UBC offers a full range of housing options in five distinct neighbourhoods to provide a unique opportunity to live, work and learn in a truly integrated campus community.

Wesbrook Village Real Estate


A"hidden gem" is one of the most overused descriptors of neighborhoods, communities, and boutique retail centers around. So I feel like I'm breaking my own rules here by referring to the Wesbrook Village of UBC as such, but there is no more apt definiton for it than that. The other day I walked around this community after meeting with happy new homeowners with the goal of sparking the next idea for this UBC real estate blog. Would I write about a great local eatery? Perhaps I could consume an entire post talking about the efficient transit system serving our residents? But what I noticed on my walkabout was that the one thing that converts prospective homeowners into Wesbrook Village residents far better than any smooth talking Realtor is the neighborhood itself. All you need is to take a leisurely stroll through the village and you're sold on the concept of joining the community. So I took out my mobile device and simply snapped a few pictures and decided that I'd let the images do the talking for me, with a little commentary here and there for good measure.






Wesbrook Village Real Estate

Wesbrook Village Real Estate


The greenspace in the community is one of the biggest draws for those households that place living within a natural environment as high on their quality of life index. It's no secret that the surrounding UBC area is renowned for its protection of the greenspace it thrives in and so all new developments continue with the mandate. Wesbrook was designed to complement and accentuate this fact. One step outside of your condo and you are face to face with the Pacific Northwest at its best.




Wesbrook Village Real Estate

Wesbrook Village Real Estate


A sense of community is extremely evident in Wesbrook Village. The University Neighborhood Association and Wesbrook Welcome Centre ensure that no matter where in the world (literally) you are arriving from that you are welcomed into the community with wide-opened arms.




Wesbrook Village Real Estate


Education of course is a big draw for any family household considering Wesbrook. While UBC is our educational facility staple, prospective homeowners with families are happy to learn that one of the best secondary schools in the Lower Mainland, University Hill, is found right around the corner of Wesbrook as well.




Wesbrook Village Real Estate

Wesbrook Village Real Estate


Dining and other retail is a fast growing feature in Wesbrook Village. The tastes of the neighborhood are evident in our commercial portion of the community. There are great sushi and Thai spots, a Blenz coffee shop, a Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, and more. There are retailers accommodating everything from fitness enthusiasts to pets and we expect the arrival of boutique shops to grow well into the future.




Wesbrook Village commercial real estate

Wesbrook Village commercial real estate


Of course you'll need to ensure your "at-home" needs are met when it comes to cheffing it up. Wesbrook Village has convenient stops for fresh local seafood and a major grocery chain to ensure competitive prices and a wide selection. Your household wants for nothing in this community.




Wesbrook Village commercial real estate


Every month is seems as if a new business prepares for its arrival to satisfy the demands (and tastes!) of our current and prospective residents of Wesbrook Village. We're very excited to welcome BierCraft and Doughgirls this summer and eagerly anticipate who's coming next.




Wesbrook Village real estate transit

Wesbrook Village homes bike shop

Wesbrook Village homes - running room


Getting around to, from, and within Wesbrook a Village is a breeze. A clean and efficient transit system takes residents to the University grounds, the surrounding neighborhoods, and connects them to the entire Greater Vancouver area with convenience and ease. Granted, the super fit nature of our community also has residents taking to other means of "getting around". The local bike shop is steps away from the front doors of our homes should you need accessories, air, or a new set of wheels. Wesbrook Village and the surrounding area also serves as one of the best walking and jogging zones in the entire Lower Mainland, made noticeable by the always bustling scene in our local Running Room shop.




Wesbrook Village Real Estate


No matter the direction you find your new home in you are in the perfect spot for you and your entire household when living in Wesbrook Village.


Convinced that this "hidden gem" (sorry, had to slip it in again) community is for you? I welcome you to view homes for sale in Wesbrook Village and follow-up by contacting my UBC real estate office at your earliest convenience.

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Living in the UBC area provides homeowners with access to so very many forms of outdoor recreation. This is no more true than with respect to golf. Golf is not just a sunny day sport over here, it is a lifestyle. Every home in our domain is minutes away from beautiful courses to accommodate varying levels of tastes and talents. Whether your swing resembles that of Arnold Palmer or Derek Jeter (do you have a baseball swing?) you can find your place on the green in UBC. In this week's blog post I am referencing a few points of interest for you and your household to enjoy come tee time.

Golf in the UBC Area

UBC Golf

Play - Located on the University Endowment Lands, the University Golf Course is the best public course in Greater Vancouver. No membership is required to play the expansive course, shaded by tall pines, firs, and lush growth at every turn. The forested fairways are long and narrow, completing an 18-hole par-72 course that is perfect for all levels of skill and patience. Golf carts are available to maneuver the course but the casual landscape and warm spring, summer, and early autumn weather beckons players to walk from hole to hole instead, and most people do. For tee-times, green fees, and additional information visit the UBC Golf site here.

Drive - While great practice for improving your par score, a driving range is also popular for those looking to whack the ball to release post work or study tensions. At the University Golf Course the 20 covered stalls and 30 sun kissed mats offer driving bliss through the entire year. The range is also stocked with 30,000 new range golf balls to ensure your drives remain true through each and every swing.


BC Golf Museum at UBC

Experience - For those of you seeking a golf experience off of the course then you're on the right track when in the UBC area where the BC Golf Museum and Hall of Fame stands off of West 10th and Blanca. This sport/lifestyle based museum houses the best collection of its kind in Canada. A walk through its heritage halls details the arrival of golf in BC (via Europe), its historical rise in popularity in the province, and its permanent place in the leisure and recreational landscape of our beloved region. The displays and exhibitions within the museum include everything from vintage clubs and antique bags to books and photographic accounting of the history of golf in BC. I can't imagine a better golfer's paradise than a warm summer day out on the UBC green completed by a casual yet engaging stroll through the BC Golf Museum and Hall of Fame in the early evening.


UBC Golf Course

If you and your household consider golf a big part of your lifestyle and you are in the market for a new home then I encourage you to contact UBC Homes today. Perhaps we can discuss your real estate needs over a round or two.

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