Ironwood Real Estate & Homes For Sale
In the beautiful coastal city of Richmond is the neighbourhood of Ironwood, the perfect family-friendly area offering gorgeous city and park views, and easy access to a huge variety of amenities. From most houses in the neighbourhood, the beautiful (and central) Kingswood Neighbourhood School Park is visible, a lush green space offering plenty of opportunity for recreational activities. Ironwood offers up single-family homes built on relatively large lots, most offering playgrounds and two-car parking. A range of styles from mid-century ranches to suburban style homes make a diverse batch of options for those looking to relocate. Also available are townhouses and condos in newer developments, perfect for smaller families, young professionals and retirees. Ironwood is considered a sub-area of Shellmont, which has a population of about 11,130 residents, up from 10,000 in 2006.
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The average household income in the Shellmont area is $79,738, with 92,850 Richmond residents taking part in the labor force in 2011. The unemployment rate in the city is 5.7%, which is very close to that of British Columbia as a whole (6.0%). The largest industry in the city is the sales and service industry, providing over 29% of jobs in Richmond. Residents also work in business and finance, manufacturing, education, healthcare and transportation. The city is a high-tech industry center, with several large high-tech companies employing thousands of residents. Agriculture is still a very popular industry as well. Many residents of Richmond work in nearby cities, commuting to downtown Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey and other areas.
The closest shopping options for Ironwood residents is the Ironwood Shopping Centre located at Steveston Highway and No. 5 Road, and the Shellmont Shopping Centre located at Shell and Williams Roads. At both of these locations, residents can take advantage of grocery stores, cafes, lounges and restaurants. Those living in Ironwood also have access to a variety of delicious restaurants and fast food chains. Brown's Socialhouse is an upscale eatery offering excellent dishes and drinks. Other options include The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, Original Joe's, and Nando's Chicken. Alexandra Road nearby is an excellent place to shop, but is well known for its nickname, "Food Street," due to the large number of restaurants available.
While Ironwood residents are within walking distance of a variety of amenities, most people still prefer to drive. Three bridges within the city connect to surrounding towns, including Vancouver, New Westminster, and Surrey. Highway 99 and Highway 91 freeways connect with Interstate 5 and surrounding towns, and Richmond Centre offers the Canada Line and SkyTrain rapid transit options to downtown Vancouver. Throughout the city of Richmond, TransLink buses provide transportation to a huge number of stops. It's also not uncommon to see Ironwood residents biking to their destinations. On Sea Island is the Vancouver International Airport, providing most of the region's air access.
The city of Richmond offers up a plethora of public elementary and secondary schools, conveniently located in every neighbourhood. The Shellmont area is served by 3 elementary schools, the Richmond Christian School, and the Matthew McNair Secondary School.
One of the things every resident of Ironwood should see is the variety of public art works available throughout Richmond, such as the Water Sky Garden located at the Olympic Oval. Dotted here and there in Richmond are over 65 public art works created by more than 80 artists. Those who want to check them out can get maps of 10 minute art tours throughout the city at the Richmond Cultural Centre. It's also worth it to visit the Richmond Art Gallery often, as their lineup of artists and works changes frequently. Contemporary artists that are well-known locally and nationally are featured, as well as a variety of historical information and artifacts. The Rufus Lin Gallery showcases a stunning display of gorgeous Japanese fine art. For individuals interested in performing arts, the Gateway Theatre is a must.
Ironwood and Shellmont are home to several neighbourhood parks that residents can access easily. Fantasy Gardens located at Steveston Highway and Highway 99 is a wonderful place to reconnect with nature, while a bike path along Williams Road allows residents to stay active. The Riverport Entertainment Park is an excellent location for those who want a variety of fun activities to take advantage of, and includes a skate park, an IMAX Theater, a pool, bowling alley and more. With the 2010 Winter Olympics taking place in Vancouver, the City of Richmond built an 8,000-seat speed skating oval which now serves as an excellent recreation center.
Investing in Ironwood Real Estate
The city is currently just diving into an extensive plan to increase benefits for residents all over Richmond, including Ironwood. The plan includes a huge number of goals centred on the sustainability of the city, easy access to amenities, improved traffic, and more. As the plan progresses and the population grows, the value of property within Ironwood is very likely to increase. This is attractive to families and investors alike. Now is the perfect time to invest in Ironwood, since properties are still very affordable and offer a variety of amenities, from larger lot sizes to private yards. Ironwood is not only a beautiful neighbourhood, but it is a very sound investment from a financial standpoint; home prices are low and property values are very likely to increase in the near future..
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