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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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  • 646 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2875120

    646 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2B9
    Main Photo: 646 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2875120
    $1,799,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2875120
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,037 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 5 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
  • 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
  • 333 1128 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale in "ASSEMBLY STRATHCONA" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2877893

    333 1128 E GEORGIA Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 1Z3
    Main Photo: 333 1128 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale in "ASSEMBLY STRATHCONA" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2877893
    $1,589,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2877893
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,340 sq. ft.
    3 BED + DEN + ROOFTOP DECK with STUNNING MOUNTAIN & CITY VIEWS! This home features 1340SF of modern interior space and a 340SF rooftop deck. The main floor features a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, premium Italian integrated appliances and sleek counters, large dining room for dinner parties, an oversized living room with juliette balcony and powder room. Upstairs are 2 large bedrooms with oversized windows, a den and full bathroom. Above is the secluded principal suite which accommodates a king sized bed, walk in closet, double vanity ensuite and private terrace. And the pièce de résistance... massive rooftop deck with sweeping city and mountain views with gas hookup. Appreciate AIR-CONDITIONING, over-height ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, roller blinds, 1 parking & 1 storage! More details
    Listed by Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
  • 339 1120 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale in "Assembly Strathcona" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2872913

    339 1120 E GEORGIA Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 1Z3
    Main Photo: 339 1120 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale in "Assembly Strathcona" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2872913
    $1,589,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2872913
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,338 sq. ft.
    Also for the assignment can you put in the realtor remark that owner can offer up to $125,000 credits More details
    Listed by eXp 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.
    House was burned down, not livable any more. Any one interested in buying the lot, please make an offer. More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway) Ltd.
  • 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
    $1,498,000
    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. Huge basement under main floor. 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, pls check with the City. Good for end users or investors. Reasonable seller. More details
    Listed by Sutton Centre Realty
  • 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.
  • PH6 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "188 Keefer" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2883144

    PH6 188 KEEFER Street Downtown VE Vancouver V6A 0E3
    Main Photo: PH6 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "188 Keefer" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2883144
    $1,288,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2883144
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,271 sq. ft.
    PENTHOUSE 6 at '188 Keefer' by Westbank This impressive 2 story corner unit has unobstructed VIEWS of Burrard Inlet, Northshore Mountains & City all the way to Burnaby & Mt. Baker. 2 bed + den, 2 bath over 1,271 sqft with ample storage, in suite and underground. Feat. include walnut Flooring, Miele & Blomberg integrated appliances, Gas range, Corian countertops & floor to ceiling windows + A/C. Primary Bedroom has staggering views, walk in closet & double vanity. Amenities incl. Gym, Large Patio Lounge Area w/ BBQ and common Kitchen/Coworking space + playground where you can enjoy ample time outside Step out to endless restaurants, cafes & rapid transport. An iconic location & true Downtown gem! BONUS: 2 SIDE BY SIDE PARKING & 2 STORAGE LOCKERS! rentals Min,. 30 days, 2 pets allowed. More details
    Listed by Angell, Hasman & Associates Realty Ltd.
  • PH7 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "188 Keefer" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2880991

    PH7 188 KEEFER Street Downtown VE Vancouver V6A 0E3
    Main Photo: PH7 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "188 Keefer" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2880991
    $1,249,800
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2880991
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,084 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 188 Keefer by renowned developer Westbank Corp. This incredible 2-levels, 2 beds + Den, 2.5 baths Penthouse Unit is situated in the heart of historical Chinatown. Floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed East-facing view to North Shore Mountains, Burrard Inlet, and Vancouver/Burnaby City Skyline. The Interior features white lacquered European Kitchen Cabinets, Miele & Bloomberg Appliances, Custom Glass Backsplash, Corian Countertops , Walnut Hardwood Flooring , Glass staircase, contemporary private home office, Duravit Bathroom Fixtures and Double Ensuite. Enjoy modern building amenities such as fitness room , BBQ terrace, and fireplace , Designer Furnished lounge , garden, and play area. In addition, the Unit comes with 2 EV parking stalls & Storage Locker. Move in Ready. More details
    Listed by 1NE Collective Realty Inc.
  • 735 PRIOR Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2882897

    735 PRIOR Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2G8
    $1,200,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2882897
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,070 sq. ft.
    Step into this impeccably renovated detached house , conveniently situated in a serene neighborhood just moments away from downtown. The main level boasts heated floors , a newly updated kitchen adorned with quartz countertops and an induction cooktop , as well as sizable rear and front balcony . Upstairs , two bright bedrooms adorned with expansive windows welcome abundant natural light throughou t the year. Seize the chance to make this exquisite house yours in a highly sought-after neighborhood. Book your viewing appointment now! More details
    Listed by Royal Pacific Riverside Realty Ltd.
  • 313 1128 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2883902

    313 1128 E GEORGIA Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 1Z3
    Main Photo: 313 1128 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2883902
    $1,085,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2883902
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    768 sq. ft.
    Rare opportunity to secure a presale in the coveted Assembly project! This sold out gem offers a spacious 768 sqft, featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms all on one level with convenient direct entry from the serene courtyard. Enjoy outdoor living with a generous 235 sqft patio for entertaining or relaxation. Don't miss out on this exclusive chance to own a piece of luxury living in a prime location! Integrated appliances, parking and storage and Air Conditioning. Completion is slated for Aug 2024. More details
    Listed by Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
  • 1709 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2861147

    1709 188 KEEFER Street Downtown VE Vancouver V6A 0E3
    Main Photo: 1709 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2861147
    $866,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2861147
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    850 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 188 Keefer by renowned Developer, Westbank. Open concept immaculately kept 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 den with large balcony overlooking the beautiful city and mountains. Southeast facing. Enjoy hardwood flooring, white on white gloss kitchen, Miele appliance package, Bosch W/D, designer artwork on kitchen & bathroom backs plashes. A perfect downtown residence or investment property located close to trendy restaurants, Starbucks, Chinatown, parks & mere minutes to the Downtown core. Short walks to Skytrain, T&T supermarket, cinema, and elementary school. The growth for the area is tremendous with the northeast plans for False Creek. One Parking and one locker. More details
    Listed by LeHomes Realty Premier
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