This neighbourhood is in close proximity to a number of schools, such as Kerrisdale Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School. The housing in Southwest Marine has changed over time, progressing from almost-exclusively single-family, detached homes to include a gradual densification by condo and townhome developments. The influence of the nearby mall redevelopment has breathed new life and vitality into the desirability to live in this growing neighbourhood. Southwest Marine, also known as SW Marine, is situated close to the entrance of Highway 99. This highway allows easier access to communities from Richmond to Ladner, or transit hubs like Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.