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This is one of the greatest little neighbourhoods on the Westside. As you climb up the hills from Arbutus and Quilchena, you find Mackenzie Heights perched up above. Mainly all single family homes, and really more of just a little pocket than a neighbourhood, MH has some of the best views of the water, city, and North Shore mountains.
With stately homes on tree lined streets, residents of the area enjoy relative seclusion in a quiet leafy enclave, while benefitting from the area's close proximity to downtown Vancouver, the University of British Columbia, local beaches including Kitsilano and Jericho, and the various shopping districts of West Side Vancouver.
There are no schools within the boundaries of Mackenzie Heights which basically go NW from Larch and W.37th ave to King Edward and Blenheim, which is about 70 square blocks. Balaclava Park is the one and only park.
Mackenzie Heights has a high Asian Affluent contingent and is home to educated, middle-aged families, 34 percent of whom speak Chinese as their first language. Most residents came to Canada in the 1980s and 1990s, settling in a handful of prosperous neighbourhoods in Toronto and Vancouver. With lofty household incomes of $104,000 and homes that have appreciated in value to an average of $370,000, Asian Affluence residents enjoy active - and activist - lifestyles. They travel abroad frequently, drive luxury cars, attend investment shows and go to a lot of classical music concerts. They're also active in community affairs, donating money to political and cultural groups. And these mostly university-educated consumers are early adopters, patronizing high-end stores for the latest in fashion and technology.