The one of a kind 'Resort Municipality' of Whistler has several neighborhoods that range from private gated communities to slope-side condominiums and townhomes. Some are zoned only for residential uses (full time living or long term rental of 30 days or more), some 'TA' zoned (Tourist Accommodations) allow nightly rentals, while some areas have an Employee Covenant which restricts usage to qualifying Whistler Employees or Retirees.
PINECREST AND BLACK TUSK VILLAGE - Gated communities located about 15 min south of Whistler. While not within the municipal boundaries, they are two self sufficient communities nestled in the woods around a few beautiful lakes. A great sense of community as tourists cannot access without a gate code or invitation from a resident. The have their own water and waste treatment,
FUNCTION JUNCTION - With a mix of commercial buildings, industrial operations, some residential and great eateries, you will find hardware stores, lumber yards, breweries and a variety of trades and manufacturing businesses to meet all your building needs.
CHEAKAMUS CROSSING - Built for the 2010 Olympics, the Athletes Village became a great family community with a mix of chalets, townhomes and condos; open market and employee restricted properties, serviced by a few convenience stores and shops. There is a great sports field, a BMX pump track and a plethora of biking and hiking trails along the Cheakamus River and into the surrounding forests.
SPRING CREEK - One of the newer neighborhoods started developing in 1999, largely built around Spring Creek Elementary School and École La Passerelle (French immersion school). It is a great family community with a mix of Employee housing, open market townhomes, detached homes and a few larger estate lots at the end of the street.
ALTA LAKE RD - A few complexes and sub-neighborhoods are along the old 'Westside Rd', which wraps around the other side of Alta Lake to reconnect to Hwy 99 in Alpine Meadows. Along the road are strata developments on Alpha Lake (Twin Lakes and Tamarisk), a newer development of five estate lots (Alta Place), Nita Lake Estates, many homes along Alta Lake with quintessential million dollar views, Rainbow Park and many fantastic Mountain Bike trails. Many of these trails can be accessed from the Stonebridge development roads. Here is where the largest estate/view lots are in Whistler. in 2023 a new record was set with a $32m sale.
BAYSHORES - Bayshores is just a short walk or bike ride the Creekside Village, has a mix of townhomes, duplexes, single family homes and employee housing. Great for families as there is a great park with a playground, tennis courts, and the valley trail system runs right through and connects to Spring Creek (and the school).
KADENWOOD - Accessed through Bayshores, Kadenwood is a collection of exclusive large homes, zoned with Tourist Accommodation covenants, these are ski in/ski out high-end homes with a private gondola to the Creekside Village.
CREEKSIDE VILLAGE - Where it all began, or at least the resort ski town aspect... Some older homes, duplexes, newer large homes, condo developments, townhomes and Hotels. Parts of this area have TA zoning and two of the strata hotels at the base of the ski runs offer quarter share ownership - meaning roughly one week of usage per month. And when owners don't use their week, it can be left in a rental pool for revenue returns.
NORDIC ESTATES - Residential homes, townhouses and some TA short term rental properties. Much of Nordic Estates could be considered Ski in/ski out with some properties located literally slope-side to the Dave Murray Downhill run, some are an easy walk from the old 'Water tower Road' trail to the middle of the neighborhood, while another TA zoned collection of townhomes in Taluswood area have ski trails to and from them as well. Many of the Taluswood properties have sensational views from well above the valley floor.
ALTA VISTA - One of the older neighborhoods, located along the shores of Alta Lake and consists mainly of detached homes, though there are a few townhouse complexes and some employee restricted areas as well. . Many of the lake-side properties have been renovated or rebuilt as grand lake homes with lawns, docks and watercraft of all sorts. Municipal parks on either end of the neighborhood makes for a very popular place to live and visit.
BLUEBERRY HEIGHTS - With views across the municipal golf course and up the ski resorts, Blueberry Heights is a favorite for those that prefer a quieter local but can check the weather on the mountains from their living rooms. A mix of large view homes, duplexes, townhomes and condos, most of them have TA zoning for nightly rentals. Removed from the hubbub of the village yet only a short bike ride or 20 min stroll to town.
