Woman in her living room on a couch with her dog.

10 Reasons to Live at UBC Point Grey

April 11, 2024

Is your current neighbourhood just not hitting the mark anymore? Maybe your grocery store is juuust out of walking distance, you need a safe place to grow your family, or perhaps it feels more like a concrete jungle lacking green spaces.

Sounds like it might be time to consider upgrading to a new environment.

Nestled on the stunning shores of Vancouver’s western coastline, UBC Point Grey offers a lifestyle that seamlessly blends natural beauty, cultural richness, and modern conveniences right at your doorstep. Here are ten compelling reasons why calling UBC Point Grey home might just be the best decision you’ll ever make.


1. Nature at Your Doorstep: Imagine waking up to the serene rustle of leaves and the fresh scent of the Pacific Ocean. With expansive green spaces like Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Wreck Beach, and Tower Beach just moments away, residents of UBC Point Grey have unparalleled access to some of British Columbia’s most breathtaking natural landscapes.

Wreck Beach sunset with 2 people and a dog.

Photo by @jiojio_doudou on Instagram


2. Family-Friendly Amenities & Activities: Multiple neighbourhood parks are equipped with playgrounds, providing the perfect setting for children to explore and play safely within walking distance from home. To keep them entertained during holidays, parents will appreciate the array of spring and summer camps available for children through UBC Camps, neighbourhood community centers, art studios, and music schools providing enriching experiences for young minds to flourish.

Children at summer camp


3. Culinary Delights: Foodies rejoice! UBC Point Grey boasts a vibrant culinary scene with an array of eateries, bakeries, and cafes. From artisanal pizzas at Nicli Pizzeria to mouthwatering fried chicken at DownLow Chicken, there’s something just around the corner to satisfy every palate.

Burger & fries at Brown's Crafthouse.


4. Retail Therapy: Running errands has never been more convenient, thanks to a plethora of grocery stores and essential services right at your fingertips. Whether it’s picking up groceries at Save on Foods or pampering yourself at Kabro Salon, everything you need is within easy reach.

Woman shopping for makeup in Shoppers Drug Mart.


5. Cultural Exploration: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of culture at UBC Point Grey’s renowned museums and art galleries, including the Museum of Anthropology, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, and Belkin Art Gallery.

People looking at art in the Belkin Art Gallery.

Photo by Don Erhardt


6. Entertainment Hub: From exhilarating concerts at the Thunderbird Arena to captivating theatrical performances at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, residents can enjoy a diverse array of entertainment options without ever leaving the neighbourhood.

Auditorium filled with people at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Photo by Don Erhardt


7. Fitness and Wellness: Whether you prefer yoga sessions at VNYSA Yoga Studio, laps in the pool at the UBC Aquatic Centre, or hitting the gym at Wesbrook Community Centre, staying active and healthy is effortless at UBC Point Grey.

Woman doing yoga at VNYSA Yoga Studio.


8. Botanical Bliss: Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque UBC Botanical Garden, Nitobe Memorial Garden, or UBC Rose Garden, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature’s finest blooms.

UBC Rose Garden

Photo by Brett Ryan


9. Sustainability Focus: Feel good about where you live. UBC Point Grey is committed to sustainability, with features like rainwater management systems, EV charging stations, and LEED Gold-certified buildings. Residents can take pride in living in a community that prioritizes environmental stewardship.

Diagram showing how the rainwater management system works.


10. Fully equipped residences: The residential buildings at UBC Point Grey are designed to enhance your quality of life with a host of amenities and features like rooftop lounges, bike repair stations, amenity rooms, and more. Many of the buildings are also pet-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about Fluffy or Fido!

Woman in her living room on a couch with her dog.


With its perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural vibrancy, and modern comforts just steps away from your home, UBC Point Grey offers a lifestyle that’s second to none — check out some snapshots on our Instagram to see for yourself. So why wait? Check out the rentals available or sign up to be notified when one meets your criteria, check out the options to purchase, or simply browse our website to dig into the details of the area. Come home to UBC Point Grey and experience the ultimate West Coast living firsthand 🌲