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
$1,499,000
3210 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

3210 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Stunning corner unit with unobstructed panoramic views of the North Shore Mountains and Downtown Vancouver. Featuring 1,166 sq ft., this 2 bed 2 bath skyloft comes with newly renovated floors and new kitchen and bathroom quartz counters. In the heart of Gastown, the Woodwards building is an iconic landmark with built-in commercial services at the base including Nesters, London Drugs and JJ Bean. A number of World Class dining options are only within a two block radius. Don't miss out on this amazing unit! (id:17816)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1166 sqft

Trg-The Residential Group Rlty

For sale
$898,000
902 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

902 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

This modern style condominium in the heart of Downtown Vancouver is now available on the market for the first time! Built in 2009, this lovely unit has been updated with new countertops, a frameless shower, built-in cabinets and much more. This North-facing unit boasts an open concept floor plan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a balcony. The Woodwards building is Gastown's landmark, located near the skytrain, top-rated restaurants and unique boutique shops that only Vancouver can offer. The amenities include a rooftop deck, an outdoor "W" shaped hot tub, a recreation room, gym, and a lounge space with 360 degree views. OPEN HOUSE Saturday December 9, 2017 between 2-4pm. (id:17816)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 916 sqft

Century 21 Coastal Realty (Surrey) Ltd.

For sale
$1,148,000
1806 128 W CORDOVA STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1806 128 W Cordova Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Stunning 2 BR + den, with 2 full bath in the historic Woodward's building, 1143 SF,in much sought after corner unit features a lge rounded balcony to enjoy the breathtaking and unobstructed mountain and ocean views. This spectacular suite boasts a very functional open concept floor plan, floor to ceiling windows throughout, hardwood floors & over- height polished concrete ceilings. Features: gourmet kitchen with S/S appls, glass backsplash & gas stove. Full size front load W/D(2017) & DW (2017). Rest assured with 24 hour security/concierge,1 permanent parking LCP underneath. Enjoy one of the city's most gorgeous rooftop decks ,4600 sq feet that includes a gym, hot tub, terrace. Pets & Rentals ok. Maintenance incl. heat & internet! Best 2 BR list price in building! Open: Sat Nov 18, 2-4pm (id:17816)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1143 sqft

One Percent Realty Ltd.

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