Getting a bead on exactly what constitutes the Fraser Valley can prove challenging to newcomers to Metro Vancouver and long-term residents alike. That’s because “Fraser Valley” is an actual geographic valley, a provincial regional district, a provincial property assessment region, and sense of place—all of which are delineated differently. With that in mind, I have adopted the BC Assessment Office delineation and will focus here on those municipalities—Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford—most directly connected with Metro Vancouver.
These municipalities lie south of the Fraser River and north of the U.S. border, with Surrey marking the western end of the three (and closest to the City of Vancouver), Abbotsford the eastern end, and both the City and Township of Langley bracketed in between. Surrey is the second-largest city by population in BC, and is comprised of six “town centres”—Fleetwood, Whalley, Guildford, Newton, Cloverdale and South Surre—all of which combined offer a full range of housing options.
As a burgeoning world class city, Surrey offers its residents more than 600 parks and greenbelts, extensive shopping opportunities, museums, art galleries, and a vast slate of restaurants covering just about every cuisine.
Much like Surrey, Langley—both the city and township combined—includes the full range of housing types, but provides a broader range between urban, suburban and rural options. Also like Surrey, the township and city provide its residents a full slate of amenities, along with easy access to the rest of Metro Vancouver.
Abbotsford is the largest city by landmass in BC, and, as the furthest removed from downtown Vancouver, the most rural in character of the three. That said, Abbotsford does have urban components, along with many amenities one expects from city living, and for that reason is self-proclaimed as a “City in the Country.” Recent housing pricing ranges from about $130,000 to more than $11 million, though many higher priced houses come with significant acreage. In fact, if you’re looking for land near the greater Vancouver area, Abbotsford offers the best opportunities among the Fraser Valley areas described here.
$1,398,000 House with Acreage
Salmon River, Langley
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2464 Sq. Ft., Built 1975
Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (R2459466)
Guildford, North Surrey
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1578 Sq. Ft., Built 2013
RE/MAX 2000 Realty (R2459427)
Abbotsford West, Abbotsford
3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1879 Sq. Ft., Built 1998
Century 21 Coastal Realty Ltd. (R2459353)
Willoughby Heights, Langley
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1079 Sq. Ft., Built 2012
RE/MAX Treeland Realty (R2459323)
Cedar Hills, North Surrey
1 Beds, 1 Baths, 750 Sq. Ft., Built 1985
Keller Williams Elite Realty (R2459280)
$779,000 House/Single Family
Walnut Grove, Langley
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1334 Sq. Ft., Built 1983
RE/MAX Treeland Realty (R2459263)
$1,250,000 House/Single Family
Crescent Bch Ocean Pk., South Surrey White Rock
3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2447 Sq. Ft., Built 1991
RE/MAX Crest Realty (R2459239)
Whalley, North Surrey
1 Beds, 1 Baths, 815 Sq. Ft., Built 2018
Sutton Group Seafair Realty (R2459233)
King George Corridor, South Surrey White Rock
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1237 Sq. Ft., Built 2011
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. (White Rock) (R2459220)
$750,000 House/Single Family
Central Abbotsford, Abbotsford
5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2818 Sq. Ft., Built 1986
Sutton Group Showplace Realty (R2459207)
White Rock, South Surrey White Rock
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1267 Sq. Ft., Built 1995
RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty (R2459202)
Whalley, North Surrey
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 900 Sq. Ft., Built 2009
Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd. (R2459198)
Pacific Douglas, South Surrey White Rock
3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1672 Sq. Ft., Built 2013
RE/MAX Crest Realty (R2459192)
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