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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.

Current Listings
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  • 521 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2846451

    521 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2B7
    Main Photo: 521 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2846451
    $1,998,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2846451
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,535 sq. ft.
    Rare opportunity! Stunning house on Union St in picturesque Strathcona, w/ excellent transit access & downtown proximity. Sitting on 3050 sq.ft. lot. House is substantially rebuilt in 2019 w/ basement suite. Built to the highest standards of construction & design. The house showcases 3 levels of living & features many exciting attributes including a kitchen w/ plenty of cabinets & adjoining eating area, simple & cozy living room, Skylight staircase leads to 3bdrms on upper level includes a master & ensuite. Adequate storage space & Garage. Close to new St. Paul's Hospital, City's top cafes & restaurants. You can’t miss out on this fabulous house in such a dynamic & welcoming neighborhood. The Sister listing at 525 Union St is also available for sale. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 646 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2826810

    646 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2B9
    Main Photo: 646 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2826810
    $1,980,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2826810
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,354 sq. ft.
    The most desirable and central neighborhood in the STRATHCONA area close to Downtown, walking distance to Chinatown and the new ST. Paul Hospital. This home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 9' ceiling on Main and Upstairs as well as a cemented and fully finished basement with 2 bedrooms, recreation, laundry and storage. Property is on a 25x132 Ft. lot and is a good project for Character Home Revitalization, with this the new owner can add additional floor, convert to multiple units or build an infill at the rear yard. In this case, the FSR may be up to .95 or more. Please verify and check with the City. More details
    Listed by Interlink Realty
  • 538 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2852441

    538 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2B8
    Main Photo: 538 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2852441
    $1,799,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2852441
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    2,682 sq. ft.
    Acquire a solid circa 1908 Heritage B five-suite residence in the heart of Strathcona's neighborhood. Potential rent of $100k+ in annual income, this property's location is just minutes away from the upcoming St. Paul's Hospital, with excellent transit access and downtown proximity. A dedicated bike lane runs in front of the property. 1x3 bdrm 1x2 bdrm, 2x1 bdrms, 1xloft, each unit includes a private patio area. The home features electric baseboards for heating, shared laundry facilities, recently refurbished back stairs and repurposed single-car garage turned storage lockers + extra storage. Open parking, and shared outdoor space enhance its appeal. Large renovation 1985. Great opportunity. Showings are available by appointment. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Select Realty
  • 650 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2832854

    650 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2B9
    Main Photo: 650 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2832854
    $1,690,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2832854
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,278 sq. ft.
    Good for rebuild or total renovation project. Near the new St. Paul Hospital. Prime Strathcona area. Minutes to Downtown. Chinatown and Gas Town. More details
    Listed by Interlink Realty
  • 872 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2838421

    872 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2C4
    Main Photo: 872 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2838421
    $1,628,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2838421
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,643 sq. ft.
    Well kept solid home with spacious floor plan. Bright & quiet inside located in Central Strathcona area close to Downtown, walking distance to Chinatown & the new St. Paul Hospital. This home feature 4 bdrm in good size, 6-year old roof. Nicely fenced backyard with alley. 3175 sq.ft. lot. It's Ok to build an infill at the rear yard. To build a duplex up to 0.95 f.s.r. plus rent, check with the City. Good for end users or investors. More details
    Listed by Sutton Centre Realty
  • 739 VERNON Drive in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2812341

    739 VERNON Drive Strathcona Vancouver V6A 3P1
    Main Photo: 739 VERNON Drive in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2812341
    $1,500,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2812341
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,399 sq. ft.
    Solid 2 level big house. Upper Floor: 3 bdrm + den, ensuite master bedroom, spacious living room & kitchen. A legal Suite on main floor with 1 bdrm + large den (may be used as a bedroom). Deck on both sides of house. Nice corner lot, fenced yard with fruit trees. Very convenient location, 1/2 blk to school, 1 blk to bus. Excel holding ppty, assembly potential, new development site just 1/2 blk away! All meas approx, buyer to verify if important. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway) Ltd.
  • 525 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2846456

    525 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2B7
    Main Photo: 525 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2846456
    $1,498,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2846456
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,206 sq. ft.
    Rare opportunity! Stunning house on Union St in picturesque Strathcona, w/ excellent transit access & downtown proximity. Sitting on 3050 sq.ft. lot. Built to the highest standards of construction & design. The house howcases 3 levels of living & features many exciting attributes including a kitchen w/ plenty of cabinets & adjoining eating area, simple & cozy living rm, Skylight staircase leads to 2bdrms on upper level includes two masters with ensuite. Adequate storage space & Garage. Close to new St.Paul's Hospital, City's top cafes & restaurants. You can’t miss out on this fabulous house in such a dynamic & welcoming neighborhood. The Sister listing at 521 Union St is also available for sale. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • PH6 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2809050

