, it is a mature, stable residential community characterized by large lots. It is named after nearby Oak Street, and sits on the ridge of land that slopes down to the Fraser River.

Did You Know?

After WWII, the city's Jewish community moved from Strathcona and began to settle along Oak Street. The Jewish Community Centre was built at the corner of 41st and Oak and the blocks to the west soon became Vancouver's Jewish neighbourhood.

The 1959 Oakridge Shopping Centre was the first shopping centre built in Vancouver.

History & Heritage

History

Although neighbouring Marpole and Kerrisdale experienced steady growth between 1908 and 1929, the community of Oakridge remained in its natural state until the early 1950s, when the CPR developed its land holdings for residential and commercial use.

Development included the construction of single-family homes and the creation of Vancouver's first shopping center -Oakridge, built on a 32-acre plot of land at 41st and Cambie.

During the 1960s, construction continued and a large number of young families moved into the community. Schools and hospitals were built to meet the increasing demand, and facilities such as the Jewish Community Centre and the Home for the Aged were built to serve the growing community.

Heritage

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Oakridge is a young community, compared with most of the rest of Vancouver. One of the area's predominant architectural forms, the classic bungalow, may not classify as heritage, however it is noteworthy and may be considered a heritage structure sometime in the future. The bungalows are characteristic of the type of dwellings built during the post WWII boom.

Oak Street has a number of interesting churches built along its length, including the unusual Unity Church at 5840 Oak and the Unitarian Church at 49th Avenue, both built in 1964.

Source: City of Vancouver

Local Attractions

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Don't forget about curb appeal! The largest impact you can make to freshen up the look of your home is a splash of fresh paint on the exterior.  Paint is by far the best bang for your buck to give your home some much needed curb appeal; whether you are selling or staying put.   Read More...
Posted by Taryn Brown on 2014-07-14
JUST LISTED! #409-345 Lonsdale avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3M9, V1069479 I am excited to announce that I've just listed this elegantly appointed 757 sq ft one bedroom condo in the wonderful Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood of North Vancouver!  List price is $335,000 and I will be hosting Open Houses June 14th & 15th from 2-4pm. For full details visit:  www.345Lonsdale.com See ... Read More...
Posted by Cortney Lessard on 2014-06-10

Construction and Expansion

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Go East Young Families!   After the American Civil War, athour Horace Greeley wrote his famous words:  "Go west young man and grow up the country."   American Progress by John Gast It was well known that there was much fertile land to farm in the west, and many young families did just that. Well, now that you are in the west of Canada, in the thriving metropolis of Vancouver, ... Read More...
Posted by Gerry Gramek on 2014-07-04
Think of Vancouver House as a giant curtain, at the moment of being pulled back to reveal the world to Vancouver and Vancouver to the world. – Bjarke Ingels, Architect Vancouver House is the perfect manifestation of the philosophy of total design creating the total work of art –gesamtkunstwerk. The idea is to take total design thinking to a whole new scale. Vancouver House belongs ... Read More...
Posted by Anna Gamova on 2014-06-20

Community Events

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I have joined the board of directors of a new local charity here in Vancouver called KidzFirst Canada and July 13th we will be will having our first fundraiser at Ceili's Irish Pub in Kitsilano. This World Cup Final viewing party is a great deal is support of a great cause. Join us at Ceili's Irish Pub - Kitsilano on July 13th to watch the finals of the World Cup Soccer tournament and support ... Read More...
Posted by Matt Collinge on 2014-07-09
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Posted by Stephanie Bowman on 2014-06-05

Family & Kids

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  Just bought a new property? Tired of expensive bills from your TV and internet? I'm proud to introduce to you an exclusive offer from Telus on behalf of Realtors® for new clients. For a limited only, new Telus clients will receive the follow: Optik TV, Internet and Home Phone for $15/month each product for 12 months when they sign up for 3 years 2 free credits for Movies On ... Read More...
Posted by Karson Wong on 2013-10-07
When buying a home, it is highly important you are getting full disclosure on the property.  The B.C. Real Estate Association is working to make that information easier for Realtors to access to ensure the protection of their buyers. I think anyone who is thinking of purchasing real estate can feel good about this. You are in good hands. What do you think?   Read More...
Posted by Sandra Laratta on 2013-10-04

Market Reports and Conditions

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We are proud to announce that this Jul 19th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 345 Lonsdale Ave in The MET in the Lower Lonsdale neighborhood, North Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Lower Lonsdale. Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Lower Lonsdale Condo for sale. ... Read More...
Posted by Cortney Lessard on 2014-07-17
Canadian building permits posted strong growth in May, rising 13.8 per cent from April.  The increase was the result of higher construction intentions for BC multi-family units as well as commercial buildings in Manitoba and Ontario.  New building permits in BC rebounded from large declines in April, jumping 30.7 per cent month-over-month and 7.7 per cent year-over-year in May. The dollar ... Read More...
Posted by Jules Seaman on 2014-07-07

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Normally I'm not one to blog about food, but this is a great opportunity to try a new restaurant, or go visit an old favorite.   Wild Rice on West Pender Street will be closing their doors at the end of the month, and I took this opportunity to have one last meal at one of my favorites.  It was fantastic as usual, and I will be sure to make the trek out to New Westminster to check out their ... Read More...
Posted by Klaus Rode on 2014-01-21
JJ Bean Coffee is one of Vancouverite's favourite chains of coffee shops, and franly I have a serious probelm with their muffins. They have some great sales from time to and this time it is for their 17th anniversary. They usually have a good one on Boxing Day too. Filled up with coffee and a muffin and ready for  a new home in Vancouver? Contact Matt Collinge of Century 21 In Town Realty ... Read More...
Posted by Matt Collinge on 2013-11-28

Shopping

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Are you tired of lugging around your credit cards in your wallet? Too many points/rewards cards to even fit in your wallet? Well look no further, this is the future! This new all-in-one credit card system is called a "Coin" credit card. It can store all your credit card information into one secure location. Infact, it also stores your points cards as well. It also has a built in ... Read More...
Posted by Karson Wong on 2013-11-18
" width="320" height="240"> Are you tired of lugging around your credit cards in your wallet? Too many points/rewards cards to even fit in your wallet? Well look no further, this is the future! This new all-in-one credit card system is called a "Coin" credit card. It can store all your credit card information into one secure location. Infact, it also stores your points cards as ... Read More...
Posted by Karson Wong on 2013-11-15
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