Living in Richmond, Vancouver


As a port city and the home of the Vancouver International Airport, it’s not surprising that Richmond is one of the most multicultural communities in Canada. Over 60 per cent of its population is of Asian ancestry, with 50 per cent identifying as Chinese.

Located in the Fraser River estuary, Richmond is actually a city of islands. It occupies a total of 17, the largest of which – Lulu Island – is where the vast majority of the population resides. Sea Island is the second-largest and is where the airport is located as well as the small neighbourhood of Burkeville.

Currently home to over 205,000 people, the city is dynamic and fast-growing, but even its busiest urban centres are no more than a few minutes away from rural areas and the great outdoors. The city identifies 15 main neighbourhoods and districts, from the bustling Asian-flavoured city centre to the historic fishing village of Steveston to the marshy and largely uninhabited South Arm Islands.

When it comes to real estate, there’s no dearth of choices here. Buyers can browse for heritage homes, luxury properties, new condos, apartments and multi-family housing, and so much more.

Richmond Quick Facts:

  • Served as a venue city for the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Population grew by 9.2% from 2006 to 2011
  • Has a land area of 129.6 km²
  • Major islands are protected from flooding by an extensive network of interconnecting dykes, which also serve as multi-use recreational trails

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