Dunbar, Vancouver

Dunbar–Southlands is a neighbourhood in the City of Vancouver that stretches north from the Fraser River across much of the peninsula between the mouth of the Fraser and English Bay. It encompasses a collection of commercial and residential areas mostly made up of single-family residences, as well as the unique community of Southlands, populated by upscale mansions and horse farms. It is also the home territory of the Musqueam Indian Band.

Dunbar–Southlands is bordered on the north by West 16th Avenue and on the south by the Fraser River; it stretches from the University Endowment Lands on the west to Mackenzie and Blenheim Streets in the east. It is centered around Dunbar Street. West 41st Avenue and Southwest Marine Drive also pass through the neighbourhood. Southlands lies south of Marine Drive in the floodplain of the Fraser River, and the Musqueam Indian Reserve is also encompassed by the region.

Archaeological finds indicate that people have resided in the Dunbar–Southlands area for centuries, with some estimates placing the first settlement of the area by First Nations around 400 BC. The first European settlement was recorded in 1863 when the first homesteaders, Fitzgerald and Sam McCleery, constructed a farm in the area. Logging cleared much of the land in the area, which was held by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the province, and in 1912 a subdivision was started for residences to serve the soon to be built University of British Columbia just to the west. By 1927, Dunbar was served by three streetcar lines and featured a number of unique homes, thanks to bylaws introduced in 1922 regarding lot sizes and placement of buildings on the lots. Many of these homes are still standing today, with 21 structures on the City of Vancouver's heritage register.

Dunbar–Southlands is known for its gardens and tree-lined streets, which often arch across the entire roadway. Early spring brings hundreds of cherry trees to blossom, and the city maintains eight parks within the neighbourhood, including Musqueam Park, a 22-hectare oasis off Southwest Marine Drive along the Fraser River. The neighbourhood is next to Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which contains many kilometres of trails and the Camosun Bog, a two-thousand-year-old wetland revered by the Musqueam people.

Southlands is predominantly acreages with multi-million-dollar mansions dominating the land. The Southlands Riding Club, formed in 1943, is a highlight of the area; its clubhouse was a former net drying hut for fishermen on the Fraser, and was disassembled and carried to its present site by members on horseback.

The area also boasts a number of public and exclusive private golf courses that have hosted major Canadian and international events in the past.

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Main Photo: 4083 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2160257

$3,188,000

4083 W 18TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1B9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 3 baths, Built: 999, 3,150 sq. ft.
Extra deep 138' property (over 4500 sq/ft total lot size) highlights this large and liveable 5 bedroom home of 3150 Square feet with potential to build equally sized new residence. Flexibility to live, rent and hold, renovate or redevelop. Located in prime Dunbar-Point... Details
RE/MAX Select Properties
Main Photo: 4843 COLLINGWOOD Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2160126

$2,650,000

4843 COLLINGWOOD Street Vancouver V6S 2B5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1938, 2,699 sq. ft.
DEFINITIVE DUNBAR LIFESTYLE! You'll love coming home to this wonderful family house. Good size property in one of the best blocks in Dunbar - a real neighbourhood! Quiet. 5 bdrms. Great flr plan. Beaut living room w/ gas fireplace & built-ins on each side. Hardwood... Details
Nexus Realty Corp.
No Photo Available: 3755 BLENHEIM Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2159759

$2,448,000

3755 BLENHEIM Street Vancouver V6L 2Y3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1932, 1,960 sq. ft.
Westside living with Stunning City & Mountain views from Rooftop deck, offers best school catchments. Prime Dunbar location between West 16th & King Edward, 12 minutes walk to Pacific Spirit Regional Park papular trails, Short walk to Valdez Park, all the shops and... Details
TAC Real Estate Corp.
Main Photo: 4056 W 33RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2158838
OPEN HOUSE

$7,288,000

4056 W 33RD Avenue Vancouver V6N 2J1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2016, 4,089 sq. ft.
MASTERPIECE! Gorgeous custom built mansion with stunning views of the Gulf Islands. Close to 4100 sq ft of luxurious living in the heart of Dunbar. Limestone exterior,marble floors & high ceilings. Control 4 smart home system for lights/sound/security/camera. Gourmet... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
No Photo Available: 4073 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2159479

$4,370,000

4073 W 19TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1E2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 999,
Prime West of Dunbar 50ft lot: 70% conditional FSR approved by the City. Build your brand new 4228 SF home now with 3 car garage at the back. Walking distance to Lord Byng, QE Elementary, UBC forest, short drive to /St George's, UBC. Existing home is 3280 SF with... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3566 W 20TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2158209
OPEN HOUSE

$2,988,000

3566 W 20TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1E7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1915, 2,792 sq. ft.
Absolutely charming & beautifully maintained character home in the desirable Dunbar neighborhood. This bright 2 level (2972 SF) 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is perfectly laid out. Featuring loads of original character and updates throughout over the years. Some of the... Details
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
Main Photo: 4056 W 35TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2158216
OPEN HOUSE

$3,700,000

4056 W 35TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2P3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 3,143 sq. ft.
Exquisite design and modern luxury brand new house, North South facing in the most desired Dunbar Area.Rarely found 4253 Sq.Ft lot built for 3142 Sq.Ft living space offering one of a kind high taste life style. High ceilings in all 3 levels, extensive use of... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 4002 W 31ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2158177

$3,098,000

4002 W 31ST Avenue Vancouver V6S 1Y5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1938, 2,628 sq. ft.
You have admired this home for years - it is finally for sale! Fabulous Dunbar character home on a sunny, south facing 33' x 130.8' corner RS-5 lot. Meticulously maintained with over 2,600 sq.ft., this home offers a newer kitchen, a large family room on the main and... Details
Dexter Associates Realty
Main Photo: 4028 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2157916
OPEN HOUSE

$5,488,000

4028 W 37TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2W7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 1996, 4,629 sq. ft.
Beautiful custom family home situated on large south facing 50x137 lot in prestigious Dunbar/Southlands neighbourhood. This residence, on a quiet, safe, family-oriented street, boasts fantastic floor plan that offers FOUR large bdrms/3 baths UP. Master bdrm has large... Details
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Brdwy)
Main Photo: 4788 DUNBAR Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS(r) # R2157254

$1,988,000

4788 DUNBAR Street Vancouver V6S 2H1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2017, 2,263 sq. ft.
Prime Dunbar lot with approved plans picked up and ready to go. Attention to detail on this plan is sure to set this home apart from others. The home will feature 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. 2263 sq ft with amazing details throughout. Bring your design ideas and start... Details
Metro Edge Realty
Listing information last updated on April 27, 2017

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC