About Downtown East
Transition, growth, and change – all words which describe Vancouver’s Downtown East neighbourhood. Sitting at the edge of Vancouver’s infamous Gastown neighbourhood, as well as its Chinatown, the housing market in this neighbourhood is dominated by would-be residents seeking unique spaces, fashionable neighbours, hip new boutiques, heritage conversions, cobblestoned streets, history, and the all the convenience that comes with living steps from the downtown core. The City of Vancouver recently unveiled a 1 billion dollar, 30 year plan to revitalize the area.
Downtown East Listing Reports
Residents of this neighbourhood are within the catchment of Lord Strathcona Elementary School (925/944), which has a French Immersion program. Notably, a new elementary school is slated to be built within the neighbourhood boundaries in International Village. The public secondary school that serves the neighbourhood is Britannia Secondary School (233/289). Private options include: Alexander Academy, Pattison High School, Anchor Point Montessori School, and The Westside School, all in the downtown core.Additionally several private Catholic Schools are accessible in nearby East Vancouver, including: St. Francis Xavier School, Blessed Sacrament School, and St. Patrick Elementary and High School (103/289).
Heritage-loft conversions? Check. Luxury, million dollar condominiums? Check. Trendy studio apartments? Check. Downtown East’s housing options are all about variety and catering to a younger, millennial crowd after an urban, artistic environment and a reasonable price tag for a city apartment. There are also social housing options, keeping the diversity and vibrancy of this neighbourhood in check as it evolves.
Location and Transportation
Remnants of Downtown East’s industrial history are still visible at its northern boundary, with the Burrard Inlet just a stone’s throw over the rail yard. At the east, the neighbourhood ends at Main Street and Quebec and to the south, at Pacific Boulevard. To the west, it stops at Carall Street. Access to urban, seaside parks are available on the North and the South side of this area.This small neighbourhood is walking distance from Waterfront station in downtown Vancouver, which services both skytrain lines. Additionally, The Millennium Line has a station walking distance from the southern edge of Downtown East, providing residents with simple access to the rest of the downtown core and the city. Several of the city’s main bus lines pass through. Its location at the edge of downtown Vancouver makes it a desirable option for anyone looking to commute outside of the city’s urban core.
Gastown is home to some of the city’s unique nightlife offerings with several popular watering holes and restaurants situated in its borders. New restaurants continually pop up catering to resident’s demand for unique offerings. Popular locations include: Bestie, a small currywurst emporium, The Diamond, an eccentric cocktail bar, and the Alibi Room, a craft beer wonderland with an extensive menu.
The character and historical roots of this neighbourhood are unmatched anywhere else in the city. Cobblestone streets alight with twinkling lights, the city’s infamous steam clock as well as a curated selection of vintage shops and curious emporiums construct an atmosphere both inspirational and unique.
An eclectic shopping mall located at the southern edge of the neighbourhood, International Village features the largest cinema in downtown Vancouver, restaurants, a Cat Cafe, as well as several art galleries, clothing stores, and a community hub for board game enthusiasts.
Market Report for Downtown East
This is a Market Report for the Downtown East Neighbourhood. This neighbourhood market report is a custom report which updates automatically with MLS data.
Downtown East Market Reports
Overview - Last 30 days
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