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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  • 4855 COLLINGWOOD Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2315988

    Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 3:30PM
    Main Photo: 4855 COLLINGWOOD Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2315988
    $2,188,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2315988
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,463 sq. ft.
    Charming 4 bedroom Dunbar character home. Ideal for renovation or buy to re build. This is one of the most desired n'hoods of Vancouver's West Side. The home has newer double windows, newer furnace and roof. Lots of character details. Quiet street location. East / West Exposure. School catchment is Kitchener Elem & Lord Byng Sec. Close proximity to Dunbar shopping, parks and 10 min drive to UBC. Public Open House SAT JAN 20th, 2-330pm. More details
    Listed by Andrew Hasman of RE/MAX Andrew Hasman
  • 3594 W 38TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2333549

    $3,188,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2333549
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,620 sq. ft.
    Enjoy having this high income earning property or build your dream home! Large corner lot (6,000 sq ft) in sought after Dunbar area. Renovated home with new flooring, kitchen, bathrooms, new windows, new paint, & landscaping. Currently rented by UBC students for $5,000/month. Conveniently located near schools, shopping, community centre, public library, and quick access to UBC. Seller can also build to suit new home for Buyer. Current community vision plan for Dunbar area has potential for possible re-zoning for high density housing. Buyer to verify with the City of Vancouver. More details
    Listed by LeHomes Realty
  • 3329 W 21ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2333369

    Main Photo: 3329 W 21ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2333369
    $2,880,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2333369
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,566 sq. ft.
    DUNBAR VIEW house w.most desirable catchment school - Lord Byng Second! Built by top German builder, beautifully renovated in 2016 (kitchen totatlly redeone w/brand new cabinets, brand name appliances, quartz countertops, Huge island! New carpets, new paint, etc) Solid, 4 level home w/Water, Mountain & City views from 2 top levels. Architect designed well built w/hardwood floors, 2 gas fireplaces, HRV system, low E glass throughout, irrigation system, radiant heat, 2 car garage. Very good floorplan w/open living, dining. The big Kitchen, family room & nook area can be closed & used as a huge WOK kitchen. Upper floor has 3 good size bedrooms;Top floor is office w/roof top deck. Rent out the 1-bedroom basement suite to be exempted from Speculation Tax. Priced to sell.Call today! More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 3948 W 24TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2333295

    Open House on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM
    Main Photo: 3948 W 24TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2333295
    $4,200,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2333295
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    2,950 sq. ft.
    Brand new Custom Built Home by OAKLAND CONSTRUCTION in fabulous Dunbar with sunny south side yard and views. Beautiful open concept living space featuring 10' ceilings, imported Italian porcelain tile. beautiful featured gas fireplace, designer kitchen w/Miele appliances, wine cooler & wok kitchen, Radiant in-floor heating, built-in sound system & High Def Security system. Fantastic indoor/outdoor flow w/folding accordion doors bringing you out to professionally landscaped yard, deck w/Gas BBQ hookup and 2 Car garage. Three bedrooms up, all with ensuite, featuring engineered wide plank oak flooring. Master boasts open views, large walk-in closet & spacious ensuite. Watch the moon come up and go down every night and the sun every day! Legal 1 Bed suite w/separate address. Easy to show. 2-5-10 warranty. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 304 5629 DUNBAR Street in Vancouver: Dunbar Condo for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2333157

    Open House on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    Main Photo: 304 5629 DUNBAR Street in Vancouver: Dunbar Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2333157
    $470,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2333157
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    625 sq. ft.
    Prime Location, highly sought-after Dunbar. Bright & open 2000 built apartment. One bedroom + den (large enough to be a second bedroom) open floor plan, great kitchen with a large island for eating & entertaining. This unit is centrally located & within walking distance to Kerrisdale shopping district, grocery, banks, and transit. Very short commute to UBC & downtown Vancouver. Comes with one secure parking & storage locker. Pets & Rentals allowed. OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Jan.26th 2-4pm More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Sussex and Angell Hasman & Assoc.Rlty.Ltd
  • 4020 W 39TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2333103

