Quilchena Richmond Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Located near the edge of Lulu Island, part of the coastal city of Richmond, is the neighborhood of Quilchena. Offering up stunning views, super-easy access to a host of amenities and a feel of true luxury, this neighborhood is rich in history and benefits. The neighborhood is nestled along the eastern side of the Quilchena Golf Course, and hosts about 1,447 residents.
Quilchena is a community where neighbors are friendly, homes are private and the atmosphere is laid back and moves at a relaxed pace. The median age of residents in Quilchena is 44, with the largest age groups being the 20 to 24 and the 25 to 49 age groups. Approximately 80% of residents in the neighborhood own their homes. Quilchena really is a luxury neighborhood where those of discerning taste choose to live and raise their families. It is just moments from the best recreational activities, shopping, and dining available in Richmond.
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The residents of Quilchena work in a variety of different industries, with the largest portion of them working in the sales and service industry. This is followed closely by the business and finance industry, sciences, and manufacturing. Throughout the city of Richmond, there are residents who work in nearby cities, commuting to downtown Vancouver, New Westminster and Burnaby. Downtown Vancouver is about a half-hour's drive from the Quilchena neighborhood, allowing individuals to easily take advantage of the peaceful setting that is simply not available in Downtown Vancouver. The Richmond unemployment rate of 5.7% is slightly below the province's rate of 6.0%.
While the Quilchena neighborhood isn't inundated with shopping centers, it doesn't mean residents have to sacrifice when they're in the mood for a day full of shopping. Along No. 1 Road, there are a variety of different specialty shops and boutiques, like Jack & Jill Clothing, Antinea Designs and Touch of Class Florists. North of the neighborhood on No. 1 Road is a grocery store, Starbucks, and a few different restaurants. Those who want access to more shopping options can access Richmond Centre easily; simply take No. 1 Road to Granville Avenue and head east to access No. 3 Road. This shopping center has all the most popular clothing, shoe, and accessory retailers in addition to a variety of food options.
It's less than 15 minutes from the Quilchena neighborhood to Alexandra Road, nicknamed Food Street due to the 200+ restaurants located there. Individuals can enjoy delicious barbecue from The Clay Pot Hot Pot and BBQ, delicious seafood with an Asian flair from Sun Sui Wah Seafood, or sushi from Mutsuyama Japanese. There are a slew of other options, including the most popular fast food chains.
Although Quilchena isn't set up in a grid like some of the other Richmond neighborhoods, it still isn't difficult to access nearby locations. No. 1 Road provides access to Granville Avenue, Blundell Road and Westminster Highway, all of which are main through roads. Accessing No. 2 Road from any of these will enable travel to Sea Island and the Vancouver International Airport. Highway 99 and Highway 91 (both accessed from Westminster Highway) allow access to nearby cities, including Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster. TransLink provides buses which take regular routes through Richmond, and a bus stop is available on Moresby Drive. The SkyTrain also provides rapid transit to downtown Vancouver from the Brighouse Station on No. 3 Road, just over 5 kilometers from Quilchena.
Children in the Quilchena neighborhood attend the R M Grauer Elementary School, which feeds into the J N Burnett Secondary School. These are within walking distance for many families, and those who desire public school alternatives can take advantage of St. Joseph the Worker Elementary and Richmond Christian School, both of which are high quality private schools. As far as higher-learning goes, Richmond has some great options: Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the satellite location of Sprott Shaw College both offer several degrees in a huge variety of programs. Those interested in aerospace technology can take advantage of courses near the Vancouver International Airport by the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Quilchena residents have a lot of options when it comes to the arts. New residents should take the time to check out Richmond's collection of free public art; there are over 65 public art pieces created by more than 80 artists and they are dotted throughout the city. Just minutes from the Quilchena neighborhood is the Octopus Garden installation, located at the Riviera Gardens Condiminium. This beautiful piece is created from ceramic tile is and is truly impressive. Another is the Light Ring which is located at the Terra Nova Shopping Centre, and is a metal and LED masterpiece that changes color every few hours. The Richmond Cultural Centre offers maps with the locations of all the public art installations.
For those who want a more traditional art setting, the Richmond Cultural Centre is a great place to start. The first floor contains a wonderful exhibit celebrating the history and culture of Richmond, including vintage photographs and artifacts. On the second floor is the Richmond Art Gallery, where exhibits showcase beautiful contemporary art from local and national artists. The Gateway Theatre is also a fantastic option for Quilchena residents. Shows are held regularly, ranging from dramas to comedies to live music, and families can take a variety of art courses, from voice and acting lessons to live musical theater lessons.
One of the best recreational options in Richmond is situated directly next to the Quilchena neighborhood; the Quilchena Golf & Country Club. For golf aficionados, the 6,781-yard course – sprawling over 120 acres of stunningly maintained tees, fairways and greens – is an absolute paradise. Extensive practice facilities and a PGA-certified professional staff are available to provide instruction for those who request it. In addition to this, there is a wonderful restaurant and clubhouse featuring gorgeous views of the 9th and 18th holes. Social events are often held here, from holiday parties and barbecues to special dinners. Children can take part in junior golf classes and competitions as well.
Plenty of other options for recreation can be found in Richmond, including a variety of parks and green spaces, the $178 million CAD Richmond Oval recreation center, the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse and the River Rock Casino Resort. Being a coastal town, there is no end to the available fishing and water sport activities residents can enjoy within the area. The Quilchena Neighborhood Park is another excellent option very nearby; it is a 12.14 acre park that includes a sports field and 2 baseball diamonds, a playground and a fun network of pathways to explore.
Investing in Quilchena Real Estate
Quilchena is, for the most part, a neighborhood created for families. From a variety of family-oriented amenities nearby (including the Quilchena Golf & Country Club), to excellent schools and healthcare, more and more families are becoming interested in the area. It's a neighborhood with options; it's possible to find a beautiful and quaint 3-bedroom house for $300,000 but those with deeper pockets can enjoy sprawling, 5 and 6-bedroom estates. Bargain hunters can get still find great deals on stunning homes in the neighborhood, which makes it a paradise for investors interested in buying and flipping for an excellent return on investment.
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