Cambie Real Estate – Homes & Condos For Sale
Cambie is one of Vancouver, British Columbia’s smallest neighbourhoods on a geographical basis. The affluent Shaughnessy neighbourhood forms its western boundary, and Queen Elizabeth Park is its eastern border. Cambie’s northern border is West 16th Street, and its southern border is West 41st Street.
The property on which the neighbourhood sits was part of a land grant for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The area was named in honor of Henry Cambie, who managed the western division of the immense railroad. The area was settled by non-natives in the mid-1870s. One of the largest landowners at the time was William Mackie who purchased 65 hectares of land on what is currently Douglas Park.
Cambie is home to many historic homes that were built during the first 20 years of the 20th century. In fact, more than 30 percent of the neighbourhood’s dwellings were built before 1946. An RCMP station constructed in 1912 is a remarkable example of period Tudor-style architecture.
Several major medical centres exist in Cambie: Shaughnessy Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, as well as BC Children’s Hospital are in the area.
Approximately 13,000 people live in Cambie, with an average household income of $88,021.