Also known as Hastings–Sunrise, this location is a little less known and defined than our other neighbourhoods. But in the last five years, it has gained prominence among young buyers who wish to get into the market and are willing to move further east if they can still enjoy upscale eateries, coffee shops, sushi, and other cool places they can walk to. The west side of the East Village is known for its popular and plentiful brew pubs.
Spend a little time north of Dundas around Nanaimo and you’ll find quiet, green spaces to look out at the water. That stretch of Hastings Street features some wonderful local businesses like Tacofino, Donald’s Market, Red Wagon, and even fine dining at restaurants like Campanolo Roma. New Brighton Park is a family favourite for its outdoor swimming pool in the summer, and folks from all over BC visit the PNE each year. If its local attractions aren’t enough, a quick drive west down Hastings gets residents downtown, while heading east to Burnaby and Highway 1 allows quick access to North Vancouver and the mountains for outdoor recreation.
There is a good mix of different housing options—detached homes to small condos, and everything in between. While prices have risen lately, the East Village presents a more affordable choice for home ownership in Vancouver, offering lots of local activities and a quick commute for those working downtown or in Burnaby.