Your Neighbourhood Guide
Whether you are a current resident or have just moved to our wonderful city, getting to know our amazing neighbourhoods is a must when looking at buying your next home. From where the best schools are located to where you and your family can enjoy a day at the park, my comprehensive neighbourhood guide will give you a headstart on determining what neighbourhood will be the best fit for you.
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Located about an hour east of Vancouver, Abbotsford (pop approximately 142,000), is a great place to live. Families wanting to relocate will find a excellent education opportunity with 46 puplic schools, 4 private schools 8 post- secondary schools and the University of the Fraser Valley. Outdoor lovers will find a large number of parks and trails to enjoy. In addition to the amenities found in your typical town there is also the Abbotsford International Airport, Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, Tradex, Entertainment & Sports Centre, The Reach Art Gallery & Museum and the Abbotsford Arts Centre. Driving around you see the construction of both Residential and Commercial properties and even as it continues to grow it still has the small community feel to it. It really is the "City in the Country"
Situated on the north bank of the Fraser River about 75 km southeast of Vancouver, and a 15minute drive to the US Border. Mission is surrounded by the incredible beauty of the mountains and natural forest settings. The climate is warm in the summer and mild and wet in the winter. The population is approximately 38,000. There are 17 schools in Mission. 13 Elementary, 3 Secondary and 1 alternative Secondary School The closest Post - Secondary school is The University of the Fraser Valley. (UFV) The West Coast Express provides an opportunity for people working in Vancouver, to move to and enjoy a quieter pace of life – while being able to commute to work. Love the outdoors? Mission offers many parks and trails to explore. If your looking for a place with a rich history and strong sense of community, Check out Mission BC. it has a great small town vibe with all the city amenities.
Just a 40-minute drive east of downtown Vancouver, Langley (pop 130,000) attracts visitors with its blend of historic and heritage sites, engaging museums, circle routes that visit local farms and nurseries, wine tours, horseback riding, and boutique and big-box shopping.
Fort Langley, nestled next to the Fraser River, gave the city of Langley its first claim to fame in the mid-19th century as the “Birthplace of British Columbia.” Yet Langley now delivers the kind of accommodations, dining, and other amenities that visitors expect in the 21st century. Whether it’s hiking through local parks, family-friendly festivals, or glitzy movie theatre and casino experiences, it’s all here in this Fraser Valley community.
Situated 35 minutes southeast of Vancouver and directly north of the US border, Surrey (population: 470,000) attracts visitors with its seamless mix of abundant greenery and urban amenities. From beautiful parks to big-box shopping, from art galleries and museums to golf courses and spectator sports like hockey and rodeos, British Columbia’s second-largest city is a multicultural 21st century destination. It’s full of young families with active lifestyles and diverse ethnic backgrounds.
There’s no doubt about it – White Rock (pop. 18,755) exudes a carefree whimsy that only comes with seaside communities. And because of its proximity to Vancouver, there’s also an artsy sophistication here that puts beaches and swimming, fine dining, festivals and cultural fun at the top of the list. It’s also a pretty place for walking around and browsing art galleries.
Technically, the City of White Rock measures only 8sq km/5sq mi and, surrounded by the City of Surrey (pop. 462,516), the community has always shaped its pride and identity by its heritage and distinctive seaside locale. White Rock won a gold Communities in Bloom Award in 2008 and, invariably, the warm weather brings out a quantum number of convertible and classic cars to city streets.
You can just see the city for the trees in this urban playground in the heart of the Lower Mainland. And that’s the way we like it in Burnaby … a little wild, like the verdant landscape of this unique and spirited city
Located on the border of Vancouver, Burnaby features something for everyone. With 25% green space, it’s a haven for outdoor activities for everything from running trails to bird-watching. Burnaby is also home to British Columbia’s largest shopping mall, theatres showcasing plays and musicals, a full range of restaurants and more.
Coquitlam & Tri-Cities
Located on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada, Coquitlam is a dynamic city with a commitment to community-based living. Coquitlam offers the vibrant action of a growing city combined with a beautiful natural setting boasting abundant parks and green space, along with arts and cultural venues and multiple recreational facilities. Visitors are welcomed, businesses excel and residents are valued, making Coquitlam a true City of Choice.
With its thriving town centre, growing retail and business sector and a host of tourism activities, Coquitlam is a dynamic city with a commitment to community-based living.