Take a drive down Pender Street and introduce yourself to Canada’s largest Chinatown. This eclectic community is rife with culture, colour, authentic cuisine, and goods from the other side of the world. The Chinatown real estate market is mainly comprised of high-rise condos. Surrounded by the desirable Gastown neighborhood and the Downtown Financial and Central Business Districts, residents of Chinatown will find that the rest of the city is steps from their doorstep, ready to be explored.
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Chinatown Real Estate Market
Homes in Chinatown are almost entirely of the condo variety. Prices on the Chinatown real estate market begin around $400,000 for a single-bedroom unit and can easily exceed more than a million dollars for one of the more luxurious suites on the market.
Vancouver's Chinatown is currently undergoing an architectural revival. Old, tired buildings and empty lots are being replaced by new, modern, stylish designs that better meet the needs of today's buyers. Chinatown offers its residents a premier location within the city, and developers are working hard to increase the quantity of available homes within the district. Thanks to a bylaw passed in 2011, developers are now able to building taller condos than before, enabling them to create more suites per building.
Because many of the condo buildings within Chinatown are the results of recent construction, buyers will find that these homes come equipped with contemporary appliances and a modern decor.
Having that said, because of the age of this community, it is also possible to invest in an older home in Chinatown. In fact, there are many buildings that have historic status throughout this Vancouver neighbourhood. If you are interested in living in a community where there is a unique dichotomy between stylish, new construction and historic, old-world charm, Chinatown is a good choice for you.
Chinatown Condos For Sale & Townhomes
Chinatown condos for sale often sell for close to a million dollars. They find themselves located in a fantastic part of the city, making them highly desirable. As such, if you find a Chinatown condo for sale that has piqued your interest, it is important to act quickly in order to avoid disappointment.
Chinatown condos often belong to high-rise buildings. Suites that belong to the upper floors tend to offer exceptional views of the Vancouver skyline twinkling at night. A few special units even boast views of the water.
Inside, Chinatown condos for sale can include finishes like hardwood flooring and granite countertops. Floor-to-ceiling windows and open-concept designs ensure that these spaces feel much larger than they are. Private balconies provide a space of your own where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or contemplate the cool night air in the summer. Living room fireplaces act as an attractive heart of your home that you can gather around with friends on winter nights.
The square footages of condos in Chinatown vary widely. Many of the lots in this neighbourhood are quite narrow, and buyers will find that it is not uncommon to find small condo units in the area. The small size of the units paired with this neighbourhood’s location near the financial and business districts make it a popular choice for working professionals who do not have large families.
Living in Chinatown, Vancouver BC
Chinatown was established over one hundred years ago in the 1890s. Today, the cultural corridor is a dynamic and interesting community within Vancouver. Those who love to eat will not be disappointed. Dim sum restaurants offer some of the finest dumplings on the coast. Chinese bakeries boast excellent egg tarts and sweet buns. Cafés provide customers with oodles of bubble tea flavours to choose from, and traditional apothecaries have a broad selection of Chinese herbs, tinctures, and ingredients.
Within Chinatown itself, you will find the iconic Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the first garden of its kind to be developed in Canada. Chinatown is also home to some of Vancouver’s finest cocktails. Check out the many fine bars in the area for a delicious drink and a fun evening. This neighbourhood is also the site of the annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival.
Within the city of Vancouver, Chinatown enjoys a fantastic, central location. Residents will find themselves near some of the city’s most popular recreation facilities including:
- Andy Livingstone Park
- Science World at TELUS World of Science
- BC Place
- Rogers Arena
Andy Livingstone Park has a comprehensive system of fields and trails well worth exploring. The Science World at TELUS World of Science has long been a favourite place among Vancouver's children. The facility includes many hands-on demonstrations and the largest OMNIMAX dome screen in the world. BC Place is where you can catch the BC Lions in action. Rogers Arena is a popular place to catch a concert or a hockey game.
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Listing information last updated on February 18th, 2019 at 8:15pm CST.