    PH6 188 KEEFER Street Downtown VE Vancouver V6A 0E3
    Main Photo: PH6 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2809050
    $1,358,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2809050
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,271 sq. ft.
    Situated in the historic, vibrant and convenient Chinatown. This stunning N/E corner Penthouse with floor to ceiling windows is sure to impress, with panoramic City, Water and Mountain views. Designed by renowned architect, W.T. Lueng. 1271 Sq ft of 2 level spacious living with 2 bed + Den. This sleek and modern home boasts gorgeous hardwood floors. Miele appliances, gas cooktop, stone counters, Roller shades. 2 parking side by side and 2 storage lockers. Steps to a foodies paradise, you will find Kissa Tanto, Virtuous Pie and Bodega just to name a few. This rare opportunity awaits you! More details
    Listed by Rennie & Associates Realty Ltd.
  • 317 1128 EAST GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale in "Assembly Strathcona" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2848817

    317 1128 EAST GEORGIA Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 1Z3
    Main Photo: 317 1128 EAST GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale in "Assembly Strathcona" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2848817
    $1,289,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2848817
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    939 sq. ft.
    Assembly Strathcona by Hudson & fabric. A local group of designers worked together with a boutique development team to create something thoughtful and beautifully simple — a creative community. Assembly is a collection of courtyard townhomes and condos set over local merchants. This west facing 2 bedroom 2 bathroom townhome has panoramic views of downtown and the north shore mountains. Completion is slated for Spring 2024. More details
    Listed by Framework Marketing Inc.
  • 901 919 STATION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2821026

    901 919 STATION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 4L9
    Main Photo: 901 919 STATION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2821026
    $959,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2821026
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    915 sq. ft.
    Check out this ultra-chic top-floor loft space at The Left Bank! It's where Strathcona meets Mount Pleasant, right by the stunning inner harbor. You'll be just a quick 5-minute stroll away from Olympic Village and the iconic seawall. This place is absolutely impressive with its soaring ceilings and industrial concrete floors. Massive floor-to-ceiling windows grant you breathtaking views of the North Shore Mountains,the bustling city and vibrant harbor.The layout is next level, with bedrooms strategically placed on opposite ends of the loft, a spacious in-suite pantry for all your goodies and a dedicated laundry area. Seriously spacious, folks! St. Paul's Hospital is set to dazzle in 2026 and things are about to get even hotter with the revamp of N. False Creek Lands. 2 side x side parking. Unit is located at the front of the building facing City and Mountains. St. Paul's Hospital construction is behind the building, so you can't hear constrution noise. More details
    Listed by Sunstar Realty Ltd.
  • 708 384 E 1ST Avenue in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale in "Canvas" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2850550

    708 384 E 1ST Avenue Strathcona Vancouver V5T 0G5
    OPEN HOUSE: Feb 25, 2024
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM PST
    Open House on Sunday, February 25, 2024 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 708 384 E 1ST Avenue in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale in "Canvas" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2850550
    $867,320
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2850550
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    627 sq. ft.
    Discover true urban living at Canvas! This exquisite north facing 1 bed + den,1 bath penthouse boasts a 300 Sqft, private ROOFTOP PATIO (with gas BBQ hookup) showing panoramic views of DT & the North Shore Mountains, providing a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle. This unit exudes elegance with a euro kitchen w/ gas range stove, high quality flooring, heated bathroom floor, and an additional balcony off the living room. Includes a full sized parking stall, storage locker & bike rack, you've really got all you need! Thoughtful amenities include an common room, gym, large workshop and you are steps away from a dog park, Red Truck Brewing, Emily Carr, upcoming UBC Skytrain station, all while being just blocks from Olympic Village & Seawall OPEN HOUSE WED Feb 21 5-7pm & Sun 25 2-4pm More details
    Listed by Keller Williams Elite Realty
  • 905 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "188 Keefer" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2841994

    905 188 KEEFER Street Downtown VE Vancouver V6A 0E3
    Main Photo: 905 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "188 Keefer" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2841994
    $848,888
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2841994
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    807 sq. ft.
    Ready to live or invest in the heart of Vancouver's historic Chinatown at Westbank's 188 KEEFER. Thoughtfully designed by architect W.T. Leung, steps away from the new Saint Paul's Hospital project, Skytrain, T&T, cinema, shops & dining. Walk Score 97. This 2 bed+2 bath unit offers open living, big windows with North Shore mountain views, and DT panoramas. Natural light, cross ventilation, and a functional layout with a north-facing balcony. Modern kitchen, granite countertops, GE appliances, in-suite Blomberg laundry and wooden flooring. 2,500 SF amenities include gym, BBQ terrace, fireplace, lounge, garden, play area & common room. 1 Underground Parking, 1 Locker storage, and 1 bike locker included. School catchment: šx?w?q?????t Crosstown Elementary, Britannia Secondary, Laura Secord Elementary and Vancouver Technical Secondary. Pet & Rent friendly. OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 10th 2-4pm & Sunday 11th, 12:30-2pm. More details
    Listed by Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
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