West Cambie Real Estate & Homes For Sale
If it's excellent location individuals are searching for in the city of Richmond, West Cambie has it. This quaint little neighbourhood is located just north of City Centre, right across the river from the Vancouver International Airport and within walking distance to Richmond's major shopping outlet, Richmond Centre. A fairly new residential area, West Cambie offers up single-family houses as well as townhomes and apartments, some of which have unbelievable views of the mountains and river. Highway 99 runs through the neighbourhood, so access to nearby cities is easily reached. Being so close to the City Centre and urban amenities hasn't ruined the small-town feel of West Cambie; the city has ensured that the area is complete and balanced, featuring plenty of parks and green areas, as well as entertainment and recreational options for children and adults.
West Cambie Homes For Sale
The 190,000+ population of Richmond continues to grow steadily (increasing 9% between 2006 and 2011), and West Cambie is one of the neighbourhoods expected to grow significantly. The city is currently in the process of implementing a long-term plan to ensure that the neighbourhood is a "complete" area, featuring plenty of commercial, educational, recreational and retail spaces while maintaining the excellent residential spaces that already exist. West Cambie is an excellent neighbourhood for everyone, but especially for young professionals and young couples who want access to big city amenities without the common urban discomforts.
Residents of Richmond often work in other cities, taking advantage of the short commute times and enjoying the calmer pace of Richmond neighbourhoods. However, the city of Richmond has plenty to offer when it comes to opportunity; Richmond supports about 100,000 jobs in industries of all kinds. The sales and service industry is the largest industry, and is closely followed by trade and transportation, business and finance, management, educational services and healthcare. The city of Richmond is currently implementing an initiative for the neighbourhood of West Cambie that includes bringing in more commercial and retail spaces, which will result in even more jobs for those in the community. The unemployment rate of Richmond is just 5.7%, which is slightly lower than the province's 6% rate. Those participating in the labor force include about 57% of residents 15 and over.
One of the biggest benefits of living in the West Cambie community is being within very close proximity to a variety of shopping options. Residents are within walking distance of Union Square Shopping Centre, Western Canadian Shopping Centre, and Aberdeen Centre - all of which offer everything from basic necessities to novelties and gifts. One of Richmond's largest shopping centres, Richmond Centre, is also within walking distance, and offers over 110 retail shops and stores, including the most popular and trendiest retailers. In these centres, residents will also find diners, fast food restaurants, and cafes.
There is a plethora of restaurants and dining options available for West Cambie residents, many within walking distance of most homes. The areas along Number 3 Road, Garden City Road, and Alderbridge Way are jam-packed with restaurants. Here, residents can enjoy nearly anything their hearts desire, from authentic Indian food to delicious Asian cuisine to comfort food and even seafood. Speaking of seafood, a quick drive to the Stevenson area of Richmond (less than 15 minutes) provides access to fresh-caught seafood and waterfront dining.
Residents of West Cambie have the perfect options for transportation; those who want to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle can easily walk or cycle to nearby amenities, and even to and from the elementary and secondary schools. Public transportation is also available, in the form of TransLink buses that operate around the city, driving regular routes and picking up often. Highway 99 is right in the neighbourhood, so residents can access it from through-roads like Alderbridge Way, Cambie Road or Sea Island Way. Taking the Moray Bridge to Sea Island enables residents to reach the Vancouver International Airport in just a few minutes' time.
Within West Cambie, children attend school at Kathleen McNeely Elementary, RC Talmey Elementary or Tomsett Elementary, all of which feed into the Cambie Secondary School. Many of these are within walking distance, giving parents the opportunity to walk their children to and from school each day if they want. Parents who desire an alternative to public schools can take advantage of the Blue Spruce Montessori School, which is also in the West Cambie neighbourhood.
The Richmond Cultural Centre is one of the best places in Richmond to visit for those in the mood to check out some fantastic art. It's just 11 minutes away by car from the West Cambie neighbourhood. On the first floor of the Cultural Centre, visitors can explore a range of information and artifacts from Richmond's history and the history of the Fraser River. On the second floor, they will find the Richmond Art Gallery, featuring an ever-changing exhibit of fine contemporary art, created by local and national artists. Throughout the city are public art installations residents can enjoy free, created by more than 80 local artists.
The Chinese Cultural Centre, located right in the West Cambie neighbourhood, is also a fascinating place to check out art and history. Another fantastic option is the Gateway Theatre, Richmond's only professional live theater. Here, visitors can laugh it up with a comedy, enjoy a stunning opera or jam out to live music acts. Those who want a little more art in their daily lives can enroll in classes of all kinds (including those for children), such as voice and acting lessons.
Residents of West Cambie have a huge variety of recreational options and attractions within the city of Richmond. Being a coastal city, there are beaches and public areas for recreation, swimming, fishing and water sports. There are also a variety of trails throughout the city, providing the perfect opportunity for residents to hike, cycle or explore. The Richmond Nature Park is right in the West Cambie neighbourhood, and features 200 acres of land along with 5km of trails to explore. There is even an elevated boardwalk trail that is wheelchair accessible. Those who visit shouldn't forget to check out the Nature House, perfect for children, featuring interactive displays and games like activity kits, an active beehive, and a small collection of live animals as well as a gift shop.
The West Cambie Community Centre is definitely worth checking out; it's located beside the HJ Cambie Secondary School and offers up three gyms, a fitness centre and fitness studio, a games room and a meeting room. Nearby Fun 4 Kidz is a great place for the children to get exercise and have fun! The facilities include an interactive obstacle course, ball courts, zip lines and a suspension bridge, and even a toddler area for very small children.
Investing in West Cambie Real Estate
West Cambie is a paradise for young professionals, young couples and families, and investors. The area isn't yet fully developed, but interest in Richmond has ensured that it will not be long before those undeveloped areas are bustling with residential construction. Single-family homes at spectacular prices are a dream for investors who want to flip homes and make a return on investment, or for families who want to find an affordable house and then make it into their dream home. Access to all of Richmond's finest amenities (many within walking distance) have made this neighbourhood the "place to be" for those desiring convenience combined with peace and privacy. Now is definitely the time to invest in West Cambie real estate.
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