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.

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

 99 — Walker’s Paradise

gastown-mapYVR 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

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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% 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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For sale
$659,000.00
1906 1010 RICHARDS STREET, Vancouver, British Columbia

1906 1010 Richards Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome to The Gallery by Polygon, located in the heart of Yaletown. SE corner 1 bedroom, flex and covered balcony (50 sq ft, not included in sq ft). Full appliance Step-Saver kitchen, insuite laundry and corridor water views. Common conveniences include multiple secured bike rooms, 14 visitor stalls, very spacious back driveway, the yoga/reading room, fitness gym, jacuzzi, meeting room, very spacious amenity room to host large gatherings and a 2nd level courtyard. This building is worry free and great for all types of buyers. Very attentive strata and excellent live-in building manager. All of this just steps to all that Yaletown and Downtown has to offer plus minutes away from both Expo and Canada Lines. Open House June 24 and 25 from 2-4p

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 535 sqft

For sale
$1,499,000.00
2510 128 W CORDOVA STREET, Vancouver, British Columbia

2510 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

The quintessential Vancouver view! The most sought after corner units (10 plan) at the Woodward's W43. Million dollar VIEWS!!! 270° city, ocean, & mountain views. Watch the helijets take off & land, and the cruise ships dock at Canada Place, while sipping your mojo in your living room or BBQ'n on your massive deck! Newer kitchen counters, custom closets, & washer/dryer. One of Vancouver's most iconic towers, located in the birthplace of downtown Vancouver. Gastown, a national heritage site. The building boasts some of the city's best rooftop amenities, including; Penthouse Gym & Yoga. Lounge, kitchen, pool table & library. Outdoor rooftop BBQ patio & hot tub. You cannot take your eyes off the water and you will not want to leave.

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1165 sqft

For sale
$2,995,000.00
403 499 DRAKE STREET, Vancouver, British Columbia

403 499 Drake Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Sophistication & elegance best describe this private residence at the luxury development, Grace - one of Vancouver's most iconic architectural masterpieces. Pass thru the Euro-inspired courtyard, into a highly-secured, private access elevator (with biometric fingerprint security system) & step directly into your home. Spaciousness, exquisite custom finishings & millwork that you will not find anywhere else. A fantastic entertainer's delight with open plan design that accommodates house-size furniture & offers a generous-sized outdoor terrace off the livingroom. This property boasts 10' ceilings, aircon, 2 parking & great amenities. Looking for a unique, boutique residence in the heart of Yaletown and steps to shopping, restaurants, marina & Seawall, then put this on the TOP of your list!

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1845 sqft

For sale
$2,115,000.00
PH1 141 WATER STREET, Vancouver, British Columbia

Ph1 141 Water Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

As soon as you walk through the iron gates to the private cobblestone courtyard you know you are somewhere quite special & unique. 141 Water St. is a boutique heritage 17 unit building and Penthouse 1 is like no other. Located on the northwest corner of the top floor, this addition to the original building offers 1900 sq/ft of unobstructed views stretching across the city and water towards the north shore mountains. PH1 is a double height Loft style 2 bedrooms with 16'7" ceilings, 3 bathrooms with recent updates throughout that include the custom kitchen & bathrooms. Enjoy the always changing canvas views from the walk out deck. Plenty of storage including a locker & 1 secure Parking stall in the building. Gastown at its finest!

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1907 sqft

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