Richmond, BC Condo Reviews : 5500 Andrews Road

5500 Andrews Road, Richmond, BC - Southwater

Southwater
5500 Andrews Road
Richmond, BC


Year Built:  
1997

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Southwater at 5500 Andrews Road. Walk or bike on the boardwalk into the Steveston Village and community centre. Featuring great facilities including exercise room, guest suite and pool table. This complex consists of 128 condo units and 1 commercial units.

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    Unregistered User
    Owned a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Jun 10 2014

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"Southwater is my home and
I love it."

My husband and I have lived in Southwater for 4 years, we are very happy here and we plan to remain here for many years to come. We both work part-time so have plenty of time to enjoy the building, our neighbours and the wonderful Steveston Community. The purpose of this review is also to encourage those who are thinking of moving to Southwater to go ahead and just do it. The setting of the building and the scenery is just breathtaking. We can see the river, enjoy the quietness, marvel at the birdlife and feel that we live in a very peaceful part of the world. The caretaker does a wonderful job looking after the day to day maintenance. Our council is made up of some very experienced residents who are making good decisions that we agree upon. The Social Group has talks, movie nights and bocce in the summer. We have gotten to know neighbours who could help us out when we are in need and likewise we can help them. Steveston is a lovely village and it's hard sharing it with tourists but it is popular- and rightly so. Such a beautiful setting on the Fraser River with so much history and preservation of buildings. There's so much to love about Southwater and Steveston.

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    Owned a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Jun 10 2014

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"Southwater, Steveston a
fine place to live."

Hi I currently reside in this building and although when I first moved in there did appear to be some issues between owners and council members, council has of course changed some members annually and for the last two years considerable efforts have been made to ensure this is a friendly and supportive community. There is a roster of social activities and a social bulletin board so all owners/residents may easily be aware of activities such as regular coffee drop in, movie nights, bocce in the summer. Council members are very proactive about strengthening the community aspect of this complex. The building is aging and this year the first of staged projects was agreed to and commenced.

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    Reviewed on Sep 9 2013

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"A Little Piece of Heaven
on Earth"

I lived for three months in a downtown condo and thought I would never survive. Between the nightlife noises that went on until 1:00 a.m., then the street people continuing the party and the 6:00 a.m. sound of rattling dumpsters, I truly did not sleep. Then I found Southwater. A cacophony of frogs serenaded me all through the summer evenings and seagulls greeted me each morning. With views of beautifully maintained gardens and waterways my deck time was nothing short of a 'vacation'; which visiting friends and family always commented on. The dyke along the waterfront provided great 'walking meditations' and the 'boardwalk' to Steveston Village provided great 'tourist' ventures, from fishing on the pier, visting the Cannery or the Maritime Museum, to wining and dining in the village. Southwater itself, the building and grounds, were well maintained, with the usual aches and pains of most condos. Council members of the day, put in long hours taking care of strata business dealing with some very difficult situations I am sure. The building has a very diverse mix of people as I am sure most condos do. The people are great, very friendly, helpful and respectful. There were bacci ball nights, 'pool' nights (watch out for the little lady with hew own pool cue;) and more recently I understand there are organized movie nights, and coffee get-togethers. All in all, it was an amazing place to call home.

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    Reviewed on Mar 22 2013

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"Avoid this building"

We would not recommend this building. It has a history of too many factions fighting for control such that there is a poisoned atmosphere of divisiveness that permeates the building. The history reveals instability in strata councils, caretakers, and management companies. We think it a place best avoided until ithe disharmony displayed amongst its owners and the disfuction of its councils and numerous manangement companies can be demonstrated to have been corrected.

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unregistered user on April 14 2013:
Completely accurate. So glad to.have sold and moved out of that mess.
unregistered user on April 17 2013:
Evelyn was and will always remain, the worst council president ever in the history of Southwater, notwithstanding Vince's girlfriend, Brenda, who did what she possibly could to win worst award. If you ever buy here, never vote for any of them...they are all inept. Each management company has been worse than its predecessor so the process is virtually hopeless here. Any good council member is soon destroyed by the horirrible other council members and/or the equally terrible management companies. Do not buy here, and if you live here, get out as soon as possible! There is life after Southwater!
unregistered user on September 9 2013:
Interesting to note that the "I agree" comment is dated before the April 17th comment!
unregistered user on June 10 2014:
Things have changed. People have changed council has changed and we see that the negativity has changed.

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