Explore Hastings East
A suburban residential neighbourhood on the edge of Vancouver, Hastings East, (also known as ‘The East Village’ by many), has all the benefits of a smaller community, while keeping the upside of living in Vancouver. One of the smaller real estate districts in East Vancouver, Hastings East is extremely popular with young couples and families for its affordable housing, friendly community and great school system.
Located on the northeastern corner of Vancouver, Hastings East runs along East Hastings from Nanaimo Street to Boundary Road at the border of Vancouver and Burnaby.
An up and coming neighbourhood, many young people are moving to Hastings East for its affordable real estate and close proximity to downtown Vancouver and trendy Gastown. The area is also home to many older residents who have lived in Hastings East for years.
Hastings East is packed full of detached houses, ranging from century old houses to brand new houses, often with laneways. Many offer spectacular views, with new home builders taking advantage of this opportunity. There are also some new condo developments going up in the neighbourhood, including quite a few along Hastings St. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
Hastings East is a great area for both families with children and people that enjoy living an active lifestyle. Both Hastings Park and New Brighton Park are a short distance away on the waterfront and are a great place to go for a run, take your dog for a walk, or just enjoy some family time. Spending the day at Playland or enjoying the annual Fair at the PNE are two other draws to the area. Complete with live music, vendors and attractions, it’s the perfect place for a fun day out.
With Hastings East becoming an increasingly popular area, the neighbourhood has become home to some great restaurants, bars and coffee shops in the last few years. Popular spots include The Red Wagon Cafe, Tacofino Commissary, Le Petit Saigon and Jackalope’s Neighbourhood Dive Bar. The area is also popular with southeast Asian eateries, such as Indian Village Eatery, On Lok Restaurant and Wun Tun House, Curry Zone and Le Pho Restaurant. Vancity Pizza and Dijo’s are great places to grab a quick bite.
Hastings East is one of the best spots in Vancouver for unique and specialty stores, with popular stores including Westcoast Guitars, Best Vancouver Flower Shop, Les Amis Du Fromage and One of a Kind Bridal. Hastings also conveniently offers a Donald’s Market grocery store, as well as various convenience stores 7-Eleven, London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart being located along East Hastings Street, saving residents the need to drive out of the neighbourhood, since many amenities are within walking distance.
A popular area with families for its affordable housing and great school district, the neighbourhood is home to three elementary schools and one independent school for all ages. Franklin Elementary, Hastings Elementary and Tillicum Annex all offer classes for elementary school students, and the West Coast Christian School offers education for grades K-12.
If you need to travel out of the neighbourhood for work, as many residents do, Hastings East has easy access to both Burnaby and Highway 1. Although the Skytrain and Canada Line do not directly serve this neighbourhood, both Waterfront, Renfrew and Rupert Skytrain stations can easily be accessed by car or bus. Bus services also run regularly in the area.