Downtown Eastside

Downtown Eastside: Chinatown, Gastown and Strathcona

The Down Town East Side (DTES) is an area that traditionally has had its challenges. It is home to one of the poorest postal codes in Canada. But it is also home to some awesome shops and newer developments.

One of the most relevant developments in terms of revitalization is the Woodwards building. This development includes a mix of 536 units of market housing and 200 units of social housing. This complex has one of the best gyms in the city located in its penthouse with a million $ view and a W shaped hot tub. The building neighbours a cool public atrium, a drugstore, a grocery store, space for non profit organizations and SFU School for Contemporary Arts. There is no shortage of awesome coffee options with JJ. Bean,Revolver, and Timbertrain nearby. And if more than liquids are in order you won’t regret a visit to ChambarMeat and Bread, or Save on Meats.

Within the limits of the DTES are the sub-communities of Chinatown, Gastown and Strathcona.

Chinatown is an area that has undergone some change. Traditional businesses still exist and are starting to flourish again. However newer businesses are also starting to pop up as Chinatown has traditionally had one of the lowest lease rates in the city. Although a large part of the Chinese community has chosen to live in Richmond, Chinatown is still a hub for shopping for traditional foods and chinese medicinal supplements.  Fantastic restaurants include Bao BeiOyster Express and Daisy Garden. There are many shops, tea shops, and affordable tourist and clothing shops. There is even a night market. In 2011 the city rezoned to allow for taller buildings and the increased density should allow Chinatown to thrive for many years to come.

Gastown is a tourist mecca. Technically speaking it is a designated historic site, and while walking down the street it feels like your walking back in time with the cobblestone streets, old school street lights and a steam clock to boot. But when you start to look through the windows you’ll notice modern furniture shops like EspacedInForm, and Parliament Interiors. A great mix of Fine dining and casual delicacies, as well as hip clothing stores such as FluevogKit and AceLivestock and Neighbour. Gastown has truly become One of Vancouver’s Hippest neighbourhoods, as the shops and restaurants get balanced out with young entrepreneurial tech companies.

Strathcona is a pocket of the DTES that has a strong community of people passionate about their neighbourhood living within it. They even have their own  Residents Association. The homes are traditionally smaller including many duplexes and row homes and the denser population has added to the sense of community. The Strathcona Community Centre sits near it’s core and offers a wide variety of programs. Quaint businesses like the Union Market and the Wilder Snail have been hidden gems within the community and have stood the test of time with their authenticity. This working class neighbourhood is perfect for young families, and it’s proximity to downtown is ideal for young professionals.

If shopping and eating aren’t on your agenda then there are many other activities to partake in within the area. You can visit Dr. Yat Sen Chinese Gardens, or one of the many festivals that take place in the area such as

Vancouver International Jazz Festival , Powell Street FestivalDancing on the Edge, or Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix International Bike Race.

 

 

HERE ARE THE MOST CURRENT DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE LISTINGS

Downtown homes for sale

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Main Photo: 1005 66 W CORDOVA Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "66 CORDOVA" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328852
$580,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328852
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
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Switch units of measure540 sq. ft.
Welcome to 66 W Cordova. Built in 2012 by ITC for Westbank, this concrete boutique building features functional floorplans. This sub-penthouse corner home is the one you have been waiting for. Fantastic layout, over sized balcony and cheater ensuite , low maintenance... More details
Listed by Prompton Real Estate Serv.Inc.
Main Photo: 1060 SEYMOUR Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Townhouse for sale in "FREESIA" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328807
$999,900
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328807
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
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Switch units of measure1,094 sq. ft.
Open house Dec 30 & Jan 5/6 2-4pm. Move in to this luxury town home with your own private entrance. No elevators! Street parking as well as one designated parking stall underground with a storage locker! Steps away from everyday amenities. 100/100 Google walk score... More details
Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Main Photo: 507 618 ABBOTT Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "FIRENZE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328806
$589,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328806
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
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Switch units of measure589 sq. ft.
Bright and well laid out 1 Bedroom at the desirable Firenze. This concrete building is well-situated steps away from Skytrain, Crosstown Elementary School, T&T, Costco, Andy Livingston Park, Tinseltown Mall & much more. Enjoy the many amenities such as: Private, secure... More details
Listed by Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
Main Photo: 703 1171 JERVIS Street in West Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "The Jervis" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328689
$1,948,900
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328689
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
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Switch units of measure1,345 sq. ft.
Welcome to the prestigious brand new building The Jervis. Designed by Inform Interiors & developed by Intracorp.This home measures 1345sqft & features a 192sqft terrace capturing views of English Bay, North Shore mountains & cityscape. Lots of natural light w... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
Main Photo: 355 38 SMITHE Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "ONE PACIFIC" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328580
$888,888
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328580
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
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Switch units of measure748 sq. ft.
Award winning "One Pacific" recently completed by Concord in Yaletown. South exposure unit featuring 2 beds 2 bath & den w/ a direct view of False Creek water and Olympic Village from every room. In-suite features include 9' ceilings, Miele full size appliances, custom... More details
Listed by Kore Realty Central
Main Photo: 3301 602 CITADEL PARADE in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "SPECTRUM 4" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328170
$866,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328170
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
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Switch units of measure815 sq. ft.
Great location: Central Downtown Vancouver. Corner unit with fantastic Views: Mount Baker, Water & City lights. Functional layout! 2 bedroom + den. Kitchen & bath have been improved with granite counter, new paint. Steps to Skytrain, Costco, T&T Supermarket... More details
Listed by Nu Stream Realty Inc.
Main Photo: 1706 131 REGIMENT Square in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "SPECTRUM 3" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328203
$639,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328203
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
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Switch units of measure549 sq. ft.
"Spectrum 3" by world renowned developer Concord Pacific. Skytrain station, Costco, major restaurants, popular entertainment venues are just steps away. Unit is bright and located on the quiet side of Spectrum 3 overlooking the interior courtyard. Amazing club house... More details
Listed by Royal LePage Sussex
Main Photo: 1808 610 GRANVILLE Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE HUDSON" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328211
$625,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328211
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
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Switch units of measure524 sq. ft.
Highly functional 524 sq.ft. modern 1 bed, 1 bath + den at " The Hudson".This 18th floor North East facing condo boasts great city views.The den space can be used as an office space or combined with the living area.The building offers Live/Work zoning.Well equipped... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
Main Photo: 2201 1372 SEYMOUR Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328272
$4,500,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328272
Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
4
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Switch units of measure3,127 sq. ft.
“THE MARK" - A magnificent luxury apartment residence w/ spectacular views & just steps to the exciting 'Yaletown District'! This sensational hm perched 22 stories above the city boasts approx 3,200 sqft of living w/ 3 lrg ensuited bed & 4 bath. Many top-quality feat... More details
Listed by Angell Hasman & Assoc.Rlty.Ltd
Main Photo: 906 888 HOMER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "The Beasley" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2328088
$799,900
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2328088
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure684 sq. ft.
BRIGHT & SPACIOUS 1 Bed/Den & Flex condo in "The Beasley" located in the heart of Yaletown. This elegant CORNER home is a private oasis in the sky feat an open gourmet chef's kitchen w/ high-end S/S appliances, stone countertops/waterfall island, undermount sink... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Listing information last updated on January 23, 2019 at 09:15 PM (UTC)

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