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- Steveston South
Just east of Steveston Village is a gorgeous little coastal community nestled along the Steveston Harbour that was once filled with primarily commercial establishments. Today, that area is known as Steveston South, a neighbourhood offering up stunning luxury townhomes and condos, as well as a few single-family homes. Steveston South is just below Moncton Street and although most of the neighbourhood is east of Number 2 Road, a newer Steveston South neighbourhood built along London Road is located on the east side of Number 2 Road. The area is absolutely beautiful, with most homes enjoying breathtaking views of the river, and residents within minutes of all the amenities Richmond has to offer. Even with those conveniences nearby, Steveston South (like the rest of Steveston) retains a laid-back, coastal, vintage vibe that makes it feel as if it's totally separate from the rest of the city.
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With a rich history and culture, excellent schools, and plenty of recreational activities, Steveston South is an excellent neighbourhood for families with children. Although the population of Steveston as a whole is approximately 25,345, the largest portion of those residents resides in the Steveston North area. The neighbourhood of Steveston South is, however, growing, which has resulted in the development of numerous condos and townhouses. Families and individuals will also find charming single-family homes that have the potential to be truly stunning with very minor renovations.
The city of Richmond supports about 100,000 jobs in a variety of industries. What was once an area devoted largely to agriculture and fishing has grown into a city ripe with opportunity. The largest industry in Richmond is the sales and services industry, employing nearly 30,000 of the city's almost 200,000 residents. A large portion of residents are employed in the business, finance and administrative industry, and management positions are in abundance as well; this industry employs about 12,000 individuals. Trade and transport as well as technology are all popular industries as well. It isn't uncommon for individuals to live in the Richmond area and work in downtown Vancouver or other nearby cities, as Richmond offers a break from the crowded and stressful city environment but is just half an hour away by vehicle. The unemployment rate in Richmond is 5.7%, and the average income for households is $111,702.
Residents of Steveston South take advantage of Steveston Village when they're ready to shop. Here, whimsical and charming shops and retail spaces can be found all along the streets. Boutiques, gift shops and novelty stores abound, and during the Steveston Farmer's & Artisan's Market (taking place during the first and third Sundays of the month), visitors can find a huge variety of goods. If residents are in need of more mainstream shops, they can visit Richmond Centre, Richlea Centre and Lansdowne Centre - all of which are just minutes away. These shopping locations offer the most popular retailers for fashion, bath and body products, accessories, and more.
Within Steveston South, there are a few different options for dining. The Fisherman's Boot Cafe is a local favorite, and although it's a bit of a 'hole in the wall,' they offer up tantalizing foods like the very popular Boot Burger. A sushi restaurant is also very nearby.
Moncton Street serves as the border between Steveston South and Steveston North, but it's also an excellent through-road, providing access to Number 1 and Number 2 Roads, both of which allow access to Highway 99 via Steveston Highway. Within the neighbourhood, residents have the option of taking advantage of public transportation; TransLink buses operate throughout the city, and individuals can also take advantage of the SkyTrain station to nearby Vancouver and other locations. For more serious travel, Sea Island to the northwest is home to the Vancouver International Airport.
Tomekichi Homma Elementary is in a central location of Steveston South, serving the children of the neighbourhood. The Robert Alexander McMath Secondary School is located in the Steveston neighbourhood as well, to the north.
Richmond offers up three Montessori schools, for those who want an alternative to public schools, and higher learning facilities include Sprott Shaw College and the Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
The arts are alive and well in Steveston South, where parents can enroll their children in The Arts Connection Art Centre, where children can learn ballet and dance, or take visual arts or voice lessons. The Richmond Cultural Centre, just a few minutes away from the neighbourhood by car, offers an extensive collection of memorabilia, historical artifacts and history of Richmond. The Richmond Art Gallery is located in the same building, offering up ever-changing exhibits of beautiful contemporary art.
Richmond is an outstanding location for outdoor sports and recreation. Large parks are present all over the city, including one in Steveston North featuring a picnic area, playground and plenty of natural areas to explore. The area offers up exciting options for whale watching and eco-tours, as well as miles and miles of trails and dykes to explore and enjoy. The historical areas of Steveston Village in the south are without a doubt worth checking out, from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery to the Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Sites. Several festivals and events take place each year as well, including the Maritime Festival and the Steveston Salmon Festival.
Steveston South offers up the best of both worlds: the sleepy, sun-washed vibe of the attractive coastal town with the amenities and conveniences of a big city. Individuals and families have plenty of housing options, and are in close proximity to excellent dining and shopping options. Combine this with the gorgeous views of the harbor and Fraser River, and it's easy to see why the area is gathering so much interest when it comes to real estate. Investors love the area because homes are affordable and it's easy to spot gems that can be easily renovated and sold quickly while families and retirees enjoy the tight-knit and friendly community. There has never been a better time to invest in Steveston South real estate.
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Listing information last updated on November 19th, 2019 at 1:45pm PST.
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