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: 3376 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2220196
OPEN HOUSE

$3,450,000

3376 W KING EDWARD Avenue Vancouver V6S 1M3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2017, 2,998 sq. ft.
Beautifully built 4 bdrm home in prime Dunbar location. Across from Lord Kitchener Elem and close to Lord Byng Sec. This home is move in ready with top of the line Miele Appl package, quality custom finishings through out. 10 ft ceilings on main, 9 up and 9 in basement... Details
RE/MAX Andrew Hasman
Main Photo: 3456 W 31ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2221635
OPEN HOUSE

$2,888,000

3456 W 31ST Avenue Vancouver V6S 1X7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1937, 2,973 sq. ft.
The perfect 3000 sf 6 br, 3 bath character home on prime 40x131 RS5 south-facing corner lot in best Dunbar pocket for how much? Yes, it’s true, this beauty is listed under $3M for the perfect lot and home. This family home is ideal and ready to move into for growing... Details
Pospischil Realty Group
Main Photo: 4050 W 36TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2222145

$4,798,000

4050 W 36TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2S9 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1986, 3,352 sq. ft.
53' x 130.5', almost 7,000 sq ft in Prime Dunbar location near to St George's and Crofton House private schools. This 30 year unique house features over 2,100 sq ft on the main, a grand living and dining room with walnut hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. Beautiful... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3865 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2221313

$4,880,000

3865 W 37TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2W2 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
3 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1930, 1,670 sq. ft.
A fabulous 7,737 sqft lot property in highly sought after Dunbar neighborhood on a gorgeous tree-lined street. With RS-5 zoning, a new 5,400 sqft house can be built (70% BUILDABLE). Current house is livable & tenanted but value mainly in land. Close to all amenities... Details
Sutton Group - Seafair Realty
Main Photo: 3888 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2221062
OPEN HOUSE

$4,777,000

3888 W 22ND Avenue Vancouver V6S 1J7 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1930, 2,485 sq. ft.
Most desirable area, gorgeous family home. Well kept & well maintained. Located in a quiet family neighbourhood. This beautiful home offers hardwood floor with huge living room & large kitchen, formal dining room, huge sunny south facing deck for entertaining. Upstairs... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 4889 BLENHEIM Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2220281

$2,998,000

4889 BLENHEIM Street Vancouver V6L 3A8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1936, 2,250 sq. ft.
Wonderful opportunity to own in the popular Dunbar neighborhood! Large 7289 SqFt lot! Excellent location! Conveniently located, and close o shopping, top schools, retails & community centre. Quick access to downtown, UBC, Kitsilano, Granville Island and... Details
Dexter Associates Realty
Main Photo: 4056 W 33RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2219690

$6,598,000

4056 W 33RD Avenue Vancouver V6N 2J1 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2016, 4,138 sq. ft.
MASTERPIECE! GORGEOUS CUSTOM BUILT MANSION WITH STUNNING VIEW OF GULF ISLANDS! On quiet part of beautiful tree-lined 33rd Ave & steps away from Pacific Spirit Park, 4100 SF luxurious living space in heart of Dunbar area, limestone exterior, grand foyer, impressive 11ft... Details
Sutton Grp-West Coast (VanCam) and Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 3815 W 39TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2218902

$7,680,000

3815 W 39TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 3A8 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
6 beds, 6 baths, Built: 2016, 4,920 sq. ft.
A masterpiece by the most reputable Westside Kingstone. Sitting on the higher side of the street, this French inspired Dunbar Mansion on offers approx. 5000 Sf luxury living space on a 50x165 = 8206 SF lot. It features open floor plan on the main floor w/a bright... Details
Sutton Grp-West Coast (w.blvd)
Main Photo: 3513 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2218689
OPEN HOUSE

$3,560,000

3513 W 19TH Avenue Vancouver V6S 1C3 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2001, 2,818 sq. ft.
Open house Saturday November 18 2PM-4PM Sunday November... Details
Royal Pacific Rlty. (Kingsway)
Main Photo: 3407 W 34TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2218205
OPEN HOUSE

$4,380,000

3407 W 34TH Avenue Vancouver V6N 2K5 : Dunbar

Residential Detached
5 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1941, 3,357 sq. ft.
In the heart of Dunbar, situated on a QUIET ST. , BIG LOT 60’x140.25', RENOVATED with s/s appliances, french doors in large kitchen opening to patio/yard, hardwood and tile flooring, granite tops and to top it all 5 beds, 4 baths... Details
Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Listing information last updated on November 18, 2017

Dunbar Community in Vancouver BC