Riverdale Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Situated in the northeastern area of Richmond, the Riverdale neighborhood is a luxury community with some of the most gorgeous homes in the area. The majority of these houses were built between 1960 and 1980, and are lavish properties with 3-6 bedrooms, dramatic and ornate features, and huge lot sizes.
Riverdale is a neighborhood for those with discerning taste who want the best. There are approximately 174 households in Riverdale, and the population is about 569. The residents of Richmond are young, most with school-aged children; the median age in the neighborhood is 41. Approximately 86% of residents own their homes. Due to the location of the neighborhood, many residents are able to enjoy spectacular views of the Fraser River and North Shore Mountains, as well as the parkland within the area. Most homes feature private yards and many are situated on tree-lined streets. Riverdale also boasts easy access to the best Richmond amenities, as well as nearby cities.
Riverdale Homes For Sale
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- Over $1,000,000
The industry employing the largest percentage of Riverdale residents is sales and service. This is followed closely by the business, finance and administration industry and management. While many residents of Richmond work within the city of Richmond, others work in nearby cities (especially Vancouver) and commute to work each day. In fact, 27% of Richmond residents are employed in Vancouver. The unemployment rate in the city is 5.7%, which is very close to British Columbia's rate of 6%. In addition to the popular industries mentioned above, the technology industry is flourishing in Richmond. On a recent list of the top 100 high-tech companies in British Columbia, 15 of those companies were based in Richmond.
Within walking distance of residents of Riverdale is the Terra Nova Shopping Centre, which offers up a grocery store, a variety of professional services, and delicious dining options such as the Pisces Fish & Chips & Indian Cuisine and the Hananoki Japanese Restaurant Cafe. Convenient and easy to access, this is the perfect place to find the basic necessities. Individuals who want a larger variety of shops and stores to choose from can visit Richmond Centre or Lansdowne Centre, both less than 10 minutes away by car. Here, shoppers will find the most popular and trendy retailers of clothing, accessories, home decor, jewelry and more. Richmond Centre alone has more than 110 stores to choose from. There are also a variety of restaurants, cafes and diners to choose from. A huge array of restaurants and dining options is also available along No. 3 Road, just minutes from Riverdale.
The majority of Riverdale residents utilize their personal vehicles to get around, and the neighbourhood isn't difficult to navigate. The western boundary of Riverdale is bordered by No. 1 Road, and the northern boundary is bordered by Westminster Highway; both are through roads and Westminster Highway provides access to Highways 99 and 91 for routes out of Richmond and into neighboring cities. No. 2 Road, just outside the neighbourhood, takes Riverdale residents to Sea Island, home of the Vancouver International Airport; this is just 12 minutes away by car. Throughout Richmond, TransLink provides bus access with regular routes all over the city. The closest bus stop on Granville Avenue is less than a kilometer from the neighbourhood.
Families in Riverdale send their children to James Thompson Elementary and Burnett Secondary School, both of which are considered above average and are less than a kilometer from most homes in the neighborhood. Those seeking alternatives to public school can opt to send their children to St. Joseph the Worker Elementary and Richmond Christian School. Also within Richmond are Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Sprott Shaw College. At both of these schools, students can choose from a variety of degrees and programs for high-quality education.
Art is an important part of any community, and the Richmond Art Gallery is a wonderful place for individuals and families to start. It's located on the second floor of the Richmond Cultural Centre. Artists from around Richmond as well as those who are nationally-known are featured here, their fine contemporary art showcased as part of a rotating exhibit. Visitors will also find the Richmond Public Library and Richmond Museum here, with a variety of exhibits and information about Richmond life and history.
Residents who want to combine art with adventure can take advantage of the 65+ public art installations created by over 80 artists; they are dotted all around Richmond and the Richmond Cultural Centre has maps with each one's location marked. The closest one to the Riverdale neighborhood is located at the Thompson Cultural Centre, between the facility's two main buildings. It is entitled The River, and is a long, winding bench featuring the history of the Fraser River and the changes and important events surrounding the river throughout the years.
Within walking distance of Riverdale is the Thompson Community Centre, a fully-equipped recreational facility surrounded by an 8-acre park. The building is 21,000 square feet and contains a banquet hall, gym, fitness room, a banquet hall, 2 fully-functional kitchens and several multi-purpose rooms. Outdoors, children and families can enjoy ball fields of all types, including lighted tennis courts, boulders for climbing, a roller hockey and lacrosse box and a large network of walking trails. Each September, the Nibbles and Bits of Richmond Festival is held here, and residents turn out to sample the foods of local restaurants, check out amazing crafts and art projects, a carnival and the sports competition.
Terra Nova Rural Park and the Terra Nova Natural Area are fantastic options for those in search of fun and thrills. At the park, individuals can explore a variety of trails, gardens and wildlife habitats while the Natural Area is an amazing spot for bird-watching. Over 1.4 million birds migrate through the area each year, so visitors often get the chance to spot majestic eagles, herons, gulls and more. Other options for recreation in the area include the Richmond Oval, which was built for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, the Quilchena Golf & Country Club featuring a gorgeous 6,781-yard course, and the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse.
Investing in Riverdale Real Estate
Riverdale is a community for those seeking luxury and all the amenities; individuals who demand the best. From sprawling and stately mansions to excellent location near the City Centre, Riverdale is a dream-come-true for many. Families enjoy the friendly environment where neighbors know each other well and participate in community-wide events. Investors view the neighborhood as a bit of a treasure hunt, locating under-priced homes and renovating or selling as-is to earn a great return on investment. Because housing is limited in the neighborhood and it is a very highly sought-after community, homes don't tend to stay on the market long. Whether a house hunter is a parent searching for the perfect family-friendly location to settle, or an investor looking for the next successful venture, Riverdale is an excellent option for investment.
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