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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:
    2,354 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 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
  • 521 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2903277

    521 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2B7
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 20, 2024
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Saturday, July 20, 2024 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 21, 2024
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 21, 2024 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 521 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2903277
    $1,699,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2903277
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,547 sq. ft.
    Unique opportunity to own a charming character style home rebuilt in 2019. Located on Union Street in the charming Strathcona neighbourhood, offering excellent transit access & close proximity to downtown.Crafted to the highest standards of construction & design, the residence spans three levels, boasting numerous features including a well-appointed kitchen with ample cabinetry, cozy adjoining eating area, and skylight staircase leading to three bedrooms on the upper level. Below is a fully legal suite with its own entry & address. Ample storage space & 1 car garage. Conveniently located near new St.Paul's Hospital & the city's top cafes & restaurants, this fabulous home offers an unmissable opportunity to live in a dynamic and welcoming neighbourhood.OPEN HOUSES: SAT-SUN, July 20/21, 2-4pm More details
    Listed by Rennie & Associates Realty Ltd.
  • 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
    $1,498,000
    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. level lot. It's Ok to build duplex or multiplex . Pls check with the City. Good for end users or investors. Reasonable seller. More details
    Listed by Sutton Centre Realty
  • 1214 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2905360

    1214 E GEORGIA Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2B1
    Main Photo: 1214 E GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2905360
    $1,399,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2905360
    Bedrooms:
    8
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,200 sq. ft.
    Get in early on, rapidly changing Kiwassa. Yes, this four-story house house has size behind it. At 3000 sqft, this home has plans at the ready. Presently, there are building plans for an up/down DUPLEX. The permits lapsed in 2023 but can be easily revived for a quick build time. Both units have 3 bedrooms each. The main floor boasts 9'6" foot ceilings, working pocket doors separating the dining and living rooms, and fir floors throughout the home. Below are 7'10 ceilings. The lot is extra deep: 25 x 130.6. Showings by appointment. Lots of development is happening in the area, including the new Assembly development & Tesla building, which is going up just blocks away. Centrally located steps to Admiral Seymour Elemen., Union St Bike path, the parks of Strathcona, The Drive and Rail Town. More details
    Listed by Oakwyn 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.
  • 324 1128 GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale in "ASSEMBLY STRATHCONA" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2900199

    324 1128 GEORGIA Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 1Z3
    Main Photo: 324 1128 GEORGIA Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale in "ASSEMBLY STRATHCONA" (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2900199
    $1,269,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2900199
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    950 sq. ft.
    Only 10% down needed! 50% ownership stake in this fantastic new home with 100% rights to occupy the property and make it your own for $634,950. Live in a brand new 2 bed townhouse with a gorgeous rooftop patio but don't have the full downpayment, this opportunity is for you! Through co-ownership you can get the home you dream of with just 10% down and no CMHC fees. Your co-investor will put down the additional 10% allowing you to get into the market, build equity and have the housing and security you desire with half the down payment. Ideal for a professional couple or family who want a quality townhouse but haven't been able to save enough to afford one on their own. Reach out today to learn more about Assembly Strathcona and how co-ownership can help you achieve your housing dreams. More details
    Listed by Heller Murch Realty
  • 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
    Main Photo: 735 PRIOR Street in Vancouver: Strathcona House for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2882897
    $1,200,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2882897
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,070 sq. ft.
    Step into this impeccably newly built detached house , conveniently situated in a serene neighborhood just moments away from downtown. The main level boasts heated floors , functional 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.
  • PH6 188 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Downtown VE Condo for sale in "188 Keefer" (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2902160

    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®# R2902160
    $1,199,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2902160
    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.
  • 723 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2903393

    723 UNION Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 2C3
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 20, 2024
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Saturday, July 20, 2024 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 21, 2024
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 21, 2024 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 723 UNION Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Townhouse for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2903393
    $1,075,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2903393
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    958 sq. ft.
    Situated in the lively Strathcona neighbourhood, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Townhouse spans 958sqft featuring a contemporary open floor plan. Unwind on your private ground-floor patio or take in the stunning views of the north shore mountains from the third level sleeping porch. Enjoy the comfort of air conditioning throughout, built-in sonos sound system, and advantage of a large crawl space beneath the home for ample storage. Positioned along the Adanac Greenway, enjoy a quick 5-minute bike ride to the seawall, connecting you to False Creek, Kitsilano Beach, and English Bay. Union street offers an incredible neighbourhood feel with trendy shops, breweries, cafes and parks all within walking distance. Open Houses: Sat-Sun, July 20/21, 2-4pm. More details
    Listed by Rennie & Associates Realty Ltd.
  • 605 239 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East) : MLS®# R2886345

    605 239 KEEFER Street Strathcona Vancouver V6A 1X6
    Main Photo: 605 239 KEEFER Street in Vancouver: Strathcona Condo for sale (Vancouver East)  : MLS®# R2886345
    $998,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2886345
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    880 sq. ft.
    Awesome 2 bed-2 bath at SPARROW, this amazing home offers 9' ceilings, full-height windows, & generous walk out patios. The living space features rift-cut white oak floors. The kitchens are a chef's paradise, stunning white oak and white lacquer cabinets, quartz countertops, under-mounted sinks, no-touch faucet, seamless Liebherr fridge, AEG European wall over & induction cooktop and Fisher & Paykel dishwasher. The bathrooms feature wall-mounted vanity and storage, Silestone Calacatta quartz countertops, Italian stone vanity. LED-lighting, rain & hand shower. Beautifully appointed bedroom. I underground parking. This is not an offering for sale. Any such offerings may only be made with a Disclosure Statement E.&O.E. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
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