In 2009, Maclean’s Magazine named Burnaby as the Best Run City in Canada. They went so far as to call Burnaby a “model for the Country” noting that it is “lean, debt-free and offering great public services.” Below are 5 perks you should know about living in Burnaby.
- Services like outstanding transportation links. And they couldn’t be more apparent in Metrotown where Silver is located. With the SkyTrain station just over 100 metres away, a major bus loop and transportation corridor that can get you easily to downtown Vancouver, the airport, SFU and the US border, Burnaby has a lot to offer for residents on the go.
- If your preference is to stay local, you couldn’t be better situated. Metrotown has over 300 shops and services, and it’s just across the street from Silver. There are major grocery stores, entertainment facilities, more than 26 electronics shops and high fashion stores. In addition to Metrotown, there’s Crystal Mall, Station Square and a great range of freestanding shops and restaurants along Kingsway to augment your daily reality.
- Culturally and recreationally, this area has a lot to offer, too. The Burnaby Public Library, Central Park with its Pitch ‘n’ Putt course, and Swangard Stadium for everything from sporting events to concerts. Not too far away is Deer Lake Park with another broad spectrum of facilities that include the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, The Burnaby Art Gallery, a boat launch, and the Hart House Restaurant.
- With the transformation of Beresford Street, there will be even more opportunities to engage your senses. Public Art. Open spaces. Events. Street-oriented retail and restaurants. Silver will sit at the hub of all that is great about life in Burnaby.Spaces that fulfill our daily needs are a huge part of creating sustainable communities. When you don’t need to get into your car to get the things you need, that is environmentally sustainable. But, also your way of life is sustainable because it becomes easy and effortless. The City of Burnaby has an award-winning track record for fostering sustainable neighbourhoods. Beresford Street is likely to become another hallmark of their vision.
- The best run city in Canada. Yes, we mentioned this at the top, but it warrants more. Burnaby scored at or near the top in areas like environmental health, recreation, culture and economic development. The benefits of those attributes are readily apparent, but there are other benefits. The city has a policy of refusing to go into debt. This means that you’re more likely to have a stable and predictable tax base. That’s good, not only for you as a possible owner and resident, but it’s also good if you should decide to sell your home down the road.