The city of Richmond sits on the coast, neighbouring Vancouver and the Fraser River and near the United States border. It is a very ethnically diverse city with a population of 230,000, 65% of which is Asian. Research shows that Richmond residents have the longest life expectancy in Canada of 85.7 years compares to the national average of 81.1.
Amenities include, Richmond Hospital, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), a vast expanse of park land which includes 145 parks, and other recreational opportunities which contribute to a high quality of life. There are also extensive transportation options which make Richmond a well-connected city.