University Homes for Sale

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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 [email protected], 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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  • 7
    $4,499,000

    1836 WESBROOK CRESCENT

    Listed by: RE/MAX Little Oak Realty (Surrey)
    R2424262
  • 8
    $13,930,000

    1512 WESTERN CRESCENT

    Listed by: Multiple Realty Ltd.
    R2423947
  • 20
    $5,500,000

    5510 CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD

    Listed by: YVR International Realty
    R2423890
  • 3
    $6,388,000

    1896 WESBROOK CRESCENT

    Listed by: Dracco Pacific Realty
    R2421038
  • 15
    $1,388,000

    4173 STAULO CRESCENT

    Listed by: RE/MAX Crest Realty
    R2418081
  • 22
    $3,480,000

    4784 W 7TH AVENUE

    Listed by: Amex Broadway West Realty
    R2415608
  • 20
    $18,800,000

    1538 WESTERN CRESCENT

    Listed by: Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
    R2403782
  • 12
    $5,990,000

    1650 WESBROOK CRESCENT

    Listed by: Regent Park Fairchild Realty Inc.
    R2402323
  • 8
    $918,000

    5690 KULLAHUN DRIVE

    Listed by: RE/MAX Select Properties
    R2400605
  • 13
    $13,980,000

    1416 ACADIA ROAD

    Listed by: Macdonald Realty - Manyee Lui
    R2400017
  • 20
    $2,150,000

    4337 STAULO CRESCENT

    Listed by: RE/MAX City Realty
    R2398272
  • 1
    $6,380,000

    1816 WESBROOK CRESCENT

    Listed by: Luxmore Realty
    R2392861
  • 5
    $4,380,000

    4925 QUEENSLAND ROAD

    Listed by: RE/MAX Select Properties
    R2385151
  • 20
    $15,900,000

    5787 NEWTON WYND

    Listed by: Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty
    R2373784
  • 35
    $9,980,000

    5509 COLLEGE HIGHROAD

    Listed by: Luxmore Realty
    R2362349
  • 18
    $5,500,000

    4935 COLLEGE HIGHROAD

    Listed by: Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
    R2361513
  • 30
    $9,980,000

    1912 ACADIA ROAD

    Listed by: Sunrich Realty
    R2360104
  • 12
    $5,680,000

    1872 WESTERN PARKWAY

    Listed by: Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
    R2357008
  • 20
    $6,980,000

    5770 CHANCELLOR BOULEVARD

    Listed by: RA Realty Alliance Inc.
    R2340786
  • 40
    $19,980,000

    5791 NEWTON WYND

    Listed by: Faith Wilson Group
    R2339574