Vancouver's Chinatown is no longer the only centre for its local Chinese community. Many satellite "Chinatowns" have grown up in Greater Vancouver neighbourhoods, some with even more choice in services. This decentralisation began in the 1970s when more Chinese chose to live elsewhere in Greater Vancouver as discrimination lessened. There are now about 400,000 ethnic Chinese in the region. In the '80s, most Hong Kong and Taiwanese arrivals were investors and businesspeople who could afford to live in the more upmarket neighbourhoods, a shift from previous generations of working and middle-class Chinese who lived in or near Chinatown. Richmond, the municipality south of Vancouver, is now the most Chinese city in North America. Richmond is popular for more recent immigrants, as it is closer to what contemporary East Asia is like. There are multiple malls and supermarkets, with many premises open long after midnight. In Vancouver, a number of areas have clusters of Chinese businesses, including bakeries, doctors and grocers. These areas are convenient for many, especially the elderly, to get daily needs within walking distance. Mainland Chinese have been increasingly interested in the region. For example, wealthy buyers from China have been purchasing multimillion-dollar homes on Vancouver's desirable west side. Meanwhile, non-Chinese residents and businesses, such as clothing boutiques, bars and even a nightclub, have moved in to the traditional Chinatown. Three apartment projects are under way there. Chinatown was the only Chinese community a few decades ago. With changes on its doorstep and competition elsewhere, many believe a new vision of the future is required if the neighbourhood is to survive.