The southern most of Vancouver West’s neighbourhoods, Marpole is a mostly-residential neighbourhood of 22,400 people. It is the first area of Vancouver you run into when come from the airport. It has undergone many changes in the past century, with the influx of traffic and development associated with the construction of the Oak Street Bridge (which leads to Highway 99 leading to the southern suburbs) and the Arthur Laing Bridge (which leads to Vancouver International Airport).
The boundaries of Marpole are Ontario St to Angus Drive (East to West) and from W57th ave south to the edges of the Fraser River. There are five elementary schools in the Marpole area. These include: David Lloyd George Elementary, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary, McKechnie Elementary, and J. W. Sexsmith Elementary. There are no high schools which fall within Marpole's borders, however Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School sits just across 57th Avenue in Oakridge and serves the majority of the neighbourhood. Magee Secondary School serves the western portion of the neighbourhood.
Most of Marpole's stores are centred along the southern end of Granville Street. There are small corner shops located on Oak Street and 67th, and on Cambie at 57th. A large number of businesses, ranging from drive-through fast-food eateries to big box stores, manufacturers and distributors are also located along Marine Drive east of the Arthur Laing bridge, with more heavy-industry type businesses are located along the banks of the Fraser River.
Housing mainly consists of low-rise condos and single family detached homes. Although it is the furthest away from the city, single family homes still start at $600,000 and average nearly a million. Condos usually start around $250,000 and average about $500K.