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- 5151 Chetwynd Avenue
Between Blundell Road, Williams Road, Railway Road and No. 2 Road in beautiful Richmond is the neighbourhood of Lackner. Located in west-central Richmond, Lackner is a friendly neighbourhood that caters to families, young professionals and retirees. In addition to single-family homes (both newer and older properties), Lackner provides a great selection of townhouses. Families love living in close proximity to local elementary schools, parks, shopping and dining options as well as recreational facilities. The Quilchena Golf and Country club is just 6 minutes away by car, and shopping and dining are available right in the neighbourhood.
Richmond is growing at a steady pace; the population in 2011 was 190,473, making Richmond the 4th largest city in British Columbia. Safer neighbourhoods and a variety of amenities make Richmond the perfect area for families and a growing number of retirees. The median age of the city is 40.7, with the 55 to 64 age group seeing the most growth between 2006 and 2011. About 75% of Richmond residents own their homes
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While the city of Richmond supports about 100,000 jobs, a large percentage of residents (44.8%) commute to work in other cities. About 27.4% of Richmond residents work in Vancouver with over 6% working in Burnaby. The largest industry in Richmond is the sales and services industry, with about 29% of Richmond residents working in the city employed in this type of job. Business, finance and administration is the second largest, followed closely by manufacturing, management and trades and transport. The unemployment rate is just 5.7% in Richmond, about average when compared to that of British Columbia as a whole.
Although many residents love having Richmond Center and Lansdowne Center just minutes away, often times it's convenient to simply shop within the neighbourhood. Near the southeast corner of the neighbourhood is Blundell Centre, where residents have access to a grocery store, fast food restaurants, drug stores and banking options in addition to professional services, novelty shops and a pet store. When it comes to dining, there is no shortage of options. Lackner residents can take Blundell Road east to No. 3 Road and go north to access a huge variety of restaurants, fast food chains, cafes and pubs clustered in and around Richmond and Lansdown Centers. White Spot in Richmond Center is an excellent choice and offers delicious, award-winning burgers like the Hawaiian burger. Locals also enjoy the huge variety of Asian food; Richmond is said to have the best Chinese food outside of China!
The streets in Lackner aren't set up in a grid system the way most other neighbourhoods are; there are plenty of cul-de-sacs and private streets, but it's quite easy to get around. Blundell Road is the easiest way to get around the area, while Steveston Road to the south provides access to Highway 99. TransLink buses provide public transportation around the city of Richmond, and the bus stop is within walking distance to most homes in Lackner. The Canada Line offers rapid transit to Vancouver, and by car, Vancouver is less than half an hour away.
Students in Lackner attend either McKay Elementary or Jessie Wowk Elementary School on Woodwards Road, and the excellent Steveston-London Secondary School or Hugh Boyd Secondary. Those who wish to send their children to private school can take advantage of the Richmond Christian School which is also on Woodwards Road. These schools sit in front of a huge playground, baseball and soccer fields, so families can enjoy plenty of outdoor play and exercise. The schools are within walking distance of many Lackner homes.
Lackner families and individuals have a world of culture and art within reach. The Richmond Cultural Centre is an excellent resource to the community, and offers up a vibrant display of Richmond history, including vintage photographs. The second floor features a stunning contemporary art gallery with the works of local and nationally known artists. Adjacent to the Cultural Centre, the Minoru Chapel provides the opportunity to experience spellbinding opera performances including the talent of the Vancouver Cantonese Opera and the City Opera Vancouver.
The Gateway Theatre, a historical cornerstone of Richmond, offers up a huge variety of entertainment, from musicals and comedies to dramas and more. It's definitely a must to see the various public art pieces throughout Richmond at least once; there are more than 65 installments created by over 80 artists. Individuals can obtain maps with the art pieces marked from the Richmond Cultural Centre.
Richmond is a town that loves festivals, giving residents plenty of options to gather and have fun throughout the year. Canada Day brings the Steveston Salmon Festival to town, where locals enjoy a parade, a barbecued salmon sale and live performances. The Richmond Maritime Festival held at the Britannia Shipyard, National Historic Site takes place every August. At this festival, locals celebrate the area's maritime heritage.
Sports lovers will enjoy the fact that the Richmond Sockeyes, a junior B hockey team, and the Richmond Budgies baseball club call Richmond home. The Richmond Oval is an excellent location to visit when searching for thrills, as it was built for the 2010 Winter Olympics and now serves as a multi-purpose sporting and recreational facility. The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse is also a fantastic option, as it offers up rowing and dragon boating activities and practices.
Families love Lackner for the options; homes 35 to 50 years old make amazing and charming homes when renovated, although many are removed to make way for more luxurious and modern homes. Lots in the area are around 7,000 square feet, a benefit not available in most Richmond neighbourhoods. The homes in the area often have excellent "bonuses," such as marble flooring or quartz countertops and the luxury homes are often quite large, featuring significantly larger square footage.
This is one of the neighbourhoods where it's still possible to find affordable homes that are absolutely breathtaking, and it's a fantastic time to invest as the population and interest in Richmond grows. The continuation of this is sure to lead to higher property values and great returns on investments.
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Listing information last updated on May 24th, 2018 at 10:13am PDT.
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