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Translated from the language of North Straits Salish as “facing the ocean”, the small community of Tsawwassen is a mostly residential suburb located on a peninsula in the Municipality of Delta in British Columbia, on the southwestern corner. It is surrounded to the west by the Strait of Georgia and to the east by Boundary Bay.
With an estimated population of 20,933 residents (2006), Tsawwassen residents have a median household income of $56,945 (2011), compared to the median income in British Columbia of approximately $69,150 (also 2011). Average home prices in the area are around $986,000 (2015); in just three months (August 2015-November 2015) Tsawwassen saw a sale price increase of 10.86%. The median age for residents of the South Delta area is 42.8 years, which is a bit higher than the national age of 40.6 years.
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Tsawwassen is located in the Delta area of British Columbia and enjoys a relatively warm and dry climate, with summertime highs of around 13.9°C and winter lows of around 8.2°C. Precipitation totals in the community are approximately 927.5 mm annually, about 40% less than downtown Vancouver.
Main industries in Tsawwassen and Delta areas include healthcare and hospice, education, retail, farming, construction, commercial fishing, and industrial. The top employers in the South Delta area (including Tsawwassen and its neighbouring community of Ladner) are the Robert Banks Superport, the British Columbia Ferries terminal, Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, several fast food restaurants, Delta Hospital and the Delta Hospice Society, the Delta Public Schools system, and Boundary Bay Airport.
There are several great places to shop at in and around Tsawwassen, including the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall (which is home to stores like Thrifty Foods, Envy Me Boutique, Joe’s Farm Market, the Tsawwassen Library, and more). In nearby Richmond there are several shopping options, such as the large and locally popular Aberdeen Centre (packed with over 160 stores and 380,000 sq ft of retail space), Lansdowne Centre, and the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Mall inside Vancouver Airport.
Residents and visitors to the South Delta area (which encompasses Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen) have many different restaurants to choose from, such as La Belle Auberge (in Ladner), River House Restaurant & Marina Pub (located on the waterfront in Delta), Taverna Gorgona, Alfa Greco-Roman Cuisine, Mario’s Kitchen, One20 Public House, Illuminate Restorante, Bombay Joes, Myrtle’s Famous Hot Dogs, Greek Fellas Restaurant, Maguro Sushi, Peekaboo Japanese Bistro, Sharkey’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Cactus Club Café, and Niagara Pizza.
The community is serviced by Translink buses, which has service at the main bus loop at the South Delta Recreation Centre. The Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal is located right in the neighbourhood and has the following routes/destinations: Route 1 goes to Swartz Bay, Victoria; Route 9 goes to the Southern Golf Islands; and Route 30 has service to Duke Point, Nanaimo.
Tsawwassen’s main street is 56th and connects Highway 17 to Point Roberts in the US state of Washington.
Residents of Tsawwassen are served by School District #37 Delta, with one high school in the community and five elementary schools: South Delta Secondary School (once known as South Delta Senior Secondary), Pebble Hill Elementary, Cliff Drive Elementary, Beach Grove Elementary, English Bluff Elementary, and South Park Elementary. There are also a few private schools in the area, including Southpointe Academy, Delta Christian School (located in nearby Ladner), and Sacred Heart Elementary, also in Ladner. For children who speak French at home, there is a French program school in Tsawwassen, Ecole Du Bois-Joli.
From dozens of parks and outdoor activities to cultural landmarks and more, there are plenty of great attractions and things to do in and around Tsawwassen. The Delta Museum & Archives, located in neighboring Ladner, features the history of Delta and the First Nations people, including local histories of fishing, farming, and canning. Residents and visitors can visit historical homes, such as Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park, Burvilla in Deas Island Regional Park, or Kirkland House in Ladner.
There are dozens of great parks in Tsawwassen, including Pebble Hill Park, Boundary Bay Regional Park, Winskill Park, Diefenbaker Park, Brandrith Park, Imperial Park, and View Crescent Park.
This small community in South Delta combines the best of residential living with the benefit of being close to shopping and dining venues, excellent schools, plenty of outdoor space, cultural and historical landmarks, and so much more. With so much going for the area, property prices can only go up, making Tsawwassen a great place to call home and/or invest.
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Listing information last updated on February 12th, 2016 at 5:56am PST.
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