Just west of Hastings-Sunrise, the neighbourhood of Hastings is a bit of a hipster hideout with a mix retailers, restaurants & coffee shops and residents who love being close to downtown.
A heavily diverse community, Hastings has a healthy blend of industrial, commercial, retail and residential properties. The edgy-but-evolving Railtown is quickly becoming the home of tech startups. As one of the main arteries to Downtown, Hastings Street offers some of Vancouver`s most unique history.
There’s several parks in and around the neighbourhood. Within it’s boundaries lies Pandora Park, where residents have access to basketball courts, tennis and pickelball courts, playgrounds and a fenced in off-leash dog park. To top it off, the park has an incredible view of Downtown Vancouver. On the south west corner of Hastings is Woodland Park with it’s large open fields, a small community garden garden, playground and a field house. As a major highlight, Woodland Park shows it’s appreciation of First Nations art by displaying a totem pole just south of the field house.
Elementary schools located in Hastings include Lord Nelson, Admiral Seymour, Sir William Macdonald and Britannia. Templeton Secondary, an excellent secondary school, is located in the south east corner of the community. For those families looking for a private school, the institution of St. Francis of Assisi is your best choice.
We can’t talk about local amenities without mention of the iconic theatre, The Clutch. Located on Venables, The Clutch provides a mix of contemporary dance, music, theatre & visual arts.
Pockets of block-long blend of shops, coffee shops and ethnic eateries give residents a lot to explore and experience. Easy access to major grocery stores, pharmacies and other amenities is easy and accessible within the neighbourhood.
The artistic community has blossomed in Hastings and has led to an abundance of artist’s studios and live/work spaces. Each November the artists in the community open their doors to the public during the Eastside Culture Crawl, a must see for everyone.
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