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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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    It's official...Strathcona Gardens is listed on the MLS!   To celebrate being listed, we have decided to offer a PRESALE INCENTIVE to anyone who purchases a home at Strathcona Gardens. The incentive is in the form of a CASH BACK rebate on your home purchase. Call it a decorating allowance if you like, but the money is yours to do what you want with! The amounts ... Read More...
Posted by Brayden Dyczkowski on 2014-10-01
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-real-estate-breaks-2m-mark-east-of-fraser-street-1.2776611   A house at 846 E 27th Avenue, on a 33 ft. wide lot just east of Fraser Street has sold for the asking price of $2,150,000. And the realtor who listed it says the new buyers traded UP from their last home on the West Side. "It's significant because it shows there is not ... Read More...
Posted by Stephanie Bowman on 2014-09-27

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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Fall got off to a very busy start as home sales activity picked up the pace in September. Home buyers were extremely active with sales well exceeding the 10-year average for September. Property sales in Greater Vancouver increased 17.7 % from September 2013, and 5.4%% over August 2014. Last month’s sales were 16.1% above the 10-year sales average for the month and rank as the third highest ... Read More...
Posted by Morgan DuVernet on 2014-10-16
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 7,636 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September, up 17.5 per cent from September 2013. Total sales dollar volume was $4.4 billion, an increase of 25.8 per cent compared to a year ago. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $574,641, up 7.1 per cent ... Read More...
Posted by Eniz Aziz on 2014-10-15

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Attractive 2 bedroom 2 bath home overlooking Emery Barnes Park in the heart of yaletown.  Located just steps from shopping,markets,nightlife,Canada Line,Parks and Seawall are all within blocks. This efficient plan has recently completed partial updates including kitchen countertops,and laminate flooring. Large master bedroom and seperation between the second bedroom makes this suite ... Read More...
Posted by Tanya Jakubec on 2014-09-23
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

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
  Vancouver Whitecaps' Alain Rochat (left) and Russell Teibert face Real Salt Lake in MLS action at BC Place in Vancouver on Saturday. April 13, 2013. Photograph by: Les Bazso , PNG                         Long after his club had salvaged a 1-1 tie Saturday at BC Place against Real Salt ... Read More...
Posted by David Hutchinson on 2013-04-14
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