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- 5200 Merganser Drive
The Westwind neighborhood is nestled in the southeast area of Richmond's Lulu Island, not far from the historic Steveston Village. Primarily single-family homes, Westwind is a fantastic neighborhood for finding real estate gems and luxury homes that are more affordable than more northern neighborhoods. There are a few multi-family housing options, but these are limited, making Westwind an ideal location for families and individuals in search of modest and affordable single-family homes. South of the Westwind neighborhood, there are some beautiful historical treasures, including the Brittania Shipyards on Westwater Drive, where buildings can be found dating back to 1885.
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Westwind residents bring in an average income of $114,000 a year, and the unemployment rate of Westwind residents is about 7.3%. The city of Richmond features a thriving workforce, with more than a hundred-thousand jobs being supported throughout the city. The industry employing the largest number of workers in Richmond is the sales and service industry. Other popular industries in the city include business, finance and administration, healthcare, trades and transport, management, education and healthcare. While the workforce participation rate of individuals aged 15 and over in Richmond is 57%, it is 86.3% in the Westwind neighborhood.
Westwind residents are just minutes away from the Broadmoor and Richlea Shopping Centres, where they can find grocery stores, apparel and fashion, antiques, and professional services including financial institutions, salons and more. One of the best benefits of living in Westwind is being so near the Steveston Village, which is another fantastic place to shop. A huge variety of specialty shops exist in the village, and on the first and third Sundays of the month, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market is a wonderful place to visit. Here, residents can find art, homemade goodies like jams and sauces, and other fun treats - all typically made by locals.
Navigating the Westwind neighborhood is easy; Number 2 Road and Railway Avenue are the major north to south streets, while Steveston Highway and Moncton Street border the neighborhood and run east to west. Steveston Highway provides access to Highway 99, which is a major route in and out of the city of Richmond, while Number 2 Road provides access to Sea Island and the Vancouver International Airport. There are many bus stops throughout Richmond, where residents can catch TransLink buses which have regular routes around the city. The SkyTrain also provides rapid transit to nearby cities.
Children living in Westwind attend Westwind Elementary School, located right in the neighborhood on Kingfisher Drive. This school serves children in grades Kindergarten through Grade 7, and is within walking distance of many homes. Parents can also choose to send their children to one of the Montessori schools operating within Richmond, as well as the private schools such as Richmond Christian School. Sprott Shaw College and Kwantlen Polytechic Unviersity provide higher-education options, with a huge variety of programs and fields to choose from.
The Arts Connection, just moments away from the Westwind neighborhood, is a fantastic resource for parents and families. This educational programming and arts center provides a huge variety of art services focusing on visual arts, music, dance, literary arts, language and STEM topics. A variety of classes are taught here, giving parents a fantastic resource for children who are gifted or want to learn the arts. The Richmond Cultural Centre is just minutes away from Westwind, and provides not only a fantastic gallery of fine contemporary art, but also a huge collection of historical information and artifacts. Other options for art within Richmond include the Gateway Theatre and the Gateway Academy for the Performing Arts.
Children and adults in Westwind can take advantage of Westwind Neighborhood Park. More than 13 acres of parkland here include several ball fields, a large playground and picnic areas. It's located off of Steveston Highway, and gives families plenty of opportunities to explore. Those who want a little more area can visit the Steveston Community Park, just minutes away. This 30-acre park features a water park and huge playground, as well as a fitness center, many different ball courts, a Martial Arts Centre and more. Nearby in Steveston Village, several annual events draw out folks from all over Richmond, including the annual Steveston Salmon Barbecue, where more than 1200 pounds of salmon filets are barbecued and enjoyed by the community.
Westwind is a fantastic place to find real estate. Featuring modest, affordable homes as well as huge luxury homes, the area is perfect for nearly everyone. From young professionals who commute to other cities for work to families seeking out their permanent residence, Westwind has a wide range of appeal. Being in such close proximity to all of Richmond's finest amenities, it's a convenient place to live and a beautiful place to live as well. Overall, Westwind is a good choice for real estate investment.
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Listing information last updated on July 10th, 2020 at 8:30pm PDT.
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