Richmond real estate guide & listings for sale
People who prefer a relaxed ambience will enjoy Richmond. There are over 400 public green spaces nearby for residents to check out, which makes it easy to get to them. This part of the Vancouver metropolitan area is also reasonably quiet, as the streets are tranquil - however noise can be bothersome closer to one of the railway lines, Highway 91, Highway 91A or the airport (YVR).
Commuting by car is straightforward in Richmond. It is straightforward to park. On the other hand, Richmond is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, commuters can rely on the Sea Island Sentre, Lansdowne Station and Aberdeen Station on the Canada Line. There are plenty of rapid transit stations on the Canada Line. The city is served by around 20 bus lines, and it is easy to get to a nearby bus stop from most properties. Richmond is not especially conducive to those who travel by foot since many daily needs are inconvenient to meet without needing to use a vehicle. It is also difficult to commute by bike in Richmond since the cycling infrastructure is not very comprehensive, and there are a fair number of hills to challenge cyclists.
The buildings in this part of the Vancouver metropolitan area are relatively new, because about 30% of its buildings were constructed following the year 2000, while most of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. In this city, around one third of dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the houses are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. Homeowners occupy roughly three quarters of the dwellings in Richmond while renters occupy the remainder. This city has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
The closest supermarket in Richmond is usually only a rather short walk away. Additionally, this city is a good place in which to go out to eat, and house buyers can enjoy over 100 cafes as well. With respect to education, in Richmond, families will generally be able to get to primary schools by walking. However, there are only a limited number of high schools and thus they can be a long walk away. Residents have the choice between public and private schools at both the primary and high school level. Moreover, there are highly ranked elementary and secondary schools, like Richmond Christian School, in Richmond.