- Residential Detached
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- 14780 Westminster Highway
- East Richmond
Richmond is a Metro Vancouver city, located centrally on BC’s Pacific Coast. It has an estimated population of 207,500 and sits snug between two arms of the Fraser River.
The median household income is $69,553 (2006 census) and the percentage of homes owned is 77.1%, higher than the regional average of 65.5%. Richmond is an area rich in cultural diversity and with its population sitting at a median age of 42. Its healthy residents have the greatest life expectancy in Canada, reaching an average of 84.9 years, almost four longer than the national average.
A unique island community, Richmond experiences a temperate west coast climate free of extreme temperatures. Being on the west coast, the city gets little snow during most winters and the average rainfall of 1,112.6mm is 30% less than what Vancouver receives. Temperatures rarely fall below zero with the January average much warmer than the rest of the country at 2.5ºC.
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The unemployment rate in Richmond is lower than much of BC at just 5.7%. With 1.2 jobs available per resident worker, the city offers careers in high tech, tourism, transportation, retail, and manufacturing industries. There has been a recent shift from traditional fishing and agriculture jobs as the city emerges as a leader for high tech industries.
Richmond shopping districts create an international experience with small local shops offering goods uniquely Canadian, as well as products imported from across the globe. Three major malls showcase the latest fashions while the Golden Village District hosts unique Asian shipping centres. Centrally located, the Public Market consists of 75 local shops filled with fresh-picked produce, baked goods, and gifts.
The community’s diverse ethnic mix is reflected in Richmond’s dining options. In addition to traditional family restaurants, the city’s menu has a variety of international cuisine. From casual, harbour-side kitchens to award-winning fine dining, Richmond’s food scene has something for every palette and any occasion.
With Vancouver International Airport located on Sea Island in Richmond, it’s no wonder that tourism is a major industry for this community. It is connected to neighbouring mainland cities by tunnels and bridges and is just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. In addition to air, Richmond is accessible by major freeways, a transit line, and two railway lines.
Residing in it’s own school district, Richmond students have access to 39 elementary schools, 12 secondary schools, and 3 alternative schools. Residents wishing to pursue post-secondary may choose to attend Kwantien Polytechnic University or BCIT Aerospace Technology, both having campuses in Richmond. In addition, the city is in close proximity to several major educational institutions including University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
The city’s multi-ethnic community enjoys Richmond’s many cultural offerings including an art centre and multiple galleries, libraries, heritage sites, and the professional Gateway Theatre.
For entertainment, Richmond hosts several festivals year-round, such as Winterfest, the Maritime Festival, Music Fest, and multiple multicultural festivals.
This active community is known throughout the region for its recreational amenities. Such amenities include pools, arenas, golf courses, running tracks, playing fields and lacrosse boxes. For leisure, the city equips playgrounds, picnic areas, and community centres.
As a host community during the Vancouver Olympics, Richmond is home to the Olympic Oval, a venue for countless events and programs.
Richmond offers the community over 1600 acres in park land and trail systems to enjoy for leisure. In addition, the city maintains a system of trails that provide scenic views of historic landmarks and the north Shore Mountains. While focus in recent years has shifted from agriculture to technological industries, Richmond is committed to protecting farmland in an effort to preserve its heritage and the environment.
Richmond is growing and thriving. Experiencing nearly a 19% growth in population since 2006, it remains a desirable residential community.
With all the amenities of a city, the close-knit feel of island life, and its close proximity to downtown Vancouver, Richmond has much to offer its residents. Named “Canada’s Healthiest City” in a study by Canadian living, the community has won several awards for sustainability and innovation.
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Listing information last updated on May 26th, 2018 at 2:56am PDT.
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