The University of British Columbia (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.
Freehold properties at UBC are few and far between and thus highly desirable within this vibrant parkland community.
Surrounded by pristine forests and magnificent ocean views, UBC is considered a rural community. Despite being a mere 22-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, UBC properties are not located in the City of Vancouver. When you own property in a rural area, you will receive your property tax notice from the province's Surveyor of Taxes Office every June, and pay your property taxes directly to the province.
Within UBC, the majority of the Condos and Townhouses are Leasehold properties. Only two streets within UBC neighbourhood have Freehold properties: Acadia Road and Kings Road.
Sometimes, Freehold property values increase more rapidly than leaseholds, particularly at UBC. Owning a home on the University Endowment Lands means becoming part and parcel of the area’s rich and unique history, and owning a piece of one of the "jewels" of Metro Vancouver. The land itself is important to both residents and visitors in the Lower Mainland, and owning a part of it means investing in a lasting legacy to safeguard the beauty and natural setting of this greenbelt for future generations.
To view freehold properties for sale on Acadia Road and Kings Road, and to view detailed maps and photos of the properties, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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