Gilmore Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Located along the Fraser River in south Richmond, Gilmore is a large neighbourhood in Metro Vancouver. With a small population of 1302 residents and large lots of land, Gilmore is an exclusive community of country country estates.
The median household income for Gilmore sits at $100,957 (2010), well above the medians for both Richmond and BC as a whole. The residents of this community make up a vibrant population of working adults, with a median age of 39.6.
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Richmond experiences a temperate west coast climate, free of extreme temperatures, and the neighbourhood of Gilmore is no exception. During the winter, the city experiences little snowfall and receives 30% less rain than Vancouver.
Richmond’s unemployment rate is lower than the rest of B.C. at just 5.7%. The top three sectors employing the residents of Gilmore are: sales and service, management, and business and finance. With 78% of the community in the labour force, the locals make up an active population of working adults.
Gilmore offers a close shopping experience with several plazas and shopping centres just off of Steveston Hwy and Hwy 99. Here, residents have local access to multiple groceries, big-box stores, and small specialty shops.
For more retail options, Gilmore is less than 5km away from the Richmond city centre. Here, shoppers can experience the thrills of shopping the latest fashions and discovering the area’s most-loved local stores.
Amongst the shopping in the plazas off of Steveston, locals can find a variety of dining options. Coffee shops, quick service dining, and large chain restaurants can all be found throughout this development.
If residents enjoy seeking out the local treasures, the harbour front of Stevetson, just minutes from Gilmore, offers fresh seafood, bakeries, sushi, and more.
While the community of Gilmore has all the comfort of country living, it is conveniently accessible to urban amenities. Just 5km to Richmond’s city centre and within 20km of downtown Vancouver, residents of Gilmore have easy access to the best of what Richmond has to offer.
Gilmore parents have several schools to choose from, ensuring they find the perfect fit for their family. Just outside the community’s perimeter, are 6 public elementary schools: Westwing Elementary, James McKinney Elementary, Maple Lane, William Bridge, Thomas Kidd, and Daniel Woodward Elementary.
Older students may choose to attend post-secondary at the newly merged Steveston-London Secondary school. Originally two separate schools, Charles E. London Secondary and Steveston Secondary merged in 2007 and opened in a state-of-the-art, newly rennovated building. The schools 1220 pupils have access to science super-labs, new computer labs, and large music and art studios.
Many of the heritage sites preserved by the city of Richmond exist in Gilmore: Pioneer Church, Gilmore Potato Pit, Finn Slough, and Shepherd and McNair Barns.
East of Gilmore is Stevetson Village, retaining the quaint village atmosphere and preserving the London Heritage Farm. In addition, here is where Richmond holds the annual Canada Day parade and Steveston Salmon Festival.
This spacious community is home to Richmond Country Club, which offers golf, tennis, athletics, aquatics, and social programming. Golfers will enjoy the challenge of playing on an 18-hole championship course, testing and strengthening their abilities.
Also in the community, Riverside Equestrian Centre is a farm for both boarding horses and riding lessons. Once school’s out, Riverside’s summer camps fill up quickly with children clamouring to gain equestrian skills.
This little slice of country offers many ways for the community to enjoy the outdoors. Several dedicated bicycle trails and unpaved paths run throughout Gilmore and along the perimeter. The most popular route, Dyke Trail, takes cyclists on a scenic tour along the Fraser River.
Woodward Landing park is 6.25 acres of green-space located directly in Gilmore. Maintained for leisure, visitors come to Woodwards Landing Park for picnicking, camping, and events.
Investing in Gilmore Real Estate
The attractive area of Gilmore draws residents wishing to strike a balance between enjoying the comforts of country living and having access to the amenities of urban centres. With a relatively small population for its geographical size, Gilmore offers privacy and exclusivity. Projections indicate an expected growth to 2,233 by 2016 and 4,399 by 2023. As buyers and developers reach for more space within the city limits, Gilmore finds itself an area of high demand.
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