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UBC

Surrounded by nature, and amongst some of the brightest minds in Canada, the University Endowment lands also provide some of the most prestigious housing in the city.

The world-class University of British Columbia and the University Endowment lands occupy a 3000-acre area surrounded by nature. This peaceful setting offers views of the ocean, mountains, and beaches. For students lucky enough to live on campus, the Endowment Lands provides the perfect refuge from the classroom’s stress. As beautiful and tranquil an area this is, it is not without its amenities. There have been recent developments here, and you will now find restaurants, pubs, grocery and retail stores on campus.

UBC's Appeal

UBC is a student’s dream, and with the completion of the new developments, the lands here offer more than ever to the full-time student or resident alike. Most of the houses on UBC are located in the University Hill community. This quiet residence of approximately 3000 people provides a calm suburban-like atmosphere while being surrounded by forest and breathtaking views. There are many condos closer to campus for students, which offer many amenities such as pubs, restaurants, and green spaces to unwind.

UBC Provides...

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Wreck Beach

UBC is home to Wrecked Beach, which requires you to descend approximately 500 wooden steps to reveal a clothing-optional beach that stretches along the base of the cliff that houses UBC.

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Schools

Much like the neighbouring community of Point Grey, you will find some of the best public schools in the province here. Children will have many options on where to be educated. University Hill, Southlands, Queen Elizabeth, Jules Quesnel, and Queen Mary are all elementary schools that land in the catchment zones. While University Hill Secondary and Lord Byng Secondary are the local high schools.

The presence of the renowned University of British Columbia that centers this whole district offers unsurpassed educational opportunities for all.

Transportation

With the planned expansion of the Broadway Subway line from Commercial to UBC, transportation to and from this neighbourhood is about to get a whole lot better. With a sizable portion of the residents living within this area being students, this community is well served by buses, and there are numerous bike paths that conveniently lead in and out of the endowment lands.

Dining

The UBC campus has seen a lot of recent development here, and with that development, there has come an increase in dining options from gastropubs like BierCraft to vegan pizza at Virtuous Pie, and the student favourite The Pitt Pub . Just beyond the borders of UBC is the rest of the city, where an expansive dining scene awaits you if you so desire.

Privacy

With much of the housing on the endowment lands you will find a quiet, suburban-like atmosphere set between acres of forest and the breathtaking University of British Columbia campus.

Parks and Nature

The University community provides you the opportunity to feel a part of Vancouver’s vibrant city life. At the same time, you situate yourself a comfortable distance from the city bustle. From any point in the neighbourhood, you’re just a short walk away from a forest, beaches, or stunning views of the ocean and mountains.

The UBC Housing Market

Housing at UBC is diverse, from student accommodations to strata units in the mid to high range to single-family detached homes with some of the most expensive price tags in the province. Depending on your budget and with some patience, you will be able to find a home if you desire to live at UBC.

Your Life In UBC

Your Life After Work / School

After being in class all day, you unwind on the patio of BierCraft with your friends, where you enjoy some of Belgium’s finest brews. After a day at the office you can get out your bike, or put on your hiking or running shoes and explore the vast trail network that surrounds you in Pacific Spirit Park.

Your Life On Weekends

UBC is full of wonderful opportunities and things to explore on the weekends. You can catch a show at Thunderbird Stadium, get a cultural fix at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, or learn something new at the Beaty Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Entertainment

The UBC Museumof Anthropology , UBC Botanical Gardens, and the Jericho Arts Center are just a few of the things that you can do in this area.

Trails

Located on the west side of the city of Vancouver, the Pacific Spirit Regional Park offers a network of trails contained in more than 750 hectares of forest. The trails in the park are popular with local residents and accessible year-round.

What You'll Love

You will appreciate the quiet neighbourhoods, surrounded by nature, and peacefulness of the setting you are in. Students can take full advantage Social, educational and recreational opportunities that are available to them. While other residents who live in areas such as University can enjoy the benefits of privacy and a tight knit community, all being only minutes away from everything Vancouver.

What You May Not Like

Much like the neighbouring community of Point Grey, if you are looking to be in the “thick of it,” this will not be the community for you. UBC is removed from the city center, meaning no night clubs, street festivals, and other lively activities that are associated with other parts of the City. There are several restaurants here, but generally, to find the best in the city, one needs to venture beyond the borders of this community.

