Railtown – ‘Strathcona’s hat’, and a shining success story in the gentrification efforts Vancouver has undergone in the past decade. It’s a rustic, industrial-chic open canvas, waiting for the daring home buyers with a penchant for urban exploration and non strata buildings to come and leave their mark. With a booming business scene, and office spaces popping up left-right-and-centre, there’s still something for those with a taste for great food (Railtown Café is a local fav, and Railway St. is a popular watering hole for Vancouver’s famous array of food trucks) – and Gastown is never more than a hop, skip, and jump away. Those with a penchant for craft brews should stop by The Alibi Room – a perpetual pusher of local breweries, or for those who prefer their alcohol pressed from grapes, the Vancouver Urban Winery is a great go-to you’re sure to love. This neighbourhood is on the up-and-up, and its smattering of amazing condo opportunities won’t last forever.