Welcome to Richmond, a coastal suburb of Vancouver and entry point for many visitors as the home of Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As part of the Metro Vancouver area, it ranks as the fourth most populous city in the British Columbia. Richmond is a city rich in culture and has one of the highest immigration population (60%) in Canada, predominantly Chinese. Richmond also includes areas of luxury real estate and a large Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR farmland).
The City at Glance
Average Household Income: $77,782
Top 3 Languages: Chinese, English, Tagalog
Distance to Downtown Vancouver: 16 km
Driving time to Vancouver Airport: 12 minutes
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Richmond Olympic Oval
International Buddhist Temple
River Rock Casino Resort
Historic Steveston Village
Richmond Night Market
Richmond is connected to Vancouver by a system of bridges and tunnels. Highway 99 and Highway 91 are the two main highways that serve Richmond. Highway 99 connects to Interstate 5 at the United States border, while Highway 91 connects Delta, New Westminster, and Richmond. The easiest and quickest way to get from Richmond to Downtown Vancouver by transit is the SkyTrain rail line called the Canada Line. Translink also offers extensive bus service to the area, connecting it will other areas of the lower mainland. Richmond is also home to the Vancouver International Airport.
The Richmond School District (SD No. 38) operates 11 high schools and 38 elementary schools. There are also several independent private schools and public post secondary schools.
Click here to see a complete list of Richmond public schools.
Public Elementary Schools:
Spul’u’kwuks Elementary School
Ferris Elementary School
John T. Errington Elementary School
Public High Schools:
Richmond Secondary School
Steveston-London Secondary School
J.N. Burnett Secondary School
Private K-12 Schools:
Richmond Christian Elementary School
Private Elementary Schools:
St. Paul’s School
St. Joseph the Worker Parish School
Private High Schools:
Richmond Christian Secondary School
Richmond International High School and College
For more information about buying or selling real estate in Richmond, please contact our Relocation Team by phone 1-877-278-3888 or fill in this form and we will partner you with a REALTOR® who will help you achieve your real estate your needs in Richmond.
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