HEIGHTS-Whistler Mtn.

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, the Ridge, or the Lookout, would also be a great choice

Table of contents:

  • Active Listings
    • Market update
  • Location
    • Location on Whistler Mountain: video
    • Drive from Whistler Village: video
    • Google map
    • Civic address map
    • Bus service
    • Creekside map
    • Drive to Creekside: video
    • Street view: video
  • Photo Gallery
  • Ski-in Ski-out Trail: video
    • Trail map
    • Ski-in ski-out video
  • Sales
    • Comparable sales
    • Revenue
  • Strata
    • Site plan
    • Site plan/floor plan type
    • Floor plans
    • Strata plan
    • Amenities
    • Pets
    • Fees
    • Parking
    • Storage
    • Zoning
  • Questions
    • Buying process
    • Representation

Active Listings

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 but to come to terms with what is being offered.

  • no active listings

View the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings posted by all Whistler brokerages. You will also see everything else posted for Whistler ski-in/ski-out real estate on that page. If there is no link, best to check out the property on WhistlerListings.com

Market Update

When starting your initial search for Whistler real estate, it is important to understand the current market conditions. I understand that you may not be ready to contact me. In the meantime, I encourage you to study the sales and listing statistics on the Market Update page on this site. The statistics are compiled by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) In addition, the monthly Whistler Real Estate Market Update video is a great way to stay informed in less than 99 seconds.

Location

The Heights is the Taluswood development which is all within the neighborhood of Nordic. Nordic is principally a residential neighborhood. Taluswood starts near the top of Nordic Drive. Each location within Taluswood has access to Whistler Mountain but some locations have easier access than others. For this site, I focus on the true ski-in ski-out developments of the Lookout, the Heights and the Ridge.

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. Along the route, the entrance to the Ridge, the Heights, and the Lookout are shown.

Google Map

When you look at the Google map below you should be able to view the ski-in and 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 its neighbors, so there is great potential for a mountain vista.

Heights at Taluswood civic map showing location in whistler

Bus Service

Taluswood is not serviced by the Whistler buses, so you will be depending on your car or a Whistler taxi to get up and down Nordic Drive. The bus service does run along Eva Lake Road in the Nordic neighborhood, but it really is too far to walk to or from the bus stop.  In addition, there is no sidewalk on Nordic Drive so walking up and down is not recommended, and never in winter.

In addition, Taluswood is too high up Whistler Mountain to walk down, and walking up to the green Olympic rings which can be seen from Creekside, is the sort of hike you might do once when the snow has gone, but it is not a well-traveled route for Taluswood residents.

Creekside Map

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.

Creekside Village Map

Drive Taluswood to Creekside

Although deemed remote, Taluswood is a 6-minute drive by car to Creekside. Coincidentally, 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. Ease of parking at Creekside over the Village might be the deciding factor.

Street View Video

This video was taken in February after a snowfall, thereby making the Heights look extra special.

Photo Gallery

These photographs will hopefully help you get a sense of the style of architecture in the Heights. The backdrop of Whistler Mountain adds to the appeal of the Heights as a slope-side location.

Heights front row with double car garage and snow

Heights road looking north

Heights end looking up to Whistler mountain

Heights back row view of Whistler mtn

Heights back row

Heights ski in trail leading from the heights to Nordic Drive

Heights front row with double car garage and snow

Heights road looking north

Heights end looking up to Whistler mountain

Heights back row view of Whistler mtn

Heights back row

Heights ski in trail leading from the heights to Nordic Drive

Ski-in Ski-out Trail

The Heights is not a long development so all properties are within easy walking distance of the ski-in and ski-out trails.

Trail Map

The Trail Map of the Heights was taken and adapted 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-in ski-out videos you should get a good sense of this lovely, low-density development.

Heights site plan showing ski-in ski-out access trail

Ski-in Ski-out Trail: 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-out trail portion, the reason being that the ski-in trail for the Heights is the same as the Lookout.

