Shellmont real estate guide & listings for sale
Shellmont is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a slower-paced environment. This part of Richmond is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although there are still several noisier areas, especially near Highway 99 or the railway line. Lastly, it is easy to access parks since there are around 20 of them close by for residents to enjoy.
The preferred transportation option in this part of the city is usually driving. Coming across a place to park is easy, and many properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Highway 99. On the other hand, Shellmont is not an especially pleasant part of Richmond for travelling by public transit. Nonetheless, there are around 10 bus lines, and most properties are very close to a bus stop. It is difficult for people walking to navigate Shellmont because very few daily errands can be run on foot. Shellmont is also not very cycling-friendly as the bicycling network is not very extensive, and riding a bicycle is rendered arduous by the often hilly terrain.
Around half of homes in Shellmont were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 2000s. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about half of dwellings in this part of Richmond, but duplexes and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Homeowners occupy roughly three quarters of the properties in Shellmont whereas the remainder are rented. This neighbourhood offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
Home buyers in this area will value that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. Residents benefit from around 30 restaurants and coffee shops as well. When it comes to education, in Shellmont, families will generally be able to access both primary and secondary schools by walking. In contrast, parents and their kids may find it difficult to get to daycares on foot.