Willoughby Heights Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Willoughby Heights is a beautiful and bustling neighbourhood on the west side of the Langley Township, nestled between the Trans-Canada Highway (to the north) and Fraser Highway (to the south). This neighbourhood is one of the more developed ones in the township; it features a blend of single-family homes, townhouses, condos and apartments. Houses tend to be very modestly priced. There are, however, still some very lavish homes in the neighbourhood with as many as 8 bedrooms and priced over $1,000,000.
The area has a population of 7,567, and the largest percentage of those people (37%) are between the ages of 20 and 44. The neighbourhood is youthful and vibrant, and 79% of the population own their homes. This is the perfect neighbourhood for young professionals and families, and because homes are still available at discounted prices, it draws in a lot of investors as well.
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Employment isn't difficult to find for Willoughby Heights residents; the unemployment rate is just 6.7% in the Langley Township. Retail dominates the industries in the area; of the 50,000 Langley Township workers, more than 6,000 are employed in the retail industry. Manufacturing, construction, transportation, healthcare and educational services are also very large industries. Willoughby Heights is also one of the top neighbourhoods for commuters, or those who live in the Langley Township but drive to work in other cities like Maple Ridge, Vancouver, Coquitlam and Surrey. Short commute times make it easy to take advantage of lower home prices in Langley, as well as less crowding, traffic and crime.
When it comes to shopping and dining, Willoughby Heights residents have a number of excellent options to choose from. Along Glover Road, men and women will find everything from the basic necessities like grocery stores to shops offering apparel, accessories, health items, antiques, gifts and more. Residents also often enjoy Willowbrook Shopping Centre, which is one of the largest shopping centres in the area with more than 150 stores and professional services. Hungry shoppers who need to refuel can choose from a variety of restaurants on 200th Street. Here, they can find delicious Vietnamese cuisine, tantalizing barbecue, sushi restaurants, piping hot pizza and the more well-known dining chains.
Getting in, out and around Willoughby Heights is easy. TransLink buses offer public transportation to Fort Langley and the surrounding neighbourhoods, and many amenities are within walking distance. The Trans-Canada Highway, just north of the neighbourhood, is the fastest and easiest route for reaching nearby cities like Vancouver and Coquitlam. Fraser Highway, to the south, provides access to downtown Langley.
When it comes to getting a great education, it's certainly available for children living in Willoughby Heights. The Langley School District serves the area, with younger children attending either Willoughby Elementary or Fraser Valley Elementary, depending upon where they live. Older children attend R.E. Mountain Secondary, and those obtaining a degree can take advantage of Kwantlen Polytechnic University or Trinity Western University.
Although there are no huge galleries located in the Langley Township, it's not indicative of the love of art within each community. Artistic schools are available in abundance, from dance and ballet schools to music schools, live theatre schools and more. The Langley Fine Arts School teaches a variety of courses and classes and The Fort Gallery is a wonderful place to check out historical and cultural art revolving around Fort Langley. Those who want to gain a little historical knowledge can always visit the Langley Centennial Museum or the Canada Museum of Flight. Also, with super short commute times, it's easy to check out the amazing art scene throughout the surrounding cities as well.
The Langley Township is a natural beauty when it comes to outdoor spaces. Stunning views, natural trails and dykes, and plenty of green space make it the perfect place for outdoor recreation. Residents here love horseback riding, cycling, hiking and rock climbing. In the Willoughby Heights neighbourhood, the Community Centre is the perfect way to get active, offering a fitness studio and weight room, a children's activity and play room, a walking track and more. The Langley Events Centre (which the Willoughby Community Centre is attached to) offers up a gymnastic studio, an ice arena and even a skate park next door. Langley Meadows Park is within the neighbourhood as well, and here folks can find ball courts and fields as well as plenty of beautiful trails.
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Willoughby Heights truly is a gem in the Langley Township. Affordable housing, a young and vibrant population, a plethora of amenities and conveniences and great schools and healthcare make it wonderful for nearly everyone. From families to young professionals to retirees, Willoughby Heights has something for all tastes and ages.
A blend of new and older homes allow investors and others to find true steals and deals, making it the perfect place to find rental property or homes for renovation and reselling. Overall, Willoughby Heights is a beautiful, peaceful neighbourhood and now is the perfect time to invest in a home here.
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