- Maple Ridge
- Residential Detached
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- 22896 Gilbert Drive
- Maple Ridge
- Silver Valley
Nestled in the northwest area of Maple Ridge, off of 232nd Street, is the beautiful and growing community of Silver Valley. Surrounded by lush trees and green spaces, Silver Valley has an exclusive getaway vibe, but is still just minutes from downtown Maple Ridge and all of the urban-style amenities the city has to offer. Still largely undeveloped, Silver Valley is the subject of a city initiative designed to create a complete community with focus on education, sustainability, recreation, transportation and housing. There is an estimated 11,000 residents living in Silver Valley, and the number is increasing rapidly.
Maple Ridge’s overall population increased more than 10% between 2006 and 2011; this increase is seen in all Maple Ridge communities, including Silver Valley. With new developments turning up all over the area, as well as the close proximity to Maple Ridge amenities, Silver Valley attracts families, investors and young professionals.
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Silver Valley is in a convenient location for work; those commuting to nearby cities can reach their destination in less than an hour, with places like Coquitlam and Langley just 15 minutes away. For this reason, many professionals working in nearby cities have settled in Silver Valley to enjoy the serenity and wide open spaces while taking advantage of short commute times. For those working in Maple Ridge, the top industries are sales and services, business and finance, agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. An average annual income that is higher than British Columbia’s and a low unemployment rate (just 4.7%) is attractive to those considering relocating to the area. Entrepreneurs and investors love the business side of Maple Ridge, as there are plenty of incentives in place to draw in new business. In fact, it was named one of Canada’s top cities to invest in.
When Silver Valley residents are ready to trade the greenery and open spaces for a shopping mall or quaint shop, they need only drive a few minutes to reach it. It’s just 9 minutes by car to the Haney Place Mall, where individuals will find trendy retailers for clothing and apparel, home décor and appliances, health and beauty items and more. Downtown Maple Ridge offers up more than 600 shops, stores and boutiques, which makes it incredibly easy to find gifts, novelties, basic necessities, supplies, antiques and more.
Those in the mood for delicious dining options are also in luck. The downtown area offers up a plethora of dining choices, from delicious and fresh Asian dishes to rich and tempting Italian foods. The area with the most dining options is along Dewdney Trunk Road, and Lougheed Highway also offers quite a few different options. Residents love Sagre’s Restaurant, which whips up delicious European dishes like the seasoned pork and clams entrée, fresh green salads, and the massive hamburgers. The Chameleon Café is another favourite, giving visitors the chance to try delicious seafood (along with the oyster bar), grilled delights inspired by France and Italy, and the finest beverages.
Silver Lake is a car-dependent neighbourhood, with most of Maple Ridge’s amenities less than 10 minutes away. Buses, operated by TransLink, run throughout the Maple Ridge area, so it’s easy to get public transportation to downtown or other areas. Residents can take 232nd Street to reach just about any destination in Maple Ridge, and the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport is nearby for those who have longer travel demands.
The School District Number 42 is present within Maple Ridge, with 18 different elementary schools and 5 secondary schools. A priority is placed on education within the city, with the secondary schools featuring specialized learning tracks, such as focusing on technology in ¬¬addition to the traditional topics, and allowing children to learn at their own pace with customized lessons. Alouette Elementary School serves the children who live in the Silver Valley area. Also available is are BCIT, Douglas College and Sprott Shaw College.
A couple of different options exist in Maple Ridge for individuals and families feeling artistic. The ACT Arts Center is an excellent resource, and in addition to being able to join live shows here, resident can join the classes to learn a variety of arts, including drawing, painting and pottery. The Maple Ridge Art Gallery holds exhibitions that feature local and emerging artists as well as occasional exhibitions featuring national and international artists. A variety of community events are held here as well.
Silver Valley’s greatest offerings come in the form of recreation, as the area is ripe with plenty of outdoor fun to be had. A massive network of trails exists just off of Silver Valley Road, giving residents the chance to hike, cycle and explore the beauty of nature. The Malcolm Knapp Research Forest is located in the neighbourhood as well, acting as a central hub to four of the nearby trails.
Outside of Silver Valley, there are plenty of things to do as well. Water sports and fishing are available at nearby Kanaka and Fraser Rivers, nearly every neighbourhood features a park or playground, and thrill seekers can find sky diving at the nearby Pitt Meadows Regional Airport. Golden Provincial Park is also just minutes away, offering a huge amount of recreational activities, from camping and canoeing to horseback riding and more.
With new developments popping up all over Silver Valley, and the city’s plan to improve all areas and create a complete community, the interest in Silver Valley has increased in recent years. Some single-family homes are available, while the majority of the area offers land for new construction. Townhouses and apartments are also an option, perfect for young professionals and couples. Families love being so close with nature and enjoying large yards and lots of open spaces, as well as the conveniences throughout the rest of Maple Ridge. There has never been a better time to invest in Silver Valley Real Estate.
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Listing information last updated on June 22nd, 2018 at 3:56am PDT.
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