Brighouse Real Estate & Homes For Sale
The Historic community of Brighouse is located downtown Richmond, BC. Sitting between Garden City and Gilbert Road with the Fraser River to the north and Granville along the south, this large community is home to some of the 58,865 residents of Richmond Centre.
This upbeat area is vibrant with post-secondary students and young professionals with the median age just reaching at 34.9. The developments of condos and high-rises have a high ownership rate of 71%. The median income for City Centre, the district Brighouse resides in is $43,730 (2010) and reflects the student community of this neighbourhood.
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Experiencing a temperate west coast climate, Brighouse in Richmond rarely experiences extreme temperatures. Receiving an average of 30% less rainfall than Vancouver, this community is close in proximity to the city’s downtown but free of its infamous wet weather.
The unemployment rate for the city of Richmond is just 5.7%, lower than much of BC. Brighouse’s central location in the city’s shopping and entertainment districts explains why business & finance, and sales & service are the top sectors for employment in this community. Richmond Hospital, located adjacent to Minoru Park, provides many jobs for the neighbourhood’s residents.
As the downtown core, Brighouse is a major shopping district for Richmond. Home to Lansdowne Centre and Richmond Centre malls, residents of the area enjoy nearly 400 stores right in their community. From home decor and electronics, to toys stores, jewellers, and designer clothing, these two shopping centres offer something for everyone.
In addition to limitless shopping, Richmond Centre and Lansdowne Centre both offer several options for a quick bite. Lining the main streets of Brighouse, residents and visitors can find themselves with countless choices amongst a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, bistros, and bars.
Brighouse community offers a wide range of cuisines to suit every palette: Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Szechuan, vegetarian, BBQ, and more.
The neighbourhood of Brighouse is a highly accessible area with two SkyTrain stations connecting to Vancouver —— Richmond-Brighouse Station and Lansdowne Station —— located on the community’s main street. Bus stops are scattered along main roads in the district, enabling accessibility throughout the city of Richmond.
Several school options exist inside the community: William Cook Elementary, Samuel Brighouse Elementary, Station Stretch Secondary School, and Continuing Education SD Middle and Secondary School.
Across the river on Sea Island, the BC Institute of Technology and design offers students post-secondary programs in the booming tech industry. University of British Columbia is accessible by SkyTrain from one of Brighouse’s two stations, or is just a 25 minute drive.
Minoru Park, a Richmond historical site and a former horse-racing track, is the arts and cultural hub for the entire city. The Richmond Cultural Centre houses the Richmond Library, museum, the city’s art gallery, and Richmond’s art centre. Between the various buildings, the Cultural Centre showcases contemporary art, world-class opera, exhibitions and performances from Canadian and international artists.
Recreation and Sports
While Minoru Park is the city’s cultural hub, it also fuels this active community by providing arenas, an aquatic centre, and an older adult community centre. The park supports recreational activity by maintaining turf fields, ball diamonds, bowling greens, basketball and tennis courts, a cricket pitch, running track, and a playground.
Created as a host venue for the Vancouver Winter Olympics, the Richmond Oval sits inside the Brighouse neighbourhood. Post-Olympics, the building acts as a fitness facility that hosts countless programs and events.
Investing in Brighouse Real Estate
Brighouse offers a diverse choice in housing options and its central location makes it Richmond’s most exciting community. The area is in steady demand, making Brighouse an ideal neighbourhood for both personal residence and rental investments. As high-rise buildings continue to be developed, projections estimate this community will be home to 4,185 residents by 2018, and 5,193 by 2023. With every amenity at your doorstep, many investors have their eye on this historic neighbourhood.
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