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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  • 3804 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2315510

    $2,988,800
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2315510
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,413 sq. ft.
    Ideal corner lot in one of the West Side's most sought-after neighborhoods. Substantial 49 x 130.35 with North Mountain view. Located on the quiet part of W. King Edward, only 2 blocks to Dunbar shops, banks and restaurants. School catchment include Lord Kitchener & Queen Elizabeth Elementary & Lord Byng Secondary; only 8 min drive to UBC, also close to St. George's School, Chaldecott Park, UBC trails & public transportation. Enjoy other amenities in the area like Dunbar Community Center, Memorial Park, and more. Call today and build a new house just minutes from UBC. More details
    Listed by LeHomes Realty First
  • 4063 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2315305

    Main Photo: 4063 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2315305
    $4,500,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2315305
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,999 sq. ft.
    4063 West 28th Avenue. The most desired block in Dunbar on this very quiet road. A flat, level 52' x 130' lot with RS-5 zoning, south facing front yard and no lane allowance required. The house was built in 1952, no City recycling requirements to develop this property. Build over 4700 sq ft of new home with City approval of 70% floor space ratio. No front yard trees and just a few doors from St Georges Private School. The house is very liveable, oak hardwood on main level, bright open kitchen with eating area and family room. 3 bedrooms upstairs and a 1 bedroom suite downstairs with a walkout basement entrance. New hot water tank, built in vacuum, 2 gas fireplaces. All appliances included, very easy to rent or live in while you design your new home. Open Wed 10-12, Sat/Sun 2-4. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 4047 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2314730

    Main Photo: 4047 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2314730
    $3,088,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2314730
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,374 sq. ft.
    Great opportunity to build your dream house with 3500 SF in this convenient location! Also can pick up the approved building permit! New design is that it will have 5 bedrooms ( 3 on second level and another 2 on third level), plus the basement can be made to have a rental unit with separate entrance. Extra deep 33'x136' south facing lot is located on a quiet tree-lined street in Dunbar. Walking distance to Queen Elizabeth Elementary, Lord Byng Secondary, Pacific Spirit Park, Dunbar Shopping & transit. Also in proximity to the most prestigious private schools including St. Georges, West Point Grey & Crofton house. Short minutes drive to UBC, beach parks, W 4th shopping & Kerrisdale Village where you can find any shops, retails and services & much more. More details
    Listed by Maxcel Westcoast Realty Ltd.
  • 3349 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2314178

    Main Photo: 3349 W 37TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2314178
    $3,830,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2314178
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,962 sq. ft.
    Attention!! Builder's ALERT!! This house sits on 50'x130.25' (6512.50 sq ft) lot in desirable neighbourhood DUNBAR. Conveniently located with walking distance to transportation, Kerrisdale Elementary & Crofton House. Quick access to UBC, community centre, St George's, Save-on-Foods, Golf & country clubs, Kerrsdale Village where you can find any services, banks, grocery stores or retails. 70% FSR has been approved by the City of Vancouver**. Can build new house with 4500 to 4700 SF & 3 car garage. More details
    Listed by Maxcel Westcoast Realty Ltd.
  • 3825 W 31ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2314293

    Main Photo: 3825 W 31ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2314293
    $2,880,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2314293
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,750 sq. ft.
    Delightful home desirable located in "Dunbar", across from park & community centre. Main & upstairs renovated over 20 years ago, this earthquake proofed home has concrete foundation base and steel support system for the main floor. Features - open plan, hardwood floor, maple cabinets, fireplace, big window in living/dining room overlooking onto a lovely park, bright & airy kitchen/den/family room. 3 carpeted bedrooms up include a well appointed master ensuite. Basement completely renovated 10yrs ago, raised headroom & equipped with a 2 bedroom self contained suite. Beautiful backyard with greenhouse and 2 car garage. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 3525 W 29TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2314046

