Homes for Sale in Burnaby

Homes in Burnaby have seen significant changes in the last 25 years, becoming more culturally diverse and urban. It’s more populated than many of the other regions of the metro Vancouver area. You’re never far from anything you might need, including fine eating and Metrotown - the biggest shopping centre in BC. The newer single family homes in the area have a custom look and feel, with the latest in technology and green construction methods used. Green technology gives you a home that will last a long time, and a smaller carbon footprint, as well.

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Burnaby, British Columbia

Located slightly east of Vancouver proper, Burnaby is the third-largest city in British Columbia. Covering a landmass of 98.60 square kilometers, this community serves as a popular urban centre. In 1859 Robert Burnaby, the town’s founding father and namesake, was exploring the region when he stumbled upon a beautiful freshwater lake that he christened 'Burnaby Lake'. This lake later became the geographical center of the area which grew in size as the years passed. In the first few decades following incorporation, the town’s growth was heavily influenced by the city of Vancouver as it served as an agricultural centre growing food to supply Vancouver's citizens. Later, Burnaby became an important transportation hub, serving to connect Vancouver with the Fraser Valley and the interior of the province. As Vancouver grew, Burnaby followed, and today the community enjoys a thriving populace of individuals, families and business interests.

Community Resources and Recreation

Burnaby offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the town’s parks and lakes. The town provides three parks, three lakes and a variety of waterways. Burnaby's Central Park offers families the opportunity to play together with a large playground, pitch and putt golf, an outdoor pool and plenty of walking trails where one can stretch their legs. Children in particular enjoy the many duck ponds dotted throughout the park. For a little light reading, residents can check out books from one of the three branches of the public library located on Willingdon Avenue, Kingsway and Cameron Street. If medical care is required, visitors and residents can seek help at Burnaby Hospital or one of the many emergency clinics throughout the city.

Local Access and Public Transportation

Visitors and residents alike use a variety of public streets and avenues to gain access to the city and its many attractions, including Willingdon Avenue, Royal Oak Avenue, East Hastings Street and Barnett Highway. The Trans-Canada Highway also crosses through the city. Burnaby provides wonderful public transit via the SkyTrain rapid transit system with two lines: the east-west Expo Line and the north-south Millennium Line. TransLink's bus system also offers service in Burnaby with dozens of routes crisscrossing the city.

Education: Elementary and Secondary Schools

49 schools serve the Burnaby community, educating more than 24,000 students each year. For example, Buckingham Elementary is dedicated to creating a safe and secure learning environment where children can learn through their own unique learning styles. For older children, Burnaby Mountain Secondary School serves students in their 8th to 12th grades. In 2006, this secondary school made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest basketball game, lasting a whopping 32 hours.

Income Demographics and Local Tax Rates

In 2011, Burnaby boasted a total of 223,218 residents, which represents a 60% increase in the past three decades. This town offers a comfortable average income for families of $74,413 as recorded in 2005, while the average for the rest of British Columbia was $24,867. The average home value in Burnaby is $920,290 with annual property taxes of $4,871.

Annual Events and Festivals

Each year Burnaby celebrates a variety of festivals and celebrations. In August, the town enjoys the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival. This event offers nine hours of live music on three stages with a variety of music sure to please anyone's taste. 'Hats Off' Day is a day when local merchants celebrate their customers on Hastings Street. The day starts with a parade and ends with a huge street party. This festival is a favourite among locals. If you are considering a move to Burnaby, British Columbia, you will appreciate all of the amenities and parks available in this community. As an urban centre, there is always a new restaurant to try or a shop to visit. With an extensive high-quality school system and public libraries, this community offers a variety of learning opportunities. A quick visit to Vancouver is easily made but with the many festivals and annual events to occupy your down time you may find that Burnaby has all you need.  

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Listing information last updated on October 23rd, 2017 at 3:57pm CDT.