Sales

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The sales of luxury half-duplex/townhomes in the Heights, 2324 Taluswood Place, Whistler. Data was imported from the Whistler Listing System. Days on Market (DOM) has been recorded since 2010.
NumberBedroomsbathroomsSize sq. ft.Sold PriceYear SoldDOMListing Broker
233316652,995,50020210WREC
253317812,290,000202030WREC
1543.522502,830,000202036WREC
232.518082,240,000201844WREC
1932.518082,300,0002017174Thorn
263.5316571,810,5002017105WREC
232.518081,608,000201615O of T
53.53.522711,937,5002016263WREC
253316571,435,000201653Thorn
223316471,325,000201426WREC
1333.522501,430,000201346WREC
443.518501,100,00020131393RE/MAX
263316571,118,000201368WREC
233316571,230,000201321WREC
21331647960,0002011121WREC
143.526001,850,0002011202Thorn
73.5318401,400,000201170WREC
643.525981,800,0002010Thorn
2043.523541,570,0002010WREC
104318401,187,5002010SWCR
223316461,215,0002009WREC
143.525001,590,0002009SWCR
2632.516461,350,0002009WREC
95422711,675,0002008SWCR
1932.518081,500,0002008WREC
1832.518991,545,0002007S to S
343.523541,500,0002006WREC
1543.523541,550,0002006RE/MAX
443.518401,520,0002006WREC
1932.518081,460,0002005WREC
1243.523541,750,0002005WREC
2232.516461,350,0002005WREC
1343.522501,925,0002004RE/MAX
843.523912,100,0002003RE/MAX
243316571,325,0002003RE/MAX
1932.518081,695,0002003WREC
2132.516471,299,0002002WREC
1032.518401,450,0002002WREC
843.523911,650,0002002WREC
943.522711,610,0002002WREC
943.522711,700,0002001WREC
343.52354982,9652001RE/MAX
443.518401,005,0002001WREC
232.51899920,0002001WREC
2232.51646990,0002001WREC
1132.517861,162,0002000WREC
1743.522281,370,0002000WREC
1932.518081,075,0002000WREC
2232.51646899,0002000WREC
24331657930,0002000WREC
732.51936995,0002000WREC
1432.51899940,0002000WREC
1132.51786965,0002000WREC
1932.51808875,0002000WREC
143.525981,550,0002000WREC
2132.51647725,0002000WREC
843.523911,275,0002000WREC
1343.522501,125,0002000WREC
54324001,175,0002000WREC
343.523541,000,0002000WREC
443.51840875,0002000WREC
1632.51899940,0002000WREC
23331657750,0002000WREC
1832.51899890,0002000WREC
2043.523541,050,0002000WREC
1543.523541,125,0002000WREC
2232.51646750,0002000WREC
1243.523541,125,0002000WREC
232.51899850,0002000WREC
1032.51840965,0002000WREC
2532.51657775,0002000WREC
26331657800,0002000WREC
943.522711,275,0002000WREC
643.525081,800,0002000WREC
24331657775,0002000WREC
1743.522281,125,0002000WREC

Comparable Sales

The sales for other comparable developments are recorded for your convenience on the Luxury Townhouse/Duplex Sales (Sales: Townhouse/Duplex) page on this site. The featured properties are the competitive set. In other words, a buyer would consider any of these developments when looking at similar criteria.

Revenue

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 expensive bikes.

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, should you have the motivation.

Strata

The Heights was built in 2000 and there are 24 half-duplex/townhouse units, called strata lots. There are two detached chalets. 

  • 3 bedroom half-duplex
  • 4 bedroom half-duplex
  • 3 bedroom and den detached house

Site Plan

Heights-Site-numbers-only-FINAL-

Site Plan/Floor Plan Type

The site plan also shows the unit type which corresponds to the floor plans below.

Heights-Site-plan with unit type

Floor Plans

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.

Heights-G--floor Plan 4 bedroom

Heights K 3 bedroom floor plan

Heights M 3 bedroom floor plan

Heights O 4 bedroom floor plan

Heights P 3 bedroom floor plan

Heights S 4 bedroom floor plan

Heights-G--floor Plan 4 bedroom

Heights K 3 bedroom floor plan

Heights M 3 bedroom floor plan

Heights O 4 bedroom floor plan

Heights P 3 bedroom floor plan

Heights S 4 bedroom floor plan

Strata Plan

The Heights was built in one phase, view the Registered Strata Plan LMS4379 for more details on the strata.

Amenities

  • double car garage
  • private hot tub

Pets

One dog or one cat is allowed at the Heights. If having pets is important to you, check the current bylaws as these rules can change.

Fees

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

Parking

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.

Storage

All storage is within the strata lot. The double car garage will be expected to house all your equipment and toys.

Zoning

The Heights are zoned for nightly rentals and it is the owner’s choice whether to rent out, or not.

Questions

How Do I Buy Real Estate in Whistler?

There is no ban on foreign investment in Whistler. Therefore, the process is basically the same for residents and non-residents of Canada. If you are starting out and want to understand what the process is for buying a property in Whistler, have a look at the Buying Process page on this site. Print off the pages for a comprehensive Buyer’s Guide.

What is Representation?

Explaining representation to a Buyer or Seller at the first introduction is a mandatory requirement. This is enforced, yes enforced by the British Columbia Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). There are career-altering fines for real estate agents who do not follow the guidelines. Since there is no dual agency in BC the Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services Form (DORTS) is essential for the Buyer and/or Seller to understand what their designated agent’s obligation is to them. DORTS binds the agent to the client but does not bind the client to the agent. Best to read the blog on Representation for a full understanding.

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 realtor, please contact me.

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Marion

Marion Anderson *PREC manderson@sutton.com (604) 938-3885