Steveston North Real Estate & Homes For Sale
The neighbourhood of Steveston North is located at the southwestern portion of Richmond's Lulu Island, north of Montcon Street and the historical Steveston Village. Offering a blend of single-family houses and multi-family housing options, Steveston offers both the charm and relaxed pace of a coastal neighbourhood combined with the huge variety of amenities offered by the city of Richmond. It is a family-oriented neighbourhood, with excellent educational options for children as well as a variety of recreational and cultural events and attractions. Several heritage locations are dotted throughout the neighbourhood, a throwback to simpler days that residents enjoy seeing. While some blocks are set up in grid format, the majority of Steveston North features long, looping streets with many cul-de-sacs and the homes are private and tend to be more spread out than some of the other Richmond neighbourhoods.
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The city of Richmond is currently implementing a long-term plan for Steveston North to create a "complete" community, offering the best in terms of residential, commercial, recreational, historical and educational amenities to citizens without disrupting the charm and history of the neighbourhood. As of 2011, there were approximately 25,345 residents living in the Steveston community (as a whole), and the average household income was $111,702.
While Richmond offers up a thriving workforce, a large number of Richmond residents work in nearby cities like Vancouver. This is often a result of Vancouver residents seeking out more affordable homes in more peaceful, less urban environments. Since Vancouver is about half an hour away by car, Richmond and Steveston North are the perfect location to find exactly that. Within Richmond, the industry employing the largest number of workers is by far the sales and service industry, which supports nearly 30,000 jobs. Business, finance and administrative occupations account for about 19,400 jobs in Richmond, while management occupations account for just under 12,100 jobs. Trades, transport and equipment operators (and related occupations) account for nearly 9,000 jobs. The unemployment rate in Richmond is just 5.7%, lower than the province's rate of 6%.
The majority of the shopping available within Steveston is located near Steveston Village, where eclectic shops and boutiques line the streets offering up jewelry, artisan-made soaps and lotions, arts and crafts and more. During the Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market, wares of all kinds are available, including homemade jams and sauces, amazing art and more. The market is in operation during the first and third Sundays of each month.
A huge variety of shopping outlets and malls are within minutes of Steveston North, including Richlea Centre, Richmond Centre, and Lansdowne Centre, where hundreds of the trendiest retailers are available. Here, residents can also find cafes and fast food restaurants. Speaking of restaurants, Steveston North is just minutes away from some of the best eating in Richmond. Steveston Village offers up infamous English-style fish and chips, fresh seafood of all kinds, tea and scones, Spanish cuisine, comfort food, surf and turf and some of the most delicious locally roasted coffee available. There is the added benefit of waterfront dining as well!
Getting around Steveston North isn't difficult; the major through-roads are Steveston Highway running west to east and Number 1 Road and Railway Avenue running north to south. According to a National Household Survey, approximately 13% of Steveston residents use public transit to get to work; TransLink buses operate throughout Richmond, with regular routes and frequent pick-ups at bus stops. About 3% of residents walked or bicycled to work, while more than 76% utilized personal vehicles. The SkyTrain stations in Richmond provide rapid transit to nearby cities, including downtown Vancouver, making a commute utilizing public transportation easy and convenient.
Children in the Steveston North neighbourhood attend John G. Deifenbaker Elementary, Manoah Steves Elementary or Westwind Elementary, depending upon their exact location. These schools feed into Robert Alexander McMath Secondary School and all are conveniently located within the neighbourhood, many within walking distance of the family homes. Those who want an alternative to public schools can take advantage of the Montessori schools available in Richmond, and there are also several French immersion schools available as well. Richmond is also the location of the satellite location of Sprott Shaw College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University; both offer several levels of degrees in a variety of fields.
Residents of Steveston North are quite proud that their neighbourhood is quite infamous in many television shows and movies, even if it's called by a different name. It is the shooting location of the American TV series Once Upon a Time; specifically Moncton Street. It has also appeared in the 2014 remake of Godzilla, episodes of Stargate SG-1, The 4400, and The X-Files. Residents can take advantage of various art galleries in the area, including Wool and Wicker with local Steveston artist Ken Kutney, Artisian's Galleria on Moncton Street, Phoenix Art Workshop and the Riverside Art Gallery.
Outside of the neighbourhood, just minutes away, is the Richmond Art Gallery. This gallery is located at the Richmond Cultural Centre, which also features a diverse display of historical memorabilia and artifacts. The Richmond Art Gallery features contemporary pieces from local, national and international artists. Live performances, from comedies to operas, can be caught at the Gateway Theater just next to the Richmond Cultural Centre, and classes can be taken there also.
Richmond is an outstanding location for outdoor sports and recreation. Large parks are present all over the city, including one in Steveston North featuring a picnic area, playground and plenty of natural areas to explore. The area offers up exciting options for whale watching and eco-tours, as well as miles and miles of trails and dykes to explore and enjoy. The historical areas of Steveston Village in the south are without a doubt worth checking out, from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery to the Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Sites. Several festivals and events take place each year as well, including the Maritime Festival and the Steveston Salmon Festival.
Investing in Steveston North Real Estate
Families who love the idea of the history, culture and beauty of the Steveston Village area but want a better array of options for housing will likely find a dream neighbourhood in Steveston North. Large and private lawns offer seclusion and security while at home, and friendly neighbours and a variety of community events offer camaraderie and a sense of belonging. With numerous amenities just minutes away, Steveston North has everything a growing family could want or need. It's also an excellent option for retirees, with top-notch healthcare and clinics nearby, as well as a variety of entertainment and recreational draws for seniors.
Finally, Steveston North is an investor's dream. With such a wide variety of housing options, finding a gem for a very affordable price is quite common. As the city continues it's Steveston Area Plan to improve all aspects of the neighbourhood, and interest in Richmond continues to grow, demand for housing will also increase. This, in turn, will drive up values of properties in the Steveston North area, providing an excellent return on investment or addition to any portfolio. Whether it's an investment opportunity or a dream location, those searching for the perfect home will not be disappointed by investing in Steveston North real estate.
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