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Homes in Abbotsford, British Columbia

Located about 65 kilometres east of Vancouver, Abbotsford, British Columbia has undergone much development in recent years. With its rapidly growing population of over 133,000 people, Abbotsford is one of the largest cities outside of the Greater Vancouver area. Offering many local job opportunities, affordable home prices as well as a large stock of low density housing options, homebuyers look to Abbotsford to complete their real estate search. Residents of Abbotsford enjoy the best of both worlds – an urban setting, situated in one of Canada’s most beautiful agricultural areas.

Play.  With activities that range from peaceful to daring, there are plenty of ways to get outdoors to enjoy Abbottsford. Take a walk along one of the many trails; enjoy a farm tour; visit a country market; see a top concert; or try skydiving at the Abbotsford Skydive Centre.  Deeply rooted in agriculture, the city features its Abbotsford Farm & Country Market in the Historic Downtown district where you can purchase locally grown produce and organic products while shopping and dining along its charming brick-lined sidewalks. Families can spend a day at Apple Barn Pumpkin Farm, Castle Fun Park, Silverbrook U-Catch or one of the many dairy farms.  Active lifestyles are nurtured at the Matsqui Recreation Centre, complete with a wave pool, fitness classes, skating, and programs for the community. For arts and culture, Abbotsford Arts Council offers residents a variety of local events. Abbotsford is known for its Multicultural Festival, International Airshow, and AgriFair & Rodeo, which add to the many events held throughout the year at TRADEX, Abbotsford’s exhibition facility. Wine tasting at Mt. Lehman Winery is another popular destination.

Work.   As one of the larger cities in the Fraser Valley Regional District, Abbottsford has a diversified economy that promotes a self-reliant community for those who choose to live and work locally. Abbottsford’s economy has expanded from the traditional agricultural and resource industries to one that creates jobs in manufacturing, retail, service, and high-tech trades. Some of the leading employers include Abbotsford School District, Correctional Services of Canada, and University College of the Fraser Valley. The Fraser Health Authority alone provides more than 2,500 local jobs in the medical service industry. In spite of its close proximity to Vancouver, 60 per cent of residents still live and work within the city boundary. Because of emerging industries and job opportunities available within the region, Abbotsford provides a strong base for growth in its real estate market.

Live.  As a city with many neighbourhoods, Abbotsford real estate ranges from low density housing in the historic Clayburn Village, to the farms and estates in the rural expanses of Bradner. Some of the main neighbourhoods within Abbotsford include Aberdeen, Central Abbotsford, Matsqui, Poplar, Sumas Mountain and Sumas Prairie. Buying a home in Abbotsford allows you to choose from a varied stock of detached homes, townhouses and condominiums. For example, Clearbrook offers an assortment of housing options, including multi-story condo units to the tranquil Mill Lake Park area, with easy access to the retail stores and amenities in the West Oaks Shopping Centre. For homes closer to the Fraser River, you can search in the quiet Matsqui area. In addition, there are a number of newer developments closer to the downtown.  

Abbotsford's many neighborhoods feature a range of home listings that extend from starter homes to expansive farmland, and everything in between. To ensure that you are provided access to the most complete real estate listings and prices, work with a Royal LePage real estate expert.  With their help, you’re sure to find the perfect home for you and your family.

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