No one would argue that Vancouver’s real estate landscape has changed over the past few years, and nowhere is this more evident than in the Hastings neighbourhood. Spanning a large chunk of the city, the area starts at Main and Hastings and moves eastward to Nanaimo. The Hastings area includes popular East Side neighbourhoods of Railtown, Hastings Sunrise and slices of Grandview and Strathcona. It also includes parts of the Downtown East Side.
Below is an overview of the highest- and lowest-priced properties – condos, townhouses and detached houses – in this exciting area. Keeping in mind the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s Home Price Index for East Vancouver, it’s interesting to see some of the homes, below, showing far under and over the benchmark East Van prices for condos ($403,800), townhouses ($725,500) and detached houses ($1,456,700). Read on to see for yourself, and click through the links below to see the full listings and photo galleries of each home.
As these properties are sold, the online listings may no longer be available.
Highest: Gore Avenue
One-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium
1,710 square feet
Price per square foot: $760
This giant 1,710-square-foot loft is absolutely an artist’s dream. With access to both Gore Street and the building’s courtyard, this one-bedroom condo has massive 19-foot ceilings, a 75-foot concrete feature wall and a large 27x17-foot workspace. The building has an enormous 7,000-square-foot amenity building housing wood, metal and ceramic shops, a kiln room, music rehearsal space, dark room, exercise room and a large multi-purpose room. Two pets (dogs or cats) are also welcome. This unique unit includes two courtyard parking spots.
Lowest: N Garden Drive
One-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium
643 square feet
Price per square foot: $458
The lowest-priced listing on our round-up is another one-bedroom unit, more modest but charming nonetheless, and listed at under $300K. This large top-floor suite was updated in 2009. The unit features an open-concept kitchen with granite countertops, formal dining room and laminate floors, all within a boutique 18-unit complex on a lovely tree-lined street. The sizable balcony has water views in the winter and mountain views year round. Walking distance to fabulous restaurants, shops, school, transit and only minutes to downtown.
Highest: Adanac Street
Four-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse
1,958 square feet
Price per square foot: $662
This utterly gorgeous one-year old townhouse has high-end features throughout: Jenn Air appliances, including a built-in fridge, custom glass staircase enclosure, quartz counters, stone-walled showers, fireplace and heated bathroom floors. Three-bedrooms are on the top floors and this townhome features three outdoor spaces – a ground-level deck, a south-facing patio off the master bedroom and a spectacular rooftop terrace with sweeping downtown and mountain vistas.
Lowest: Lakewood Drive
Two-bedroom, one-bathroom townhouse
1,080 square feet
Price per square foot: $508
This two-bedroom, three-level townhome also has fantastic city and mountain views. The townhouse features a den that could be converted to a third bedroom, private west-facing patio and gas fireplace. Though the home is ready for cosmetic updates or renovation, the building has just completed a major seismic structural upgrade and been outfitted with all new windows. This home is also conveniently located close to shops, restaurants and transit. Investors beware: rentals are not permitted under the strata bylaws.
Highest: Ferndale Street
Four-bedroom, two-bathroom house
2,018 square feet
Cost per square foot: $793
This beautiful house with mountain views is set on a quiet street in the popular Grandview area. Built in 1952, the home still boasts old-school charm with its original hardwood floors as well as modern updates, including a new roof, hot water tank, double-paned windows and stainless steel appliances. The current owner has lovingly maintained the home for 35-plus years and the south-filled yard is a gardener’s dream with a veggie garden, apple tree, and raspberry bush. A two-bedroom mortgage helper garden-level suite has its own laundry and also has new stainless steel appliances. Located steps from Templeton Park, a school, Commercial Drive and the fast-growing neighborhood of Hastings Sunrise.
Lowest: Triumph Street
One-bedroom, three-bathroom house
1,900 square feet
Cost per square foot: $421
This 1930s house is close to the hot Railtown area, which is developing into an ultra-cool community in its own right. The burgeoning neighbourhood is home to trendy coffee shops and restaurants, and numerous craft breweries. This property is ready for renovation ideas for house hunters looking for a home, or, for investors, the income-producing property can be held and rented, or purchased as part of a small two-lot land assembly. The location is close to shopping, public transit, with easy access to downtown and the rest of the Lower Mainland.