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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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  • PH11 6033 GRAY Avenue in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2844741

    PH11 6033 GRAY Avenue University VW Vancouver V6S 0G3
    Main Photo: PH11 6033 GRAY Avenue in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2844741
    $949,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2844741
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    806 sq. ft.
    A rare gem - a two-level penthouse, offering unparalleled privacy and a spacious rooftop oasis spanning over 400 square feet. This exquisite residence is crafted by the Georgie Award-winning builder, Adera. The large master bedroom easily accommodates a king-size bed, while the dining room and other living spaces open up to views of a picturesque garden and park. Upgrades in the kitchen cabinets, countertops, and state-of-the-art washer and dryer. Located in the prestigious Westbrook Village, walking distance to U-Hill Secondary, Pacific Spirit Park Trail, Community Center, Save On Foods, RBC, and a plethora of shops and restaurants. Open house 2:30-4:30 on Sat(2/17) More details
    Listed by RA Realty Alliance Inc.
  • 31 5650 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW 1/2 Duplex for sale in "Sandringham" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2844802

    31 5650 HAMPTON Place University VW Vancouver V6T 2G5
    Main Photo: 31 5650 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW 1/2 Duplex for sale in "Sandringham" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2844802
    $2,298,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2844802
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,266 sq. ft.
    We are pleased to present this spacious 1/2 duplex located in the exclusive Sandringham Community at UBC. This exceptional neighbourhood is now open to all ages, extending a warm welcome to families interested in making this charming three-bedroom, four bathroom residence their home. Boasting an elegant living and dining room, an open kitchen/family room and a lower-level rec-room, this property offers a comfortable and inviting living space. At 3200 square feet, you'll have the flexibility of bringing your house-sized furniture, and the abundance of storage options and an attached double garage further enhance the feeling of a detached home. More details
    Listed by Sotheby's International Realty Canada
  • 424 5735 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "THE BRISTOL" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2844907

    424 5735 HAMPTON Place University VW Vancouver V6T 2G8
    Main Photo: 424 5735 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "THE BRISTOL" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2844907
    $759,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2844907
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    783 sq. ft.
    “Home for sale in Vancouver at UBC. Welcome home to this bright and spacious UBC penthouse home just steps from Pacific Spirit Park. The perfect 1-bdrm with High ceilings (10 feet!), floor-to-ceiling windows & tons of natural light w/ gorgeous H/W flooring, gas fireplace & spacious terrace overlooking lush gardens w beautiful cherry-blossoms. Gourmet kitchen w/ pass through, ample counter space & storage. Custom shelving & detailed custom millwork, crown moldings and finishing throughout. Large master w walk-in closet. Spa-like bath w deep soaker tub, stand-alone shower. Live in caretaker, guest suites, visitor parking, bike room & fitness centre. Walk/Bike Score of 78/96 out of 100. Very Walkable, a Bikers Paradise, most errands can be accomplished on foot & Bike. outdoor - indoor recreational options, Doug Mitchell Thunderbird, Rashpal Dhilon Track This location is in Vancouver. Nearby parks include Jim Taylor Park, Rose Garden and nearby multiple public transit options, easy commute to Vancouver & Airport. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 1802 3487 BINNING Road in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "Eton by Polygon" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2845112

    1802 3487 BINNING Road University VW Vancouver V6S 0K8
    Main Photo: 1802 3487 BINNING Road in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "Eton by Polygon" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2845112
    $1,688,800
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2845112
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,035 sq. ft.
    Welcome to Eton by Polygon & designed by renowned architect Walter Francl, a prestigious parkside tower in UBC's Wesbrook Village. This 3 bed 2 bath southwest-facing home offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty and modern convenience. It boasts a panoramic village and an impressive water feature view through large windows, functional floor-plan with separated bedroom layout for privacy, the ensuite offers double sinks, a generous walk-in shower, & double sinks. Enjoy a sizeable balcony, wide-plank laminate flooring in main area, a high-efficiency A/C heat pump for year-round comfort, a spacious & stylish kitchen with top-tier Bosch appliances and ample counter space. Start your day with a morning exercise in Pacific Spirit Regional Park and find all your daily shopping needs within minutes. Close to bus, park, shopping, restaurants and golf course. Catchment with top schools: University Bill Elementary & Secondary. Pet and Rental allowed. Perfect for investors and families! Call for more details! More details
    Listed by eXp Realty
  • 1801 5629 BIRNEY Avenue in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "Ivy On the Park" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2845123

