Southlands Houses for Sale
Search all Southlands Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Southlands is a neighbourhood in Vancouver, BC. Because of the rich history, many of the homes in this area will astonish you with their timeless beauty.
Many houses were built in the early 1920s as city plans progressed and the Vancouver Westside area became accessible by car. Some of the original heritage homes are still standing today! Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Southlands properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Southlands
The houses were designed with an 'English Arts and Crafts' and 'Edwardian' style influence. Most homes were finished being built by 1945. Although renovations have naturally taken place over the years, the area's residents try to maintain the rich history that each house so evidently shows.
Because there are a few different areas of Southlands, there are a few minor changes in housing in each area. The northern part of Southlands mirrors the neighbouring region of Dunbar, which offers more eclectic style homes. The Musqueam Indian Reserve is another area of Southlands, and the homes here are mostly built on long-term land leases and are not original homes of the area. The western region of the neighbourhood is all made up of single-family residences on generous-sized lots, with many horse stables and farm-like properties. This neighbourhood is perfect for anyone looking for a country lifestyle that is only a short 20 minutes from the downtown core of Vancouver.
About Southlands, Vancouver, BC
Located on the banks of the Fraser River, the Southlands area is Vancouver's old neighbourhood. Before Vancouver became a city, a group of Irish settlers in the 1800s came to the area now known as Southlands. Many of the residents living in the Southlands area now have a family history that dates back 150 years, connecting with some of the first and original settlers.
Anyone who visits the neighbourhood experiences the magical countryside feel that it brings. One minute you are in the hustle and bustle of Vancouver city, and the next, you are driving on dirt roads by open horse fields and riding centres, waving at every neighbour walking their horse on the street. Every home sits on a generous amount of land, and some of the properties overlook the Fraser River. Across the way from the Fraser River is the Vancouver International Airport, where the hour passes like minutes as you watch airplanes land and depart.
On the map, the Southlands neighbourhood is located just south of South West Marine Drive, east of UBC and the Pacific Spirit Regional, and north of the Fraser River. Southlands is associated with the area of Dunbar, which is north of the neighbourhood. Part of what adds to the Southlands character is the flatlands that the community is built on. The location is also full of families and people who have deep care and reverence for the space they reside in.
Because many families call Southlands home, there are many great options for schools in and nearby the neighbourhood. Some elementary schools include Kerrisdale Elementary, Kerrisdale Annex, Southlands Elementary, and McKechnie Elementary. Secondary schools offered include Point Grey Secondary and Magee Secondary. There are also options for private school education within easy distance, such as St. George's School, Immaculate Conception School, Vancouver Montessori School, Glen Eden School, and the Crofton House.
Things to Do in Southlands
Enjoy the Green Spaces
As mentioned, most residents who live in Southlands spend much of their time tending their properties or their horses. Community riding stables and centres nearby offer residents a small-town community feel. The neighbourhood also holds many parks, and most homes are situated nearby. A short walk or drive from most homes is the lovely walk along the bank of the Fraser River. Here is the perfect place to set up a picnic and watch the airplanes take off from the Vancouver International Airport. Together, Dunbar and Southlands make up 2.07 hectares of parkland. So, needless to say, there is plenty of green space for residents to enjoy on a sunny afternoon. Nearby are two of the Greater Vancouver Area's most prestigious golf courses: the Point Grey Golf and Country Club (a private course) and the McCleery Golf Course (a public course).
This area is perfect for the gardener. Located within Southlands is one of Vancouver's largest nurseries. Many residents pride themselves on having a presentable street appeal, so the nursery is a great asset that serves the community well. Different areas also offer shopping amenities such as delis, cafés, clothing stores, restaurants, grocery stores, liquor stores, and a movie theatre. Southlands is a great area to visit, invest, and live in. With all of the small-town perks and the city only 20 minutes away, what more could you ask for?