Chilliwack Real Estate Overview
Chilliwack's real estate market is expanding with an influx of new residents and housing developments.
According to the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board, the average selling price for a single family detached home in Chilliwack in April 2013 was $357,481, which is an increase of 5.5 percent from April 2012.
For executive-style homes with breathtaking views, check out the neighbourhood of Little Mountain. The Downtown district has traditionally been a popular location for seniors, but recently constructed condos have attracted younger couples and families as well. In the south end, some popular areas include Promontory Heights, Spruce Grove, and Sardis Park.
- Chilliwack Population (2011)77,900
- 5 Year Population Change12.6%
- Number of Homes in Chilliwack32,000
Why Buy a Home in Chilliwack?
Chilliwack is the second largest city in the Fraser Valley after Abbotsford. Originally an agricultural community, it has turned into a thriving suburban centre.
Residents of Chilliwack love the region's mild winters and long, sunny summers. The city's mountainside and riverside location makes it a hub of year-long recreational activities, such as hiking, cycling, fishing, camping, and golf.
Locally grown crops and agricultural products are highly prized and available for sale at weekly Farmers Markets during the summer. Various schools and an extensive community infrastructure make the city a great place to raise a family.
From exciting attractions and events to peaceful natural retreats, Chilliwack has everything you need for a balanced lifestyle.
Explore Chilliwack's Rich Cultural Heritage
The St:l_ people first arrived in the Chilliwack area between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago. The name Chilliwack comes from a native word meaning "quieter water at the head."
Europeans first ventured into the region in 1782, introducing diseases that decimated the local population. When the Fraser River Gold Rush ushered in up to 30,000 miners in 1858, they found it to be almost entirely empty.
To support the new population of gold seekers, many small farms were founded on the fertile soil. After the gold rush subsided, a number of miners chose to remain in the area, and a community began to develop.
The Township of Chilliwack was incorporated in 1873, making it the third oldest municipality in British Columbia. Agriculture continues to play a significant role in its economy.
Getting around in Chilliwack
Chilliwack's public transit system operates twelve routes serving the city and its surrounding communities. The Trans-Canada Highway is the primary means of travel by road, running west toward Abbotsford and north-east through the mountains.
Active modes of transportation are encouraged in Chilliwack. Biking, hiking, and jogging are commonplace in the summer, while the winter months bring skating, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
Various hiking trails offer some of the most breathtaking views in the province, ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert. The nearby Fraser River and its tributaries provide a network of waterways for kayaking, canoeing, and rafting.
Shopping and Amenities
With over 76 stores and services, Cottonwood Mall is a one-stop shopping destination. Across the street, the Chilliwack Mall offers additional retail options including Winners and SportChek. Many unique, family-owned businesses can be found along Yale Road and Young Road.
A variety of community and recreation centres provide programming and events for all ages and interests. The Landing Sports Centre is ideal for concerts, banquets, dances, tennis, and other sporting activities. The Chilliwack Cultural Centre includes a 500+ seat theatre, 150 seat recital hall, music instruction rooms, and arts studios.
Chilliwack has over 35 elementary, middle, and secondary schools, as well as a campus of the University of the Fraser Valley.
Entertainment and Attractions in Chilliwack
Arts, nature, history, nightlife - Chilliwack has it all.
The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra puts on impressive musical performances throughout the year, while the University of the Fraser Valley boasts a top-notch theatre department.
Minter Gardens is a sight worth seeing the spring, featuring close to 100,000 tulips imported from Holland. At Hell's Gate Airtram, you can witness the raw power of nature from 150 metres above the river.
For a unique journey into our nation's past, check out the Canadian Military Education Centre. At the Prospera Centre, watch the Chilliwack Chiefs shoot some pucks, followed by a meal or drink at any of the city's numerous bars, restaurants, and pubs.
Information Updated on 2014-04-25 06:42:58 UTC
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