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New Listing # 412 1225 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver, BC

V953064 - 412 - 1225 Richards Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 412 - 1225 Richards Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $648,800.SOLD

Built by Bosa, the coveted "Eden" is pet-friendly and situated in the best part of Yaletown.  Directly across the street is Choices Organic Market as well as the beautifully completed Emery Barnes Park.  Both the Canada Line and Seawall are only 3 blocks from your doorstep.  In addition, some of the city's best restaurants, shops, theatres, and more are just steps away. Accessed via the main lobby entrance, this executive T/H is set above street level.  The private roof deck (280 sq ft) has an unobstructed view of Emery Barnes Park and the 1006 sq ft of open living space, incl. a 2ndpatio, also enjoy park and mountain views.  This home comes with a large master bedroom (fits a California King bed), includes a generous walk-in closet, and the bathroom boasts a large soaker tub, separate shower and double sinks.  The functional den has windows bringing in plenty of light for work, or may be used as a 2nd bedroom.  Other standout features include dark hardwood floors, granite counters, a gas range, pantry storage, security system, and 2 electric fireplaces. The building amenities include a well-equipped gym w/ separate yoga area, a steam room, a hot tub, and a common lounge w/ pool table, kitchen and large outdoor garden patio.  There is also a guest suite for visitors, conveniently located just down the hall from your front door.  This original owner occupied suite has been kept in showroom condition and includes 1 parking stall & 1 storage locker.

Private Schools Top Fraser Institute's List Again!

Private schools continued to outperform public schools in B.C., according to the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of B.C. schools.

The top three ranking schools in B.C. in 2011 were all private girls schools, and all in Vancouver, according to the Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Secondary Schools in British Columbia and Yukon 2012. The schools areYork HouseCrofton House and Little Flower Academy.

Out of 280 secondary schools evaluated, the top 14 scores were by independent schools. The report also found that the 14 “fastest-improving” schools were public. Ten of those 14 schools have students whose parents have below-average incomes.

“Our rankings show that every school is capable of improvement, regardless of the personal and family characteristics of its student population,” said Peter Crowley, the report’s author.

The Fraser Institute’s annual report card on schools in B.C and the Yukon is controversial. Public school advocates argue it is unfair to compare private schools with public schools because private schools can reject students who do not meet their academic requirements. 

Independent schools are not obliged to teach special-needs students, for example, whereas public schools are obliged to accept all students, regardless of their abilities.

*Reprinted from Business in Vancouver