The Heights, 2324 Taluswood Place, Whistler, B.C.
The Heights at 2324 Taluswood Place is located at the top of Nordic Drive. Buyers seem to quickly determine whether, or not they like the location. This is a quiet area which gives the sense of being remote, however you are only 6 minutes away from Whistler Village or Creekside by car. When it comes to views, you might get a beautiful vista to the south, but you may also find yourself surrounded by fir trees.
There are a lot of positives about the Taluswood location. It is ideal if you want to get away from the noise and bustle of the Village, and people in general. In addition, if you want an upscale townhouse with a private hot tub, double car garage and spacious decks, then the Heights or neighbouring Lookout, would be a great choice.
- Active Listings
- Location on Whistler Mountain: video
- Drive from Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Creekside Map
- Drive To Creekside: video
- Street View Video
- Photo gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Access
- Site plan showing ski-in/out location
- Ski-in ski-out video
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
Once a year a half-duplex may be listed for sale in the Heights. Meanwhile, once in a lifetime one of the chalets may be listed for sale. Therefore, it is important to be ready to pounce when the time is right. It is equally important not to get caught up in what you think you want.
- no active listings
If you would like to see the other active listings, posted by all Whistler brokerages, click on the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings page on this site. All listings in for Whistler real estate are posted on the WhistlerListings.com site.
For a monthly update on the overall Whistler real estate market, using statistics provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGC) ,check out the Market Update page on this site.
The Heights was built in 2000 and there are 24 half-duplex/townhouse units with 3-4 bedrooms. In addition, there are two detached, 3 bedroom and den chalets. Whether you own a detached house or a half-dupex in the Heights you are the proud owner of a double car garage and a private hot tub. Please don’t get excited about owning one of the detached houses in the Heights. To be realistic, the last time a detached house came on the market was back in 2007 in the Ridge at Taluswood. It is not impossible, but it is improbable.
Located at the top of Nordic Drive, there is no bus service up to Taluswood, so you will be depending on your car, or taxi. In addition, Taluswood is too high up Whistler Mountain to walk down the mountain or down Nordic Drive to catch the bus. You might do it once or twice, but not regularly. The bus service does run along Eva Lake Road in the Nordic neighbourhood, but it really is too far to walk to from Taluswood. In addition, there is no sidewalk on Nordic Drive so walking up and down is not recommended.
Location on Whistler Mountain
The following video was recorded from the Creekside Gondola and it shows you the location of the Heights in the Taluswood area.
Drive From Whistler Village
One of the first questions about Taluswood is, how far is it from Whistler Village? In the video below I drive from Whistler Village along the highway to Nordic. Then it is up Nordic Drive to Taluswood. During the journey the entrance to the Ridge, the Heights and the Lookout are shown.
When you look at the Google map below you should be able to view the ski-in ski-out trails. The ski home access trail off Whistler Mountain which services the Heights also services the Lookout as they are in the same area of Taluswood.
Civic Address Map
The civic address map shows you the location of the Heights within Taluswood location in Nordic. However, please note that the map does not show you the topography. Therefore the location of The Heights is above all it’s neighbours and at the same height above sea level as The Lookout
Although this is an old map of Creekside, it is all we have to work with, and the changes since it was created around 2015 are minimal. The main players are still in this location.
Drive Taluswood to Creekside
Although deemed remote, Taluswood is a 6 minute drive by car to Creekside. Interestingly it takes about the same time to get to Whistler Village. In other words, it would be a personal decision as to whether you drove to Creekside or the Village and ease of parking might be the decision maker.
Street View Video
This video was taken in February after a snowfall so the Heights look extra special.
I took these photographs which hopefully help you get a sense of the style of architecture in the Heights. That is Whistler Mountain in the background, which makes the Heights a sought after location. Only a few people wake up to a view of one of the most famous ski mountains in the world.
Ski-in Ski-out Access
Where you own in Taluswood will determine how close you are to the ski-in and ski-out trails. However, the Heights is not a long development so all properties are within easy walking distance.
The site plan of the Heights was taken from the developer’s original package. The red dotted lines are the ski access trails connecting the Heights to and from Whistler Mountain. By looking at the plan and then watching the ski access videos you should get a good sense of this lovely, low density development.
Ski-in Ski-out Trails: Video
Make yourself comfortable before you start this video, it is a long one because it is packed with details. The video invites you to move to the start of the ski-in trail portion, reason being that the ski-out trail for the Heights is the same as the Lookout.
View the recent sales in the Heights posted by all Whistler brokerages in the chart below. For more sales history in the Heights, check out the Luxury Duplex/Townhouse Sales page on this site.
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The Heights is predominantly a winter rental. There is less reason to rent in the Heights in summer. However, with the larger layout some families may prefer the location. In addition, the market for mountain biking is ideal for the Heights as riders can bike in and bike out. Another benefit would be the double car garage which would provide secure storage for bikes.
The Fitzsimmons Creek townhouses within an easy walking distance to the village are of a similar quality and size, and Montebello is another 3 bedroom rental option. You will make your revenue in the Heights during the ski season with the Festive Season being the peak of your nightly rental rate.
The good news for the Heights is that you can use any rental management company you wish. Another option for you would be to self-manage your townhouse, if you have the motivation.
Reviewing the strata documents are part of the buying process and by the time of listing the property the listing agent must have at least ordered the documents. It is important to read the latest bylaws when you make an offer. Here are some highlights:
- one dog or one cat permitted
- new roof in 2017
- exterior painted in 2017
The site plan and corresponding floor plans were taken from the developer’s package. If you need a version to print off, please click Heights site and floor plans.
This is typical of what the strata fees cover in the strata fees include:
- annual chimney cleaning
- fire system maintenance
- garbage/recycle removal
- common area hydro
- insurance and appraisal
- landscape maintenance and irrigation
- strata road maintenance
- snow removal – manual and mechanical
- window cleaning
- trail grooming-contribution
The Heights was built in one phase so the RegisClick the following link for the Registered Strata Plan LMS4379
Each half-duplex/townhouse has a double car garage. Parking on the road is restricted as the roadway is one long fire lane, and cars will be towed. Therefore, a strategy will be needed when guests are invited. In summary, parking is brutal in all developments in Whistler but especially those with no underground parking.
The Heights are zoned for nightly rentals and it is the owners choice whether to rent out, or not. The Heights are also zoned for an annual Tourism Whistler (TW) Resort Fee. For more information on the TW fees go to the FAQ page on this site.
There is no dual agency in Whistler. In essence, one agent represents the Buyer and a different agent represents the seller. Since the/Provincial Government regulated the real estate industry, a lot has changed.
If you think I would be a good fit to work with you and your family, and you are not already working with a Whistler real estate agent, please give me a call – Marion .
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