Burnaby Real Estate
Relocating to Burnaby provides you with a great opportunity to live as close to Vancouver as possible without actually living in Downtown Vancouver itself. Burnaby, the third largest city in BC, is conveniently located a little over 15 minutes from the east side of Downtown Vancouver and is bordered on the North by the Burrard Inlet and to the South by Anacis Island on Fraser River. Burnaby Real Estate has a lot to offer to anyone interested in living an urban lifestyle and yet being able to enjoy outdoor activities and to relax.
By River And Sea Rise Burnaby
Even though Burnaby, BC is quite an urban part of British Columbia it still manages to retain the charm of a smaller Canadian city with the plethora of parks and other forms of outdoors entertainment, which BC is so well known for. Burnaby Real Estate is enjoying quite a bit of growth, with an average retail price for a detached home being just over $1,200,000. The flip side of this realty coin is that you can still get an attached home in Burnaby starting at mid $500,000 price point and apartment can retail for as little as $350,000 plus. So, there's plenty of value to be had in Burnaby homes for sale, almost regardless of your budget.
Diverse Employment Sector Of The Area
Employment opportunities in Burnaby are much diverse, including leading brand names like Electronic Arts, Eastman Kodak, Future Shop, HSBC, Nokia, TELUS, Translink and major Petro-Chemical operations by Chevron Corporation. Burnaby is also home to some of the biggest employers in BC full stop like B.C. Housing Management Commission and Certified General Accountants (CGA) Association of Canada.
Moving Around The City
Getting around the city is a breeze with the SkyTrain system, the Metro Vancouver bus system and a brand new series of cycle trails encouraging people to commute to work each day in the healthiest way possible.
Limitless Recreation And Shopping Options
There are lots of parks to enjoy here such as Central Park, Burnaby Lake Park, Robert Burnaby Park and Montecito Park amongst many others. You also have Swangard Stadium, Metro Skate Park, outdoor pools and tennis courts, open fields, picnic and kids play areas, and even a "dog off leash" area for your canine friends. Golfers are in for something of a treat too with courses like Burnaby Mountain, Fraserview and Riverway.
No city is ever really complete without plenty of shopping options for the entire family and Burnaby comes up trumps here too. The largest mall complex in British Columbia is located here in the form of Metropolis at Metrotown with more than 400 different stores to keep you occupied. Besides that, there are Brentwood Town Centre, The Crystal Mall, the Heights District and the Lougheed Town Centre to choose from. Even COQUITLAM Centre is not that far away.
Education For Everyone
The Burnaby School District (District #41) provides for an excellent standard of education in the city across elementary and secondary schools. For those of you with younger children Holy Cross Elementary School, John Knox Christian School and Our Lady of Mercy all offer excellent elementary-level education. For older kids of your family some of the best secondary schools here include St. Thomas More Collegiate, Moscrop Secondary and Burnaby North Secondary. There is also a post-secondary option in the area in the form of Simon Fraser University (SFU).
The above is just a very brief overview of everything Burnaby can offer anyone considering relocating here, but if you have any further questions on what Burnaby Real Estate options are available to you we'd be more than happy to answer them.