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: 2605 888 HOMER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE BEASLEY" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2360569
OPEN HOUSE
$798,888
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2360569
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
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Switch units of measure645 sq. ft.
Welcome to 888 Homer, listed at $798,888 much below 2018 assessed value ($888,000). The Beasley is Amacon Development’s most highly acclaimed project and one of the area’s most sought after residences. This is a corner unit 1 bedroom + den + balcony + parking + storage... More details
Listed by Royal LePage West R.E.S.
Main Photo: 3403 838 W HASTINGS Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "JAMESON HOUSE BY BOSA" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2360283
$1,499,900
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Active
MLS® Num:
R2360283
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
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Switch units of measure1,220 sq. ft.
Jameson House - luxury living by Bosa Developments, a perfect combination of technology and art. Open spacious layout with over 1,200 sq ft of enclosed living space, stunning views of Burrard Inlet, North Shore Mountains, cityscape and English Bay. This award-winning... More details
Listed by Regent Park Realty Inc.
Main Photo: 901 480 ROBSON Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "Robson & Richards" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2360237
$829,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2360237
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
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Switch units of measure819 sq. ft.
Welcome to this rarely available bright 2 bdrm+den corner unit at the popular R & R Building in the heart of Downtown! This updated bright condo is immaculate and boasts stainless steel appliances, new flooring, high ceilings and big windows with expansive views of the... More details
Listed by Engel & Volkers Whistler and Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
Main Photo: 1703 999 SEYMOUR Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2360361
$799,900
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2360361
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
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Perfect, centrally located downtown location just minutes from Robson Street, shopping + dining. Come see this fantastic unit at Townline's award-winning 999 Seymour. This 5 years new building is packed full of unique characteristics and high end finishings. Extra large... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
Main Photo: 1404 789 DRAKE Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE CENTURY TOWER" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2360432
$579,000
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MLS® Num:
R2360432
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
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Switch units of measure667 sq. ft.
Come home to this beautifully renovated, bright, modern and efficiently laid out home with a generous sized bedroom, living room and closets! Incredible location at the edge of Yaletown and Downtown. Just steps to English Bay, Yaletown Skytrain, restaurants, seawall and... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty and Sotheby's Int'l Realty Canada
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Main Photo: 306 1252 HORNBY Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "PURE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2360445
OPEN HOUSE
$798,000
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Status:
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MLS® Num:
R2360445
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
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Switch units of measure800 sq. ft.
Hurry, Hurry!! Come See this Exceptional Large one Bedroom & Den at PURE in the heart of DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. Walking distance to English Bay, Sunset Beach, Robson shops & Yaletown restaurants! Contemporary, sleek, upscale design with expansive windows & overheight... More details
Listed by Homeland Realty and RE/MAX Crest Realty
Main Photo: 909 777 RICHARDS Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "Telus Gardens" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2358665
$1,398,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2358665
Bedrooms:
2
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2
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Switch units of measure1,137 sq. ft.
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Listed by Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. (Branch)
Main Photo: 3504 838 W HASTINGS Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "JAMESON HOUSE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2359727
$3,618,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2359727
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
3
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure1,927 sq. ft.
SUB-PENTHOUSE in Vancouver’s Iconic Jameson House brilliantly designed by Award Winning International Architects Norman Foster. SouthWestNorth exposure offering 270 degree views of amazing view of downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour, the Lions Gate Bridge and the North... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
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Main Photo: 1408 1295 RICHARDS Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE OSCAR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2359762
OPEN HOUSE
$598,000
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Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2359762
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure555 sq. ft.
Perfect Yaletown Location Living at The Oscar! This beautifully appointed 1 bedroom south/west corner suite offers floor to ceiling windows letting you enjoy maximum sunshine, the City Views are truly superb! This unit features engineered wood flooring, stainless... More details
Listed by Park Georgia Realty Ltd.
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Main Photo: 2809 108 W CORDOVA Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "WOODWARDS" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2359812
OPEN HOUSE
$1,199,000
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2359812
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure992 sq. ft.
Rarely available North West corner! Best of Vancouver views of Mountain, Ocean, 5-Sails Convention Center and the twinkling City lights. Best 2 bed floor plan in the building with 2 balconies! Gas cooktop Exposed concrete ceilings Partially renovated with Engineered... More details
Listed by Dexter Realty
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