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About Richmond, British Columbia

Richmond is an exciting city undergoing immense growth and change, currently transferring from a rural community to an international metropolis, while still managing to maintain its original charm. It is culturally diverse and has a unique geographical setting, located on Canada's West Coast. Its central location places Richmond only twenty minutes from downtown Vancouver and 25 minutes from the Canada-US border.

Richmond is home to over 190,000 people with a healthy mix of residential and commercial property, industrial parks, agricultural land and green belts. Richmond is situated where the river meets the Pacific Ocean, providing expansive leisure and tourist options within a close range of the city. There are around 71,000 homes in the Richmond real estate market.

Richmond is known for healthy living: residents of Richmond have the highest life expectancy in all of Canada and also have the lowest smoking and obesity rates! A wide range of employment options exist, with the economy supporting over 100,000 jobs in several sectors such as services, retailing, tourism, hi-tech, manufacturing, agriculture and public administration.

The city's expansive leisure options contribute to its healthy life style. Quality parks and recreation facilities, culture and leisure facilities abound: over 90 parks, 200 acres of recreational trails, pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, golf courses, running tracks and playing fields. In additional there are several libraries, theatres, museums, art galleries and heritage sites.

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