Historic Gastown

Established in 1867, Gastown is the oldest neighbourhood in Vancouver, but quickly becoming the freshest place to live. The streets are lined with heritage buildings that house funky boutiques, restaurants, and incredible lofts.

On the map.

Gastown is bordered by Railtown, Main Street, Downtown and Yaletown


YVR Airport: 30 minutes by car or 40 minutes by Canada Line
Robson Street Shopping: Under 10 minutes walking
Granville island: 5 minutes drive or 10 minutes Aqua Bus
Kitsilano Beach: 5 minute drive or 30 minute walking

who lives there

In recent decades Gastown was primarily a tourist destination. Now, it is an eclectic community of artists, young professionals and those who work in the area – a well-educated population (46{d6755e5e419bf2216ecf1742d6c44b5ac817f78bbfd00011b29f4e57c442ec7c} of the 79,000 residents hold university degrees) most of whom are in their mid 20s to late 30s. Gastown has developed into a true neighbourhood, where one can walk down the street and stop and chat with those who live and work in the area. New additions such as Nester’s Market in the Woodward’s building ensure one will not have to venture far for essentials, keeping Gastown’s residents local.

things to do

Gastown is home to a plethora of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and lounges. Shops range from the casual Alife on Water St. to the high end Richard Kidd, a building made of two panels of glass situated between two existing buildings. Restaurants such as Boneta, Cobre and Diamond have brought a European-style dining experience to area, and The Revel Room offers live jazz and incredible cocktails. La Casita at first glance may seem like a hole in the wall, but the food is about as authentic Mexican as you can find this far north – and delicious. Salt dedicates its menu to wine, scotch and cheese, meat and antipasto plates, while at Guilt & Co. one can order board games with a cocktail. Upstairs the Chill Winston provides one of the best people watching patios in the city, and during the Vancouver International Jazz Festival some of the best seats. Shine perseveres as the leading nightclub in an area which was once home to many, but Gastown now seems focused on great food, fun lounges (try the Lamplighter or the Irish Heather) and interesting people.

real estate

Once targeted for demolition during the 1960s, Gastown was saved due to the large number of heritage buildings. As the rest of Vancouver developed, however, Gastown was left behind. Now, many of the original properties remain, but have been refurbished to create stunning lofts and suites to complement the savvy residents. Newer buildings, although not saved, have stayed true to the character of the area. The Woodwards building houses some of the most sought-after real estate in Vancouver: a property that signifies the direction the neighbourhood is headed and that caters to the emerging professional population in the area. Most Gastown properties are apartments and condos, and most inhabitants rent. While real estate prices are above average in relation to Metro Vancouver as a whole, they increase steadily on a yearly basis, ensuring Gastown real estate will remain a good investment in the years to come.

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1606 1010 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1606 1010 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome to the Gallery ! Great location in Vancouver's trendy Yaletown. City amenities, dining, entertainment, transit, parks and the Seawall - all within steps of one of Yaletown's most solid buildings. One bedroom with large walk-in closet and den/office/flex room - included in a very efficient floor plan. No wasted space. Large kitchen counter - stainless appliances, south/east facing on quiet side of building with covered balcony. Great amenties - exercise center, hot tub, social/meeting rooms, billiards, lounges and resident manager. Includes 1 parking and 1 storage. Easy to view. Quick close possible. (id:17816)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 530 sqft

Century 21 In Town Realty

For sale Open House
1603 1010 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1603 1010 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Live at "THE GALLERY" in a well appointed N.E facing unit with dramatic City vistas. This immaculately maintained one bedroom and den offers the perfect downtown retreat. Bamboo flooring, granite counters, gas range, s/s appliances, ensuite laundry. nestled amidst a hub of great Yaletown amenities with a 100 walk score! No vehicle required - literally steps away from restaurants , coffee shops, shopping, transit, etc. Easily one of the best maintained and worry free buildings in the City with gym, hot tub, billiard room, meeting room and a spacious 2nd level reading/gathering room with garden, courtyard. Live-in or rent out as an executive furnished rental. Excellent revenue potential. OPEN HOUSE Saturday June 23rd - 2-4 pm. (id:17816)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 463 sqft

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty

For sale Open House
1805 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1805 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST PRICE AT WOODWARDS! Be bold or move to Suburbia â WOODWARDS! Gastown's landmark property is waiting for you to call it home. A masterpiece in design â from architecture to planning, this unique building is one-of-a-kind. Completely functional and rectangular layout flows well and features bathroom with separate tub and shower. EAST facing home w/WATER and CITY VIEWS. Featuring funky engineered wood flrs, polished concrete ceilings, S/S appliances, stone countertops, designer doors & tiles. Amenities are unsurpassed: Club W is an indoor/outdoor lounging oasis-library, media rm, hot tub, garden, gym, lounge space & so much more! Use of one parking included! Strata incl steam heat & internet. Open House: Sunday, June 24 1-3pm (id:17816)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 647 sqft

Rennie & Associates Realty

For sale Open House
4003 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

4003 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Magnificent Views. This corner Sub-Penthouse unit with fantastic 270-degree views of the North Shore Mountains, Burrard Inlet and Downtown Waterfront. Designed by award winning McFarlane Green Architecture + Design Inc, this bright and spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1 balcony unit offers the perfect space for luxurious living. Engineered wood floors, polished concrete ceilings, air conditioning, S/S appliances, stone countertop and 2 secured parking spots. Amenities include a spectacular 4,600 square ft "Club-W" (42nd and 43rd floors) with gym and unobstructed views, bike locker & 24 hour concierge service. Historic Gastown, Chinatown, Cineplex & Roger Arena are just nearby. open house on Sun, May 27, 1pm-3pm (id:17816)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1019 sqft

Nu Stream Realty Inc.

