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- 10171 Bissett Drive
Located in the southern part of Richmond, the McNair neighborhood is particularly popular amongst families with school-aged children. The typical home in McNair was built in the 70's or 80's, and reflects the building styles and trends of that particular time, with large lots and private yards. Most homes in the neighborhood are located on cul-de-sacs and tree-lined streets add a charming aspect to the area. Individuals searching for the perfect "fixer-upper" home often end up buying in McNair, where prices are affordable and homes can be easily renovated to become the buyer's dream home. This also makes McNair an excellent neighborhood for investors, because an easy and affordable update on a purchased home can provide a significant return on investment, especially since McNair homes don't tend to stay on the market for long.
McNair residents are just steps from the South Arm Community Park, which is one of the largest parks in Richmond and features tennis and basketball courts, walking trails, and playgrounds. As Richmond's population continues to grow at a steady rate (jumping about 9.2% between 2006 and 2011), new developments within McNair provide multi-housing options for those who would rather purchase a townhome or condo. The 2011 population of 190,473 makes Richmond the 4th largest city in British Columbia.
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The median age of Richmond residents in 2001 was 38.5, and it increased to 40.7 in 2006. Of all age groups, the 55-64 age group has grown the most in recent years. Individuals enjoy the amenities Richmond provides, in addition to the various recreational activities and peaceful homes. These traits make it the perfect place to retire.
Individuals living in the McNair neighborhood typically work within the city of Richmond, although some may commute to downtown Vancouver, New Westminster or other nearby cities. The city of Richmond supports about 100,000 jobs, in industries like sales and services, education, health care and social services and manufacturing. High-tech companies flourish in Richmond, including those like Acrohelipro Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services (providing about 450 jobs in Richmond), McKesson Medical Imaging (providing about 651 jobs), and McDonald Detwiler and Associates (providing about 800 jobs). In addition to these industries, agriculture continues to play a big role in the city, with more than 5,000 hectares of farmland in Richmond. The city's unemployment rate is 5.7%, with the workforce participation rate at about 63.1%.
One of the benefits of living in the McNair neighborhood is having the Broadmoor and Richlea Shopping Centers (located on No. 3 Road) within walking distance of many residents and just moments away by car for others. The Broadmoor Shopping Centre offers 16 stores where individuals can find all of the basic necessities and more, from the Broadmoor Bakery and Busy Bee Cleaners to a branch of the BBC Royal Bank, a farmer's market and a medical center. McNair residents who are in the mood for something delicious to eat can choose from restaurants offering sushi, pizza, and comfort food. A Starbucks is also available at Broadmoor Centre.
Richlea Square Shopping Centre also offers a variety of stores, including the Tisol Pet & Nutrition store. It's also just a few minutes' drive to Richmond Centre, located on No. 3 Road. Here, shoppers will find a huge variety of stores, from the most popular clothing, sunglasses and shoe stores to a drug store, a chocolatier, and more. Around Richmond, residents will find a variety of excellent cuisine options. In fact, the area is known for having some of the most authentic and delicious Asian food in North America.
Although the McNair neighborhood is within walking distance of many amenities, the area is still quite car-dependent. Only about 18% of Richmond residents utilize public transportation to get to work, while 70% of residents drive their own vehicles. TransLink offers bus and SkyTrain services in Richmond, including Canada Line, which connects Richmond to downtown Vancouver. Access to Highway 99 (the primary route in and out of Richmond) is available by taking Steveston Highway west past No. 5 Road.
Richmond is served by the School District 38 Richmond, and within the city are 38 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools, 3 Montessori schools and 9 French immersion schools. Children within the McNair neighborhood will attend the Thomas Kidd Elementary School on Shell Road and the Matthew McNair Secondary School on No. 4 Road. This particular school is well known for the excellent extracurricular activities available to students, from sports to various groups. Individuals in McNair in need of higher learning can take advantage of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Sprott Shaw College's satellite location or the British Columbia Institute of Technology's aerospace technology courses.
It's impossible to talk about art in the city of Richmond without mentioning the Richmond Art Gallery. Located at the Richmond Cultural Centre on Minoru Boulevard, the Richmond Art Gallery features exhibitions with Canadian and international artists specializing in contemporary art. On the second floor of the Centre, visitors can check out the rotunda featuring local artists as well as the Richmond Public Library and Richmond Museum. The Rufus Lin Gallery on Cooney Road is a private gallery which showcases contemporary Japanese art. There are a variety of free public art fixtures throughout Richmond as well, and information pamphlets on those can be found at the Richmond Cultural Centre. Performing arts in Richmond is rich as well, with the Minoru Chapel Opera and the infamous Gateway Theatre.
There is no shortage of recreational activities available in Richmond. McNair residents can take advantage of the 22-acre McNair Neighbourhood Park, where families and individuals can play sports on one of the two fields available, check out one of the four baseball diamonds, play tennis, and more. The Richmond Sockeyes, a Junior B hockey team, calls Richmond home, as do the Richmond Budgies (a senior men's baseball club). Festivals are a big deal in this city, from the annual August Richmond Maritime Festival to the Richmond Night Market during the summer.
River Port, located on No. 6 Road near the Ironwood Mall, is a popular destination for families seeking thrills. Here, residents can enjoy the Imax theater, do a little bowling, or splash around the swimming pool and indoor water park. In addition to these activities, Richmond is a wonderful place to enjoy nature and scenery, with numerous parks and gorgeous outdoors spaces.
One of the things attracting investors to the McNair neighborhood is the increase in developers looking for land. These developers are purchasing older homes and destroying them, building newer, lavish homes and multi-family housing options in their places. As developer interest increases, property values increase. Because of this, current investments really have the potential to pay off well.
McNair is a beautiful neighborhood with easy access to all of Richmond's benefits and amenities. A flourishing, fun community that is perfect for children, McNair is wonderful for families. As multi-family housing options pop up all over the neighborhood, the area also suits young professional individuals more interested in securing a condo or townhouse. Overall, the neighborhood has something for everyone and all the benefits individuals are looking for in a new home.
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Listing information last updated on May 24th, 2018 at 10:13am PDT.
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