Abbotsford Neighbourhood Info

July 12, 2011

Abbotsford is proud to be a "city in the country." Billing itself the raspberry capital of Canada, Abbotsford is surrounded by raspberry and blueberry fields and dairy farms, not to mention rustic side roads. Informally it is know as part of BC's Bible belt.

The core of Abbotsford a rapidly growing urban centre. It's a city in transition as it offers exciting opportunities for people to settle, make a living and enjoy life. Warehousing and manufacturing jobs, food processing and agriculture, academia and aerospace all beckon people to the city, an hour's drive east of Vancouver. The Abbotsford airport (the region's second passenger gateway after Vancouver International Airport) and the University of the Fraser Valley add to the city's heft. The new Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre lets people see international-calibre shows without having to drive for hours.

Recreation in the form of hiking, cycling, farm tours and arts festivals rounds out the value of Abbotsford real estate.

Abbotsford average home price is $451,361. 2010 saw Abbotsford acreage prices hit a benchmark value of $700,515. View Abbotsford MLS® listings and upcoming open houses

Abbotsford Amenities

Abbotsford Shopping

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre and other retail destinations crowd South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, but the city also has a growing commercial corridor along Mount Lehman Road, the site of a recently-developed traffic exchange. Produce and other farm-fresh products are available at any number of local shops in the region, not to mention crafts and other local wares.

Schools and Education in Abbotsford

Elementary schools

Middle schools

Secondary schools

Abbotsford Cafés and Restaurants

Casual fine dining and coffee shops from Starbucks to Tim Hortons are among the most ubiquitous dining options in Abbotsford. Upscale dining options include Restaurant 62 and Rendezvous.

Abbotsford Sports and Recreation

Recreation centres in Abbotsford and Matsqui provide a range of community programming and public amenities. While country roads offer opportunities for cyclists, the city also has many parks with their own trail systems.

Abbotsford Transportation

Transit is operated in Abbotsford (as well as neighbouring Mission) by First Canada as part of the Central Fraser Valley transit system. Greyhound buses connect Abbotsford with Vancouver and Okanagan cities (as well as the rest of the Interior). Highway 1 and Fraser Highway also provide east-west connections. West Coast Express, a commuter rail service, terminates north of the Fraser River in Mission.

Abbotsford Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $451,361
Townhouses $273,053
Condos $174,861

*Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board average sales prices (2010)

Abbotsford Demographics

Population* 138,179 (2010) *Source: BC Statistics

60+ 18.5%
40 to 59 26.8%
20 to 39 27.2%
5 to 19 21.1%
0 to 4 6.4%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Fully owned 72.7% ("Owners")
Rented 27.3%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Detached 43.7% ("Houses")
Semi-detached 11.5%
Apartments 43.8%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Neighbourhoods Surrounding Abbotsford