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East Young-Yale is a community near the Young Road-Yale Road intersection that is at the heart of Chilliwack, BC. The subdivisions east of Young are known as E Young-Yale. The northern boundary is the Hope River, and beyond it lies the community of Fairfield. To the south of E Young-Yale is an area known as the East Chilliwack, with the Chilliwack Municipal Airport, Hwy 1 and the residential subdivisions to the south of the highway. To the east is the large rural community of Rosedale. Meadowlands Golf and Country Club is part of E Young-Yale, even though it juts into neighbouring Rosedale.
E Young-Yale is all about location. It's close to all of Chilliwack's amenities, including shopping, dining and schools. More than 80% of the population in E Young-Yale falls under the age of 59 years, making it a relatively young area. The median age of the people of Chilliwack is 41.3 years and the city experienced a population growth rate of 7.5% for 5 years (2016 census). The percentage of children up to 19 years of age is 26.5%, and the percentage of seniors (65+ years) living in Chilliwack city is 16%.
Chilliwack was featured in Maclean's Magazine's "Canada's Top 10 cities for weatherî. With an average annual temperature of 10.5 °C; making it the warmest city in Canada, when averaged from 1981 through 2010. Chilliwack's winters are cool, overcast and wet; and summers are warm and partly cloudy. Temperatures typically range between 0.5 °C (33 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F) during the course of the year. Chilliwack's warm season lasts for about 3 months, from June 18 to September 16, and the cool season lasts for another 3 months, from November 13 to February 20. Most of Chilliwack's rainfall centres around the middle of November, with an average total accumulation of 24.9 cm (9.8 in). Due to the mild conditions, snow typically only falls for 2 to 3 weeks of the year.
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Chilliwack has been successful in attracting businesses to relocate or build, due to the lower cost of living and commercial property. Chilliwack's service and retail sectors account for approximately 50% of its gross domestic product, followed by manufacturing at 13%, construction at 8%, and agriculture and forestry at 5%. Other industries on the rise are painting and decorating, and consulting services.
Chilliwack's median household income is $65,603 (census 2015). The unemployment rate is 5.7% (Dec. 29, 2017 Statistics Canada survey results).
Due to its proximity to neighbouring cities, many residents also commute. Abbotsford is a 30-minute drive (35 km) by car, and Vancouver is 1 hour and 10 minutes (103 km). The earning power in these cities is slightly more; with Abbotsford at a median household income of $69,822, and Vancouver at $72,662 (2015 census).
Due to the size of the E Young-Yale area, there are 4 Chilliwack School District No. 33 designated catchment areas. In the northwest quadrant, north of Harford Ave and west of Heather St, the designated schools are Chilliwack Senior and Fraser Valley Distance Education School (FVDE). In the northeast quadrant, east of Heather St and north of Fraser Ave, students attend Little Mountain School, Chilliwack Middle School and Chilliwack Senior Secondary School.
In the southwest quadrant, south of Harford Ave and west of Heather St, students attend Central Elementary School, Chilliwack Middle School and Chilliwack Senior Secondary School. And in the southeast quadrant, east of Heather St and south of Fraser Ave, students attend FG Leary Fine Arts Elementary School, Chilliwack Middle School and Chilliwack Senior School.
Central Elementary Community School has been educating students for nearly a century and is considered the original school within the Chilliwack School District. The school enrols about 260 students, kindergarten through grade 6. Gateway for Families offers a licensed infant/toddler centre and licensed central gateway preschool.
F.G. Leary Fine Arts Elementary School enrols over 150 students, kindergarten to grade 6. The school offers a number of different programs throughout the year: Lion's Den, choir, house games, drama, and Garden Club. The school also encourages sports, with cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball and track and field.
Little Mountain Elementary School educates students kindergarten to grade 6. Extracurricular programs include after-school karate, volleyball and Afternoon Adventures. Wind and Tide Preschool runs programs for 3 and 4-year-old children, and the school offers the StrongStart program for children under the age of 5.
