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Vancouver East, BC

Vancouver's East Side is defined as between Main Street (which glances past the east end of False Creek) and Boundary Road which in the border with neighbouring Burnaby. This part of Vancouver was once strictly working-class, due its proximity to traditional industrial areas. Today, the East Side is home to a culturally diverse community of people who like living close in but don't want to spend the big bucks for West Side homes.

The East Side as built around the terminus of the Canadian Pacific trans-continental railway (today VIA Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer) and the industrial or port lands that arose nearby. The area has a short commute, and being a mature community has all municipal services. Most importantly, there is excellent SkyTrain access into and out of town. The streets are clean, with many trees and gardens, though its proximity to the core means commuter traffic streams through during rush hours.

The northern part of this district includes the communities of Mount Pleasant, Main, Grandview, Renfrew Heights, East Hastings. The southern part of the district includes the neighbourhoods of Victoria, Collingwood, Killarney, Kensington, Fraser, South Vancouver, and Fraserview.

Homes

Homes in the East Side run $648-682,000; with townhouses running 464-506,000, and condos in the $309-324,000 range.

Housing exists in a fair variety, though mostly modest, older homes. Many homes are available for rental, including some heritage homes. There are several pockets of condo development, especially around the SkyTrain stations.

Schools

There are lots of schools in the area (map). Post Secondary opportunities are abundant, with Simon Fraser University, and BC Institute of Technology very close.

Shopping

There are a couple of shopping malls and districts in the community. Most interesting are the shops along Commercial Drive. The closest shopping mall is Champlain, though many residents make the short drive to Burnaby's 500 store Metrotown.

Recreation

The area is close to the Pacific National Exhibition, held every August. It is also accessible to both Burrard Inlet to the north and the Fraser River to the south. There are lots of parks in the area, most notably New Brighton Park beside the Second Narrows Bridge, and John Hendry Park with Trout Lake. Killarney Park to the south has lots of fitness facilities, as does Central Park just inside Burnaby. East Side of Vancouver Neighbourhoods

 

This is a prominently industrial and working-class riding. It is home to North America's largest Chinatown as well as the impoverished Downtown Eastside. 42% of this riding are immigrants and 30% are of Chinese-Canadian descent. A high number, 63%, or residents here are renters compared to only 37% home owners. 24% of residents over age 25 have a university certificate or degree. Manufacturing, tourism, port-related industries, and accommodation and food service industries are vital to employment in this riding. The average family income is over $61,000. The unemployment rate is about 7.7%.[1]

The ethnically diverse area is home to many of the city's artists and activists. In recent years, the area has been negatively affected by an influx of hard drugs and the problems associated with their use.

The riding is the least religious in Canada, with 47.4% of the population not adhering to any religion. [1]

Ethnic groups: 45.5% White, 30.5% Chinese, 5.4% First Nations, 4.9% Southeast Asian, 4.9% Filipino, 2.2% South Asian, 1.7% Latin American, 1.5% Black, 1.1% Japanese
Languages: 46.6% English, 1.8% French, 49.3% Other, 2.3% Multiple languages
Religions: 22.2% Catholic, 11.9% Protestant, 8.6% Buddhist, 1.3% Muslim, 1.1% Christian Orthodox, 4.5% Other Christian, 47.4% No religious affiliation
Average income: $22,144

Local Attractions

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OPEN HOUSE: North Vancouver 409-345 Lonsdale from 12-2pm Sunday Aug 24th Elegantly appointed & spacious Lower Lonsdale condo at The MET. Great floor plan, 757 sq ft 1 bedroom + office space, professionally painted, shows like new!  Included are the stainless steel Whirlpool appliance package, 1 parking, largestorage, gas fireplace, and a partial mountain view. This condo is ideally positioned ... Read More...
Posted by Chase Brettoner on 2014-08-20
  The summer is busy and hot in Vancouver for real estate market. For few weeks we see the sales outnumbers the listings. If investors are only 17, 1% of all buyers, as per CMHC (excluding corporations and foreigners), wonder who is after all these luxury properties in our gorgeous city: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Boom+times+Vancouver+high+real+estate/10009367/story.html Read More...
Posted by Elena Chepil on 2014-08-19

Construction and Expansion

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In my last Blog post, I mentioned a new development that I will be marketing in Strathcona called Strathcona Gardens. Now, I'm here to tell you about the second project that I will be marketing concurrently: Modern Living Fused Seamlessly With Contemporary Design   Come see why everyone’s talking about Cedar Cottage Living! Character architecture with modern interiors, ... Read More...
Posted by Brayden Dyczkowski on 2014-09-19
There are many developments on the rise in Vancouver and it seems new ones are on the horizon every day. For a relatively small deposit and downpayment requirement with a few years to save up or set aside financing concerns until the completion, pre-selling properties seem like a great way to get into the market. Sure there are benefits, but potential risks are there and should be thoroughly considered ... Read More...
Posted by Maike Evers on 2014-09-17

