Riley Park real estate guide & listings for sale
Riley Park is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the ambience of this part of the city. Finding lively areas in this neighbourhood is easy. Even though the nightlife is limited, there is a narrow selection of entertainment venues, and the streets are very often busy with people. Riley Park is reasonably quiet, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue. Green spaces are very well-situated and there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore, which makes it easy to access them.
Riley Park is a very good neighbourhood with respect to travelling without a car. Travelling on foot is especially feasible for property owners in this part of Vancouver; carrying out day-to-day needs is easy, and various businesses are reasonably nearby. It is also convenient to commute by bike in Riley Park as the cycling network is very well-developed. Owing to a few nearby bus lines, the public transit system in this part of Vancouver is very accessible. On the other hand, cars are a somewhat poor transportation option in Riley Park since it is occasionally difficult to come across a place to park, and almost none of the street network is built for driving.
Duplexes are the predominant housing type, representing about 40% of buildings in Riley Park, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. About 45% of properties in this neighbourhood were built pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. This neighbourhood has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and renters make up the remainder.
It is very easy to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from any home in Riley Park. Moreover, those who like to dine out won't have to walk far in this neighbourhood, where over 100 restaurants and approximately 20 coffee shops can be found. It is also a short walk to a very good selection of clothing stores. When it comes to education, families will welcome that wherever their home is located in this part of Vancouver, schools and daycares are nearby.