The housing market in British Columbia is heating up this spring, and there are four hubs where the action is hot. If you're selling or buying, here are the best places in the lower mainland to purchase real estate.
Vancouver & East Vancouver
The Vancouver market is always hot, but this spring it is going to get hotter. Vancouver's mild temperatures and high rating as one of the cleanest cities in the world is something that attracts buyers to the market. It is also one of the most stunning cities across the globe and is highly livable. There are countless activities to do in Vancouver: outdoor, cultural, and shopping. Vancouver also sports world-class education. It is no wonder that this diverse marketplace is heating up in spring.
East Vancouver is the hottest market in Vancouver. It is more affordable than Vancouver proper and its sports interesting real estate. Buying in this area is alluring due to these factors alone. Other reasons East Vancouver is so popular with those looking to buy is because of its stunning heritage buildings, which feature New York style lofts. East Vancouver has also been dubbed "foodie heaven" with incredible eats that range from less than casual to fine dining. Buying in East Vancouver is not only an investment but a lifestyle.
Surrey & South Surrey
Another area that is coming in hot this spring is Surrey, to the south-east of Vancouver. Surrey is a part of the Metro Vancouver regional district, and in good traffic, it can take around 45 minutes to get to downtown Vancouver - and around half an hour by transit. Surrey is a family-oriented city, and one reason it is so popular is that it has many new developments. By 2020 Surrey will likely be the most populated city in the Metro Vancouver area. Growth blooms opportunity, and Surrey is growing.
South Surrey, White Rock is also heating up. Within reasonable commuting distance from Vancouver, White Rock is right at the Canada/USA border and this makes it a very appealing place to live. White Rock is the closest city where Highway 99 connects to the Amerian Interstate 5. This means that those who like in White Rock have the shortest drive time when road tripping to the states, whether they are heading down to Seattle or just popping over for a day of shopping.
Richmond & East Richmond
Richmond, directly south of Vancouver, has a hot market in its eastmost district. East Richmond is closest to Highway 91. Richmond also features a total of 1,900 acres of beautiful public parkland, over 70 km of trails, and 60 km of road cycling paths. Richmond is also home to the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park, which is an 8.14-acre national historic site. For anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation, Richmond is the perfect place to make their home.
To the east of Vancouver is the city of Coquitlam. While it is may be a bit cooler than Vancouver, Surrey, and Richmond, this 140,000 person city is by no means cold. More out of the way than other areas near Vancouver, this city is surrounded by parks, including Eagle Mountain and Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, but those who live there do not suffer from any loss of modernity of style. It is also home to the Douglas College campus and hosts a massive trainyard that connects BC to the rest of Canada. It is a dynamic city. Coquitlam is also more affordable than some of its Metro Vancouver counterparts.
British Columbia is heating up this spring, and we at Gurdial Badh Group want to help you find the property - in the location - that suits you best.