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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  • 3556 W 17TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2328108

    $4,588,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2328108
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,686 sq. ft.
    Brand new luxury house in desirable Dunbar with top craftsmanship. As the tallest building in the block, it features a huge roof-top and balconies that provide a breathtaking view of mountains, sea, and downtown. Three ensuites upstairs as well as radiant heat, A/C, HRV, wine room, and sound-proofing walls for all bedrooms. Extra rigid Styrofoam insulation on the outside makes this house even more energy efficient. The kitchen is beautifully finished with top Miele Appliances. Lord Kitchener Elementary and Lord Byng Secondary school catchment. Easy access to UBC, bus stops, and stores nearby. More details
    Listed by Metro Edge Realty
  • 4492 CROWN Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2327727

    Main Photo: 4492 CROWN Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2327727
    $5,368,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2327727
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,460 sq. ft.
    Elegant custom built home in the sought after Dunbar area. West facing home with over 4,500 SF living space, hardwood floors, A/C, built in vacuum, and much more. Spice kitchen can be installed in the mudroom. The fully finished basement holds a media room, large recreation room, bedroom, bathroom and storage space. The home is situated on a quiet street with close proximity to public and private schools. Private schools in the area are: St George's Sr and Jr located within one block, Immaculate Conception, and Crofton House are 5 mins away by car. School catchment area is Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth Annex, and Lord Byng. This home is one block from Chaldecott Park, Pacific Spirit Regional Park and UBC Endowment trails. More details
    Listed by Dexter Realty
  • 3458 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2327446

    Main Photo: 3458 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2327446
    $2,150,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2327446
    Bedrooms:
    10
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,750 sq. ft.
    Dunbar spacious layout and quality finishing throughout. RS-5 zoning/33 x 130 lot, double garage with lane access. South facing rear yard. Enjoy a vibrant lifestyle just steps to Dunbar's quaint shops, eateries, parks & transit. UBC & downtown minutes away by bus. Located inside well known Lord Kitchener Elementary & Lord Byng Secondary school districts & French Immersion schools. Renovate, hold or ... bring your ideas. It's a great lot with lots of potential. More details
    Listed by Dracco Pacific Realty
  • 3757 W 26TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2327371

    Main Photo: 3757 W 26TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2327371
    $5,990,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2327371
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    4,562 sq. ft.
    One of the best custom built home in the prestigious location. This exquisite quality built home offers high ceilings, grand open floor plan, amazing work kitchen, chef's kitchen with Miele appliances and massive island, spacious living room, family room and dining room, attention to detail finishing & best craftsmanship, smart home sys, sound sys, A/C, HRV & much more. 4 spacious bedrooms upstairs with ensuites. Basement features an entertainment area w/bar, wine display gallery, prof theatre, gym room, sauna room and one bdrm. Close to coffee shop, banks & supermarket. Short Drive to Lord Byng Secondary School and Queen Elizabeth Elem; close to St. George, Crofton House School, York House School, UBC. More details
    Listed by Maxcel Westcoast Realty Ltd.
  • 4182 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2327358

    Open House on Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM Open House
    Main Photo: 4182 W KING EDWARD Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2327358
    $4,980,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2327358
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,500 sq. ft.
    Magnificent family home situated on a beautiful landscaped yard in the most prestigious Dunbar area, nestled across from Pacific Spirit Park in very QUIET cul-de-sac neighbourhood. Extensive tasteful upscale renovation has been done for this property in 2011 to fully realize this modern masterpiece. This stunning home offers 4500 sq.ft. of comfortable and functional living spaces. Main floor is comprised of entertainment sized living, dining, family areas and gourmet kitchen. Kitchen is furnished with hardwood fixtures, quartz counters, equipped entirely w/ high end brand appliances. Upstairs features 5 good size bdm plus loft area. One bedroom legal suite in the basement could be a good mortgage helper. Minutes away from St. George school, Lord Byng Secondary and UBC. Open House Sat 2-4PM More details
    Listed by KellerWilliamsRealtyVanCentral and Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 4448 CHALDECOTT Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2327332

    Main Photo: 4448 CHALDECOTT Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2327332
    $5,990,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2327332
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    4,614 sq. ft.
    This bright, modern, open concept home is located close to the local library, shopping, banking, community centre, public transit & several parks, including Pacific Spirit Park & Chaldecott Park. Situated steps from St. George's Junior School & minutes away from the Senior School. Crofton House School and UBC are just a short drive away. Bedrooms are spacious with generous closets. Basement enjoys a 2 bedroom fully furnished suite, great for extended family, gym, games, hobby room, or rental. Entertainment is made easy whether indoors or outdoors on the large east facing patio. A wonderful neighbourhood to raise your family! More details
    Listed by Dracco Pacific Realty
  • 3626 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2327153

    Main Photo: 3626 W 22ND Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2327153
    $3,480,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2327153
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,680 sq. ft.
    Location! Large 41.5' x 122' lot West of Dunbar with a sunny South backyard. This home has 2 bedrooms up, one with en-suite, and 2 bedroom basement suite with a separate entrance. Extensively renovated in 2010 with newer electrical, plumbing and roof. Many options with this home: move in with your growing family or hold as an income property. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 3555 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2326304

    Open House on Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 3555 W 28TH Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2326304
    $6,280,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2326304
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,927 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this magnificent modern/transitional 4000SqFt brand new residence located in the most prestigious neighbourhood of Vancouver West. The moment you walk into this tastefully designed 5 bed, 6 bath home, you get captured by the utmost quality of the materials and workmanship, including high ceilings on all 3 levels, crown moulding, control 4 system, built in speakers, wine cellar with cooling system, Miele appliances, wok kitchen, security system, tilt & turn windows, HRV, AC, radiant in floor heating, sauna, custom built cabinetry throughout etc. Catchment area of Lord Kitchener Elementary, Lord Byng Secondary & St George Private school. Superb location with Walk Score of 85! Public Open house Saturday Dec 15th 2pm-4pm. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Masters Realty
  • 3578 W 39 Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2326205

    Main Photo: 3578 W 39 Avenue in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale in "Dunbar" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2326205
    $4,100,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2326205
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,990 sq. ft.
    Beautifully renovated house in Dunbar area. Big south exposed lot, with 66 feet front. 5 Bedrooms out of 6 have on-suite bathrooms. The main floor bedroom can include the "media room" to make a perfect living place for senior parents. Point Grey Secondary school catchment. House is also very close to the best private schools of St. George and Claufton House. Traffic to Vancouver downtown, UBC or Richmond is super easy. Nice family home you should not miss. Open house Dec. 9th, Sunday 2-4pm. More details
    Listed by Engel & Volkers Whistler
  • 4725 BLENHEIM Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2326309

    Open House on Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
    Main Photo: 4725 BLENHEIM Street in Vancouver: Dunbar House for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2326309
    $4,299,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2326309
    Bedrooms:
    9
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    4,230 sq. ft.
    Superb quality can be found in this custom built 4,230 sq foot residence of distinction situated on a 45.7 by 113-ft lot. This superb view come is only 2 years old and the only thing missing from this new home is the GST! Excellent floor plan with 4 bedrooms up including a massive master bedroom with ensuite. This bright airy home boasts two legal suites ( one in the coach house and one in the basement). Superb location in the catchment of Vancouver's best public schools, Lord Byng Secondary and Lord Kitchener Elementary. Please not that "bsmt" room dimensions refer to rooms in laneway house. OPEN HOUSE SAT DEC 15th, 1-3 PM. More details
    Listed by Macdonald Realty
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Listing information last updated on December 15, 2018 at 06:22 PM (UTC)

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