Woodwards Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Just north of Steveston Highway, west of Highway 99, is the family-oriented neighbourhood of Woodwards. Offering a blend of single-family, detached homes and multi-family housing options, Woodwards is a neighbourhood geared toward families, retirees and young, professional individuals. While there are many lavish homes priced over $1 million, there are also more modest homes that have more affordable prices attached.
Woodwards is very close to transit, dining and shopping, medical care and recreational facilities, making it a very convenient place to live. Woodwards is a sub-area of Shellmont, a district of Richmond that nearly 11,150 people call home. The neighbourhood is a tight-knit community, with the local elementary school in the very center, making it easy for most children to walk to and from school each day.
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Within the Shellmont area, individuals earn an average of $79,738 per year, with only 5.7% of Richmond residents being unemployed. This rate is low in comparison with the 6% rate of British Columbia as a whole. The workforce in the city is a thriving and flourishing one, supporting about 100,000 jobs. The most popular industry is the sales and services industry, which employs nearly 30% of the jobs in Richmond. This industry is followed closely by business and finance, manufacturing, healthcare and education, and trades and transportation. Many young professionals live in Richmond but work in nearby cities such as Vancouver. They enjoy the peace and serenity of living in a neighbourhood like Woodwards (that is more affordable than Vancouver by far), along with the convenience of a fairly short commute. Technology and agriculture are also quite popular industries in the city of Richmond.
One of the most beneficial things about where the Woodwards neighbourhood is located is the proximity to excellent shopping and dining options. Those who want to enjoy a laid-back day of shopping for treasures like antiques and art can visit the Steveston area, just minutes away, and enjoy the quaint shops and stores as well as the Farmers and Artisans Market. Those searching for more popular and mainstream retailers can visit the Richmond Centre or Lansdowne Centre malls, where they will find hundreds of popular retailers offering fashion, food, coffee, home accessories, books, gifts and more.
In the Shellmont area, more than 71% of residents still rely on their personal vehicle to get to work and around the city. However, there are public transportation options to meet the needs of residents as well. Translink buses run regular routes around the area, with pickups about every half-hour or so. The SkyTrain offers rapid transit to nearby cities like downtown Vancouver, and the neighbourhood is very close to Highway 99, which also provides access to nearby cities. Residents simply take Steveston Highway east to reach it. To the west, on Sea Island, is the Vancouver International Airport, which provides most of the area's air access.
Children in the Woodwards neighbourhood attend Daniel Woodward Elementary, which is located in the central part of the neighbourhood. Some may attend Maple Lane Elementary, depending upon the catchment area. Steveston London High School isn't far, and there are private schooling options for parents as well. Higher education comes in the form of Sprott Shaw College's satellite location, as well as Kwantlen Polytechnic University, both of which offer a variety of programs for a large selection of fields.
Richmond is a community steeped in art, from galleries and festivals to the more than 65 public art installations throughout the city. These can be spotted throughout the communities and in public areas like at the Olympic Oval, where residents can find the Water Sky Garden. The Richmond Cultural Centre offers maps with the public art locations charted. While visiting the Richmond Cultural Centre, folks should take the time to check out the historical information and artifacts from Richmond's past, as well as the Richmond Art Gallery, where fine contemporary art is on display from local and international artists. The nearby Rufus Lin Gallery features a variety of fantastic Japanese fine art. The Gateway Theatre is also a must-see, as it is Richmond's only professional live performance theater, and features regular shows, from comedies to operas to plays.
Throughout Richmond, there are plenty of opportunities and attractions centering on recreation. Being a coastal town, residents have the benefit of beaches, water sports and fishing. Most neighbourhoods have parks where individuals can enjoy playgrounds, natural areas, and picnic areas. The Woodward neighbourhood Park offers over 9 acres, where residents enjoy several ball courts and sports fields, and open areas for various recreational activities. Also all over the city are trails and dykes, where individuals can hike, cycle and explore.
Investing in Woodwards Real Estate
As the area of Richmond continues to grow (up 9% between 2006 and 2011), the family-friendly neighbourhoods like Woodwards will also grow. Those investing now can enjoy the increase in property value this will cause, from families to young professionals to investors. This in combination with excellent transportation options, close proximity to all of Richmond's amenities, and a variety of home options makes Woodwards an excellent neighbourhood to invest in.
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