This once small fishing village south of Richmond, is now home to some of Greater Vancouver’s elite—thanks to the outer farmland having been converted into upscale housing. This quickly-growing village is becoming a serious hot spot for Vancouver residents looking to get away from the skyscrapers, concrete jungle and the hustle and bustle of downtown—in exchange for a simpler style life.   

Steveston Real Estate

Steveston is a handsome place to raise a family, offers some luscious restaurants, and has become a minor tourism hotspot. Despite being rather sleepy at first glance, it has a thriving community and regular lineup of events. But, all this serenity doesn’t come cheap. The average Steveston home sold last year was approximately $791,000—which is significantly higher than Greater Vancouver’s overall average of $678,281.

Real estate Steveston tends to be on the cozy side, often painted in vibrant colours. Homes here truly have a small-town look and most maintain their own character. When moving to Steveston you have a wide variety of housing options, including condos, townhouses and fully-detached homes. Steveston also has a thriving school district, a progressive city council, and top-notch medical centres.

The village and ‘burbs of Steveston real estate are incredibly picturesque, which explains the boom in tourism—and in the film industry. Over the last few years Steveston has been a shooting location for a number of movies and TV shows, including: The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, The X-Files, Stargate, Supernatural—and the recent blockbuster Once Upon a Time.

This lovely ‘little’ fishing village has become popular as a shooting and tourism location thanks to its historic look and the picturesque harbour. The Steveston Harbour (a popular destination) is home to Canada’s largest fleet, with over 600 fishing boats. It also has over 300 thriving small business, and a boardwalk to accommodate tourists and locals alike.

Life in Steveston

Many of the activities that draw the tourists also help make life for residents in Steveston oh so sweet. From leisurely picnics in Garry Point Park to ‘watching the ships roll in’, there’s plenty of natural beauty to enjoy. There are also walking trails radiating in practically every direction and regular festivals. One such illustrious event was the Tall Ships festival, which attracted 400,000 people to watch the restored sailing ships flank the coastline. Another great event is the annual Salmon Festival—which has a parade and large-scale BBQ.

One of the biggest activities amongst Stevestonites is the whale watching. There are in fact so many whale-watching opportunities that the village has been given the name of ‘the Gateway to the Orca’.

Foodies adore this location, especially its Public Market Float—offering some of the freshest and tastiest fish on the coast.

Demographics

While there’s an eclectic mix of people buying Steveston real estate, one of the largest groups is Japanese-Canadians. Japanese populations have remained a large percentage of the population since the time of wartime internment. This large Japanese-Canadian has led to a beautiful cultural community, exhibited in elements like the Judo and martial arts centre and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre—both of which have become landmarks.

 

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Listing information last updated on November 23rd, 2017 at 1:11am CST.