Chilliwack Middle School is a dual-track school that offers a Late French Immersion program at the grade 7 to 9 levels, with an enrolment of over 550 students. In May of 2013, CMS celebrated its 100th year. The school is a designated Hockey Canada Hockey Skills Academy, open to both boys and girls registered with Chilliwack Minor Hockey.
Chilliwack Senior Secondary School has an enrolment of over 1,500 students, grades 9 to 12. Chilliwack Senior began as a two-room school in 1903. The school offers a wide range of academic programs as well as outstanding extracurricular opportunities. Specialty courses and programs include Aboriginal Education, Equestrian Program, Hairdressing, Human Services Career Enrichment, and the Secondary School Apprenticeship Program and WEX (Work Experience).
Chilliwack provides some outstanding post-secondary options. Vancouver Career College - Chilliwack assists students, from the very beginning of their studies, through to finding job opportunities in their chosen career field. The college offers programs in art and design, business, health care, and teaching education. Sprott Shaw College has CIC and BCCA accreditations and offers more than 130 career-focused programs.
University of the Fraser Valley - Chilliwack North offers more than 100 programs, including 2 master's degrees, 15 bachelor's degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas. They also provide more than a dozen trades and technology programs. University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is the largest post-secondary school in Chilliwack and the seventh largest in British Columbia.
Shopping and Dining
Salish Plaza is located right next to the Young and Yale intersection. Salish Plaza has 16 stores, including Pricesmart Foods and BC Liquor Store. The Plaza is also conveniently located right next to the bus loop downtown terminal.
Also nearby are Walmart Chilliwack Superstore and Holland Shopping Centre. Holland Shopping Centre specializes in Dutch products, including groceries, cheese, kitchen items, books, kitchen items and more.
Chilliwack's two malls are located south of E Young-Yale, following Yale Rd across Highway 1 into Sardis. Chilliwack Mall has over 20 stores, including Winners, Warehouse One, Reitmans, SportChek and Safeway. Cottonwood Mall offers over 75 stores, including Sears, Dollarama and London Drugs.
There are some excellent restaurant choices right in the E Young-Yale area. Corner Nook Cafe is a very popular breakfast spot. For a quick bite or burger, you might like Uptown Grill, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill and Johnny's Jukebox Diner.
If you've got an appetite for Mediterranean cuisine, Homer Restaurant, RendezVous Restaurant, Demetre's Pizza, Domino's Pizza and Jim's Pizzeria have you covered. If you're craving Asian food, you have E Yong Oriental Restaurant, Tokyo Japanese Grill, Noodle Canteen, Chilies Thai Cuisine and Sandhar Hut Indian Cuisine.
For date night or a special occasion, Bravo Restaurant & Lounge offers a casually elegant cosmopolitan dining experience with an innovative Pacific North-West flare. Prestons Restaurant + Lounge creates dishes that are farm-to-table, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant features steaks, seafood & pasta, unique cocktails and outdoor seating.
E Young-Yale is located 3 minutes north of the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 1). Abbotsford is a 28 minute (34.8 km) drive, and Vancouver is 1 hour 15 minutes (101.8 km). BCTransit Route 3 provides access to much of Downtown Chilliwack. UFV students take Route 1 (Vedder) to and from class.
Fraser Valley Express (FVX) offers scheduled trips to Abbotsford and Langley, and connection with TransLink's transit system into Vancouver. The Agassiz-Harrison Transit System connects Chilliwack with Rosedale, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.
Just south of E Young-Yale, Chilliwack Airport (YCW) is a small regional airport. Far West Helicopters operates a fleet of 4 Bell 206 Jet Rangers based out of Chilliwack Airport, for commercial helicopter operations, charters and sightseeing.
Arts & Entertainment
Chilliwack Cultural Centre is a performing arts venue that is home to the Chilliwack Players' Guild and the Chilliwack Academy of Music. The Chilliwack Players' Guild has been part of the Chilliwack theatre tradition since 1931. Its membership is made up of local residents who want to become involved in theatre, whether on stage or behind the scenes. The Chilliwack Academy of Music is a nonprofit music school that makes the best teachers and learning experience available to E Young-Yale residents at a very competitive rate.
