Located along the waters of Burrard Inlet, Gastown is one of the most unique neighbourhoods in the city. It’s quite small measuring less than a square kilometer, yet this dynamic district is packed with restaurants, attractions, a vibrant nightlife, and a culture all its own. Gastown is filled with stylish condos and townhomes, all of which are conveniently located just steps from a diverse selection of trendy eateries and amenities. If you are interested in living in a charming community that is well connected to the rest of Vancouver, look no further than Gastown real estate.
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Gastown Real Estate Market
Gastown is the oldest neighbourhoods in the city of Vancouver. It was founded in 1867 and named after saloon owner Captain “Gassy Jack” Deighton. Following the establishment of Deighton’s saloon, a number of other businesses began to settle along Burrard Inlet until the city of Vancouver was born.
Today, the Gastown real estate market is comprised of a combination of old and new homes. Many of the city’s original buildings from the early 1900s are still standing. These impressive historical masterpieces reflect Victorian and Edwardian architecture. The City’s Gastown Heritage Management Plan has played a part in ensuring the neighbourhood holds on to its unique historic appeal by offering financial and administrative incentives to building owners who conserve the historic properties of their buildings. Many of the communities older buildings have been carefully renovated and revived so that they continue to be every bit as functional and beautiful today as they were when they were first built.
Gastown is also home to approximately thirty percent of the affordable social housing in Vancouver. As such, it is a popular place for first-time buyers, artists, and young professionals who are eager to invest in their own slice of the city.
Gastown Condos For Sale & Townhomes
The Gastown real estate market is almost completely composed of condo buildings. Prices begin in the $500,000 range for a one-bedroom condo. Often, these units measure 500 square feet or less. However, with floor-to-ceiling windows, open-concept designs, and clever storage solutions, they not only serve as an ample space to live, they offer their residents a comfortable lifestyle. Because of their small square footage, residents will find that cleaning and maintaining their home doesn’t take much time, leaving them free to explore the city beyond their doorstep and focus on the things that are most important to them.
Architecturally, these condos come in many different styles.Some reflect the tastes of Modern designs. With sleek white surfaces and a grayscale colour palette, their combination of manmade and natural materials appeals to many homebuyers. Others embody a more industrial style with feature walls composed of red bricks, acid-washed concrete floors, and stainless steel embellishments at every opportunity.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are numerous luxury Gastown condos for sale. These can sell for millions. Unfolding over thousands of square feet, these prestigious condos can be every bit as comfortable as a full-sized house. Often located on the upper floors of condo buildings, these suites are often accompanied by stunning views of the Vancouver Harbour and the rest of Gastown nestled below.
Living in Gastown
Gastown has an eclectic vibe that is much loved by those who live there. Cobbled streets are lined by handsome historic buildings that have been transformed into locally owned boutiques, top-notch restaurants, and comfortable condo buildings. The area is highly walkable, and many residents do opt to walk throughout their community under the shade of deciduous trees. At the heart of the community an iconic steam powered clock chimes the time.
Although Gastown is small, it has much to offer its residents. It is bounded by East Hastings to the south, Richards Street to the west, Main Street to the east, and the water to the north. Yet, despite its small stature, this community is a hub of activity.
The area has a vibrant nightlife with numerous bars, clubs, pubs, sports bars, and restaurants lining the streets. Whether you are looking to enjoy a bottle of red with friends or explore Vancouver’s cocktail scene, you will not be disappointed by what Gastown has to offer.
When it comes to food, Gastown has an excellent reputation and includes many of the city’s finest restaurants. Whether you are looking for a farm-to-table, the rich flavours of European cuisine, or the spicy flavours of Mexican food, you will find plenty of restaurants that are up to the challenge. Flavours from all over the world come to congregate in the streets of Gastown.
Gastown enjoys a fantastic location within the city, and residents will find that they are well connected to their surrounded by roadways, buses, ferries, and the skytrain. Gastown is also close to the following Vancouver attractions:
- Canada Place
- Vancouver Convention Centre
- CRAB Park at Portside
- Andy Livingstone Park
- Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- BC Place
- Rogers Arena
- Science World at TELUS World of Science
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Listing information last updated on June 20th, 2018 at 3:57pm CDT.