For sale Open House
3908 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

3908 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Excellent investment!! Gastowns hottest building is offering the latest contemporary suite with huge panoramic views over the city. With great functional floor plan offering lots of space and natural light, all modern by design with high end appliances and host a secondary bedroom, office or large storage/pantry. Loads of amazing amenities include an incredible gym. This location boast the best in restaurants and fantastic shopping leading through the streets to the trendy bars and hot spots. 1 underground sec. parking included. Come see this gem of a suite. Open house Sat & Sun June 23rd & 24th 2-4pm. (id:17816)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 745 sqft

Dexter Associates Realty

For sale
3108 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

3108 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Magnificent unobstructed views at this 2 bedroom, 1 bath upper-unit in the highly sought after Woodwards Building! The Juliette balcony and south facing floor to ceiling windows allow for breathtaking views and loads of natural light. The foyer opens up into a large modern kitchen, breakfast bar, gas stove and stainless steel appliances. An array of 2018 upgrades includes Oyster Teak flooring, modern kitchen sink and faucet, over-sized Quartz Island, new paint and baseboards throughout. Club W on the 42nd and 43rd floor boast high end amenities including an Exercise Centre, outdoor Hot Tub, Rooftop Patio w/BBQ's, Media Center and Climbing Wall. 1 Parking Spot and Bike Storage locker. Open House 2-4pm April 7 2018. (id:17816)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 743 sqft

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty

For sale
702 1010 RICHARDS STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

702 1010 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Best Location (id:17816)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 567 sqft

Royal Pacific Rlty. (Kingsway)

For sale
503 499 DRAKE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

503 499 Drake Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

The Grace! Ultimate Luxury architecture. European Elegance & Sophistication. This Elite Residence is a masterpiece. Custom luxury finishings all through with special attention to detail & quality. Heated tile floors, chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances, gas fireplace, patio with gas line. Phase two of complex offers access to indoor pool, hot tub, concierge + lush gardens. Air conditioning, 10 ft ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, custom folding doors to terrace, walk-in closet in master bedroom, state of the art technology. Gated entrance through exquisite garden setting to direct access elevator with biometric fingerprint security system. Near waterfront. A must see so book your private showing today! (id:17816)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1892 sqft

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty

For sale
2707 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2707 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Located in historic Gastown. South West facing with Downtown and False Creek View. Spacious layout, 9' polished concrete ceiling, floor to ceiling windows, laminate floors, custom Eggersman kitchen w/soft close cabinets, Stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, glass tile backsplash & quartz countertop. Bathroom with separate glass shower & soaker tub. Rooftop Club W features 4,600 SF space with outdoor kitchen BBQ, wrap around patio, hot tub, fully equipped fitness gym, social lounge & 360 degree water & harbor views. Maintenance fee includes heat, gas & Shaw Internet. Grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants attached to the ground level of the building. Walking distance to Waterfront or Stadium -Chinatown Station. Open House on Jun 9 (Sat) & 10 (Sun) between 2 - 4 pm. (id:17816)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 654 sqft

Unilife Realty Inc.

For sale
PH601 499 DRAKE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

Ph601 499 Drake Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Penthouse @ The Grace. One of Vancouver's most alluring residences providing an expansive 4,949 sf. with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths + den. Artisan craftsmanship & 7 superb private outdoor areas including a roof deck. A stunning spiral staircase leads to grand rooms with soaring ceilings, limestone & hardwood flooring & extensive millwork. Featuring a chef's kitchen equipped Thermador & Sub Zero appliances, walk-in pantries and more. Numerous mechanical updates and appliances have been recently incorporated. Enjoy your own private spa with infinity lap pool & whirlpool. Highly secure with biometric access & direct in-suite elevator access as well as a private 3 vehicle garage. Value at less than $1,400/ft for a PH at this iconic address. Assessed value $7,384,000. (id:17816)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 4949 sqft

Engel & Volkers Vancouver

For sale
2601 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

2601 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

"WOODWARDS" IN GASTOWN. Vancouver's historic landmark. One of a kind unique building with indoor/outdoor lounging oasis - library, media room, hot tub, garden, gym, lounge space, club house and more. Spacious and bright 2 bdrm facing North with large balcony and UNOBSTRUCTED panoramic mountain, water and park views. Features polished concrete ceilings, stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, designer doors and tiles and engineered hardwood floors . TWO EXTRA WIDE VIP PARKING STALLS ON P1 WITH SEPARATE SECURITY GATE FOR 10 CARS ONLY. Enjoy the TOP floor amenities - hot tub, whirlpool, gym, huge lounge, pool table, huge open patio with BBQ and more. Allow 24 hour notice for viewing. (id:17816)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 885 sqft

RE/MAX Westcoast

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