The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (CSO) and Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra will delight classical music lovers with the world's finest music masterpieces, played by musicians and sung by singers from the Fraser Valley. During the months of July and August, every Friday evening the Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association hosts free concerts and activities in Chilliwack's downtown core.
The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre Department's UFV Theatre produces three or four main stage shows every year, as well as its annual Directors' Festival. The Chilliwack School of Performing Arts (CSOPA) is a non-profit, pre-professional youth theatre company. Students are charged with the responsibility of telling someone else's story or honouring and understanding a life and a reality that is not their own.
The Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame recognizes the best athletes, teams, and coaches in Chilliwack's rich sporting history. The Chilliwack Museum and Archives' exhibition galleries feature temporary exhibits that focus on aspects of Chilliwack's human and natural history, culture and heritage. Feature exhibits are rotated annually.
Chilliwack has 12 parks, including Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park and Cultus Lake Provincial Park. Chilliwack is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise for biking, hiking, trail running, horseback riding, fishing, camping, golf and more. There are 4 parks in the E Young-Yale area: Kinsmen Park, Central Community Park, Salish Park and Skelton Park.
Kinsmen Park has open grass areas, a picnic area, tennis courts, asphalt looping pathway and washrooms. This small park has become a favourite destination for area residents. Central Community Park is located near the intersection of Yale and Young Road. It is a small park with a splash pad and play area for the kids. The park also has an Amphitheatre for seasonal concerts and other events.
Salish Park offers paved walking paths, a picnic area, seating areas, a playground and a beautiful pond. Skelton Park has a paved path, well-maintained landscaping with a water feature, and a large grassy area.
The Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre, west of Yale Road, offers a state-of-the-art aquatic centre, weight room, group fitness studio and even a café. The aquatic centre features an eight-lane 25-metre competition size pool with a 1-metre diving board, large family wave pool, waterslide, swirl pools, sauna and steam room.
Chilliwack has 8 excellent golf course options: Bridal Falls Golf & Country Club, Cheam Mountain Golf Course, Chilliwack Golf & Country Club, Cultus Lake Golf Club, Kinkora Golf Course, Meadowlands Golf & Country Club, The Falls Golf & Country Club, and Royalwood Golf Club. Cheam Mountain Golf Course is a friendly par 3 course, with a driving range, suitable for all skill levels. The course offers beautiful scenery, quality greens and great rates.
Chilliwack is known for its world-class fishing, in the Fraser and Vedder Rivers, and crystal clear lakes. The Fraser River is the main artery for all five of the Pacific salmon species: Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink and Sockeye. The Fraser is also home to the White Sturgeon, a prehistoric dinosaur fish. The Sturgeon is the largest freshwater species in North and South America, with monster fish weighing in at over 900 lb. Vedder River wild Pacific salmon and steelhead will test any angler's skills, with magnificent fish that put up an incredible fight.
Investing in E Young-Yale Real Estate
Chilliwack's population is among the fastest growing in British Columbia. The city's population increased by 7.5% from 77,936 in 2011 to 83,788 in 2016. (The Chilliwack Progress) Chilliwack home prices are typically more affordable than those in Abbotsford and Vancouver, making it an outstanding place for new home buyers to raise a family, or seniors to downsize and retire in a quiet affordable neighbourhood.
Affordable real estate, a strong economy, and skills-focused education positioned Chilliwack on the Top 10 List of BC Cities for Investment (2017), according to the British Columbia Investment Towns Report by the Real Estate Investment Network. Chilliwack has also earned top ranks for lowest taxes and fastest approvals, according to the 2017 Industrial Development Report Card, produced by NAIOP.
The housing market in Chilliwack is in a constant state of flux, just like any other area. There are buyer's markets and seller's markets. Currently, the real estate market In Chilliwack is experiencing a buyer's market and on average the sale price is 95% of the listing price (The Chilliwack Progress). It's a fantastic time to put an offer on a home.
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