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The ideal neighbourhood for middle-income earners can be characterized by affordability and accessible to major surrounding cities. Hastings has the perfect price point and Downtown Vancouver is accessible by arterial roads and public transit. Hastings is the perfect place to call home for any family.
Schools In The Area
Hastings hosts a number of amazing public schools and a well respected private school, which can be expected from a longstanding family-based neighbourhood such as this. Lord Strathcona Elementary, Admiral Seymour Elementary, Dickens Elementary, Brittania Elementary, Lord Nelson Elementary and Macdonald Elementary are all located in the neighbourhood or just outside the borders. The middle and secondary school that most Hastings residents send their children to is Templeton Secondary. The St. Francis of Assisi is available for residents that would prefer a private or independent school.
Hastings southern boundary is where East Hastings Street is located. East Hastings Street runs along the south of the neighbourhood from Main Street on the western edge to Clark Drive, than it moves south to Venables Street, and finally rests at Nanaimo Street on the eastern edge of the neighbourhood. The Burrard Inlet is an amazing water’s edge that sits on the northern edge of the neighbourhood stretching from Main Street to Nanaimo Street.
History Of The Housing Market
With a mixture of high-rise buildings, rental units and multi-family homes, Hastings offers a wide variety of dwellings that are priced for lower-income singles to middle-income families. A significant number of homes in the area were built before 1946, and the 1970’s and 80’s brought a surge of new development to the Hastings community. This industrial waterfront is becoming one of the desired residential neighbourhoods in the area. The single-family homes in the area include small bungalows, Vancouver Specials and wonderful heritage homes. The artistic edge of the neighbourhood can be found on Railway, Powell and Alexander Street where the loft buildings and work/live studio spaces are located. Renovations of older properties and new housing have started to find a place in Hasting due to the revived interest from a young generation.
The open green spaces and recreational facilities in Hastings are beautiful. Pandora Park is characterized by the stone walls and magnificent trees that surround it. Shaded walking paths, open grass fields, a tennis court and a playground for young kids are some of the wonderful features of Pandora Park. Next to Templeton Secondary is a beautiful open park and community swimming pool that are the main features of Templeton Park. The open fields encompass sidewalks and paths for the residents to either go for a jog or walk their dog. The building that houses the Templeton Pool is eclectically decorated by the hand painted titles of the Hastings residents. The Woodland Park offers large open fields, a playground, a beautiful garden, a field house and a section of the park is dedicated to the First Nation art. A totem garden that is an amazing site to see alongside traditional and contemporary First Nation sculptures is some of what can be experienced at Woodland Park.
Restaurants & Shopping
The retail experience in Hasting is a mix of traditional retail outlets and artistic driven neighbourhood shops. Shops, coffee shops and different ethnic restaurants can be found in block-long strips in this community. Within a short distance from the residential area are drug stores, grocery chains and other national shopping chains that service the residents.
The art studios and live/work spaces that line Powell Street and Clark Drive has created interest in the artistic community of the area. The annual Eastside Culture Crawl brings thousands of visitors to Hasting ever November. During this weekend over 300 artists open their studios to the public. Eastside Culture Crawl has helped to revive the image of the Hasting community.
Just east of the Historic District of Gastown located along Railway and Alexander Street are diverse shopping, eating and drinking establishments. One of the historical areas in Hastings is Japan town where marvelous restaurants, historical buildings and corner markets selling produce can be found. Some Vancouver institutions call Hastings home including Nick’s Spaghetti House, Waldorf Hotels and the Gourmet Warehouse.
Public transportation is not hard to find in Hastings. Bus routes that transport passengers to Downtown are easily accessible and allow for quick transport. Drivers can take Powell Street and Hastings Street that run east to west to get into and out of Downtown. The Second Narrows Bridge takes drivers to North Shore and Cassiar Connection or Highway to the Lower Mainland areas. There is also the Adanac Bikeway or the Lakewood Bikeway for the biking enthusiast.