Bridgeport Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Bridgeport is the most northern community of Richmond, BC. With a population of 1134 (2013), this large neighbourhood lays on the bank of the North Arm Fraser River and includes Mitchell Island in its district.
Originally settled in 1867, Bridgeport is one of Richmond’s oldest communities which leads to a high percentage of homes owned at 94%. With a median age of 38.4, this neighbourhood has a high population of working adults as nearly 66% are in the labour force, with a median household income of $76,941 (2010).
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Similar to the rest of Richmond, the climate in the area is that of a temperate west coast, free of extreme temperatures. Unlike the rest of Canada, the city sees little snowfall during its winters and the average rainfall of 1,112.6mm. is just 2/3 of what Vancouver receives. Bridgeport’s location along the Fraser River allows the community cool breezes not felt by the city’s centre communities.
Formerly a community revolving around wood product trade along the river, Bridgeport’s main industries evolved as the area developed. With major industrial and commercial expansion, it is no surprise that the leading sectors for this area are sales & service, business & finance, and trades & transport. The city of Richmond’s unemployment rate of 5.7% is much lower than the rest of B.C., the large workforce in Bridgeport reflecting this.
Along Bridgeport Road several commercial areas have been developed, offering vast shopping opportunities. This area is a mecca for retail warehouse stores such as Ikea, Costco, and hardware retailers. Richmond’s popular shopping mall, Lansdowne centre, is just a 5 minute drive away in a neighbouring community while McArthur Glen Designer Outlet is just minutes over the bridge on Sea Island.
For a unique shopping experience, The Golden Village is located nearby. Here, residents can explore the city’s Asian shopping malls or weave in and out of the district’s local shops and hot spots.
For the convenience of its residents, Bridgeport has several cafes, coffee shops, and quick service restaurants located in the neighbourhood. In addition, the community is home to a handful of family restaurants with some offering Asian cuisine.
More dining options are available just blocks away along Golden Village’s Food Street. Here patrons can find international dishes to satisfy their taste-buds: Northern Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Korean, Szechuan, Malaysian, and more.
For easy access to Downtown Vancouver and other areas of the city, Bridgeport Station is a part of the Canada Line train. Bus stops running along the perimeter of the community connect residents to the rest of Richmond and YVR is just moments away, accessible by Bridgeport Road.
Students of the Bridgeport community may attend Robert J. Tait Elementary, or one of the two elementary schools just minutes away in neighbouring communities.
Cambie Secondary school, with roots tracing back to 1928, is 5 minutes from Bridgeport in the community of East Cambie. The school’s modern equipment and facilities are a point of pride for its staff and students.
Several post-secondary options exist in the area. Royal Canadian College is just over the river in Vancouver and the University of British Columbia is only 25 minutes from the neighbourhood.
Arts and Culture
The River Rock Casino and Resort is set along the river in Bridgeport and offers much for the community in way of entertainment. In addition to traditional casino gaming, the resort hosts countless events, visits from world-renowned performers, and is home to two live music venues.
Richmond’s celebrated trail system runs throughout the community for bicyclers and pedestrians alike. The neighbourhood of Bridgeport is just minutes from two year-round community centres: Sea Island and Cambie.
Residents can enjoy leisurely days spent picnicking on Mitchell Island. Also located on the island are several sites for fishing and outdoor activities.
Bridgeport residents can take advantage of beautiful weather, spending time outdoors in one of the community’s three surrounding parks. Tait Park, Talmey Park, & Albert Airey Park have 18.5 acres, 4 sports fields, 3 playgrounds and 4 ball diamonds, collectively.
Investing in Bridgeport Real Estate
One of Richmond’s most historically rich communities, Bridgeport is expecting a rapid growth in population that will set the community as one of the city’s most in-demand neighbourhoods. It is projected that, by 2018, the Bridgeport will be home to more than double the residents as currently recorded.
Located just minutes to the City of Vancouver, accessible by train and bus, and with the area’s recent commercial development, Bridgeport is quickly becoming one of Richmond’s most desirable communities..
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