THOMPSON, BC


THOMPSON, TERRA NOVA & RIVERDALE, RICHMOND

The community of Thompson is located on the north eastern shore of Richmond's main Lulu Island, bordering the Richmond City Centre to the east, the area of Blundell to the south east, and the neighbourhoods of Seafair to the south west. Surrounded by water on the north and west sides, Thompson borders the Georgia Strait and the dykes. It's location on the north west shore of Lulu Island means residents of Thompson enjoy spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, the Fraser River, and the Pacific Ocean's Georgia Strait.

Made up of several smaller sub-neighbourhoods including Riverdale and the newer Terra Nova area, the community of Thompson has an abundance of natural parkland and modern recreational facilities, making this community a top pick in Richmond for active singles, couples and families. The community is home to excellent schools and close to both the Richmond Public Library and the Aquatic Centre.

Transportation in and out of Thompson is easy. In particular, the Vancouver International Airport is located a mere 10 minutes away, just across the Fraser River on Sea Island. There is quick access to Highway 99. Travel to Vancouver's downtown business core is 25-30 minutes, while Richmond's City Centre area is a quick 10 minute drive.


THOMPSON HOMES

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$988 000

2 beds 3 baths 1883 sqft

77 5531 CORNWALL DRIVE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2334565

C/O Jay Banks/RE/MAX Crest Realty

$2 830 000

4 beds 6 baths 3352 sqft

7140 PARRY STREET

Richmond, BC MLS # R2333896

C/O Ken Wong/Regent Park Realty Inc.

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$1 550 000

4 beds 3 baths 2228 sqft

21 5531 CORNWALL DRIVE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2334545

C/O Fred Brome PREC*/RE/MAX Westcoast

$4 270 000

5 beds 6 baths 3724 sqft

4811 CABOT DRIVE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2334133

C/O Fred Zhang PREC*/Sutton Group-West Coast Realty

$868 000

3 beds 3 baths 1744 sqft

5 5740 GARRISON ROAD

Richmond, BC MLS # R2333893

C/O Tim Pember PREC*/RE/MAX Westcoast

$4 598 000

5 beds 6 baths 4364 sqft

4120 WESTMINSTER HIGHWAY

Richmond, BC MLS # R2334050

C/O Charles Chen PREC*/LeHomes Realty

$1 160 000

4 beds 3 baths 1618 sqft

1 3880 WESTMINSTER HIGHWAY

Richmond, BC MLS # R2334648

C/O Virgil Lee/Royal Pacific Riverside Realty Ltd.

$3 488 000

5 beds 5 baths 3326 sqft

3360 BENTINCK PLACE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2333874

C/O Jessica Liu PREC*/RE/MAX Select Properties

$2 989 000

6 baths 3772 sqft

5751 RIVERDALE DRIVE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2334654

C/O Allen Young PREC*/Royal Pacific Realty Corp.

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SHAFIK'S FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT THOMPSON

The amazing community spirit you feel on the streets and in the neighbourhoods of Thompson can't be beat: that's why Shafik has chosen a Thompson home for himself and his family.

  1. Taking in the amazing view during a summer stroll along the Terra Nova Dyke.
  2. Treating the family to delicious sushi at the Hananoki Japanese Restaurant.
  3. Watching the bird migrations from a lookout at the Bird Sanctuary at the Terra Nova Natural Area.
  4. Meeting up at the Thompson Community Centre for a game of soccer or the Nibbles and Bits Festival.
  5. Tossing a ball around at the Gibbons Baseball Park.
  6. Browsing the produce at the Jia Jia Vegetable Market.
  7. Fast and easy access to Vancouver.
  8. Meeting up for coffee at the Starbucks in Terra Nova.


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THE THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTRE

The heart of Thompson is the Thompson Community Centre, well known throughout Richmond for its excellent recreational amenities and yearly events. Open daily and surrounded by the 8.1 acre Thompson Park, this 21,000 square foot facility includes a banquet hall, games room, gymnasium, fully equipped fitness room, and two full kitchens adjacent to 4 multipurpose rooms. Outside in the park are soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, lit tennis courts, climbing boulders, a fully lit roller hockey and lacrosse box, as well as extensive walking trails.

The building architecture was inspired by the Vancouver International Airport, with the surrounding landscape designed to echo Richmond's unique geography. In the last decade use of the Thompson Community Centre has risen dramatically, and residents from across Richmond regularly visit and enjoy its modern facilities and recreational programs.

Many yearly events are held at the Thompson Community Centre including a Basketball Tournament and local SWAP Meet, but the centre is best known for the annual "Nibbles and Bits of Richmond" festival held annually on the second weekend of September. Every year local restaurants offer sample-size portions of their best dishes to over 12,000 attendees, and over the years the festival has grown to include a craft and exhibitors fair, a children's carnival, and a sports competition.


PARKS & NATURAL AREAS

TERRA NOVA RURAL PARK


Terra Nova Rural Park is located adjacent to the Sturgeon Banks and the West Dyke Trail in the far north west corner of Thompson. Featuring picturesque views of the North Shore Mountains and the Tidal Flats, Terra Nova Rural Park is an award winning green space that continues to expand, adding new trails, gardens and natural wildlife habitats. The recently added Healing Garden and Sharing Farm are particular favourite spots for Richmond residents.


TERRA NOVA NATURAL AREA


South of the Natural Area is the Terra Nova Natural Park. An old-field style habitat, the park features native plants and a natural slough. Viewing platforms provide great views, and the park is a popular wildlife spotting area. Home to the Terra Nova Bird Sanctuary, over 1.4 million birds including eagles, herons and gulls migrate through the area every year.


INTERESTED IN BUYING OR SELLING IN THOMPSON?

To learn more about the community of Thompson in Richmond, BC, contact Skafik and his Team or request a free Thompson Home Evaluation today!