4001 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, BC
The Maples is located in beautiful North Vancouver
|Architect||Daniel E. White|
|Management Company||Carriage Management|
|Number of Units||86|
|Number of Floors||3|
|Construction Method||Wood Frame|
|Type of Roof||Asphalt|
|4001 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, BC|
|Distance to Public Transit||Four blocks|
|Title of Land||Strata|
North Vancouver has long been a haven for those who prefer to be closer to nature than an urban centre. This area provides the best of both worlds by allowing residents to work in a major economic hub while still providing the natural serenity one would expect to find in a rural mountain setting. The Maples is then great community for those that wish to work in the city but don't necessarily want to live in it.
The Maples is located just off the Mount Seymour Parkway in the District of North Vancouver. This community is comprised of 86 Townhouses located adjacent to the Seymour Golf and Country Club. The area offers numerous outdoor activities as it is located at the foot of Mount Seymour. This mountain is home to a ski resort and world class mountain biking in the summer. As mentioned, the Seymour Golf and Country Club is located immediately next door for those who prefer to get the clubs out on a beautiful sunny day.
Despite having the feel of a remote community, The Maples is anything but. The Parkgate Shopping Centre is well within walking distance providing all the amenities one should expect to find in any urban community. Transit is available via Mount Seymour Parkway and downtown Vancouver is only a half hour drive away. The Maples is truly a community that embraces an all encompassing west coast lifestyle. 
The location of The Maples is perhaps its best asset. The Maples is surrounded on three sides by the Seymour Golf and Country Club. This ensures a level of serenity and privacy that is unavailable anywhere else on the North Shore, or in all of Vancouver for that matter. This makes The Maples an ideal location for dedicated golfers since The Seymour Golf and Country club is one of the premier courses in the lower mainland.
Golfing isn't the only sport available within the proximity of this beautiful community. The ski resort of Mount Seymour which just installed a new high speed quad chairlift I might add, is a premier ski destination for many Vancouverites. This and the provincial park of the same name is just a 20 minute drive from The Maples (be wary of weather conditions). In the summer Mount Seymour is home to world class hiking and mountain biking.
Those wishing to spend time on the ocean won't have to go far since the community of Deep Cove is just east down Mount Seymour Parkway. This community is nestled on the Indian Arm inlet, a spectacular spot for boating or kayaking. For those that wish, downtown Vancouver can accessed via public transit with a bus stop not far from The Maples.
The Maples are of wood construction, having been built in 1973. Thse units have been meticulously cared for and most have since been updated or completely renovated. An interesting feature of the Maples are its utilization of skylights throughout each residence. This not only reduces the need for electric light, it allows sunlight to pour in. Giving the units a much more natural feel by opening them up to their natural surroundings.
The spacious town homes each have two bathrooms and come with either three or four bedrooms. Units feature kitchens that open into a dining and living area. Just off the living area through a sliding glass door is the private patio and backyard that comes standard with each unit. Most of these yards have been extensively landscaped and offer a great outdoor space to barbecue or to entertain. Those that are fortunate enough to have their yards back into the surrounding forest may be payed a visit from the local wildlife from time to time.
An additional feature that is not common in most residences in North Vancouver are wood burning fireplaces. These can supplement heating during the winter and provide great ambiance during those cold and wet winter days that Vancouver is known to have on occasion.
Layout and Features
Features of The Maples include:
- Open kitchens
- Hardwood floors
- Outdoor patios
- Fenced backyard
Unfortunately there are no floor plans available for The Maples.
Amenities at The Maples include:
- An outdoor pool
- Manicured gardens throughout
- Pets are welcome at The Maples
- Rentals are not permitted
- There are no age restrictions on the sale of units at The Maples
- Barbecues are permitted
The Maples are wood framed structures meaning that they are constructed out of a renewable resource which makes the structures inherently sustainable.
The community itself is nestled beautifully in the woods and the strata utilizes extensive natural landscaping to ensure that it blends in with its natural surroundings. As a result, lots of wildlife tend to visit the neighbourhood and occasionally snack on the local vegetation.
The District of North Vancouver aims to reduce the amount of material that gets sent to landfills in half by 2020. Residents can help the District achieve this goal by utilizing their extensive recycling and composting programs. 
The residents of The Maples are very fortunate to have an excellent ski resort just up the road from their homes. When I say up, I mean it. Mount Seymour Road is truly a high alpine road featuring multiple switchbacks and is prone to snowfall. Drivers are encouraged to use caution during the winter months since rainfall can turn to snow in the higher elevation.
During their 2013 ski season, Mount Season debuted their high speed quad chairlift. Named the Mystery Peak Express, this lift whisks guests to the top of Mount Seymour in just five minutes. This affords spectacular views of the City of Vancouver and the Burrard Inlet if the mountain is not surrounded by clouds, which is very common.
Speaking of roads, another in the area earned the distinguished honor of being named one of the top ten worst roads in BC by the BCAA. Indian River Drive allows access to homes along the Indian Arm Inlet and also provides some dramatic vistas. Just be sure to keep your eyes on the road as it can be extremely steep in sections and narrows to a single lane in multiple areas. Drivers are advised to ensure that their brakes are in proper working in order because they will definitely need them for this drive. 
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