The Victoria Drive is an area which is situated between E 22nd Avenue to the North and W 41st Avenue to the South. Knight Street sets the border to the West and Nanaimo to the East. Victoria Drive is approximately a 5km drive from Downtown Vancouver, with various options for transit- the Nanaimo SkyTrain station is the closest to the Victoria Drive Area, with the Commercial Drive/Broadway SkyTrain station not too far off (Commercial Drive becomes Victoria Drive). By way of buses and the Skytrain, you have easy access to Downtown Vancouver or heading East to Burnaby and onward. Kingsway is the main street throughout this Victoria Drive area.
Real Estate happens to be quite affordable around these parts! There are a good mix of older and newer condominiums, townhomes, and larger square foot detached homes- including Vancouver Specials. Kingsway is resident to many of the previously mentioned condominiums, however, there are quieter niche areas off this busier street that make this a fantastic area to reside.
There are endless shops throughout the Victoria Drive area – grocery stores, incredibly priced produce shops, and plenty of restaurants from all cultures throughout this area of East Vancouver. Kensington Community Centre at Knight and E 37th Avenue which is situated within Kensington Park, is a widely inclusive community centre which has a preschool, pottery studio, dance studio, seniors centre, pool and fitness centre with a sauna and hot tub. Aside from Kensington Park, the Victoria Drive area is within close proximity to several other parks- Kingcrest Park, Victoria Park, and a quick walk brings you to the incredible beautiful and popular Trout Lake.
The Victoria Drive district has a few elementary schools and secondary schools placed throughout the area.
This central location within East Vancouver, has been developing into a wonderful location to raise a family.
Victoria Drive, being a more affordable version of the ultra- hip Commercial Drive, has become a draw for young families and working professionals.