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Chinatown / Strathcona

Locals are almost sick of being told that Strathcona is the next big thing—because they’ve already known for years. Strathcona is like Vancouver’s cool aunt, who went to art school and used to hang with Jimmy Hendrix. Though the streets are lined with character heritage houses, this ‘hood is minutes from downtown, meaning it’s home to an eclectic yet vibrant mix of urbanism. In a town where most buildings look like they were built last Thursday, Strathcona is an old soul with a checkered past and an uncertain future, as local housing prices continue to climb at a New York pace. So far, Strathcona has maintained its multicultural and economically diverse sense of community with artist studios and independent businesses vastly outnumbering Starbucks locations.

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