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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Open House on Saturday, June 23, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM Add to calendar
Main Photo: 1405 788 RICHARDS Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "L'HERMITAGE CONDO SUITES" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2280798
OPEN HOUSE
$775,000
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2280798
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure641 sq. ft.
This attractively priced 1 bedroom condo with den and balcony is located in the L'Hermitage building right in the heart of downtown. This air conditioned suite has high end appliances with a sub-zero refrigerator, gas stove, and a refreshing open concept... More details
Listed by Royal LePage Sussex
Main Photo: 503 602 CITADEL Parade in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "Spectrum 4" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2280735
$945,000
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2280735
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure900 sq. ft.
Unit 503. Here is what your looking for a good sized 2 bed, 2 bath corner unit with an amazing unique oversized 228 sq.ft. deck + 48 ft balcony! This is a one-of-a-kind floor plan in built by Concord - Spectrum 4 with bright south & west exposure & views to Yaletown... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Masters Realty
Main Photo: 307 345 WATER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "Greenshields" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2279636
$998,900
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2279636
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure1,017 sq. ft.
Welcome to Greenshields! Super Rare WATER VIEW unit, last time a water view unit was available in the building was 5 years ago. This 1901 warehouse conversion four-story Boutique heritage 22 unit loft is located on the North side of Water St & in prime Gastown location... More details
Listed by Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
Main Photo: 301 1380 - 1382 HORNBY Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE PACIFIC BY GROSVENOR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2279750
$1,475,900
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2279750
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure884 sq. ft.
THE PACIFIC by GROSVENOR. This elegant 2 bedroom/2 bath sits on the SE/SW corner of the building. Inspired by the tower’s timeless architecture, the interior space has been meticulously planned for ultimate form and function. Materials that complement the tower’s... More details
Listed by Rennie Marketing Systems
Open House on Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM Add to calendar
Main Photo: 2206 1295 RICHARDS Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "Oscar" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2279770
OPEN HOUSE
$698,000
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2279770
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure560 sq. ft.
City and water views! Built by Concert Properties located in trendy Yaletown, this urban address is ideal for first-time homeowners and busy professionals as it is within a short walk to Vancouver's downtown business core, the spectacular Seawall, David Lam Park and... More details
Listed by Sotheby's Int'l Realty Canada
Main Photo: 1401 1238 SEYMOUR Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "SPACE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2279508
$5,888,000
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2279508
Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
7
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure6,555 sq. ft.
"IT'S NO LONGER A DREAM " to own and move your whole family into this 360 degree View OVER 6000 sq ft Whole 14th floor Apartment unit! Private, secure floor offering 7 Bedrooms, 6 1/2 Bathrooms, & 5 parking stalls! Grand gourmet professional kitchen with high end... More details
Listed by RE/MAX Westcoast
Main Photo: 1204 1380 - 1382 HORNBY Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE PACIFIC BY GROSVENOR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2279771
$1,295,900
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2279771
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure637 sq. ft.
Welcome to THE PACIFIC by GROSVENOR. A Timeless design, World Class views, elegant home at Pacific & Hornby in Downtown Vancouver. Inspired by the tower’s timeless architecture, The Pacific’s interiors have been meticulously planned for ultimate form and function... More details
Listed by Rennie Marketing Systems
Main Photo: 3304 1380 - 1382 HORNBY Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE PACIFIC BY GROSVENOR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2279835
$2,260,000
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2279835
Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure1,044 sq. ft.
PACIFIC by GROSVENOR! A Timeless design, World Class views, elegant home at Pacific & Hornby in Downtown Vancouver. This functional 2 bedroom + flex offers open concept living, private master suite, and False Creek views. Interiors have been meticulously planned for... More details
Listed by Rennie Marketing Systems
Main Photo: 1801 1380 - 1382 HORNBY Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE PACIFIC BY GROSVENOR" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2279843
$994,900
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2279843
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure564 sq. ft.
Welcome to The Pacific by Grosvenor! A Timeless design, World Class views, elegant home at Pacific & Hornby in Downtown Vancouver. Inspired by the tower's timeless architecture, The Pacific's interiors have been meticulously planned for ultimate form and function... More details
Listed by Rennie Marketing Systems
Open House on Friday, June 22, 2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM Add to calendar
Open House on Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM Add to calendar
Main Photo: 2101 131 REGIMENT Square in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "SPECTRUM" (Vancouver West)  : MLS®# R2280470
OPEN HOUSE
$688,000
Residential Attached
Status:
Active
MLS® Num:
R2280470
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Floor Area:
Switch units of measure563 sq. ft.
Downtown Location - Bright one bedroom + Den, rarely available #01 unit in Spectrum III. View of mountains and water. Walking distance to Sports/Concert venues, Parq Casino, Skytrain, Shopping, and Financial District. Fully equipped gym, indoor pool, sauna/steam room... More details
Listed by Macdonald Realty
Listing information last updated on June 22, 2018 at 04:17 PM (UTC)

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