    1801 5629 BIRNEY Avenue University VW Vancouver V6S 0L5
    Main Photo: 1801 5629 BIRNEY Avenue in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "Ivy On the Park" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2845123
    $1,550,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2845123
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,019 sq. ft.
    Ivy on the park with Amazing water view! This south facing features 1019sf of living with spacious and open layout. Developed by reputable Wall Group. Insuite air conditioning/ heating, quartz countertop, built-in integrated fridge and plenty space for storage Surrounded by forest and parks, just steps away from Westbrook Village, UBC campus, and everyday conveniences. Amenities include concierge service, building manager, club lounge, outdoor BBQ, music lounge, meeting room, fitness room, yoga studio and outdoor garden. Top tiered school catchment-Norma Rose Elementary, U-Hill and UBC. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group - Vancouver First Realty
  • 1506 5410 SHORTCUT Road in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "Cedar Walk" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2845176

    1506 5410 SHORTCUT Road University VW Vancouver V6T 0C8
    Main Photo: 1506 5410 SHORTCUT Road in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "Cedar Walk" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2845176
    $1,488,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2845176
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    950 sq. ft.
    A beautiful home at prestigious CEDAR WALT developed by Polygon. One of the best Southwest corner units with panoramic ocean and mountain view. two bedrooms and two full bathroom and designer kitchen with marble accents, Miele appliances, and Air- conditioning. Wonderful layout with a huge balcony. Step to UBC campus, Norma Rose Point Elementary School, Golf course, Convenient retail stores and restaurants, community center, recreations. One of the best units in the building! More details
    Listed by eXp Realty
  • 312 5835 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "ST. JAMES HOUSE" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2845029

    312 5835 HAMPTON Place University VW Vancouver V6T 2G2
    Main Photo: 312 5835 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "ST. JAMES HOUSE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2845029
    $974,990
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2845029
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,004 sq. ft.
    ENJOY THE COMFORTS of this appealing UBC residence featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. With its lofty ceilings, elegant crown mouldings, and an inviting open floorplan, this home includes a warm gas fireplace for chilly evenings. The modern kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, spacious stone countertops, and ample storage. The separate placement of the bedrooms ensures privacy, each with its own full bathroom and serene views of the lush gardens in the tranquil courtyard. This residence is located in a well-maintained building with a recently upgraded roof. Conveniently located just a few steps away from shopping, schools, parks, and public transit, with easy access to all that UBC has to offer. Open House Sunday 04th Feb 2024 (01 PM to 04 PM). More details
    Listed by eXp Realty (Branch)
  • 435 5835 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "St James House" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2845246

    435 5835 HAMPTON Place University VW Vancouver V6T 2G2
    Main Photo: 435 5835 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "St James House" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2845246
    $958,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2845246
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    970 sq. ft.
    New Price!! Beautiful SW corner PENTHOUSE @ St James House. 2 bdrms & baths in a quiet & PRIVATE UBC residence. Boasting 12 ft high ceilings, floor to ceiling oversized windows and red oak floors. Offering lots of natural light & delightful window views of Pacific Spirit Park. Home comes with 2 prime parking spots plus 1 storage locker. Very well maintained building with rain screen, new roof, and on-site caretaker. New dry sauna, steam sauna, gym, hot tub, party room, and 2 guest suites are on the main floor. Plus 3 EV Charging stations. Healthy Contingency fund. Short walk to U Hill Secondary and Norma Rose Elementary, Westbrook shopping, community center, Pacific Spirit Park, 400 meter track and restaurants. It's all here, AAA Investment. Open Sat & Sun 2-4pm More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 228 5735 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "THE BRISTOL" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2845331