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  • 2946 STRANGWAY Place in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale : MLS®# R2768972

    2946 STRANGWAY Place University Highlands Squamish V8B 0P8
    Main Photo: 2946 STRANGWAY Place in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale : MLS®# R2768972
    $1,398,000
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2768972
    One of the best lots in the prestigious University Height area. Ready to build your dream house. Quick possession possible. No sign on property. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 40875 THE CRESCENT in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale : MLS®# R2768975

    40875 THE CRESCENT University Highlands Squamish V8B 0R9
    Main Photo: 40875 THE CRESCENT in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale : MLS®# R2768975
    $1,398,000
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2768975
    One of the best lots in the prestigious University Height area. Ready to build your dream house. Quick possession possible. No sign on property. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 2913 SNOWBERRY Place in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale : MLS®# R2828247

    2913 SNOWBERRY Place University Highlands Squamish V8B 1B3
    Main Photo: 2913 SNOWBERRY Place in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale : MLS®# R2828247
    $1,045,000
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2828247
    Home Builders, this is your opportunity to make your mark on one of Squamish's newest and most desirable neighbourhoods! This 6,726 sq.ft. a west-facing lot, located in Phase II of Holborn University Heights, enjoys expansive views of the breathtaking Garibaldi Mountains. Neighbourhood amenities include an activity-packed playground with mini climbing boulder, a bike pump-track, dog park, and direct access to an extensive network of parkland hiking trails. Proximity to Quest University campus, Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club, and the future Garibaldi at Squamish ski resort make Lot 96 an ideal location to build your dream home or next investment property. More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Black Tusk Realty
  • 33 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "Legacy Ridge" : MLS®# R2850435

    33 3385 MAMQUAM Road University Highlands Squamish V8B 0E3
    Main Photo: 33 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "Legacy Ridge" : MLS®# R2850435
    $2,445,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2850435
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,082 sq. ft.
    Experience the allure of a striking new home situated in Legacy Ridge, Squamish, nestled within the University Highlands! Revel in the breathtaking panoramic vistas of The Squamish Chief and the majestic surrounding mountains offered by this impeccable new construction. Boasting hardwood floors, bespoke cabinetry, a sheltered patio, and soaring vaulted ceilings, this residence epitomizes luxury living. Complete with an expansive garage and a supplementary income suite below, this property demands to be witnessed first hand to be truly admired. Schedule your exclusive viewing appointment today to fully appreciate all that this remarkable home has to offer! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Masters Realty
  • 2939 STRANGWAY Place in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "University Heights" : MLS®# R2855399

    2939 STRANGWAY Place University Highlands Squamish V8B 0P8
    Main Photo: 2939 STRANGWAY Place in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "University Heights" : MLS®# R2855399
    $2,195,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2855399
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,158 sq. ft.
    LIVE YOUR LUXURY - A stunningly designed post-and-beam home at the end of the quiet cul-de-sac on Strangway Place. Built with energy efficiency in mind & eco-friendly materials. This style of construction allows for an increased airflow, an abundance of natural light & large windows with panoramic mountain views. The giant 10x10 fir beams are complemented with solid red oak flooring throughout. A natural stone Fond du Lac fireplace warms the living room & the kitchen is equipped with a luxurious Bertazzoni Italia range, a built-in coffee maker & a walk in pantry. Large balconies to enjoy the views & entertain your friends. A large & stunning en-suite completes the cosy master-bedroom. Legal one-bedroom suite with private access. Walking distance to Quest University & hiking/biking trails. More details
    Listed by Engel & Volkers Whistler
  • 2942 STRANGWAY Place in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale in "University Heights" : MLS®# R2862438

    2942 STRANGWAY Place University Highlands Squamish V8B 0P8
    Main Photo: 2942 STRANGWAY Place in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale in "University Heights" : MLS®# R2862438
    $1,120,000
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2862438
    BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this well placed lot in one of Squamish’s most sought after neighborhoods, University Heights. Sitting on a quiet cul de sac, this lot boasts unobstructed views of the Chief and Tantalus mountain range, and is just over 6,000sqft. Only 5 minutes away from Garibaldi Mall and world famous mountain biking and hiking trails, this trulyperfectly situated on one of the highest elevations in Squamish, offering easy access to nearby schools: Quest University & Coast Mountain Academy. Only 10 minutes to downtown Squamish, 45 minutes to Whistler and 45 minutes to Vancouver. University Heights offers the best Squamish has to offer for luxury mountainside living! Call your realtor today for more information! More details
    Listed by Engel & Volkers Whistler
  • 30 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "Legacy Ridge" : MLS®# R2863942

    30 3385 MAMQUAM Road University Highlands Squamish V8B 0E3
    Main Photo: 30 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "Legacy Ridge" : MLS®# R2863942
    $2,349,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2863942
    Bedrooms:
    8
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,135 sq. ft.
    Escape to Legacy Ridge and enjoy mountain views from your brand new, custom-built 8 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom dream home. Kitchen is an entertainer’s dream with S/S Fisher Paykel appliances, expansive centre island, designer lighting, wine rack, floating shelves and built in vacuum kick for ultimate convenience. Relax with your guests on the massive covered patio with built in gas hook up, then recharge upstairs in your primary bedroom and HUGE ensuite with soaker tub and double sinks. Top floor features 4 add'l bedrooms, 2 add'l bathrooms and laundry room with Panasonic W/D. Off double garage on the main floor the LEGAL 2-bedroom suite, provides income potential. Large mudroom and storage for all your hiking and adventure gear. Nothing has been missed! Book your private site viewing. More details
    Listed by Macdonald Realty
  • 28 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "LEGACY RIDGE" : MLS®# R2865789

