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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MLS® listing #R2350850 for sale located at 6928 BARNARD DRIVE

$1 398 000

3 beds 3 baths 1600 sqft

6928 BARNARD DRIVE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2350850

Courtesy of Patti Martin PREC*/RE/MAX Westcoast

MLS® listing #R2350961 for sale located at 5166 SAPPHIRE PLACE

$1 598 800

4 beds 3 baths 2439 sqft

5166 SAPPHIRE PLACE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2350961

Courtesy of Dave Van Hoeke/RE/MAX Westcoast

MLS® listing #R2351279 for sale located at 5200 TURQUOISE DRIVE

$1 488 000

4 beds 3 baths 2568 sqft

5200 TURQUOISE DRIVE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2351279

Courtesy of Jay Banks/RE/MAX Crest Realty

MLS® listing #R2350895 for sale located at 5908 RIVERDALE DRIVE

$2 988 000

5 beds 6 baths 3955 sqft

5908 RIVERDALE DRIVE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2350895

Courtesy of Leo K. Liu PREC*/Maxcel Westcoast Realty Ltd.

MLS® listing #R2350783 for sale located at 5135 SAPPHIRE PLACE

$1 798 000

3 beds 3 baths 2785 sqft

5135 SAPPHIRE PLACE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2350783

Courtesy of Patsy Hui/RE/MAX Westcoast

MLS® listing #R2350298 for sale located at 3440 GRANVILLE AVENUE

$2 780 000

5 beds 2 baths 3000 sqft

3440 GRANVILLE AVENUE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2350298

Courtesy of Ellen Guan PREC*/Luxmore Realty

MLS® listing #R2350582 for sale located at 401 6011 NO 1 ROAD

$890 000

3 beds 2 baths 1171 sqft

401 6011 NO 1 ROAD

Richmond, BC MLS # R2350582

Courtesy of Mark Wiens PREC*/Dracco Pacific Realty

MLS® listing #R2349583 for sale located at 6131 RICHARDS DRIVE

$2 480 000

6 beds 5 baths 3520 sqft

6131 RICHARDS DRIVE

Richmond, BC MLS # R2349583

Courtesy of Sandy Sha/Royal Pacific Realty Corp.

MLS® listing #R2350085 for sale located at 201 7831 NO. 1 ROAD

$348 800

1 beds 1 baths 799 sqft

201 7831 NO. 1 ROAD

Richmond, BC MLS # R2350085

Courtesy of Perry Hoogveld/RE/MAX Westcoast

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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!