Websters Corners Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Located in Maple Ridge, above the neighbourhood of Albion, is the historic community of Webster’s Corners. As the tale goes, the area’s first postmaster, James Murray Webster, often stood at the small intersection to distribute the mail, hence the name ‘Webster’s Corners’ with the ‘s.’ The neighbourhood is packed with heritage buildings, most of which were original homes or community gathering places and were built in the early 1900’s. The Webster’s Corners United Church, for instance, was built in 1912 by a Methodist congregation on donated land. Sampo Hall was built in 1915 and 1916 and was the heart of the community, where plays, weddings and funerals, dances and other events would take place. Today, Webster’s Corners is much more developed, with all of the excellent amenities Maple Ridge is known for. However, it still retains that small-town charm and boasts a tight-knit community.
Residents of Webster’s Corners are just minutes from downtown Maple Ridge and all the shopping, dining and entertainment they could desire. Of course, a benefit of living in Maple Ridge is its central location; it’s less than an hour’s drive to downtown Vancouver, and less than a half-hour to reach Langley, Surrey and Coquitlam. Families flock to this neighbourhood for the excellent schools and safe streets, while young professionals often relocate here and commute to work in nearby cities, enjoying the peace and laid-back vibe of the community. With the growth of Maple Ridge as a whole (over 10% population increase between 2006 and 2011), the community of Webster’s Corners has grown and developed significantly in the past several years as well.
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Webster’s Corners developed naturally due to excellent agricultural opportunity and was known for the agriculture for many years. Being minutes from downtown Maple Ridge and offering a short commute to nearby cities, the neighbourhood of Webster’s Corners offers plenty of opportunity for the workers who live there today. Major industries in Maple Ridge include sales and services, business and finance, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and technology. These factors have resulted in a diverse workforce within the neighbourhood. Maple Ridge’s average household income is $91,649, and the area boasts an unemployment rate of just 4.7%, low in comparison to British Columbia’s 6%.
Residents have a variety of options for excellent shopping; the easiest being the offerings of Dewdney Trunk Road. They simply need to follow the road out of the neighbourhood and to the west to reach downtown Maple Ridge and more than 600 shops and stores, including major malls offering up the trendiest retailers. Maple Ridge is home to Haney Place Mall as well as Valley Fair Mall, both of which offer the usual mall fare: popular clothing and accessory retailers, health and beauty, home décor, holiday and novelty items, and food courts with several restaurant options.
Food of all influences can be found in Maple Ridge. In the downtown area alone, residents can enjoy delicious Asian dishes, Italian specialties and Greek cuisine as well as the casual but inviting pub fare and seafood.
Dewdney Trunk Road is the major through-road for Webster’s Corner’s residents. They can utilize it to access virtually all other parts of Maple Ridge, as well as Coquitlam. It also accesses Golden Ears Way, which leads into Langley and Surrey. Public transportation is available for those who wish to utilize it, in the form of TransLink buses which operate throughout the city. Many amenities, however, are within walking distance of the homes in Webster’s Corners. The Pitt Meadows Regional Airport is minutes away, so it’s convenient for those who need more in-depth travel accommodations.
The city of Maple Ridge offers more than 15 elementary schools and a handful of excellently-rated secondary schools. Residents of Webster’s Corners send their children to Webster’s Corners Elementary School, which feeds into Garibaldi Secondary School. The city also offers private schools and Montessori schools for those who would like a different option. Douglas College, Sprott Shaw College and BCIT are the choices for those who require post-secondary education.
When residents are in the mood to take in some art, many head to the ACT Arts Centre, which is one of the main art-related centres in Maple Ridge. Live shows and performances take place in the centre’s several theatres, and families and individuals can enroll in art classes to explore different mediums in-depth. The Maple Ridge Art Gallery is perfect for checking out the work of local and occasionally, international artists.
If there is anything Maple Creek offers in massive abundance, it is recreational and outdoor activities. Numerous trails and dykes run throughout the city, which are perfect for cycling, hiking and exploring. Below the neighbourhood is Kanaka Creek Regional Park, where individuals can picnic, enjoy the water, and fish. Outside of the neighbourhood, individuals can enjoy the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, and the Golden Ears Provincial Park, both of which are great for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding.
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Webster’s Corners is a fantastic neighbourhood for families. The elementary school is located right in the neighbourhood, so most parents have the option of walking their children to and from school each day. Excellent healthcare is located nearby, and the neighbourhood is just minutes away from the best recreation options in Maple Ridge. Young couples and individuals also love the neighbourhood because of the short commute times, peaceful and secluded home areas and yards, and urban-style amenities very close by. All of these benefits are also reasons that investors flock to the area in search of high returns on investments. Overall, Webster’s Corners is a great neighbourhood for virtually anyone, and now is an excellent time to invest in this flourishing community.
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