Hastings-Sunrise, situated 4km east of downtown Vancouver, is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. Its residents are mostly working class and people of Chinese descent form a significant part of the ethnically diverse local population.
In the past, house prices in Hastings-Sunrise have been cheaper than other areas around Vancouver. Now that the chase for affordable homes is getting tougher and new housing developments are replacing ageing housing stock, pockets of this neighbourhood are becoming fashionable and also more expensive.
As well as the residential areas there are around 450 industrial and commercial businesses within the district. The shopping and business district is along Hastings, with pockets on Nanaimo and Broadway.
With Hastings Park right in the middle of the neighbourhood, high rollers can head for Hastings Park racetrack, adrenaline junkies can try out the rides at the Playland amusement park, hockey fans can catch the Vancouver Giants in action at their home at Pacific Coliseum and everyone can attend the late summer Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and get their senses bombarded by loud music, fast food, huge crowds and live performances.
Average condo selling price* (Sept. 2010): $294,214
Average house selling price* (Sept. 2010): $772,000
What it's known for?
› Multicultural community with service businesses and Hastings Park Horse Track.
› The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Templeton Secondary is known for the quality of instruction in TV and video production and drama and Notre Dame Regional Secondary is an independent Catholic School.
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Good bus links along Hastings to downtown Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam. Highway 1 is close by making North Vancouver, and Burnaby accessible by car within minutes.
Notable Parks & Attractions
› Hastings Community Park
› New Brighton Park
› Rupert Park
› Thunderbird Park
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Families, single-parent families and professionals.
Hastings-Sunrise is bordered by Burrard Inlet to the north, Boundary Road to the east, East Broadway to the south, and Nanaimo Street to the west.
* Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver