As of January 22, 2020, there are 607 properties for sale, with an average of $841,733. Last Month 16 properties were sold, for 10 below list price, 5 above list price.
Abbotsford is the largest city in British Columbia and one of Canada’s fastest growing rural communities because of its easy-to-reach location. Known as the “City in the Country” due to its rich agricultural lands. Despite of constant pressure to urban development, the pastoral vision and its rooted heritage in the land hold strong as they secure the city’s success in the future. Abbotsford is the home of family-friendly hospitality and sophisticated urban amenities.
There are currently 607 properties for sale on the market in Abbotsford.
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Abbotsford is the largest city in British Columbia with an area of 375.55 km2 and with an estimated population of 141,397 in 2016 (Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population). Located in the heart of the Fraser Valley, a fifty-minute drive from Vancouver on Highway 1, Abbotsford is considered a part of Metro Vancouver. Being the largest municipality, it is considered as BC’s most productive agricultural belt. The colonial development of the city began way back 1858 when the Royal Engineers surveyed the area in response to the gold rush along the Fraser River that led to the first transportation route - Yale Road (today Old Yale Road). The agriculture of the city began when settlement grew in the late 1860s. In 1995, the District of Abbotsford amalgamated with the District of Matsqui to give birth to the City of Abbotsford.
Today, Abbotsford has the highest proportion of people of South Asian origin per capita and the third most ethnically diverse city in Canada, after Toronto and Vancouver. Abbotsford is a community that embrace and celebrate these diversities through continuous efforts that leads to multi-cultural festivals, art gallery exhibits and other cultural events.
You can find charmingly refurbished heritage buildings turned into local stores, cafes, and eateries in Abbotsford villages like Clayburn and Historic Downtown, these places has a perfect blend of past and present. Another venue where old and new come together is the Reach Gallery and Museum, where you can find archival records, innovative community and international exhibits. With more than 200 local restaurants that offer diverse choice of dining experiences, you will surely find quality meal you will surely love that suited your taste and budget. You can also expect fresh produce crops on your doorstep that you can use to make your own house specialties.
Being blessed with BC’s richest agricultural lands, even as residential areas grow, you will still see farms, parks and gardens in this lovely city of Abbotsford. They have these 10 acres of fields with over 2.5 million tulips that blooms every April-May as they celebrated their annual Bloom Tulip Festival.
Abbotsford has an oceanic climate that lets you enjoy the same mild climate as Vancouver. However, because of its location that is away from the ocean, it also creates a micro-climate with just enough summer precipitation.
Abbotsford School District administered forty-six public elementary, middle, and secondary schools that includes “Abbotsford Virtual School”, a school that offers more than 30 semestered online courses. University of the Fraser Valley is included in the city’s post-secondary institutions, and other religious and career college.
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and community health services provides wide-range of health care and support services for those who have health-care needs.
Central Fraser Valley Transit System provides public bus transportation that runs from nearby Mission by way of the West Coast Express to Vancouver. Air links via WestJet in the Abbotsford International Airport provides regular scheduled services from the airport.
Abbotsford’s main industries are agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and retail. Blessed with rich agriculture lands, farming served as the backbone of Abbotsford’s wealth. They locally produce fresh berries and vegetables, as well as dairy and poultry products and hog operations. Abbotsford food processing and storage, and seed, feed, and fertilizer production shows the strong agricultural roots of Abbotsford’s industrial sector.
The city’s employment rate reached 61.2% on 2016 Census, while Abbotsford’s average household income is $75,782, 3.1% lower compare to $78,227 of BC based on CensusPlus, 2011.
Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre with its international sized oval, extensive fitness facilities and indoor track, 7-lane swimming pool and numerous outdoor grass fields, often hosted big sports events such as Western Canada Summer Games, National Water Ski Championships and Canadian Mixed Curling Championships to name a few.
Abbotsford also have its nickname “Sport Town” because of its impressive sport infrastructures that caters training for amateur and professional sports. One of the largest sports associations in BC, the Abbotsford Minor Hockey have more than 1,000 players registered, ages from 5 to 18 years old. Abbotsford has a superior youth soccer program, high school sports that consistently ranked among the highest in the province and a rugby club that supports aspiring players to play for Canada. Abbotsford’s pride star athletes includes Ken Ikeda and Sophie Schmidt. This boom in sports events, trade and consumer shows, opens opportunities that now contribute to the city’s local economy. Thanks to Abbotsford’s central location that is accessible to both Vancouver and BC interior.