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Strathcona / Hastings Real Estate

Built to the southeast of historic Gastown in the 1800s, Strathcona is Vancouver’s oldest residential neighbourhood. Near the downtown Eastside, Strathcona real estate enjoys proximity to the downtown core without sacrificing its suburban feel and heritage charm. It’s an idyllic neighbourhood with higher property values, a strong sense of community and a good deal of heritage homes.

 

Strathcona is an urban oasis; a quiet residential community with tree-lined streets just minutes away from the density of downtown. Reflected in its architectural styles, unique in Vancouver; Strathcona, is the only place you’ll find “Joe Wai Specials” – thinner and taller colorful homes akin to what you might find in San Fransico. Houses for sale in Strathcona tend to be well-maintained and renovated older buildings due to Strathcona’s RT-3 Zoning. This zoning, unique within Vancouver, encourages renovation and development in line with current historical architectural character. Those looking for Strathcona real estate should also keep an eye open for good deals on coach houses and duplexes. In some parts of Strathcona, townhouses have been built more recently, and offer a more modest spend for first-time home buyers.

 

Residents here give great care to their heritage homes, many of which are beautifully maintained and repainted to match the houses’ original colours. Though Strathcona properties tend to be narrow, many have small yards that residents use to garden; others allow their properties to grow into lush green spaces. With its quiet streets and beautiful homes, it’s not hard to think of Strathcona as a cool oasis between the bustle of downtown and the buzz of East Van.

 

Relaxed as the neighbourhood might seem, the Strathcona community has a reputation for fiercely protecting the interests of its residents. Over the last half-century, Strathcona has been shaped by the city’s ambitious transportation plans — and, more often, opposition to those plans. In the 1950s, Strathcona residents successfully opposed an urban renewal scheme that would have wiped out hundreds of heritage properties in favour of apartments in townhouses. Again, in 1968, the neighbourhood found itself in danger of being bulldozed to make way for a massive freeway. But when passionate residents banded together with Chinatown business owners to fight the city, they won. The freeway development stopped short at Strathcona. The city did, sadly, demolish Vancouver’s only black neighbourhood, Hogan’s Alley, to make way for the structures to become the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts, but Strathcona and Chinatown were saved — a triumph of the community’s spirit. The viaducts pass by Rogers Arena and take traffic into the city core, making Downtown Vancouver a tiny commute by car or bike for Strathcona residents.

 

It’s 2016 and Strathcona is again on the brink of major change. Why? The days of the viaducts are numbered. In 2015, Vancouver City Council voted to demolish these iconic eyesores in favour of a six-lane roadway, park space, and more housing development. This will likely have a massive effect on the Strathcona neighbourhood, which will find itself better connected to the downtown core. Though this may result in increased through-traffic, it should also improve commercial interests for the neighbourhood.

 

Strathcona may be a classic choice, but it isn’t the only option for home buyers around Hastings. Those looking to live in the area but interested in a more urban setting should look to the north. Here, you can find newer condos for sale in Railtown, the small neighbourhood just across Hastings Street from Strathcona. Named for its proximity to Vancouver’s historically important railyards, many have drawn comparisons between Railtown today and certain parts of Brooklyn around the year 2000; among the small design firms and fresh startups, you can find hip coffee shops, wine-tasting rooms and a bevy of food trucks. It’s no wonder that many young professionals are deciding to call this rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood home. If Railtown continues on its current trajectory, it will become one of the Vancouver’s coolest and most popular micro-neighbourhoods – our own ‘mini-Brooklyn’ if you will. As Railtown is another reclaimed industrial district with direct access to downtown, we expect to see a lot of new, denser residential development in this area in the coming years.

 

For years the Hastings area has fought a lackluster reputation for real estate, but this perception has changed as home buyers have become acquainted with Railtown and Strathcona real estate and now enjoy their tremendous growth potential. Offering a range of options for homes, townhouses and condos, these neighbourhoods are looking increasingly good for those looking for reasonably priced — but very stylish — digs, minutes away from the downtown core.

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  • 538 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Fourplex for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2612807

    538 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2B8
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    $2,198,000
    Multifamily
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2612807
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    3,220 sq. ft.
    Revenue property in the heart of Strathcona! 3 levels Updated 5 suites (2X2 bdrm, 3X1 bdrm) solid home generating monthly rent of total $7225 with very low operating costs. Renovations over the past few years. Roof is 10 years old. Great professional tenants, who would all love to stay. Separate lockers and storage for all, as well as a common garden. South exposed backyard. Long term holding potential with great monthly rental income in a convenient desirable neighborhood. Tenant occupied. 48 hours notice needed for showings. More details
    Listed by RA Realty Alliance Inc.
  • 704 384 E 1ST Avenue in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2620551

    704 384 E 1ST Avenue Strathcona Vancouver V5T 0G5
    Main Photo: 704 384 E 1ST Avenue in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2620551
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    $838,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2620551
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    708 sq. ft.
    Rarely available and sought after Loft Style Penthouse at the Canvas with over 325SF of outdoor space including your own private ROOFTOP PATIO DECK with views of the city and mountains. This open concept home features floor to ceiling windows w/natural light throughout. Comes with 1 parking and 2 storage lockers! Pets & Rentals allowed. Amenities: Gym, bike storage, communal gardens with a courtyard & BBQ's, 3000 SF of workshop & a party room. Centrally located next to Emily Carr, Skytrain, Olympic Village and Main St. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
  • 601 219 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale in "THE FLATS" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2617482

    601 219 E GEORGIA Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 1Z6
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    $649,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2617482
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    660 sq. ft.
    RULE #1. live an authentic life. ROLL CALL: genuine hipsters, minimalists & original individuals only. The FLATS building is one of kind architecture design that is woven deep into Vancouver's rich history. This RARE street view upper unit features 9ft ceilings, floor to ceiling windows with Juliet balconies equipped with massive roller doors that connects you to the vibrant energy of historic Chinatown, a sleek kitchen with integrated high-end appliances and ample built-in storage. Fast forward a few years and the new St. Paul's hospital will add to the energy pulse! In the meantime, enjoy the shared rooftop patio & being surrounded by some of the best restaurants and coffee shops in town. Rentals & pets allowed. The last 01 layout was offered in Summer 2018, Don't miss out! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Real Estate Services
  • 303 221 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2611069

    303 221 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 0B4
    Main Photo: 303 221 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2611069
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    $584,999
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2611069
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    630 sq. ft.
    Great investment or first time buyer opportunity. Open floor design with one bedroom , in-suite laundry, and contemporary design. Gourmet kitchen with SS appliance. Plenty of storage. Located in the vibrant Strathcona neighbourhood, short walk to Skytrain. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty
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