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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  • 3888 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2323881

    Open House on Saturday, November 24, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Open House on Sunday, November 25, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 3888 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2323881
    • Exterior Front
    • Living Room
    • Entrance
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen
    • Eating Area
    • Master Bedroom
    • Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Basement
    • Exterior Back
    • Yard
    • Patio/Deck
    $3,388,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2323881
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,485 sq. ft.
    FABULOUS HOME in most desirable WEST DUNBAR LOCATION. Steps away to LORD BYNG SCHOOL, QUEEN ELIZABETH ELEMENTARY. CLOSE TO ST. GEORGE'S , CROFTON, YORK HOUSE PRIVATE SCHOOL, UBC, SHOPPING & TRANSIT. Beautiful updated 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, extensive used hardwood throughout, cross hallway entertaining sized living & dining rooms, powder room, large gourmet kitchen opening to huge south-facing patios perfect for guests entertaining. 3 bedrooms up with CITY & MOUNTAINS VIEWS. Potential in-law basement suite as mortgage helper. Very private Sunny Southern Exposure back yard. MUST SEE! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Select Properties
  • 3622 W 21ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2323748

    Open House on Saturday, November 24, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Open House on Sunday, November 25, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 3622 W 21ST Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2323748
    $2,699,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2323748
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,411 sq. ft.
    Fantastic opportunity to live in one of Vancouver's Best neighborhoods. Extremely central location close to Lord Kitchener Elementary, Lord Byng Secondary, St. George Junior & Senior Schools, 10 minute drive to UBC. Dunbar classic character home. RS-5 zoning/33 x 122 lot, south facing rear yard with lane access, potential for Lane-way house. This well maintained three level single house features 5 good size bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Renovation through the years. New roof (2012), new hot water tank (2014). NEWLY UPDATES include new interior paint, new floor upstairs and basement and brand new S/S appliances. It is the best place to raise your family or use as an income rental property. MOVE-IN -READY! A Must See! Open House Nov 24/25 (Sat/Sun) 2-4 pm More details
    Listed by New Coast Realty
  • 304 3626 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar Condo for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2324129

    Open House on Saturday, November 24, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 304 3626 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2324129
    $949,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2324129
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    947 sq. ft.
    UNBELIEVABLE ROOFTOP DECK! Entertain, garden or relax in Over 800 sq ft of PRIVATE, SERENE and SUN drenched outdoor space with Northern mountain & Southern views towards the Fraser River. This TOP floor corner unit is QUIET (no shared walls) & BRIGHT with an abundance of natural light from windows on all sides. Newly RENOVATED 2 bed home boasts an open kitchen with quartz counters, custom integrated cabinets, s/s appliances, gas fireplace, air con & insuite laundry. Spacious bedrooms features large master/ensuite with double vanity. Solid building located in Dunbar village, with restaurants, shopping, library, theatre, Pacific Spirit Park & community centre all just blocks away. Open Saturday, Nov 24, 2-4pm. More details
    Listed by Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
  • 3927 W 34TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2322980

    Main Photo: 3927 W 34TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2322980
    $3,599,800
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2322980
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,100 sq. ft.
    Lot Value – 66’ x 131’ (8,697 sq ft) This is an extremely desirable area to build your luxurious dream home on one of largest lots in Dunbar! The Architect has submitted the arborist report & site plans for removal of some trees & preliminary development approvals! A very prestigious area with private schools, St George’s & Crofton House, & minutes to the University of British Columbia, nearby high-end shopping, hospital, transit, Yacht & Tennis Clubs & steps from Pacific Spirit Park. Home is COMPLETELY gutted to the studs, Oil tank removed, ready for easy demolition & reduced disposal costs. Your newly built house of approximately 5,218 sq ft will be in a neighbourhood of luxurious high-end homes. Call listing agent for more details! More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty and RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 3331 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2322347