    228 5735 HAMPTON Place University VW Vancouver V6T 2G8
    Main Photo: 228 5735 HAMPTON Place in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "THE BRISTOL" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2845331
    $749,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2845331
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    883 sq. ft.
    The "Bristol" at Hampton Pl in at UBC. 2 bdrm unit w/ treed outlook-creating a very private & peaceful home. This well-laid-out suite has a West facing-covered deck w/ access from both bdrms & the living room. Ample windows make this a bright & light-filled home. Cozy gas fireplace in the spacious living room. Huge master bdrm large enough for a king-sized bed. Fabulous bldng w/ a live-in caretaker, full gym, sauna & hot tub. The bldng also features 2 guest suites & visitor parking. BONUS 2 PARKING STALLS & one storage locker. Great location just a short walk to UBC, Pacific Spirit Park, shopping, restaurants & all of UBC's amenities. School catchment: Norma Rose Point Elementary & University Hill 2ndary School. OPEN HOUSE: SAT & SUN | FEB 24 & 25TH | 2-4PM More details
    Listed by Dracco Pacific Realty
  • 506 5687 GRAY Avenue in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2845408

    506 5687 GRAY Avenue University VW Vancouver V6S 0K7
    Main Photo: 506 5687 GRAY Avenue in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2845408
    $1,290,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2845408
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    870 sq. ft.
    The Eton building built by Polygon in UBC Westbrook Village. South facing Top floor super bright two bedroom condo with a beautiful view.One of the best floor plan in this strata. Very rare to find the concrete low-rise building top floor level. This community futures fantastic landscaping and an impressive water feature. This South facing unit with very functional layout features top floor high ceiling, A/C, stylish interior with the top of the line Bosch appliances. Minutes walks to bus stop, shopping and U-Hill Secondary School and Norma Rose Point elementary. It is an ideal unit for living in or investment. 1 Parking,1 Locker. Open: Feb 10 2-4pm. More details
    Listed by Luxmore Realty
  • 212 6015 IONA Drive in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "Chancellor House" (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2845545

    212 6015 IONA Drive University VW Vancouver V6T 2J4
    Main Photo: 212 6015 IONA Drive in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale in "Chancellor House" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2845545
    $1,298,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2845545
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,131 sq. ft.
    Embrace a life of unrivalled tranquility & sophistication in UBC’s most prestigious Chancellor building, renowned for its quality concrete construction & esteemed by professionals & downsizers alike. This highly functional and luxurious, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom haven with high ceilings promises not just a home, but a lifestyle enriched with some of Vancouver's finest walks right at your doorstep. Imagine starting each day on your private, covered deck, sipping coffee in peace, contemplating a stroll on the beach, exploring lush trails, or visiting the world-famous Anthropology Museum. Your afternoons could be filled with sports at top-tier facilities or serene moments in Nitobe Japanese Gardens. Evenings bring the magic of the Chan Centre's performances within a short walk. With essential amenities nearby & enhanced connectivity on the horizon with the Broadway line extension, this home is not just an investment in property, but an investment in a life well-lived. More details
    Listed by Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
  • 331 3563 ROSS Drive in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West) : MLS®# R2845838

    331 3563 ROSS Drive University VW Vancouver V6S 0L3
    Main Photo: 331 3563 ROSS Drive in Vancouver: University VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2845838
    $939,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2845838
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    726 sq. ft.
    The Residences at Nobel Park, situated at UBC with gorgeous Point Grey neighborhood in Vancouver West. This well-maintained 2 bedroom,1 bathroom plus 1 den Condo is located in the quiet middle on the 3rd floor, facing to the beautiful private garden. Sleek engineered stone countertops accompanies with a premium stainless steel appliance in the kitchen. Central AC and heating. Enjoy the convenient and high-quality life in Wesbrook Mall with shops, restaurants and public transits nearby. In addition to world-famous UBC, excellent educational institutions including the new Norma Rose Point Elementary School, University Hill Secondary School, St. George's School and West Point Grey Academy, are minutes away. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
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