BRIO - Also one of the older neighborhoods in Whistler, mostly located on a gentle north facing slope, yet conveniently close to the village. Primarily residential detached homes, with an employee restricted complex. Sunridge Plateau which is access through Brio is a newer development of larger private homes with some ski home access.
WHISTLER VILLAGE - The heart of it all... The Whistler Village is home to some world renowned restaurants, après ski bars, cafés, nightclubs, shops, eateries, hotels, the municipal hall, fire station, police station... essentially, all the essentials! With a pedestrian walkway that meanders the length of the village, starting in the Olympic Plaza (a large grassy field for catching live performances on the center stage) up to the bike park and ski lifts to both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, parking lots on one side, a golf driving range on the other, easy access to the Whistler Golf Club and numerous spokes of the valley trail system. There is something here for everyone!
BENCHLANDS - Located adjacent to the main village, across the Fitzsimmons Creek, by the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the Benchlands are primarily ski in/out TA zoned townhomes, condos and some detached houses. The Fairmont Chateau Golf Course is nestled between the Benchlands properties and the Lost Lake Park, offering the best of both Summer and Winter sports locations.
WHISTLER CAY HEIGHTS - Across Hwy 99 from the Village, Whistler Cay Heights is all residentially zoned and consists of large homes, duplexes, townhome and condo complexes.
WHISTLER CAY - Just down the hill from the Heights, the lowlands terrain is a tranquil zone, home to many local families. At one time it was dubbed MDC (Mothers, Dogs and Children), it a great central location in the valley where residents have easy access to Myrtle Phillip Elementary School, the River of Golden Dreams (a creek that runs from Alta Lake to Green Lake), the Municipal Golf Course, Alta Lake and a myriad of trails across the tracks.
WHITEGOLD - Also a favorite for those that like to be slightly removed, but like the flat, easy walking distance to the village and lifts. Residential zoned detached homes with a few B&B operations for that European Pension feeling. Here you will see quite a mix of quintessential Whistler ski cabins from the '70's mixed with newer architectural masterpieces. Gentrification is inevitable, and very apparent here.
SPRUCE GROVE - A newer development with slightly higher density detached homes and some employee restricted townhomes. Just next door is the Spruce Grove Park with three baseball fields.
GREEN LAKE ESTATES - The Nicklaus North Golf Course surrounds this TA and Residential development. Detached homes, townhomes and condos of all sizes.
It is also located near the shores of Green Lake and the Seaplane Aerodrome.
ALPINE MEADOWS - Another one of Whistler's older neighborhoods, Alpine Meadows nearby amenities include some newer developments of the Whistler Secondary School, Meadow Park Sports Center (gym, pool, ice rink) and ball parks. Only Residentially zoned properties, mostly detached homes and some townhome complexes - both open market and employee restricted. There is also a convenience store and café at the Alpine Market.
RAINBOW - Located at the base of the first ski hill, Rainbow Mountain, it is Whistler's newest development, and is a healthy mix of larger detached homes, townhomes, apartments, gas station, grocery store, café and employee restricted rentals. Most properties have magnificent views across Green Lake to the
EMERALD ESTATES - Similar vintage to Alpine Meadows, this is a strictly residential neighborhood with some homes along the lake shore, a boat launch, some small parks and the majority of the homes located above Hwy 99 where they enjoy fantastic views of the iconic Coast Mountain range, with Wedge Mountain and Armchair Glacier standing proud against the eastern skyline. Some call it 'Little Switzerland' for the views.
WEDGEWOODS - A newer development, still with many vacant lots, located another 5 km's up Hwy 99 from Emerald. It is located beyond Whistler's Municipal boundaries, so is governed by SLRD (Squamish-Lillooet Regional District) and therefore has its own water system and wastewater processing. Large lots with grand views of the surrounding mountains, many folks enjoy this area with 'more bang for your buck'., in building costs and size as well as lot sizes.