As a smaller residential neighbourhood, most housing in Mackenzie Heights are single-family, detached homes. The neighbourhood is coveted by its residents because it is beautiful and retains a small-town charm with an emphasis on tree-lined streets, schools and park space. The main greenspace in this neighbourhood is Balaclava Park which includes a running track, sports and fitness facilities, an area for dogs, and for children a playground and waterpark. The closest schools are Carnarvon Elementary and Trafalgar Elementary, as well as Prince of Wales Secondary School and Point Grey Secondary School. Due to this neighbourhood’s position in Vancouver’s Westside, many key areas of Vancouver such as Downtown or UBC, are just minutes away. Additionally, many bus routes around the neighbourhood can help transit users commute to and from Mackenzie Heights. These features - and much more - reinforce the appeal of Mackenzie Heights as a great neighbourhood to settle down.