Shaughnessy is largely residential, filled with many beautiful heritage houses. The area is surrounded by lush greenery and has some of the best views in Vancouver. Local residents enjoy shopping areas in South Granville and Arbutus Village and there are several private and public schools nearby. The main attraction in Shaughnessy is the gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden. Shaughnessy is in the heart of Vancouver and one of the most sought after luxurious areas.