With the recent reports surfacing that Vancouver has sold more million dollar condos than any other Canadian city, we've compiled a healthy top ten list of where to buy in Gastown for under $500K. You see, not all real estate in Vancouver is astronomically priced - okay, maybe it is. We're on a mission to find cool, unique listings that don't break the bank in one of downtown Vancouver's most popular neighbourhoods.Read More
Mapping Gastown's Top 10 Listings Under $500K
#606 - 233 Abbott Street
Size: 503 sf
The Skinny: This center ice Gastown studio apartment is located in Abbott Place, a boutique loft building. It may only be 500 square feet but the nine foot ceilings add a little something to the small floor plate. Bonus points for all the exposed brick.
#401 - 233 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Size: 567 sf
The Skinny: Here's another studio suite at Abbott Place that includes tons of exposed brick, a freshly updated bathroom and hardwood floors.
#204 - 141 Water Street
Size: 534 sf
The Skinny: Located in the historic Malkin Building on Water Street, this heritage studio suite has exposed brick, nine foot ceilings, cherrywood floors and a fair sized kitchen.
#208 - 22 East Cordova Street
Size: 484 sf
The Skinny: Here's a 1BR/1BA suite located in the Van Horne Lofts building. While most suites in the 1996 built tower are now weathered and dated, this place recently underwent quite an impressive renovation.
#503 - 28 Powell Street
Size: 785 sf
The Skinny: Over in Powell Lane-One, this open concept 1BR/1BA suite includes concrete floors, ten foot ceilings and a kick ass patio which is hard to come in Gastown.
#615 - 168 Powell Street
Size: 552 sf
The Skinny: In the SMART building, this 1BR/1BA suite includes modern appliances, insuite laundry and plenty of natural light.
#3408 - 128 West Cordova Street
Size: 745 sf
The Skinny: In the Woodwards tower on Cordova Street, this 1BR/1BA is the largest 1BR floorplan available in the building and includes a den that can even double as a second bedroom. A few floors above on the building's rooftop is the infamous W shaped hot tub, billiards room and fitness centre.
#203 - 53 West Hastings Street
Size: 735 sf
The Skinny: Located in the Paris Block building, this open concept suite is boasting with history and charm with its exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and exposed steal beams. Major bonus points: There's a lovely communal rooftop patio for all those summer BBQ parties.
#510 - 22 East Cordova Street
Size: 581 sf
The Skinny: Another gem located in the Van Horne Lofts building on Cordova Street. This two level loft includes concrete floors, juliet balcony, 16' ceilings and a Bocci-inspired chandelier. Slight negative: The candy apple red kitchen is wildly out of place and may need a repaint.
#1608 - 108 West Cordova Street
Size: 570 sf
The Skinny: Here's a very white Woodwards suite that features an open layout, floor to ceiling windows. Like all Woodwards suites, the kitchen is modern and includes stainless steel appliances.