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Killarney is a beautiful neighbourhood at the most eastern end of East Vancouver


Killarney was one of the last land masses to be developed in Vancouver, and was once a forest up until World War II.

William Rowling, who was a surveyor in the British Army, was given a land grant for most of southern Killarney in order to develop the area, and once World War II had ended, development increased as people began to settle in Vancouver, and the need for housing rapidly grew.

Although Killarney does not have the same heritage as some of the earlier developed communities within Vancouver, a small selection of 1920s farmhouses still stand today, along with towering trees and abundant nature. As, previous to the war, a lot of farmland could be found here, providing food for the locals who were beginning to arrive in 1868.

In the 1990’s development began to burst onto the scene of Fraserlands – a community next to Killarney, and today offers plenty of townhomes and condos. With construction still underway, new developments continue to emerge with an aim to offer a sustainable community set apart from the city of Vancouver.

Today East Van is home to all walks of life, and offers everything from opulent to afforable, modern to remodeled, and spacious to quaint. East Vancouver is bordered to the north by the Burrard Inlet, with the Fraser River to the south, and the city of Burnaby to the east. In addition, the community of East Van is divided by Main Street on the West Side of Vancouver, spanning quite a large area and giving people a variety of real estate buying options on every corner.
Killarney is a beautiful neighbourhood at the most eastern end of East Vancouver. With around 30,000 residents who call Killarney home, this community sits on the south slope of the Fraser River in close proximity to Marpole, as well as Fraserview and the newly developed condo and townhouse haven known as River District.

Made up mostly of single-family homes, Killarney is part of the Champlain Heights community, which runs north along the Fraser River onto East 41st Avenue and Kingsway, extending from Boundary Road, with Vivian Drive on the west.

The community of Killarney offers a lot of green space, which is not common for a city dwelling space. But as one of the last areas in which to be developed in Vancouver, it still holds some great untouched land masses that locals and city-folk alike come to enjoy.

Everett Crowley Park can be found within the walls of Killarney, along Kerr Street and Marine Drive. It was once home to a waterfall, but has since been used as landfill. Regardless, it is a beautiful and spacious park to enjoy.

Killarney is truly a gem of a community well worth discovering, and I would love to show you around at the many developments and real estate options for singles and families alike in the area!