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- 11631 Bird Road
- East Cambie
One of Richmond’s most affordable areas, the community of East Cambie strikes a balance between being both accessible, and well-contained in quiet surroundings. The neighbourhood has an estimated population hovering around 1,000 residents (2013) and a high rate of home ownership at 96%.
Located in Northeast Richmond on the outskirts of the city centre, the community’s schools and accessibility make East Cambie a popular neighbourhood for young families. The median age, at just 39, is younger than that of Richmond while a household median income of $64,594 (2010) sits near the city’s as a whole.
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Residing on Canada’s West Coast, Richmond’s climate is temperate and rarely feels the shock of extreme temperatures. While East Cambie is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, it receives an average of 30% less rainfall.
The top sectors for employment in much of Richmond are sales & service, business & finance, and trades & transport. East Cambie, with 58% of its residents in the labour force, is no exception. Being just east of the city centre and just south of Bridgeport’s large commercial and industrial developments, this community is ideally located for those seeking a short commute.
There’s no need to travel far for the necessities as residents of East Cambie have multiple shopping options. Inside the community, a small shopping centre contains grocery stores, restaurants, and a pharmacy. Just outside the neighbourhood and a five minute drive for most East Cambie residents, big box warehouse stores such as Costco and Ikea add to the community’s shopping opportunities.
Richmond’s city centre and Golden Village shopping district are each under 5km away from the community and packed with retail stores selling fashion, electronics, home products, and more.
Presented with a selection of dining options, East Cambie residents can choose to meet up for coffee, savour slow weekend brunches, gather at the area’s sports bar, or pickup one of several takeout options for a quick meal.
Just 4km away from the neighbourhood, Richmond’s acclaimed Food Street offers a world of dining experience. Although only three blocks long, close to 200 unique restaurants line the streets, showcasing international fares.
One of East Cambie’s best selling features is its accessibility. Bus stops are placed throughout the neighbourhood to connect residents with the rest of Richmond and support student transportation. Running along the north side of the community, Bridgeport Road connects residents to the city’s main streets as well as to Vancouver International Airport. Highway 99 along the west perimeter allows a quick drive to Downtown Vancouver, or can be taken south for a trip to the U.S. border in under an hour.
East Cambie students may attend either Mitchell Elementary or Kathleen McNeely Elementary, centrally located in the community just off of King George Park. Alternatively, 3 additional public elementary schools surround the neighbourhood in close proximity.
H.J. Cambie Secondary School is home of the Crusaders and over 1000 Richmond students. With its roots tracing back to 1928, the school’s modern facilities are a point of pride for staff and students, and have been featured in various television shows.
Just a few short kilometres away from East Cambie, Minoru Park is a Richmond historical site and is the cultural centre for the city. Home to Richmond’s library, Richmond Museum, Richmond Art Centre, and the city’s art gallery, visitors to the centre are exposed to Canadian and international culture.
Recreation is important to the active, young families of East Cambie. At the centre of the neighbourhood, King George Community Park has many amenities for residents to enjoy. With 5 sports fields, 4 ball diamonds, multiple tennis courts, and basketball courts, sports enthusiasts have a place to test their skills and push their limits. For leisure, this large park also maintains a community garden, several playgrounds, a water play area, and picnicking grounds.
East Cambie is rich with green space, home to several parks - both large and small. King George park provides recreational space for the community’s residents on almost 30 acres of green-space with 3km of trail system.
Richmond Nature park sits at the bottom of the neighbourhood, preserving 200 acres of natural habitat. Visitors can enjoy the wonders of the outdoors, encountering plants and animals along 5km of walking trails.
As a community focused on preserving green-space and creating a family-friendly neighbourhood, expansion for the area is limited. This limited availability has the advantage of making East Cambie one of Richmond’s most desirable areas with steady demand.
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Listing information last updated on July 17th, 2018 at 4:12pm PDT.
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