Richmond real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Richmond is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. It is easy to reach public green spaces, since there are over 400 of them nearby for residents to explore and getting to the closest park is easy from a lot of homes for sale. This city is reasonably quiet overall, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around the airport (YVR), Highway 91A, Highway 99 or one of the railway lines.
Driving is a very good mode of transportation in Richmond. It is straightforward to find a place to park. On the other hand, the public transit system in Richmond is not very practical. Nevertheless, property owners can count on the Bridgeport Station, Templeton Station and Richmond - Brighouse Station with access to the Canada Line. Homeowners profit from plenty of rapid transit stations on the Canada Line. There are around 20 bus lines passing through the city, and the nearest bus stop is generally very close. Moving around by bicycle is difficult in Richmond as the area is not especially flat, and there are few bike lanes. Walking is also not particularly practical for home buyers in this part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area since very few daily errands can be run on foot.
Roughly three quarters of the population of this city own their home and renters make up the remainder. In this city, around one third of buildings are single detached homes, but large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. The buildings in this part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area are relatively new, since about 30% of its dwellings were constructed following the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. This city also has a good choice of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is frequently an option for property owners in Richmond to buy groceries on foot. Likewise, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of opportunities, and residents benefit from over 100 cafes as well. In terms of education, primary schools are easy to reach on foot from anywhere in Richmond. However, it can be challenging to get to high schools as a pedestrian. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.