Brighouse South Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Brighouse South is the neighbouring community to Richmond’s downtown centre in the Metro Vancouver area. As the name suggests, Brighouse South is located just under the community of Brighouse. Just steps away from the city’s centre, the residents of this community can access the amenities of the metropolitan area.
Falling between Granville Ave in the North and Blundell Road in the South, this community sits to the East of Garden City Road, and to the West of Gilbert Road. Home to a number of condos and townhouses, Brighouse South appeals to young professionals and post-secondary students wanting to be in the heart of a city. This community accounts for some of the 58,865 residents living in Richmond Centre in an area where 71% of homes are owned. For the district in which Brighouse South resides, the median household income is $43,730 (2010).
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As part of Richmond, the community rarely experiences extreme temperatures and receives 30% less rainfall than Vancouver. Unlike most of Canada, the temperate west coast climate brings little snowfall making for mild winters.
Compared to much of BC, Richmond’s unemployment rate is much lower at just 5.7%. The city’s most popular industries - sales and service, business and finance, trades and transportation, and technology - have made available 1.2 jobs per resident worker. The central location of Brighouse South enables its residents to hold employment in Richmond, Vancouver, and other communities of the metro area.
Richmond Centre, on the Brighouse South north perimeter, is home to 250 shops and services. From apparel and footwear, to books, gifts, and everything in between, Richmond Centre is an exciting shopping experience for everyone.
When shopping for the necessities, Blundell Centre on the south perimeter has a grocery store, pharmacy, specialty stores and services right in the comfort of the neighbourhood.
Neighbourhoods in Richmond’s City Centre are home to some of the areas best and most diverse dining options. Brighouse South is certainly no exception with restaurants in the area serving Japanese, BBQ, Vietnamese, pizza, Chinese, Filipino, and countless other cuisines.
Surrounding the community are several coffee shops and cafes which are popular meeting spots for the areas students and professionals.
Bus stops running along perimeter and through the community allow for easy connection between Richmond’s other neighbourhoods. Just north in Brighouse, two SkyTrain stations enable residents to take the train to Vancouver.
Directly in the community, Brighouse South students can choose to attend General Currie Elementary School and Richmond Secondary School. Just outside in neighbouring districts are 4 more elementary schools and one Catholic school.
University of British Columbia is just a 25 minute drive away or, alternatively, is accessible by SkyTrain from one of the Brighouse stations. For students wishing to enter the tech industry, the BC Institute of Technology sits just across the river on Sea Island.
Along the North road of Brighouse South sits Minoru Park, a Richmond historic site and the current centre of culture for the city. Visitors can view exhibits showcasing contemporary art from Canadian and international artists in the city’s art gallery. A visit to Richmond’s Art Centre might find one catching a performance of world-class opera. Also located in Minoru Park, the Richmond Library and museum are invaluable resources for students and members of the community.
This active community enjoys the maintained grounds of Brighouse Park. Sports orientated, this park sits on 7.8 acres, has 2 sports field, a ball diamond, across box, and spectator bleachers.
On the opposite side of Granville Ave, Minoru Park offers countless opportunities for recreations and leisure. The park includes: bowling greens, a cricket pitch, clement track, tennis courts, turf fields, ball diamonds, a basketball court, and playgrounds. In the summer months, visitors take advantage of the water play offered at the park’s aquatic centre. There is no shortage of activity for residents of this area.
With close to 6km of park pathways in the area, residents of Brighouse South take advantage of the natural green space in their community. Minoru lakes and pathways invite visitors on a quiet retreat free of the noise and bustle of the city centre. Pierrefonds Garden blooms breathtaking displays of annuals and perennials encouraging passersby to stop and smell the flowers.
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As the residential area of Richmond’s City Centre, Brighouse South sees a steady population and is high demand. The city is thriving and has experienced a 19% growth in population since 2006.
With all the amenities of a city, the appeal of island life, and its close proximity to downtown Vancouver, Brighouse South has much to offer its residents.
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