Langley Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Langley is a small town in British Columbia, part of the Metro Vancouver area and home to 346+ acres of parkland, dozens of shopping and dining venues, excellent schools, as well as a variety of cultural and entertainment attractions. The city of Langley lies to the east of Surrey, borders against Cloverdale, and is surrounded on three sides (south, north, and east) by the Township of Langley, which is a separate municipality from the city of Langley.
With just over 25,000 residents (2011), Langley saw a 6.2% population increase from 2005 to 2011. The median household income of residents is around $25,758 (2005), compared to the British Columbia median income of $24,867 (also 2005). The city’s unemployment rate is just 5.0%, a full percentage point lower than the British Columbia unemployment rate of 6.0%.
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Langley has a generally mild climate, with summer highs averaging around 22°C and winter lows are around 2°C. Precipitation totals in the city are approximately 1,486 mm annually.
The city’s town centre is a major industrial, service, and commercial hub of the Lower Mainland area, with the top employment industries being business services, education, healthcare and social services, manufacturing, retail, and finance/real estate.
Just a few of the city’s top employers include companies like GoEasy Financial Services, Langley Memorial Hospital, Wal-Mart Canada, Kal Tire, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited, RBC (leading financial institution), School District 35 Langley, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Best Version Media (one of the fastest-growing North American media companies), Overwaitea Food Group, and Clearwater Technologies.
Shopping & Dining
The city of Langley boasts plenty of excellent shopping venues, including Willowbrook Shopping Centre (one of the largest shopping malls in Metro Vancouver featuring over 150 stores and over 640,000sq ft of retail space), Innes Corners Plaza in the heart of Downtown Langley’s shopping district, quaint shops and antique stores dot McBurney Lane, and many smaller shopping plazas and strip malls are scattered around the intersection of 200th Street and Langley Bypass.
Residents and visitors to Langley have dozens of excellent restaurants to choose from, including popular dining venues like Estrella’s Montreal Deli, Bacchus Bistro, Galini Greek Kouzina & Grill, Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine, Pasta Polo, Shiraz Grill, Donair Hut, the Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Cactus Club Café, White Pearl Café, and Sushi Mori. There are also many restaurants scattered along Fraser Highway.
Langley is served by TransLink (also known as the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority) that operates regional transportation networks around the city, including several bus routes, and five community shuttles. There is also a rapid bus service (555 Port Mann Express/Lougheed Town Centre Station) that operates along Carvolth Exchange in the city and Lougheed Town Centre Station in nearby Burnaby.
Residents of Langley are served by School District 35 Langley, and there are currently six elementary schools and one middle school within the city. The elementary schools located in Langley are Dorothy Peacock Elementary, Langley Fundamental Elementary, West Langley Elementary, Wix-Brown Elementary, Peterson Road Elementary, and Parkside Centennial Elementary. H. D. Stafford Middle School is the city’s only middle school, and there are five large high schools in the surrounding area, including Langley Secondary School, Walnut Grove Secondary School, and Brookswood Secondary School.
There is also a campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University located in the city of Langley.
Attractions and the Arts
Langley has plenty of cultural, historical, entertainment, and outdoor attractions and activities for residents and visitors to choose from. Local parks in the city include Campbell Valley Regional Park, Derby Reach Regional Park, Glen Valley Regional Park, Douglas Park, City Park (which also houses the Al Anderson Memorial Outdoor Pool and the Langley Arts Centre just to name a few), Buckley Park, and Nicholas Park.
Three golf courses are also located in Langley: Redwoods Golf Course, Belmont Golf Course, and Tall Timbers Golf Course.
Several sporting events and tournaments take place at the Langley Events Centre, including the Langley Rams (Canadian Junior Football League), the Langley Riverman (British Columbia Hockey League), the Vancouver Stealth (National Lacrosse League), and the Langley Thunder (Western Lacrosse Association/Canadian Lacrosse Association).
Investing in Langley Real Estate
From its bustling commercial and retail centre, excellent schools, upscale shopping malls and high-end retailers, low unemployment rate, and hundreds of acres of prime parkland, Langley is one of the valley’s secret escapes and investment gems.
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