Community Events

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Introducting 3227 Chrome Cres in Coquitlam. Special Preview: Wednesday September 10th 6-7pm Open Houses: Saturday September 13th 2-4pm & Sunday September 14th 2-4pm List Price: $589,900     Read More...
Posted by Maureen Seguin on 2014-09-10
Hi everyone! I am going to be showing the beautiful sub penthouse this Sat and Sun from 2-4PM in Yaletown. Message me for details! 778-875-5132 Read More...
Posted by Stephanie Bowman on 2014-09-04

Family & Kids

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Opportunity Knocks!  CALLING ALL BUILDERS looking for a fantastic lot on one of North Burnaby's BEST QUIET STREETS.  This flat, sunny property is located on the high side of the street & offers lane access. Measuring 55' x 122' and totaling over 6700 sqft there's plenty of room to build a dream residence.  Walking distance to North Burnaby Secondary & Kensington Square Shopping ... Read More...
Posted by Tanya Jakubec on 2014-09-09
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Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-04-21

Parks & Recreation

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who did a high-intensity aquatic workout for six months increased their strength and suffered fewer falls, in a new study that suggests bone- and muscle-building resistance can be achieved with the right kinds of water exercises. "What we did was to test the model for muscle training in the gyms and put it inside the pools," said lead author Linda Moreira, a researcher ... Read More...
Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-04-12

Market Reports and Conditions

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The Bank of Canada once again opted to leave its target for the overnight rate unchanged at 1 per cent. In the statement accompanying today's announcement, the Bank noted that though inflation is close to its 2 per cent target, the recent pick-up in inflation was largely due to temporary factors as the Bank anticipated. In spite of stronger global and domestic economic growth last quarter, the ... Read More...
Posted by Sanjin Cvetkovic on 2014-09-03
The Metro Vancouver housing market experienced steady home sale, listing, and pricing trends for the month of August. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,771 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August 2014. This represents a 10.2 per cent increase compared to the 2,514 sales recorded in August 2013, ... Read More...
Posted by Eniz Aziz on 2014-09-03

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Luv Cravings Gourmet Lifestyle & Celebrations To Sell Their Cakes, Teas, and more at New SE False Creek Location Luv Cravings Gourmet Lifestyle & Celebrations is a bakery and cafe at Cambie Street and West 23rd Avenue in the Cambie Corridor. They have just opened their second location here in Southeast False Creek at 1731 Manitoba Street (between West 1st and West 2nd) at the Wall Centre ... Read More...
Posted by Matt Collinge on 2014-04-10
Normally I'm not one to blog about food, but this is a great opportunity to try a new restaurant, or go visit an old favorite.   Wild Rice on West Pender Street will be closing their doors at the end of the month, and I took this opportunity to have one last meal at one of my favorites.  It was fantastic as usual, and I will be sure to make the trek out to New Westminster to check out their ... Read More...
Posted by Klaus Rode on 2014-01-21

Schools & Universities

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Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-04-21
Photos via Core77 Making use of many tried-and-true tiny-living techniques, architects Marc Baillargeon and Julie Nabucet have crafted a modern and refreshingly uncluttered apartment for a student in Paris. Once a bedroom inside a larger apartment, the 130-square-foot studio (which could be considered huge in this city), like many a micro home, is ... Read More...
Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-04-12

Shopping

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This is a bright south facing one bedroom suite centrally located in Brentwood area of Burnaby. Large living, dining and bedroom, this suite feels much larger than 588 sq ft. Centrally located between the Holdem and Brentwood Skytrain; close to Brentwood Mall and the soon to be Whole Foods. Surrounded by lush green trees, and there is an awesome park just across the street! Priced to sell & the ... Read More...
Posted by Colleen Gray on 2014-08-23
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Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-04-17

Sports & Activities

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Sukhi Kang 604-377-1246 www.sukhikang.com Canucks goalie Luongo is selling his Vancouver condo for $4.2 million. King's Landing Sub Penthouse: Direct southwest water views from the floor to ceiling windows and covered outdoor terraces. High ceilings, wonderful room proportions, air conditioned, customized 2,673 sq ft 2 bedroom plus family room waterfront residence. Hardwood floors, superbly ... Read More...
Posted by Sukhi Kang on 2013-05-07
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Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-04-14
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