    $4,980,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2333103
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,770 sq. ft.
    Charming new family home located on a quiet tree-lined street in south after West Dunbar. Close to St George's and Crafton House private schools. Point Grey Secondary and Southland Elementary Schools. Pacific Spirit Park and Dunbar Community Center as neighbours. Luxury design & quality materials. Top line Miele appliances. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 3520 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2333070

    Main Photo: 3520 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2333070
    $4,580,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2333070
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,798 sq. ft.
    Rarely lived new home in Scottish style with a sunny South-facing backyard in desirable Dunbar area! Top building quality with elegance and functional open layout. This stunning home features spacious three bedrooms with all ensuite bathrooms up, one office on the main, quality hardwood flooring throughout, a sensational gourmet kitchen with a separate wok kitchen, extensive use of granite countertops, German brand appliances, radiant hot water heating system, a/c, HRV, sound system, full security system with 8 HD cameras, and a home theater system with a luxury wine bar. Abundance of storage space with top quality cabinets! Two bedroom suite downstairs can be guest room, gym, or a mortgage helper. Top school catchment: Kerrisdale Elementary & Point Grey. Top private schools as Crofton, YORK HOUSE, and St GEORGES are all nearby! Mins driving to UBC. Must See to Appreciate! More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 3440 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2332779

    Main Photo: 3440 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2332779
    $2,288,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2332779
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,572 sq. ft.
    With over $400,000 in renovations, this completely modern redesigned Vancouver Special, is the ideal property for a growing family. With 5 bedrooms, a rec room, 3 bathrooms, and plenty of space, this house is a must see! New wiring and plumbing, along with completely new kitchen, cabinets, flooring, interior & exterior paint, with modern design and colors. Located in the heart of Dunbar, within walking distance to Dunbar Community Center, best school catchments, close to great restaurants, transit and amenities such as great shops, dental & medical offices, and coffee shops. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 4018 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2333346

    Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 4018 W 30TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2333346
    $6,988,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2333346
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    4,729 sq. ft.
    Location!Location!Location! Custom newly built home in prestigious DUNBAR neighborhood in Vancouver west side. Solid house with functional design exudes luxury and class. Every detail of this 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom family home was meticulously designed and constructed. Features of this home include, radiant heat, air conditioning, a massive kitchen with separate wok kitchen, climate controlled wine room, media room, entertainment bar, and a LANEWAY HOUSE. Just steps to St George's Private School Shopping. This home has it all! More details
    Listed by LeHomes Realty Premier
  • 4063 W 40TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2332530

    Main Photo: 4063 W 40TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2332530
    • Exterior Front
    • Exterior Back
    • Exterior Back
    • Garage/Carport
    • Living Room
    • Living Room
    • Family Room
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen
    • Eating Area/Kitchen
    • Eating Area
    • Bathroom
    • Master Bedroom
    • Bedroom (used as den)
    • Games Room
    • Laundry Room / Bathroom
    • Recreation Room
    • Flex Area
    • Bedroom (basement)
    • Pacific Spirit Park
    $2,598,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2332530
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,184 sq. ft.
    This 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom home is situated on a 52.3’ x 112’ south facing RS-5 (single family) zoned lot in the upscale Dunbar neighbourhood. This exceptionally well-maintained home waits for a new owner to update or build their dream home. Conveniently located close to the best public & private schools (Southlands Elementary, Point Grey Secondary, Crofton House, St. George’s), UBC, transit, Downtown, YVR and the Dunbar shopping district. The Pacific Spirit Regional Park is located just a 1/2 block to the west and offers some of the best walking, hiking, running and cycling trails in the city. This is an ideal location to raise your family. More details
    Listed by Macdonald Realty
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Listing information last updated on January 19, 2019 at 02:24 PM (UTC)

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