Your Guide to Finding a Place to Live at UBC Point Grey

June 14, 2024

Have you ever dreamed of living in a vibrant community with lush greenery and coastal beauty? Look no further than UBC Point Grey! Whether you’re a young professional, a retiree, expanding your family, or simply someone who loves the dynamic environment of a university town, UBC Point Grey offers a unique blend of serenity and excitement. Here’s your friendly guide on how to find a home to rent or buy in one of the fantastic neighbourhoods, even if you’re not a student.

Discover the Neighbourhoods

UBC Point Grey has six charming neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct vibe and living options. Whether you’re looking to rent or buy, there’s something here for everyone. Let’s break down the steps to finding your perfect home.

UBC Point Grey neighbourhood map


Step 1: Start Your Search Online

The best place to begin your hunt for a rental home in UBC Point Grey is Wesbrook Properties. This is your one-stop shop for market rental units in the area. You can view current availabilities, detailed floor plans, pet-friendliness (most of the buildings are!) and amenities for each property.

One key tip: there’s no waitlist! This means you should check the website availabilities page regularly to snag the best spots as soon as they become available.

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

Step 2: Stay in the Loop

Keep checking back but still can’t find the perfect home that matches your dates and requirements? No worries! Head over to the Contact Us page on the Wesbrook Properties website and fill out the form. This ensures you’ll receive notifications when a unit that fits your criteria becomes available. Considering the high demand for housing at UBC Point Grey, staying proactive is your best bet.

Tips for Prospective Renters

  1. Check often: With no waitlist, it’s crucial to frequently check the Wesbrook Properties website for new listings.
  2. Be ready: Have your rental application materials ready to go so you can act quickly when your ideal unit becomes available.
  3. Stay informed: Use the Live at UBC site to understand the broader community and amenities available to you.
  4. Watch out for scams: While searching for your new home, you may find private rentals at UBC Point Grey posted online in places such as Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or Kijiji. Wesbrook Properties doesn’t oversee these rentals and can’t guarantee their legitimacy – never send money to anyone without first seeing the unit in person and ensuring you have the correct paperwork.

Wesbrook Village


Owners, there’s options for you too! Many of the homes to buy at UBC Point Grey are developed by Polygon Homes. Check out their website and contact the sales manager listed on each page if you see something that piques your interest, or get in touch with your local realtor for resale opportunities.

Explore and Ask Questions

For a broader understanding of living options at UBC Point Grey, peruse our website! It provides general information about the area and its multitude of amenities to meet every need, and can help you get a feel for what living here would be like.

If you have specific questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We’re always ready to help you navigate your rental journey and look forward to welcoming you to UBC Point Grey so you can experience everything it has to offer for yourself. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter to get tidbits about life at UBC straight to your inbox, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see the neighbourhood vibes in your feed. Happy house hunting!