Lochdale is primarily a single-family neighborhood, with some low-income housing, located in the northeastern part of the city. Towards the north is Hastings Street with its numerous shops and services, and many major thoroughfares that connect the north and south run through the neighborhood.
The area is served by the recently introduced Millennium Line—the Sperling-Burnaby Lake station is located south of the neighborhood. Public transit is good here, too, with buses providing connections to Brentwood Mall, Lougheed Mall, and Kensington Square, a famous shopping center with numerous services and shops, including a Starbucks, the Royal Bank, a health-foods store, and a Safeway.
There are mainly two elementary schools in the area. For secondary education, most parents prefer the Burnaby North Secondary School.
Most of the people here are Chinese and Korean, but you can also find hints of Italian culture and heritage, especially in the gardening styles and residential architecture. A few parks are dotted around the area, including Lochdale Park and Sumas Park. Kensington Park is also not too far away. There’s also a swimming pool near Kensington Square and a bicycle overpass over Hastings Street that takes cyclists to the shores of Burrard Inlet.
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