Our technicians often remark on how pleasant this neighborhood is and how much they like working there. Maybe it’s something to do with the views or the homes, but perhaps it’s just the people who call Arbutus Ridge home. Whatever the reason, KC’s Plumbing & Heating is proud to be a popular heating and plumbing service provider for this lovely neighborhood.
Arbutus Plumbing Services
If you found this page while looking for an Arbutus plumber, then look no further. Call anytime for friendly conversation and great service. We offer professional plumbing, heating and drain cleaning service for residential and commercial interests. Feel free to call during office hours to schedule an appointment.
If you have a plumbing emergency, call any time to connect with our 24 hour on-call service day and night. We always have someone standing by for emergencies.
Arbutus is a Great Neighborhood
Despite being so close to downtown Vancouver, Arbutus has managed to retain its neighborhood feel. It’s a peaceful place with nice views and beautiful trees and charming homes. A popular retirement neighborhood, Arbutus is also attracting its share of young professionals. Whenever you need a Vancouver plumber we are here for those times.
Situated between King Edward, to the south, and West 16th Avenue to the north, Arbutus is a true heritage area. The original Ridge area featured large lots and tree-lined streets with elegant homes that had spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains and downtown Vancouver. Its northern section was originally a low-lying marsh which was filled in with sand from False Creek in the 1940s.
Primarily consisting of single-family, detached homes, Arbutus has a smattering of townhouses and low-rise and high-rise dwellings. Newer developments, for the most part, have been built to reflect the heritage style of the area.
The main impetus for the growth of this area was the spillover need for housing from the Dunbar area, as well as the 1905 construction of the street car line from Vancouver to Steveston that was run by BC Electric Company. The line opened up access to the area and the neighborhood grew from there. The majority of the homes in the area were built between 1946 and 1960.
Shopping and Restaurants
Although there is little in the way of shopping and restaurants right in the Arbutus neighborhood, it is surrounded by them and the excellent transit in the area makes getting anywhere a piece of cake.
There are a number of green areas in Arbutus, with Trafalgar Park being the largest and offering soccer and baseball facilities as well as being a popular location for Ultimate Frisbee. Dog-friendly off-leash areas, walking paths and jogging paths are plentiful.
The Arbutus club is an amazing recreational facility for the young and old alike. It offers a wide range of athletic, recreational, social and cultural activities for members. Located in the middle of Arbutus, it is on a seven- acre site and has been there since 1964.
By: Jack Japuncic