North Delta Real Estate & Homes For Sale
North Delta is a suburban city in the top corner of the Delta triangle, in British Columbia. It is bounded on the northwest by Hwy 17 (South Fraser Perimeter Road) and the Fraser River. The western boundary is Highway 91 (Annacis Highway) and Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve, and on the east, it's 120 St (Scott Road) and Surrey. Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve is 40 square kilometres (10,000 acres) of natural wetlands along Hwy 91, a massive park crisscrossed with trails.
It's the most populous of the three communities that make up the City of Delta (North Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen), at 51,623 (2016 census); and it's growing. In the last two census, its population grew by 2,375 people, an average growth rate of 0.48% from 2011 to 2016. The population has increased largely due to improvements in transportation links with Vancouver and higher density housing. For the most part, North Delta is divided up into a grid with streets running north/south and east/west.
North Delta Homes For Sale
Homes with four bedrooms or more have traditionally been the most popular. North Delta is going through substantial change, with new high rises and higher density housing. At the corner of Scott Road and 80 Avenue, a pair of 14-storey towers stand on the southwest corner of the intersection, with a gleaming new 37-storey apartment building across the street. Delta Rise is the municipality's first skyscraper, with more than 300 units above four floors of office and retail space. Many long term Delta residents are downsizing, putting fresh single-family homes on the market. New townhouse projects are being built... all reflecting Delta's new attitude towards growth, as laid out in the North Delta Community Plan.
Delta has a population of 102,238, and North Delta makes up a little over half of that. It's a family-oriented community, with a median age of 44.4. There are plenty of parks, trails, cultural events, quiet neighbourhoods and excellent schools; with quick access to the best shopping, dining, sports and cultural opportunities in Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. North Delta is a diverse and relatively affluent community, with a median household income of $92,300 (2016 census, Delta).
North Delta has eight main neighbourhoods: Annieville, Canterbury Heights, Scottsdale, Nordel, Sunshine Hills, Panorama Ridge, Sunshine Woods and Sunbury.
Canterbury Heights is known as a family neighbourhood and has a median household income of $109,099. The community is close to schools, transit, shopping and recreation. Canterbury Heights is in the Gray Elementary School and Sands Secondary School catchment area.
Scottsdale is so popular because of the shopping and dining on Scott Road, and quick access to Guildford Mall, and jobs in Surrey, Richmond and Vancouver.
Chalmers Park and Gunderson Park offer baseball, soccer, other sports fields, playgrounds and walking trails.
Nordel has some of the best recreational facilities in Delta. Sungod Recreation Centre offers five swimming pools, ice rink, gymnastics studio, weight room, cycling studio, aerobics studios and coffee bar. Planet Ice-Delta has four rinks/ice surfaces: American, Canadian, International and Legends. Burns Bog, in the Delta Nature Reserve, is the largest raised peat bog on the continent. The boardwalk is popular for walks, cycling and observing local wildlife.
Sunshine Hills Woods
Recreational facilities include the Delta Nature Reserve, Watershed Park and the Sunshine Hills Woods Golf Course. Residents enjoy the Sungod Recreation Centre, a mega indoor sports facility with five pools, ice arena, sauna, steam room, swirl room aerobic and cycling studios, gymnasium, and a weight room.
There are two schools in the neighbourhood: Panorama Park Elementary and Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary. Delta Golf Club is in Panorama Ridge. Mud Bay Park offers a tranquil waterside habitat with plenty of birdlife, and Serpentine Fen is a scenic park with trails and wetlands.
The small-town environment, combined with its proximity to the Surrey area make Sunbury a good choice for families. The George Mackie Library and North Delta Recreation Centre are minutes away. Students attend Brooke Elementary School and Sands Secondary School.
The highest average temperatures are 24 ºC, and the lowest is 0 ºC. The yearly rainfall is 1,228 mm, and the yearly snowfall is 35 cm. The city receives the highest rainfall in November, averaging 196 mm, which works out to 16.03% of the annual rain. January is also a very rainy month, with 167.3 mm, and December gets 155.7 mm.
Agriculture is a substantial contributor to the economy of Delta. It's vital to Delta's economic, environmental and social sustainability, and the community strongly promotes buying and eating local. Most of Delta's farmland is located in the Agricultural Land Reserve. This restricts urban sprawl and promotes compact, family-oriented, walkable communities. Farms add to the rural character of North Delta — and the area produces some of BC's best vegetables, nursery plants and turf — but other significant industries drive the local economy, and provide jobs.
