Hamilton Richmond Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Hamilton, a beautiful neighbourhood located in the eastern part of Richmond, combines a secluded and private feel with all of the amenities Richmond can offer. Hamilton is situated between two arms of the Fraser River, giving many residents stunning views. A couple of miles of Agricultural Land Reserve stretch out to the west of Hamilton, and New Westminster's Queensborough neighbourhood borders Hamilton to the east. The majority of the neighbourhood is made up of charming single-family homes, although there are some condos and townhouses available in Hamilton on Westminster and 91 Highways. Access to the other neighbourhoods and areas of Richmond as well as New Westminster, Burnaby, White Rock and Surrey is available via Highway 91, with downtown New Westminster being just 11 minutes away by vehicle. This makes Hamilton an ideal neighbourhood for those who would like to live in Richmond but work in other city areas.
The city of Richmond is just barely into a long-term plan designed to grow Hamilton in a way that maximizes benefits to residents in all areas, from sustainable living and convenient options for housing to encouraging transportation alternatives and emphasizing the cultural and historical aspects of the area. As the neighbourhood of Hamilton grows, the city expects to meet the needs of the growing population in these and many other ways. The current population of just over 5,000 people is expected to double (and more, to 12,000 people) by the year 2041. Hamilton was listed as one of Canada's Top 100 neighbourhoods to Invest In by the Annual Investment Guide 2013.
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Hamilton is a popular neighbourhood for commuters, due to its proximity to the downtown areas of New Westminster, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam and Burnaby. Within the city of Richmond, there are a variety of thriving industries, including the high-tech industry. Of the 100 top high-tech companies in British Columbia (as listed in Business in Vancouver's May 2014 edition), 15 are located within Richmond.
Sales and service occupations make up a very large portion of the jobs available in Richmond (about 29.3%), followed by business, finance and administration (about 18.6%). Other thriving industries include manufacturing, education and transportation. About 63.1% of Richmond's population participate in the workforce, and the unemployment rate is 5.7%; both of these are in line with British Columbia's statistics as a whole. The average annual household income is $89,394 in Hamilton, the largest save for Gilmore, where the average household income is $100,957.
In a city where more than half the population is Asian, it's no surprise that more than 400 Asian restaurants serve up tantalizing dishes. Residents of Hamilton can easily access and enjoy delicious Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Malaysian and Japanese dishes. Some of the most authentic Asian food in North America is available here, from the sukiyaki hotpot cuisine served up at Posh to the delicious dim sum available at Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant. Being a coastal city, there are plenty of exquisite fish and chip shops, but residents also enjoy delicious Mexican food, Italian fare and quality options for pastries and sweet treats.
Hamilton residents have access to the shopping options in Queensborough as well as Richmond. Several shopping malls are dotted here and there in Richmond, including Landsdowne Centre and Richmond Centre, where the most popular clothing and fashion retailers offer up plenty of goods. The Golden Village is a 4-block shopping area near No. 3 Road with a variety of Asian-themed shops and goods. Another attraction that locals love is the Richmond Night Market, which takes place on weekends from May to October. Here, residents can find plenty of food and goods and can also enjoy live music and performances.
Throughout Richmond, TransLink buses run regular routes so residents can take advantage of public transportation. However, the majority of individuals still depend on their personal vehicles to get to and from work and other locations. From Hamilton, residents can reach White Rock, South Surrey, Burnaby and New Westminster as well as other areas of Richmond via Highway 91. The Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, allowing easy travel by plane.
Children living in Hamilton attend Hamilton Elementary, which provides education for grades K through 7. Between 400 and 500 students attend this school each year, which has a 6.0 FI rating. In addition to the 38 public elementary schools and 10 secondary schools throughout the city, there are 3 Montessori schools as well as a handful of French immersion schools. It is also home to Kwantlen Polytechnic University and a satellite location of Sprott Shaw College.
Hamilton residents have a variety of options when they want to check out the Richmond arts scene. Those who visit the Richmond Cultural Centre in Minoru Park can take advantage of the Richmond Museum. Here, exhibits feature historical information and displays as well as gorgeous vintage photos. The art gallery boasts gorgeous contemporary works from local and national artists. Also available is the Steveston Museum on Moncton Street with an excellent opportunity to experience the way life was in the 20th century historic fishing village. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and the Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site are excellent options as well.
Within the neighbourhood of Hamilton, there are a variety of recreational activities available. As the neighbourhood is located between two arms of the Fraser River, locals often take advantage of a variety of fishing and water sports. There are a few different parks in the neighbourhood, including McLean Park and Hamilton Highway Park. Just a few miles from the neighbourhood, folks can visit the River Port on No. 6 Road, which features an Imax theatre, bowling, a swimming pool and indoor water park. A variety of festivals take place in Richmond each year, from the August Richmond Maritime Festival to the Richmond Night Market.
Investing in Hamilton Real Estate
Hamilton offers options for everyone, from the young couple searching for their first home to the more established family seeking a larger, more luxurious home. It is also a big draw to professionals commuting to other cities for work. From modest, single-family homes and condos to million-dollar homes with yacht docks near the Annacis Island bridge, there are home options in Hamilton that meet the needs of every type of individual and family. Featuring all of the amenities Richmond has to offer as well as the secluded feeling of being separate from the rest of the town, Hamilton is an excellent investment opportunity..
Browse Richmond Neighbourhoods
- Boyd Park
- Brighouse South
- East Cambie
- East Richmond
- Garden City
- McLennan North
- Sea Island
- South Arm
- Steveston North
- Steveston South
- Steveston Village
- Terra Nova
- West Cambie
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