University Homes for Sale

The University of British Columbia was created by provincial legislation in 1908 and provided with a magnificent 260 acres site at the tip of Point Grey, away from the City's nefarious influence. An international competition to design the new campus was held in 1912. The jury unanimously selected the partnership of G.L.T. Sharp and C.J. Thomson, two young architects recently arrived in Vancouver from England. They proposed a grandly scaled plan based on the planning principle of the planning principles of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, with grand boulevards, superb vistas and a hierarchical plan that placed the administration at the highest point on University Boulevard and assigned each faculty its own precinct - a distinction that is still largely maintained. The plan called for buildings to be designed in the "Modern Tudor" style - what we now call Collegiate Gothic, to express and perpetuate the traditions of British scholastic life.

The new campus plan of 2010 makes sustainability a priority to help create a livable environment conductive to academic excellence. A stelar example is the centre for Interactive research on sustainability, designed to be one of the greenest building on the continent.

The largest capital initiative at present is branded Utown@UBC, a university town likened to Oxford and Cambridge. The land immediately east of the Campus are the University Endowment lands, a green belt between the City of Vancouver and UBC. Much of the UEL have been developed residentially, including some fine early modern and recent homes, which are not visited. A large part of the UEL was dedicated as Pacific Spirit Regional Park in 1989. A good part of it will become part of land settlement negotiated with the Musqueam Band, whose people consider Point Grey their traditional land.

The UBC neighborhood is a vibrant, ever-evolving community now celebrating its centennial year making it a favourite choice for college students, young families, and real estate developers.

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  • 2
    $11,500,000

    5537 CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD

    Listed by: Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty
    R2206688
  • 11
    $499,000

    4370 SALISH DRIVE

    Listed by: Dexter Associates Realty
    R2206177
  • 20
    $26,980,000

    5791 NEWTON WYND

    Listed by: Faith Wilson Group
    R2205644
  • 19
    $4,990,000

    4925 QUEENSLAND ROAD

    Listed by: Sutton Grp-West Coast (w.blvd)
    R2204989
  • 20
    $3,998,000

    4922 QUEENSLAND ROAD

    Listed by: RE/MAX Select Properties
    R2203821
  • 12
    $570,000

    4230 SALISH DRIVE

    Listed by: Sutton Grp-West Coast (w.blvd)
    R2202534
  • 20
    $6,800,000

    1820 KNOX ROAD

    Listed by: HomeLife Benchmark Titus Realty
    R2198855
  • 20
    $2,990,000

    6012 CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD

    Listed by: New Coast Realty
    R2196565
  • 13
    $3,998,000

    6078 CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD

    Listed by: RE/MAX Westcoast
    R2196433
  • 20
    $1,188,000

    4187 MUSQUEAM CLOSE

    Listed by: Dexter Associates Realty
    R2196583
  • 3
    $3,198,000

    5972 CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD

    Listed by: Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
    R2189004
  • 2
    $11,680,000

    1896 WESBROOK CRESCENT

    Listed by: Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty
    R2188320
  • 10
    $798,000

    15 SEMANA CRESCENT

    Listed by: Dexter Associates Realty
    R2184130
  • 20
    $18,880,000

    1538 WESTERN CRESCENT

    Listed by: Homeland Realty
    R2184762
  • 15
    $650,000

    4310 SALISH DRIVE

    Listed by: Prompton Real Estate Serv.Inc.
    R2182538
  • 10
    $11,380,000

    5988 NEWTON WYND

    Listed by: Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
    R2177902
  • 20
    $6,788,000

    1879 ACADIA ROAD

    Listed by: Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
    R2175395
  • 10
    $15,800,000

    5687 CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD

    Listed by: Macdonald Realty Westmar
    R2169555
  • 20
    $1,600,000

    4196 STAULO CRESCENT

    Listed by: Prompton Real Estate Serv.Inc.
    R2149757
  • 19
    $8,180,000

    2088 ALLISON ROAD

    Listed by: Royal Pacific Rlty. (Kingsway)
    R2147711