If you think of UBC as strictly the stomping grounds of UBC students and faculty, you’re missing out on all the great things this neighbourhood has to offer (see our article debunking the myths of life in the UBC neighbourhood). Many residents of this West Side neighbourhood are not affiliated with the university at all, and the numbers are only growing.
In the first of our new series on the highest- and lowest-priced properties in different Vancouver neighbourhoods, you can check out how the wide range of available properties at UBC stack up.
Highest: Walter Gage Road
Three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo
2,284 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,699
This three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo has breathtaking water and mountain views. The building is just under 10 years old and the unit is a spacious 2,284 square feet.
Lowest: Agronomy Road
One-bedroom, one-bathroom condo
660 square feet
Price per square foot: $680
For first-time buyers or investors, the lowest-priced condo currently listed in UBC comes in at almost a third of the price per square foot of the highest-priced condo currently listed. This one-bedroom unit with a practical floor plan and sweet, sunny patio. For investors, there’s a tenant in-situ, currently renting for $1,700 per month.
Highest: Iona Drive
Three-bedroom, four-bathroom townhome
2,488 square feet
Price per square foot: $642
This lovely and spacious townhome is set in a quiet area of UBC. Featuring three levels, an open concept gourmet kitchen, and steam bath with heated floors, this three-bedroom home has a den that could be converted into an additional bedroom. The townhouse also has gorgeous mountain views and a large walkout deck.
Lowest: Birney Avenue
Three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhome
1,195 square feet
Price per square foot: $987
This family-sized home has three-bedrooms set in a two-level townhouse in a six-story low-rise building. Developed by award-winning architects, it boasts modern features such as high-end kitchen appliances, wide plank engineered hardwood floors and custom kitchen cabinets.
Highest: Western Parkway
Five-bedroom, six-bathroom detached house
5,800 square feet
Price per square foot: $2,222
This concrete, contemporary mansion is located in the heart of UBC. Set on an enormous 80-by-172-foot (13,800-square-foot) lot this modern, three-level house is the ultimate in luxury. Huge balconies and large windows help you take in the stunning mountain and water views in this three-year old single-family house.
Lowest: Chancellor Boulevard
Four-bedroom, three-bathroom detached house
2,224 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,798
Yes, the lowest-priced detached house on our current list is just shy of $4 million. This 1950’s modern, split-level home was completely restored and renovated recently. Set on an 11,500 square foot corner lot, the unique house has an outdoor pool and striking exposed beams and ceilings.