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Community Location
Vital Statistics

Legend:
    - Dunbar-Southlands
    - All of Vancouver City

Population Density (x 1000/sq km)
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16
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Average Rent (x $100 )                 
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13
Crime Rate (per 1000 pop.)              
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Avg Household Income ( x 1000) 
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Type of Housing Ratio

- detached     - low-rise     - high-rise
Dwelling Type Ratio

- rentals    - owner occupied
Language Ratio (mother tongue)

- English    - Chinese    - other
Age Groups

- under 19  - 20-39  - 40-64  - over 65

Dunbar-Southlands

The Dunbar-Southlands area which falls between the Fraser River (South) & 16th Ave. (North) and between UBC (West) & Mackenzie St. (East), is in actuality two separate communities, the Dunbar region and the Southlands region. Dunbar-Southlands dates back to 1863, when Vancouver's first permanent dwelling was established, a farm on what is now Mcleery Golf Course. The area also boasts Camoson Bog, a unique wetland area which is set in Pacific Spirit Park and dates back 2000 years. Few people know that Greenpeace was formed by a small group who met in the house at 3504 West 19th Ave. This community is well known for being safe, quiet, and green, with an almost village type of atmosphere. Cherry Blossoms line the streets where beautiful gardens, parks, and golf courses are nestled between the single family homes and stately mansions.


The Dunbar section of this community revolves around Dunbar St. Which runs from 16th Avenue to S.W. Marine Drive, and has the majority of retail shops and businesses in the area, it has the only public transit route directly linking this area to the city centre. Basically Dunbar St. is the only bit of urban life in the area and seems a bit misplaced amongst the tree lined streets and parks. The Dunbar Community centre is a beautiful and fully equipped recreational facility that is centrally located and easily accessible for the entire region. Dunbar St. has the few apartment buildings and condominiums that this area has, but single family houses dominate the Dunbar section of Dunbar-Southlands.


The Southlands region is the low lying flatlands next to the Fraser River, known for its rural farmland, million dollar mansions, and immaculate golf courses. No other Canadian city offers rural country living so close to the hustle and bustle of the city centre, just a fifteen minute drive away from the downtown core. Nature is everywhere you look in this area, from water birds & eagles to horses & cows, you are more likely to come across an animal then you are another person. The Southlands is home to the Musqueam Native Reserve, The Musqueam people are said to date back as far as 400 BC. It is also home to the Southland Riding Club established in 1943, one of Canada's top equestrian clubs, with seven hectares of lush riding space in the heart of the community. So if you're looking for an exclusive and unique neighborhood, look no further than the Southlands.


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