    Open House on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:00AM - 1:00PM
    Main Photo: 3331 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2322347
    $3,998,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2322347
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,817 sq. ft.
    Exceptional Dunbar FAMILY residence w/ROOFTOP VIEW TERRACE! This luxury residence is located in the confines of Vancouver's ultra-exclusive Westside and most sought after Dunbar neighbourhood and sits within the top school catchments, Lord Kitchener Elementary and Lord Byng Secondary. Expertly designed by one of Vancouver's top quality builders, this classic craftsman inspired home offers approximately 3,500 sqft of formal and informal living space. Features include: A gourmet chef's kitchen including Miele Appliances w/adjoining WOK KITCHEN. Impressive Millwork throughtout, Marble Countertops, Engineered Hardwood Floors, 3-Zone Integrated Radiant Heat w/Nest Control, A/C, Wet Bar, HRV, Heated Garage, and Cinema Room. A MUST SEE! More details
    Listed by Angell Hasman & Assoc.Rlty.Ltd
  • 3475 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2321816

    Main Photo: 3475 W 18TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "DUNBAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2321816
    • Aerial
    • Aerial
    • Front Exterior
    • View
    • View from Roof Deck
    • 15'11 x 14'4
    • 15'11 x 14'4
    • 15'11 x 14'4
    • 13'10 x 11'11
    • 11'7 x 10'0
    • 11'7 x 10'0
    • 13'10 x 11'11
    • 17'2 11'2
    $2,895,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2321816
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,310 sq. ft.
    Stunning VIEW property on a quiet street in popular Dunbar neighbourhood. Built in 1989 the layout takes advantage of the unobstructed city, mountain and water views including a spectacular roof top deck. Top floor features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths including a master ensuite. Main level is an open/split plan, great for everyday living and entertaining. Lower level features a rec room and full bath with potential studio suite. Easy to show. More details
    Listed by WESTSIDE Tom Gradecak Realty
  • 4063 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2321893

    Main Photo: 4063 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2321893
    $3,998,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2321893
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,999 sq. ft.
    Only 5 doors from St Georges School! 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. Lord Byng public school catchment. 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. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 4027 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2321787

    Main Photo: 4027 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2321787
    $7,998,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2321787
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    4,923 sq. ft.
    ELIGANT AND LUXURIOUS CUSTOM BUILT RESIDENCE DESIGNED BY AWARD WINNING ARCHITECT IN PRESTIGIOUS DUNBAR AERA. MOUNTAIN VIEW FROM SECONDARY LEVEL. Open and spacious floor plan. Hardwood and marble throughout on all levels. Extensive use of superior material with perfect craftsmanship. Exquisite crown moulding and supreme finishing and details . Large gourmet kitchen with granite countertop, top line of cabinetry and appliances. A/C, HRV, Central vacuum, Wine cellar, Media room . Large master bed room comes with walk in closet. . Beautifully landscaped with sprinkler system. Walk distance to St George's Private School. Blocks to Lord Byng High School, Crofton House private school, and Pacific Spirit Park . More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 3920 W 17TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2321877

    Main Photo: 3920 W 17TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2321877
    $3,888,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2321877
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,027 sq. ft.
    Brand New Dunbar home!! Ready to move in and occupy immediately this home is set up with a mortgage helper down and all the bells and whistles that you would like. If you are in the market for a newer home then try an offer on this home. The Seller wants it SOLD before the end of the year and is ready to make a deal. Call for an appt to view this terrific new home!! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 3868 W 23RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2320753

    Main Photo: 3868 W 23RD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2320753
    $3,780,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2320753
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,871 sq. ft.
    Beautiful south facing backyard with patio and ground level deck. Newer metal roof, newer kitchen with quartz countertops, new H/W floors in 2009 and new paint, upstairs new in 1998. Professionally designed for family living, this home is perfect for a family who wants this great location in the heart of Dunbar close to nearby Lord Byng, Crofton House & St George's Schools. Also a great lot to renovate, build or for future developments. Just minutes to UBC by bike & close to Dunbar shopping area & transit routes. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
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Listing information last updated on November 21, 2018 at 11:09 AM (UTC)

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