East Richmond Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Sitting between the two arms of the Fraser River, East Richmond is the largest geographical community in the city of Richmond, accounting for over two-thirds of the city’s acreage. But the population of this neighbourhood is just 830 residents (2013), allowing for spacious lots with privacy and unique building opportunities.
The median household income for this community is $67,139 (2010), significantly above median income for the city of Richmond. With 69% of residents employed and a median age of 44, East Richmond is an vibrant working neighbourhood of adults.
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The community of East Richmond experiences the same temperate climate as the rest of Richmond, though its proximity from the coast has this community more protected from the elements than Richmond’s coastal communities. Receiving very little snow in the winter and temperatures rarely below 0 degrees, this area experiences some of Canada’s more agreeable conditions.
As one of the city’s most rural areas, more East Richmond residents belong in the trades and transport industry than to any other. Following closely, management, and business & finance sectors are the second and third largest employment industries for people in this area. Richmond as a whole has a low unemployment rate of 5.7% and has an impressive 1.2 jobs available per resident worker.
In the neighbouring community of Gilmore, East Richmond residents are close to the necessities. Several plazas and shopping centres sit just off of Steveston Hwy and Hwy 99. Here, residents can choose between multiple grocery and big-box stores, and see what the area’s small specialty shops have to offer. Less than 15 minutes away is the Richmond City Centre where visitors can shop the latest apparel and products.
East Richmond residents can visit one of the four golf and country clubs in the area offering a fine dining experience. For those wishing to explore just outside of their neighbourhood, the adjacent community of East Cambie is host to countless restaurants serving international cuisine.
Residents of this community rely on vehicles and have quick access to Highway 99 and Highway 91. These routes give direct access to Downtown Vancouver, neighbouring Metro Vancouver cities, and the United States Border.
East Richmond’s neighbouring communities give parents many options when choosing the right school for their children. For parents wanting their children to attend a public school, 4 elementary schools sit just minutes away from the neighbourhood’s perimeter. The area is home to a diverse range of private and religious schools: Choice School for Gifted Children, BC Muslim School, Conseil Scolaire Francophone, Richmond Jewish Day School, Az-Zahiraa Islamic Academy, and Cornerstone Christian Academy.
H.J. Cambie Secondary School is the closest high school for East Richmond students. The school boasts modern facilities and is of moderate size with just over 1000 students.
East Richmond is close to several of Richmond’s historic sites: Pioneer Church, Fin Slough, London Heritage Farm, and Steveston Village. Preserved by the city, visitors enjoy learning about Richmond’s heritage and immersing themselves in the culture of their community.
One of Richmond’s most popular attractions, The Riverport Sports and Entertainment Complex, sits south along the Fraser River in East Richmond. This massive family fun centre is the largest in Richmond with countless activities to choose from. In the complex, visitors can enjoy the pools and waterslides, or take advantage of the year-round NHL size skating rinks. Multiple bowling alleys and The Famous Players theatre will keep children entertained for hours. For the avid golfer, East Richmond is home to five of the city’s golfing venues.
In addition to the acres of green space available at East Richmond’s golf courses, Richmond Nature Park lies in the northwest corner of this community. Rich in wildlife, Richmond Nature Park preserves 200 acres of natural habitat, accessible by 5km of walking trails.
Investing in East Richmond Real Estate
As Richmond’s least developed area, East Richmond has the space to allow for large lots and private properties. With so much to offer, this community is anticipating a large growth in population with projections shooting for 1,880 in 2016, 2,675 in 2018, and reaching 4,503 residents by 2023. The demand for East Richmond is only increasing.
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