    28 3385 MAMQUAM Road University Highlands Squamish V8B 0E3
    Main Photo: 28 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "LEGACY RIDGE" : MLS®# R2865789
    $2,349,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2865789
    Bedrooms:
    8
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    4,381 sq. ft.
    Your dream home awaits at Legacy Ridge. Soak in sweeping mountain views from the picture windows in your brand new, custom-built 8 bed, 5.5 bath sanctuary. Entertainer’s kitchen with S/S Fisher Paykel appliances, expansive centre island, designer lighting, floating shelves, Lutron radio ra3 control system and built in vacuum kick. Friends will love the massive covered patio area - ready for a hot tub and built in gas hook up for your BBQ. Upper level boasts a HUGE primary suite complete with spa-like soaker tub and double sinks, add'l bedrooms and convenient laundry room with Panasonic W/D. Double garage and LEGAL suite for income potential. Large mudroom and extra storage for all your adventure gear. Step 4 energy standards. Experienced and meticulous builder; nothing has been missed! More details
    Listed by Macdonald Realty
  • 40874 THE CRESCENT in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "University Heights" : MLS®# R2870248

    40874 THE CRESCENT University Highlands Squamish V8B 0R9
    Main Photo: 40874 THE CRESCENT in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "University Heights" : MLS®# R2870248
    $2,999,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2870248
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    4,197 sq. ft.
    Stunning views from this newly constructed 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom home. The property features one suite, with 2 bedrooms, + carriage home providing an excellent mortgage helper opportunity. Enjoy the expansive deck with stamped concrete, perfect for relaxation and entertaining. The open-concept design seamlessly connects the living room and kitchen area, creating a welcoming atmosphere. Stainless steel appliances adorn the kitchen, and ample windows invite abundant sunlight into the space. The basement is fully finished with a two bedroom suite currently tenanted, additional media room and one more guest bedroom & bathroom! Open House Sunday, July 14th, 11am - 1pm More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Black Tusk Realty
  • 34 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale in "University Heights" : MLS®# R2870963

    34 3385 MAMQUAM Road University Highlands Squamish V8B 0E3
    Main Photo: 34 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands Land for sale in "University Heights" : MLS®# R2870963
    $989,000
    Land Only
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2870963
    UNIVERSITY HIGHLANDS BUILDING LOT!! Located in the prestigious Legacy Ridge! One of the nicest building lots available in Squamish! This breathtaking views lot is ready to go. Floor plans available. Just steps away from an amazing trail network, walking distance to Capilano University, Garibaldi Highlands Elementary and Coast Mountain Academy. Biking and hiking trails in your backyard. Largest lot in the complex at just over 11,000 square feet!! More details
    Listed by Engel & Volkers Whistler
  • 3315 DESCARTES Place in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "University Highlands" : MLS®# R2871026

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    Main Photo: 3315 DESCARTES Place in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "University Highlands" : MLS®# R2871026
    $2,588,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2871026
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    4,293 sq. ft.
    7 Bed, 4,293 sq.ft sophisticated & luxurious living with the entire house being fully air-conditioned for extra comfort. The house contains high-end hardwood flooring throughout, with marble flooring in the master bathroom & special tiles brought in from California for each of the bathrooms. Even the balconies found at the front & back of each floor have been fitted with very expensive suspended tiles. The main floor also contains a high-end dual glass see-through fireplace as well as an open to above area with a very beautiful chandelier. The kitchen & bathrooms are fitted with extra-wide expensive quartz. The house has also been fitted with beautiful smart LED lights that can be controlled with your cell. 4 jacuzzi's, outdoor kitchen + 3 additional kitchens & 3 laundries. View today! More details
    Listed by Engel & Volkers Whistler
  • 12 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "Legacy Ridge" : MLS®# R2871696

    12 3385 MAMQUAM Road University Highlands Squamish V8B 0E3
    Main Photo: 12 3385 MAMQUAM Road in Squamish: University Highlands House for sale in "Legacy Ridge" : MLS®# R2871696
    $2,299,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2871696
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,495 sq. ft.
    Step into a contemporary new home with a flawlessly integrated floor plan, offering two living spaces for unparalleled versatility and personalized comfort. Let the outside in, via expansive sliding doors that capitalize on Western sunset views from the front balcony. Inside the home, you’ll find wide plank oak flooring, elevated design choices and custom accent walls. The kitchen is a culinary haven, outfitted with top-of-the-line Fischer & Paykel appliances and an impressive thick slab waterfall island, ideal for both entertaining and creating culinary magic. With 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, an office, and private 1 bed suite, every facet of your lifestyle is meticulously catered to. Embark on a high-end living experience with world class mountain bike trails and hiking right outside your door. More details
    Listed by Stilhavn Real Estate Services
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