During my 20-plus years (so far) as a full-time Realtor and property investor, I personally lived at UBC for 10 of them, during which time our son was born. We now live in a detached home on the Musqueam lands next door, though plan to find a view condo at UBC to retire to eventually. Just 15 minutes from the centre of Vancouver, you may be surprised at what a tremendously wonderful lifestyle can be had 'out here'... many people are surprised to learn that there are MULTIPLE fully developed neighborhoods here.
UBC is ringed by ocean, beaches, and forest, with all the urban necessities in spades (grocers, medical, services, shops, cafes, transportation, child-care, etc.), truly incredible world-class amenities (aquatic centres, golf-courses, museums, sports fields, ice rink, theatres, community centres, and much more), cutting edge urban planning, and a wonderfully diverse, progressive sense of community and culture. Did I mention one of the greatest and most beautiful University campuses in the world? The future looks bright as well, with more infrastructure on the way, including a likely Skytrain terminus within 10 years.