Every month Kitsilano.ca has a couple dozen visitors that land here because they’re looking for an apartment in Kits. While I can’t point you in one spot that is the definitive directory of apartment vacancies, here are the four best ways to find a pad in the neighbourhood.
1) Vancouver Sun and Province classifieds (hard copy or online) – Kits still has a lot of old-school landlords that call the Sun & Province as soon as they receives a tenant’s notice.
2) craigslist – If you’re looking for a place to rent anywhere in the world, you’ve got to check out craigslist. They’ve got a page dedicated to Apartment Rentals in Vancouver and you can search by keyword = kitsilano. Today there are 44 listings in Kits – not bad.
3) UBC/AMS Rentsline – Kitsilano is the home to a lot of UBC students and they move in and out of Kits like migratory birds. The UBC Rentsline website is searchable by rent amount which makes it a little easier to find a place if you’re on a budget.
4) Walk the hood – Landlords like dusting off their vacancy signs whenever possible. I guess it makes them feel like real estate agents in a hot market. So, if you know where you want to live and can focus on a 5 x 5 block, walk the ‘hood and you’ll see a dozen signs on the Sat/Sun right after everyone gives notice.
Good luck – if you’ve got any tips, post them in the comments.