Vancouver Neighbourhood Guides

Dunbar-Arbutus

A mixture of a suburban community with a country lifestyle, these neighbourhoods offer a warm and elegant taste of the country while still close to the comforts and convenience of suburbia.

Arbutus Ridge is a quiet, mature, tree-filled neighbourhood with stately and restored heritage homes. This area becomes a mecca for cherry blossoms in the spring, which adds to the peaceful ambiance and green spaces. Arbutus has managed to retain its neighbourhood feel, making this a perfect community for families, professionals, and seniors alike. 

With Dunbar’s charming homes and the elegant estates of Southlands, this community offers a reprieve from city life’s congestion and noise, making it hard to believe that downtown Vancouver is only 18 minutes away. Easy access to YVR, shopping districts, parks, golf courses, and access to the beautiful Fraser River make this neighbourhood a desirable place to live.

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Arbutus Ridge is in the middle of Vancouver’s west side, with excellent access to Downtown, the University of British Columbia, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Kitsilano, and Jericho Beach, as well as to local shopping. With two large parks;Trafalgar and Carnavarn, Arbutus has plenty of activities from soccer, baseball, and ultimate frisbee, to name a few. When you consider all the parks and green spaces of Arbutus, it’s ironic how this now predominantly affluent neighbourhood was once dubbed “Asthma Flats” because, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was nothing more than a swamp that could only be traversed by a plank walkway.

Dunbar-Southlands is a mature community of quiet, residential streets lined with grand old trees, serene parks, a convenient retail and shopping district called Dunbar Village, the lovely McCleery Golf Course, and the private Point Grey Golf and Country Club. With close proximity to parks, the Fraser River, and UBC endowment lands, Dunbar-Southlands offer a vast amount of green space.

Community Gardens

Diverse flowers, shrubs, and vegetables serve to attract birds, while the Perennial gardens are filled with butterflies, and hums with several types of bees from spring to fall, all the while providing residents with fresh, beautiful produce.

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Parks

Numerous parks are scattered throughout these two neighbourhoods, and provide many activities from sporting events, trail running, and picnics to name a few.

Community Involvement

Dunbar residents have a high level of community spirit and volunteerism and are keenly interested in participating in decisions that will affect them.

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Schools

With mostly single-family homes, there are plenty of options for schools in these neighbourhoods. In Southlands, you will find Southlands Elementary, Kerrisdale Elementary, Kerrisdale Annex, and McKechnie Elementary. You will discover Trafalgar Elementary School in Arbutus, with Carnarvon Elementary and Kitchener Elementary just over the Arbutus boundaries.

Shopping

There are nearly 250 shops and services in the Dunbar Village that cater to a wide variety of needs while retaining the shop local sentiment and being devoid of the mega mall atmosphere.

Services and Facilities

Dunbar Community Centre serves the Dunbar-Southlands local area and meets the Park Board’s goal of providing one community center for approximately every 20,000 people. It has sport, recreational, and social programs for a wide range of residents, from infants to seniors. Swimming pools serving Dunbar residents are Lord Byng Pool and Kerrisdale Pool. Kerrisdale Ice Arena is the nearest ice rink. The Vancouver Public Library operates the Dunbar Branch Library.

With mostly single-family dwellings on larger properties, Arbutus and Dunbar have traditionally attracted more affluent buyers. Recently though, the main corridors have been lined with strata properties with street-level commercial units. While Southlands has maintained its “country feel” with stately homes and a large number of stables, smaller homes can be found, and new developments are beginning to increase in frequency.


Your Life After Work

Make your way outside for a walk along the Fraser River, watch the tug boats and local fishermen as they buzz up and down the river. Head out for a glass of wine and a lovely meal at one of the fine eateries such as La Buca, which competes with some of the best restaurants in the city.

Your Life On Weekends

Make your way out for a round of golf at either the public course or the private course. Peruse one of the many shops in the Dunbar Village shopping district. Have a picnic in one of the parks while watching a game of baseball or ultimate frisbee.

Entertainment

The Kitsilano Farmers Market on Saturdays is an excellent activity, whether you are going alone, or want to bring the whole family. Golfing, horseback riding, and biking are all popular choices for residents in these neighbourhoods.

Access to YVR and Richmond

Situated further south than many of the other neighbourhoods in Vancouver means you have excellent access to YVR, which can be especially useful if you are someone who has to catch regular flights. Richmond, if you are looking for something different, such as the annual Night Market is a short drive away and offers a whole new element to explore.

What You’ll Love

You will love the small community feel, the closeness to nature, and the tranquility of suburbia, all the while being only minutes from the city’s action. You will truly get a sense of having the best of both worlds living here.

What You May Not Like

The large single-family homes provide an idyllic country setting away from the noise. If you are looking to be in the “thick of it,” these communities will not be for you. Dunbar and Arbutus are removed from the city center, meaning no night clubs, and the bars here are generally quieter gastropubs. There are many restaurants, but generally, to find the best in the city, one needs to venture beyond these two communities’ borders.

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2318 W 18TH Avenue
Arbutus Vancouver V6L 1A8

$4,988,000
Residential Detached beds: 5 baths: 5.0 3,658 sq. ft. built: 2009

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Status:
Active
Prop. Type:
Residential Detached
MLS® Num:
R2766692
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Year Built:
2009
Exquisitely designed and meticulously created, this stunning home in the coveted Arbutus location offers the epitome of luxurious and modern living. With attention to detail and premium finishes throughout, including high ceilings, granite and walnut hardwood floors, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home boasts a grand foyer, gourmet kitchen with high end appliances, home theatre, wet bar, A/C HRV, TV surveillance, and a private covered deck with southern exposure. Located within the catchment of top schools such as Prince of Wales High School and Trafalgar Elementary School, and close to prestigious private schools like York House and St Georges, as well as UBC and public transit, this home is a must see for discerning buyers. Open house 2-4pm Sunday Nov 26
Property Type:
Residential Detached
Dwelling Type:
House/Single Family
Home Style:
Year built:
2009 (Age: 14)
Total area:
3,658 sq. ft.
Total Floor Area:
3,658 sq. ft.
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1,426 sq. ft.
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5 (Above Grd: 5)
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5.0 (Full:4/Half:1)
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Taxes:
$17,837.5 / 2022
Lot Area:
6,112 sq. ft.
Lot Frontage:
50'
Lot Depth:
122.23
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Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
Data was last updated November 30, 2023 at 03:05 AM (UTC)
Area Statistics
Listings on market:
24
Avg list price:
$4,389,500
Min list price:
$2,500,000
Max list price:
$8,680,000
Avg days on market:
65
Min days on market:
15
Max days on market:
315
Avg price per sq.ft.:
$1,314.44
These statistics are generated based on the current listing's property type and located in Arbutus. Average values are derived using median calculations.
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