Shaughnessy is an almost entirely residential neighbourhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, spanning about 447 hectaresin a relatively central locale. It is bordered by 16th Avenue to the north, 41st Avenue to the south, Oak Street to the east, and Arbutus Street/West Boulevard to the west. In 2011, the population was approximately 8,807.It was named after Thomas Shaughnessy, 1st Baron Shaughnessy, former president of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
The neighbourhood’s residents have an average annual household income of $160,000.00 plus and the average house price is in excess $5 million, the highest in Vancouver.It is also the site of many historical homes, especially in First Shaughnessy. Of the neighbourhood’s homes 51.5% were built before or during World War II, compared with 20.8% for the city at large.This is largely due to the 1981 First Shaughnessy Official Development Plan by-law, which promotes private property ownership and single-family dwelling, while limiting property subdivision and population density.