Explore the neighbourhoods of our nine rental buildings
Austeville owns and manages rental apartment buildings and towers throughout Metro Vancouver.
Vancouver’s West Side is a wonderful place to rent an apartment and has been one of the city’s most desirable residential areas for decades. Close to downtown Vancouver yet a world apart, it is made up of several unique but equally delightful neighbourhoods. From the sandy beaches of Kitsilano to the elegant tree-lined streets of Kerrisdale and the tiny boutiques of South Granville, the West Side is a large, picturesque area that’s impossible not to love. If you’re looking for an apartment for rent on the west side of Vancouver, BC, look no further than one of our four properties in four distinct neighbourhoods on Vancouver’s West Side—Kitsilano, South Granville, Kerrisdale and UBC.
The South Granville neighbourhood is a dynamic mix of elegance, energy and diversity. Well-established fashion and home goods stores are interspersed with newer boutiques and other shops that keep the area feeling fresh and vibrant. A great mix of cafés, bistros, fine dining establishments and other eateries draws people from all over the city. A high concentration of art galleries, theatres and performing arts centres provides residents and visitors with a range of cultural venues to discover, explore and enjoy. Just steps from the artistic hub of Granville Island and its world-renowned public market, South Granville offers so much to so many in its relatively small neighbourhood footprint.
Explore our apartments for rent in our South Granville property, Art on 6th.
One of Vancouver’s favourite neighbourhoods, Kitsilano has a healthy, youthful vibe and everything you need to partake in active outdoor living. Gorgeous beaches, a world-famous saltwater pool, parks, tennis courts, and easily accessible bike paths make it easy for you to get outside and enjoy the natural world in a beautiful urban setting. Best of all, its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the North Shore mountains are yours to enjoy no matter what activity you choose.
Athleisure reigns supreme in “Kits” and it’s a shopping mecca for activewear aficionados. The area features several high-end and everyday exercise and outdoor gear shops, including Lululemon’s inaugural store. Trendy fashion and footwear boutiques line its high streets and interesting gift shops and home goods stores can be found at every price point in every block.
Kits is also a foodie’s dream, with a diverse and vibrant restaurant scene. Charming independent coffee shops, bakeries and bistros provide a cozy place to hang out with friends while a huge assortment of international and local restaurants welcome diners of every stripe.
In addition to eating, shopping and being active, Kitsilano provides residents with a smorgasbord of arts and cultural festivals, museums, and more. Living in Kitsilano means never having a lack of things to do.
Kerrisdale is filled with lovely shops, welcoming neighbours and an elegant atmosphere. In fact, Kerrisdale feels very much like a small town within the city of Vancouver. Residential streets separate the neighbourhood from Kitsilano to the north, Dunbar to the west, Oakridge to the east and Marpole to the south. An affluent and well-established community, Kerrisdale is what locals think of as one of Vancouver’s quintessential West Side neighbourhoods.
West 41st Avenue is Kerrisdale’s main boulevard and high street. Every manner of business can be found here, from longstanding independent fashion boutiques like Hill’s of Kerrisdale (from which sprung world-famous Aritzia) to thrift stores, from high-end florists to corner grocers. Food plays a major role in Kerrisdale with many coffee shops, tea rooms, sushi and ramen bars, and a range of west coast and international restaurants. You’ll also find an abundance of service businesses here, including fitness trainers, yoga studios, massage therapists, pharmacies and many medical/dental offices. Like any small town, service in Kerrisdale is paramount—you can expect shopkeepers to get to know you by name.
Tree-lined streets span outwards from West 41st Avenue and are filled with large historical homes, charming bungalows, low-rise walk-up apartment buildings and a few residential towers. It’s a lovely place to live. Find out more about Kerrisdale and our rental apartment buildings, Royalee Court and Starlight Towers, in this sought-after neighborhood.
The Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) is situated 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver in a truly spectacular location at the city’s westernmost edge. Perched above the Pacific Ocean and set between the ancient forests of Pacific Spirit Park and the sandy beaches of Point Grey peninsula, UBC feels like a small city that has emerged from the middle of nature.
The commercial businesses at and near UBC cater to the surrounding residential neighbourhoods as well as the thousands of students, faculty and staff who populate the university. That means everything you need—and more—is within walking distance of your UBC rental apartment. International restaurants, grocery stores, drugstores, fitness centres, medical/dental services and everything in between are at your disposal. But perhaps the best thing about living at UBC is the proximity to both Pacific Spirit Park, where you can be immersed in nature on countless forest trails, and to the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver, a short car, bus or bike ride away.
Our two towers at Chancellor Court are conveniently located at the gateway to UBC in the University Village area. Situated a few blocks from a main UBC access road and steps away from beautiful woodland trails, renting an apartment at UBC really does offer the best of both worlds. Learn more about living at UBC and check out our apartments for rent at Chancellor Court.