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- 8251 Claysmith Road
- Boyd Park
Boyd Park is a small community of Richmond, located on Canada’s East Coast in Metro Vancouver. The neighbourhood has an estimated population of 1310 (2013) and sits just in from the city’s coastline.
Boyd Park holds an impressive home ownership rate, sitting at 92%, much above the regional average of 65.5%. With this district’s median household income of $69,529 (2010), the community’s earnings line up with the median of Richmond as a whole ($69,553). Families are drawn to the area, accounting for 65% of the neighbourhood’s households, with the median age for its residents sitting at 40.7.
The city of Richmond as a whole experiences a temperate west coast climate and the area of Boyd Park is no exception. Free of extreme temperatures, the area rarely experiences the cold winters the rest of the country does, with the average January temperature resting at 2.5ºC. As the Boyd Park community is set in off of the coast, it is more protected from the elements than its neighbouring communities to the west.
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Lower than the rest of B.C., the city of Richmond’s unemployment rate reflects that of Boyd Park at just 5.7%. Located centrally in Richmond and just 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver, it is no surprise that the majority of the community’s residents work in sales & service, management, or business/finance sectors. The sciences, and trades & transport industries employ many residents of this area due to Boyd Park’s close proximity to Vancouver International Airport and Richmond’s high tech boom.
Residents of Boyd Park do not have to travel far for the necessities. Located in the neighbourhood, Seafair Shopping Centre provides the community with a grocery store, pharmacies, and fast dining options.
For a more intensive shopping experience both Aberdeen Centre and Landsdowne Centre, Richmond’s most frequented malls, are just a 15 minute drive for Boyd Park residents.
Conveniently located directly in the neighbourhood is a Starbucks and a few local pizza shops. On the outskirts of Boyd Park are several sushi and takeout options. To explore a larger variety of restaurants, Boyd Park residents need only travel 15 minutes to get to Richmond’s dining capital, Food Street. Here they will find a vast array of international cuisines and acclaimed eateries.
Several bus stops exist along the major roads that make up the perimeter of Boyd Park, ensuring the community is accessible to the rest of the city. Located just 8km away is the Richmond-Brighouse transit station, enabling easy access to central Vancouver.
Parents of Boyd Park community have several schools to choose from to find the right fit for their children. A Catholic elementary school, public elementary school, and French school are set in the neighbourhood, with most of their students graduating to Huge Boyd Secondary School. In close proximity, laying just outside of Boyd Park, 8 additional schools welcome Boyd Park students.
A former horse-racing track and Richmond historical site, Minoru Park is the arts and historical hub for the entire city. Just a few short kilometres outside of Boyd Park, The Richmond Cultural Centre is home to the Richmond Library, museum, the city’s art gallery, and Richmond’s art centre. The Cultural Centre welcomes visitors, showcasing contemporary art, world-class opera, exhibitions and performances from Canadian and international artists.
From which the community was named after, Hugh Boyd Community Park offers residents various amenities. For recreation and leisure, the park contains a community centre, basketball court, playground, picnicking areas, tennis courts, sports fields, ball diamonds, and a golf course. The park is often a venue for events during Richmond Days of Summer.
Just minutes away sits the Richmond Oval. Built as a venue for the Vancouver Olympics, the centre is a hub for fitness and is host to countless year-round programs and events.
Inside this tight-knit community, residents can enjoy two large parks of green-space. Richmond bicycle trails weave through the parks and connect to neighbouring communities.
As one of Richmond’s older communities, mostly developed between 1970-1980, Boyd Park is an established neighbourhood with a steady population. Many older homes in the area have larger than average lot sizes, allowing for expansion or re-building opportunities. The limited development space ensures that Boyd Park remain small and tight-knit, while the desirable location keeps demand for the area high.
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Listing information last updated on July 17th, 2018 at 4:12pm PDT.
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