Living the West Coast lifestyle is something many Canadians and non-Canadians alike aspire to. It's a combination of amazing scenery, great people and healthy economic prospects which draws people from all over the country and the world to live here. Abbotsford is a perfect example of what British Columbia can offer to any family or professional in terms of employment opportunities, amenities and of course, a wide range of Abbotsford Real Estate to invest in or purchase.
Abbotsford is one of the top 10 cities to invest in BC based on the rapid population growth along with residential build-out area expansion, translink development projects enhancing agriculture and preserving community sustainability.
Lifestyle Of The City In The Country
The city itself is located in the picturesque Fraser Valley, set to the backdrop of Coast Mountains and Mount Baker with a short commute to Vancouver. Abbotsford is also located conveniently close to Langley, Chilliwack and the US border, providing you with even more opportunities in terms of employment, entertainment and shopping. Another benefit of relocating to Abbotsford is the fact that property here is enjoying a healthy upwards trend in value with the median price for a detached house currently being $770,000, although you can find Abbotsford detached homes for sale in the mid $600K zone. You will find a typical selection of detached homes, townhouses and condominiums for sale here, with condos also offering excellent value for money for the smart investor.
Flourishing Economy And Job Opportunities
This city has the privilege of being known as the "City in the Country" because it offers all modern amenities a family could need while still situated in one of the most agricultural areas of Canada. In fact one of the biggest employers in Abbotsford remains agriculture, but also includes manufacturing, transport and retail. Another big employer in the region is the growing Canadian aerospace industry, with both Conair Group Inc. and Cascade Aerospace providing a number of high-tech employment opportunities. Most residents of the city work here, but roughly 40% make the commute to nearby Mission, Chilliwack and Vancouver each day.
Fast Transportation Options
Other methods of transport to and from the city include the Central Fraser Valley Transit System and the nearby West Coast Express offering a direct and brief commute to Downtown Vancouver. Road transport is taken care of by the Trans-Canada Highway, Abbotsford-Mission Highway and the Fraser Highway.
Immense Range of Recreation And Leisure Activities
In terms of entertainment and relaxation Abbotsford has a lot to offer including everything from sturgeon fishing, white water rafting, hiking and camping to theme parks, gardens and golf. Sporting events in the city are catered for in some of the most modern and well-equipped sporting venues anywhere in British Columbia. The city is also a home to Canada’s largest air show attracting over 350,000 people every year for a 3 day show in Abbotsford International Airport! All of your shopping requirements will be met by the numerous malls in the city, including Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, Westoaks Mall , Highstreet Shopping Centre and Historic Downtown.
Excellent Educational System
As with most modern Canadian cities, Abbotsford has an excellent level of education offered by the Abbotsford School District, including one of the country’s first virtual schools with 30 online courses offered each semester. For growing families relocating here there are a number of excellent public and private schools to attend including Mennonite Educational Institute, Yale Secondary, Robert Bateman Secondary and Abbotsford Christian School for example, with many of these schools being regarded as some of the very best in the entire province. In terms of post-secondary education Abbotsford is also home to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).
As you can see relocating to Abbotsford is almost a no-brainer in terms of location, amenities and opportunities but if you would like further information on the benefits of relocating here and the Abbotsford Real Estate please do contact us - we look forward to serving you.