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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  • 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
  • 3876 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2332035

    Open House on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    Main Photo: 3876 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2332035
    • Front Exterior
    • 17'2 x 12'8
    • 11'11 x 11'10
    • 11'11 x 11'10
    • 15'1 x 5'9
    • 15'1 x 5'9
    • 11'11 x 11'10
    • Backyard
    • Backyard
    • Backyard
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Main Floor Bathroom
    • Bedroom on Lower Level
    • Aerial
    • Aerial
    • Aerial
    • Aerial
    • Aerial
    $2,798,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2332035
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,715 sq. ft.
    Prime West of Dunbar location! Rarely available 42 x 122 foot property on quiet street. Well maintained 3 level home with 3 bedrooms up (could be 4). Traditional main floor layout including a bright kitchen with large eating area overlooking a private south facing backyard. Winter view potential from top floor or roof deck from a new home. Ideal location away from busy streets and walking distance to Lord Byng Secondary, St. Georges & Queen Elizabeth schools. Property is tenanted. Please do not walk on property without appointment. Priced below current assessment of $2,814,700. More details
    Listed by WESTSIDE Tom Gradecak Realty
  • 5661 HIGHBURY Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2332638

    Main Photo: 5661 HIGHBURY Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2332638
    $3,990,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2332638
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,210 sq. ft.
    Listed by LeHomes Realty Premier
  • 3936 W 32ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2331178

    Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 3936 W 32ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2331178
    $3,299,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2331178
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,935 sq. ft.
    WEST SIDE OF DUNBAR LOCATION! STEPS AWAY FROM ST. GEORGE'S. CLOSE TO LORD BYNG HIGH SCHOOL, QUEEN ELIZABETH ELEMENTARY, CROFTON & YORK HOUSE PRIVATE SCHOOL, UBC, SHOPPING, BUS. This beautiful custom built home simply offers over 2,930 sq.ft. only 6 years old house with grand foyer with high ceilings, extensive use of Marble & hardwood throughout, gourmet Kitchen with high-end cabinetry & appliances. Total 6 bedrooms & den, 4.5 baths. RADIANT FLOOR HEATING SYSTEM, HRV, security systems with 24 hrs surveillance & camera. 3 bedrooms in the lower level with 2 entries could be used as mortgage helper. Beautiful Street appeal. Park-like Garden in the back with Southern Exposure. Call today for your private showing! More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 3408 W 32ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2331540

    Main Photo: 3408 W 32ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2331540
    $3,580,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2331540
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,994 sq. ft.
    Prime Dunbar location, this home is situated on a level 50 x 130 ft lot. Future home may have potential water views and walk-out basement. Walking distance to Dunbar Village, Community Centre, Balaclava Park and close to St. Georges , Crofton House. Catchment school Lord Kitchener Elementary & Lord Byng Secondary. Do not disturb tenant More details
    Listed by Nu Stream Realty Inc.
  • 4010 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2330399

    Main Photo: 4010 W 19TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2330399
    • Foyer
    • Living Room
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen
    • Bedroom
    • Main floor bathroom
    • Master Bedroom
    • Family Room
    • Bedroom
    • Large south facing rear yard
    $3,288,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2330399
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,004 sq. ft.
    A well kept family home on a SOUTH facing large lot, situated in the best DUNBAR location. Great schools nearby-Lord Byng & Queen Elizabeth, St George's, Crofton House and UBC. 25 minutes to downtown or Richmond. House features wood flooring, 2 air conditioning units, gas stove & lots of windows for natural light. There are 4 bedrooms but 2 other rooms can also be used as bedrooms. Large backyard great for BBQs in the summer. Lane way house is allowed with City approval OR build your dream home. Great tenants who would like to stay as long as possible. Realtor is related to seller. Easy to show, by appointment. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 4056 W 33RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2331529

    Main Photo: 4056 W 33RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2331529
    $5,680,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2331529
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,138 sq. ft.
    Beautiful home on QUIET side of tree lined 33rd Ave located in the heart of Dunbar area and just steps away from Pacific Spirit Park. Limestone exterior, marble floors & high ceilings. Control 4 smart home system for lights/sound/ security/ camera. Gourmet kitchen & wok kitchen highlighted by tilestone countertops with top of the line Wolf/Subzero appliances. Radiant heating/AC/HRV/steam shower/sauna. State of the art home theatre finished with 150 inch screen, 7.1 surround sound system. Spacious roof top deck with amazing views of the water. South facing back yard and well done landscaping. Walking distance to St. Georges School and close to Crofton House School, UBC and parks. More details
    Listed by Regent Park Realty Inc.
  • 3533 W 38TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2329623

    Main Photo: 3533 W 38TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2329623
    $4,388,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2329623
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,983 sq. ft.
    French inspired masterpiece on 5450 SF in Dunbar of Vancouver West Side, designed by Janet Hardy. This home offers impressive features such as grand foyer, solid hardwood & tile flooring throughout, elegant craftsmanship, kitchen with top of the line Wolf Subzero appliance package. Family room w/glass door leads to patio & backyard. Upstairs 4 bedrooms. Basement includes 2 bdrms with living/kitchen, recreation room, media room with wet bar & wine display, great for guests indoor entertaining. Short drive to Save-On-Foods, Crofton House, Kerrisdale Elementary, Kerrisdale Village. St. George's (senior & junior) UBC. Features: AC, radiant, HRV, control 4 smart home automation with Ipad controlled features, much more. More details
    Listed by Dracco Pacific Realty
  • 3537 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2330081

    Main Photo: 3537 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2330081
    $4,580,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2330081
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,650 sq. ft.
    Beautiful home build with full attention to all details, an elegant design, finest materials and workmanship. MBDBR w/SPA tub & steam shower & huge walk-in closet. Grand foyer high ceilings. Features include A/C, HRV, smart home security sys, radiant heat. Chef's kitchen & wok kitchen w/high-end appliances. Huge island w/granite countertops. BSMT w/legal suite that has potential for extra income per month & huge rec room including home theatre. Easy access to UBC via W 16 bus route & within Lord Kitchener and Lord Byng catchments. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 4276 WALLACE Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2329353

    Main Photo: 4276 WALLACE Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2329353
    $2,888,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2329353
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    3,098 sq. ft.
    Rare opportunity to own a 5,405 sqft corner lot with 65' frontage WEST OF DUNBAR. Directly across from CHALDECOTT PARK. Charming solid 4 bed 2 bath classic Vancouver home with loads of character including h/w floors, gas f/p and a lovely backyard with sunny south exposure. 1 blk to Endowment Lands, 2 blks to Memorial Park, Dunbar Comm Centre, shops and restaurants. Steps to St. George’s and Immaculate Conception Schools. Lord Byng Secondary and Queen Elizabeth Elem school catchment. Close to Point Grey Village & UBC. Value here is in the land and the location. Move in or exploit the many RS-5 zoning development options. Perfect location for a family home! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Select Realty
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Listing information last updated on January 16, 2019 at 04:20 PM (UTC)

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