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.
From high rise condos to townhomes, Hawthorn Place neighbourhood provides a wide variety of housing options. A relatively new neighbourhood completed in 2007, Hawthorn Place consists of 709 residential units, of which 353 units are leasehold family housing, 229 units are faculty and staff rental housing, and 127 units are faculty and staff co-development housing.
A mid-campus location with an activity level in-between the quiet serenity of Chancellor Place and the hustle-bustle of East Campus, Hawthorn Place is ideal for many, including families with children.
Hawthorn Place amenities include proximity to UBC's Botanical Garden and centre of plant research, Thunderbird Stadium, Forintek Canada Corporation, UBC's tennis and fitness centre, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Saltspring Organic Coffee House, The Robert Osbourne Centre with UBC's Activekids and Changing Aging Programmes, trails to Tower Beach and Wreck Beach, and the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
With its pedestrian paths and cycling routes , three parks –including a new community green space, Jim Taylor Park – Hawthorn Place has much to offer young families. Affluent professionals are equally attracted to the neighbourhood and the cachet of Promotory Place, where Gordon Campbell, 34th Premier of British Columbia, once lived on the 18th floor.
The neighbourhood also contains The Old Barn Community Centre, which was designed to resemble the Horse Barn that originally stood in its place. The centre’s amenities for neighbourhood residents include:
Located right next to the UBC Botanical Gardens, Promotory Place’s two- and three-bedroom condos include luxurious high-end finishes, access to a fitness center, 24-hour concierge service and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer residents of upper floor units breathtaking, unobstructed water and mountain views of Georgia Strait, the Gulf Islands and English Bay.
Features of the neighbourhood include a greenway that connects pedestrians from the academic core to Thunderbird Stadium; a new community green space, Jim Taylor Park; and local commercial services.
Average: $990,189 $768/sqft
1-bedroom $504,500 $701/sqft
2-bedroom $807,578 $775/sqft
3-bedroom $980,016 $782/sqft
4-bedroom $1,331,995 $773/sqft
Townhouse $1,489,875 $728/sqft