River Heights real estate guide & listings for sale
River Heights offers a calm atmosphere and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. There are around 10 parks close by for residents to relax in, which makes them very easy to get to. This neighbourhood is also quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - however noise can be problematic closer to the railway line or Trans-Canada Highway.
Getting around by car is very convenient in this part of Vancouver. Nearby highways, such as Trans-Canada Highway, are reasonably easy to reach from any home in River Heights, and it is especially convenient to find a parking spot. However, this neighbourhood is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, residents have access to a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is usually a short walk away. Bicycling is occasionally challenging in River Heights as cyclists encounter a considerable amount of elevation changes. Thankfully, the cycling network is good. It is also impractical for pedestrians to navigate this neighbourhood because very few daily errands can be run on foot.
Many of the homes in River Heights were built between 1980 and 1990, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1990s. The predominant housing types in this part of the city are single detached homes and townhouses. Homeowners occupy roughly 85% of the properties in River Heights and renters occupy the remainder. This area offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
There are only a limited number of primary schools in River Heights and thus they can be a rather long walk away. Moreover, this area does not have any high schools. Additionally, there are only a few daycares and accordingly they can be an extended walk away. With respect to eating, some, but not all, house buyers in River Heights will live within walking distance of the closest supermarket.