    Main Photo: 3525 W 29TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2314046
    $4,968,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2314046
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,313 sq. ft.
    A classic substantially Renovated home in prime Dunbar, on a quiet beautiful tree-lined street, sits on a 50'x130' lot. Renovation has been done with permit in 2018: brand new kitchen and bathroom, new floor, interior & exterior painting, roof. Hi-end Mielie appliance, Quartz counter top. Open Layout! Close to public and private school: Crofton House, Lord Kitchener, St George's, Lord Byng & UBC etc. Just two blocks to Dunbar Community Centre, three blocks to Stongs Supermarket, Shoppers Drugs and all the shopping and restaurants on Dunbar St. Two levels 3313 SF home with 4 bedrooms 3 baths up, one bedroom, full bathroom and an office on the main level. Triple car detached garage or two car garage & 250 SF storage space. Move in condition. Easy to show. More details
    Listed by LeHomes Realty Premier
  • 3825 W 23RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2313186

    Main Photo: 3825 W 23RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2313186
    $2,498,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2313186
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,541 sq. ft.
    WEST OF DUNBAR, on a quiet tree lined street, family home. Well cared for by long term owners, there are three bedrooms and a bath upstairs. On the main floor are formal living and dining rooms, an open kitchen connected to a family room, and two piece bath. Downstairs is unfinished with good ceiling height, and ready for your ideas. Extensive addition and renovation were done in the 1970’s keeping the original character of the house. Features include: leaded windows, feature wood staircase and gas fireplace. A great opportunity to move in and renovate. Just steps to Pacific Spirit Park, the Dunbar High Street, Stong’s, Shoppers and the Community Centre. YOU’LL LOVE IT! SNEAK PEEK: Thu 11th 6:00-7:00, OPEN HOUSE: Sun 14th 2:00-4:00 More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Real Estate Services
  • 3851 W 31ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2313071

    Main Photo: 3851 W 31ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2313071
    • Exterior Front
    • Exterior Front
    • 12'3 x 11'6
    • 17'7 x 14'4
    • 17'7 x 14'4
    • 14'3 x 12'0
    • 14'3 x 12'0
    • 13'2 x 10'6
    • 13'2 x 10'6
    • 13'5 x 9'5
    • 18'10 x 14'4
    • 16'2 x 14'3
    • Master Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • 18'4 x 13'6
    • 13'6 x 13'6
    • Patio/Deck
    • Patio/Deck
    • Backyard
    $3,900,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2313071
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,602 sq. ft.
    Desirable West of Dunbar location. This well maintained home with 7 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and over 4,600 sqft on a 49 x 130 foot property. Traditional main floor layout with separate living/dining areas an updated kitchen with eating area, family room and office. An additional 700 sqft. was also added in the basement creating a bedroom, media room, gym, laundry and storage area …all with permits work was done 2010 – 2012.) Walking distance to top schools, Dunbar Community center, Pacific Spirit Park and shopping. More details
    Listed by WESTSIDE Tom Gradecak Realty
  • 3532 BLENHEIM Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2312352

    Main Photo: 3532 BLENHEIM Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2312352
    • View
    • Exterior Front
    • Living Room
    • Living Room
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen
    • Eating Area
    • Family Room
    • Family Room
    • Master Bedroom
    • Master Bathroom
    • Laundry
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Patio/Deck
    • Patio/Deck
    • Patio/Deck
    • Patio/Deck
    • Entrance to garden suite
    • Renovated Garden Suite
    $3,189,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2312352
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,717 sq. ft.
    Spectacular view property in Arbutus Ridge/Dunbar area. This elegant home offers a spacious modern open floor plan. Sweeping view of city lights, mountains, ski hills and the harbour from all levels. Large entertainment size view decks with access off kitchen and family rooms. Not the usual 1900’s house. Carefully extended & enlarged, modernized home. Immaculate interior with over $200,000 spent on renovations by current owner. Three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs plus one bedroom one bathroom suite at garden level. Beautiful low maintenance landscape front and back. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 4050 W 36TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2312777

    Open House on Sunday, October 21, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 4050 W 36TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2312777
    $4,498,800
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2312777
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,352 sq. ft.
    Open house on Sunday 2-4pm, Oct. 21th. More details
    Listed by Luxmore Realty
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Listing information last updated on October 16, 2018 at 01:17 AM (UTC)

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