Key Delta business sectors include aerospace, communication, construction, deep sea and river shipping, energy, manufacturing, tourism and transportation. Canada's biggest container terminal, GCT Deltaport, is Delta's largest economic driver. Located in neighbouring Tsawwassen, the state-of-the-art terminal is the first semi-automated facility in the country and serves as the Gateway to the Pacific. In addition to jobs at the deep seaport, the terminal creates many opportunities in transportation and warehousing.
Immaculate Conception Delta is an independent elementary school located in North Delta, British Columbia. Established in 1959, the school enrols students kindergarten through grade 7. The school offers a well-rounded academic program for the children of the Immaculate Conception Parish community.
Grades 8 through 12 attend Burnsview Secondary School, Delview Secondary School, North Delta Senior Secondary, Sands Secondary and Seaquam Secondary.
26.5% of North Delta's residents have earned a university degree. Colleges include Delta Community College, Discovery Community College, Douglas College - Surrey Training Centre and Northeast of North Delta. University options are Aureus University School of Medicine, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Simon Fraser University - Surrey Campus.
Scott 72 Shopping Centre is an open-air centre on 120 Street, with more than ore than 45 stores. Anchor stores include London Drugs, Staples and White Spot. Delta Shoppers Mall is a five-building strip mall oat the corner of 120 Street and Nordel Way. The centre is anchored by Jysk.
Kennedy Heights Shopping Centre is a shopping plaza on 88 Avenue with 29 stores. Anchor stores include Dollarama and Lordco Auto Parts.
Nordel Centre is a shopping plaza on 84 Avenue, with local and franchise outlets. Anchor stores are Pharmasave and Timbr Mart. Named after the Disneyland Park in Anaheim, New Orleans Square is a shopping plaza with 9 stores. Anchor stores include Canadian Tire and Mark's Work Wearhouse.
There are quite a few restaurant choices in North Delta. Fresh Cravings serves an all-day breakfast. For family dining, there's a White Spot and Denny's. For a quick bite or pub fare, you have Salty's Fish & Chips and Open 20 Public House.
Many of the North Delta's residents are of Indian heritage, so you'll discover some great Indian restaurants, like Chand's Restaurant, Desi Dosa Madras Restaurant, Mirch Masala Restaurant, Tandoori Flame Surrey-Delta and Tasty Indian Bistro.
For Japanese cuisine, there are Akari Japanese Restaurant, Minori Japanese Restaurant and, Todai Sushi. If you're craving Chinese food, you'll want to try Chand's Restaurant, Lotus Restaurant or New Ruby Restaurant. Other Asian restaurants include Pho Stanley Restaurant, Asian Jazz, La Meza Grill and Thai by Thai.
For a taste of the Mediterranean, there are Apollo Pizza, Greek Fellas Restaurant and Greek Village Restaurant. For a date night, or special occasion, North Delta has a The Keg Steakhouse + Bar and Cactus Club Cafe.
Delta has become a major gateway for Canadian trade with the rest of the world. The GCT Deltaport is Vancouver’s largest container terminal. With all those goods coming into port, and incoming shipments from the US, Delta moves a lot of freight. Roughly 70% of Vancouver’s imports and 55% of its total incoming container volume move out by rail from Delta.
Highway 17 to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Highway 99 (Fraser Delta Thruway), Boundary Bay Airport and its proximity to the US border have made Delta the ideal location for businesses that need to move a lot of cargo. Some of the main arterial roads in North Delta are River Road, Nordel Way, and 120th Street (Scott Road).
There is no major transit exchange in North Delta, but bus routes provide residents of North Delta connections to nearby SkyTrain stations such as Scott Road Station and 22nd Street Station, among other destinations.
Arts and Entertainment
The George Mackie Library offers an excellent selection of books and publications, a book drop, wi-fi and public internet stations, colour copying and printing, and quiet places to read and study.
Sports and Recreation
Sunshine Woods Golf Centre & Driving Range is located right in North Delta, and the Delta Golf Course is just south, in Newton. North Delta is home to three recreational complexes. The Sungod Recreation Centre offers both a swimming pool and an indoor ice rink. Planet Ice Delta (named Great Pacific Forum until recently) is an ice arena at the base of the Alex Fraser Bridge.
North Delta Recreational Centre is North Delta's oldest sports complex. The facility provides an ice rink, 6 curling sheets, and an outdoor pool.
Investing in North Delta
The air is fresher, scenery's breathtaking, the temperatures are mild and comfortable; excellent recreational and outdoor options abound, and the schools are great. North Delta homeowners enjoy safe, clean and quiet neighbourhoods. Residents enjoy the stable prosperity of a community that makes it very attractive for businesses to choose North Delta as their preferred location.
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