Dunbar is a residential neighbourhood tucked right on the border of Pacific Spirit Park between W 16th Ave and W 41st Ave. The neighbourhood extends all the way east to Dunbar. Dunbar is mostly made up of residential areas with small pockets of commercial communities scattered throughout. The streets are lined with cherry trees making for a beautiful spring and adding to the unique and beautiful nature of Dunbar.
Dunbar is right next to Pacific Spirit Park, a 2160 acre park with over 73 km of walking trails through a beautiful forest and access to waterfront views and beaches. The park offers residents access to nature right at their doorsteps. It is a nature reserve and serves as a great place for running, biking and even horseback riding. In addition, Pacific Spirit Park has on and off leash areas for dog owners. It serves as a peaceful and quiet escape from the normal busy urban life.
Dunbar is home to two small shopping districts where residents can find neighbourhood stores, professional services, restaurants, cafes and grocery stores. In addition, along Dunbar St are various commercial areas that offer similar amenities.
Dunbar has recently allowed zoning for rental suites resulting in the neighbourhood becoming a popular place for students to live in during the school year.
- Queen Elizabeth Elementary (K-7)
- Southlands Elementary (K-7)
- Lord Byng Secondary (8-12)
- Prince of Wales Secondary (8-12)
The area is well serviced by buses that transfer users from the neighbourhood to the Canada Line. From there, it is quick and easy access to Downtown Vancouver. Drivers have 41st Ave, 16th Ave and King Edward St as great east-west corridors that serve routes to downtown Vancouver.
Dunbar Real Estate
Detached homes for sale dominate the residential market in Dunbar. This prestigious neighbourhood can have homes that cost as much as $7.7 million. Although in limited supply, buyers can find condos and townhouses for sale in the area as well.
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