South Arm Real Estate & Homes For Sale
South Arm is located in the southeastern part of Richmond, just north of the Richmond Country Club. In this area of Richmond, residents enjoy a variety of options when it comes to housing - from apartment complexes to townhouses to single-family, detached houses of all sizes. The homes are as diverse as the residents who live there, attracting families, young professionals and retired folks. South Arm residents enjoy being close to all of the amenities Richmond has to offer, including shopping and dining, recreational activities, and art and historical exhibits. The city of Richmond is the fourth most populous city in the province with just over 190,000 residents, and is growing steadily, experiencing a 9% population increase between 2006 and 2011. About 76% of Richmond residents own their homes as opposed to renting.
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As the city grows, more and more individuals will move into places like South Arm, where travel is convenient, housing options are abundant, and neighbourhood amenities are excellent. With an increase in demand, property values in South Arm are very likely to rise, making this an outstanding neighbourhood for investors.
Within the city of Richmond, there are about 100,000 jobs in a variety of different industries. The industry employing the largest number of residents is the sales and services industry, enveloping everything from cashiers to florists to auto mechanics. Following closely are the education, healthcare, manufacturing and technology industries; teachers, nurses and technicians, doctors, computer programmers and warehouse employees all fall within these categories. Although Richmond is a wonderful place to work, nearly half of the residents of Richmond work in other cities, including Vancouver and Burnaby. Richmond's unemployment rate is a low 5.7%.
Residents of South Arm are in an excellent location when it comes to shopping; the Broadmoor Shopping Center is just west of them while Richmond Centre is just north of them. Richmond Centre features a huge variety of retail outlets, including the trendiest fashion retailers, department stores, professional services, and dining options. Just across Number 3 Road from Richmond Centre is the Brighouse Shopping Centre, where residents can find banks, a sushi restaurant, Chinese cuisine, and a sub shop. Continuing north on Number 3 Road, South Arm residents will find the Lansdowne Centre, Aberdeen Centre and Union Square Shopping Centre; hundreds of retailers are within minutes of South Arm.
The South Arm area of Richmond is very easy to navigate; the through-roads are Williams running west to east and Number 4 Road running north to south. Steveston Highway and Blundell Road can both be reached via Number 4 Road, and both provide access to Highway 99, which residents can take into nearby cities. TransLink also operates all over Richmond, providing buses that take regular routes throughout the city. The nearest SkyTrain station is just minutes away, and provides rapid transit to downtown Vancouver. Although many South Arm residents enjoy walking and biking to nearby amenities, the majority of the residents rely on their personal vehicles to get around.
Children in South Arm attend Walter Lee Elementary, which feeds into either Matthew McNair Secondary or Hugh McRoberts Secondary. Families with very young children can take advantage of Early Foundations Montessori Preschool, which is located just north of Matthew McNair Secondary on Number 4 Road. For higher learning, Richmond offers up the satellite campus of Sprott Shaw College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Each of these schools offers several degree types in a huge variety of fields.
One of the best places to find art within Richmond is the Richmond Art Gallery. Located at the Richmond Cultural Centre, the gallery is award-winning, and features extraordinary contemporary art and local as well as international artists. The art featured here includes topics like science, daily life, the environment, identity and social issues. While visiting the Richmond Cultural Centre, residents can obtain a map which showcases the locations of more than 65 pieces of free public art created by over 80 artists. The majority of these pieces were placed for the 2012 Vancouver Winter Olympics, but they are still present around the various communities for residents to enjoy.
Adjacent to the Richmond Cultural Centre is the Gateway Theatre, which is Richmond's only professional live theater. Here, residents can see everything from opera performances to comedy shows to plays. Those who are interested can also take classes at the Gateway Theatre, available for children and adults and covering things like voice lessons, musical theater lessons and acting lessons.
Being a coastal city, Richmond offers up a huge variety of outdoor and water recreation activities, from fishing and canoeing to nature trails and parks. Closest to South Arm residents is the South Arm Community Centre, on Williams Road. Residents can take advantage of a fitness center, gym, a games and seniors activity room, various multipurpose and meeting rooms and basketball courts. Located next to the community center is the South Arm Park, a huge 56.75 acre park offering up numerous ball fields and courts, a massive playground, a heated outdoor pool and water slides and more. There are also a variety of nature trails and pathways where individuals can explore the beauty of the outdoors.
Investing in South Arm Real Estate
The city of Richmond is in the early stages of a very large, long-term plan for improving every neighbourhood, including South Arm. Focus is placed on making each community into a complete center, containing recreational and entertainment options and activities, shopping, dining, business services and excellent and varied housing options. The improvements already made to Richmond have helped garner interest in the area. This, combined with the short commute time to Vancouver, is attracting more and more folks interested in permanently relocating to Richmond. As this happens, the demand for housing increases and so too do the property values. Investors love this, because they can locate excellent deals and easily flip the homes. Families also love it because they have an excellent and family-friendly environment paired with all the amenities they could ever want. It's truly a wonderful time to invest in South Arm real estate.
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