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Surprisingly quiet and still quite raw, this transitional area is full of culture and opportunity


Railtown is bursting with potential! Whether you’re looking to dine from the backend of a tasty local food truck, or you simply want to take a peek into the industrial-beautification going on within Vancouver’s emerging final frontier, Railtown provides plenty of development potential and real estate growth for investors, first-time buyers, and business owners alike.

A true artist can take a blank canvas and turn it into a work of art. From the Sistine Chapel, to Mona Lisa herself, these are just two resounding examples of what artistic minds can do with a creative vision.
So too is the somewhat untouched delight of this Vancouver-edge (or edgy) community, just waiting for the right visionary to reclaim it and give it new life.

The cavernous warehouses have already begun the resurrection process, with upcoming shops and living spaces within the Railtown streets showing signs of emerging. And with this quaint district extending from Columbia St. to Heatley Avenue, and from Alexander Street into the rail yards to the north, it offers the perfect blank canvas in which to extend upon.

Make no mistake, this area is already bustling with hipsters and downtown executives alike; forward thinkers who have already taken an interest in this emerging neighbourhood. It is unlikely it will be defined by it’s current dimensions, as it already shows every potential of growing into the next Yaletown -slash- Coal Harbour city neighbourhood.


Today East Van is home to all walks of life, and offers everything from opulent to afforable, modern to remodeled, and spacious to quaint. East Vancouver is bordered to the north by the Burrard Inlet, with the Fraser River to the south, and the city of Burnaby to the east. In addition, the community of East Van is divided by Main Street on the West Side of Vancouver, spanning quite a large area and giving people a variety of real estate buying options on every corner.


Still raw and infant in it’s development, the current empty storefronts will soon house bars, banks, restaurants, tactfully high-end Vancouver condos, and hobby-lobby style shops for local artists across the Lower Mainland to bring their work of creative wonders.

Domain7 currently has opened shop where once Hootsuite perched its nest. The industrial-chic décor they took over boasts of a “secret” rooftop patio, where you will find employees and executives alike sipping their morning coffee or enjoying their afternoon lunch.


Barren of the critical mass that normally fills Vancouver’s downtown City Street, Railtown has little traffic clogging it’s corridors, other than the working crowd in the area, but this delightful urban wonder is still very much an exploration-worthy neighbourhood worth checking out.
Whether you are sniffing out a new area in which to dwell, or seeking out a downtown Vancouver community space for your start-up company, or simply want to explore a fairly untapped yet trendy part of one of the most beautiful city’s in the world – Railtown is it! Come, explore, enjoy.

So whether you call Vancouver home and are looking for a local community fix, or are contemplating buying in Vancouver and wish to wander the districts that make up our fabulous city …ensure Railtown is one of your stops along the way. It’s a genuine gem, and well worth the stop!