Agassiz Real Estate & Neighborhood Info

July 12, 2011

Agassiz is named for the 19th century French paleontologist Louis Agassiz. Its scientific namesake is apt, as the community hosts a federal agricultural research station.

Situated northeast of downtown Chilliwack on the north bank of the Fraser River, Agassiz offers the kind of bucolic setting where you'd want to raise kids or corn. Single-family homes and acreages are abundant below the rugged backdrop of the mountains, with room to roam alone on the forested country roads.

Agassiz Amenities

Shopping in Agassiz

Agassiz has the staples a Super Valu grocery store, and on Pioneer Avenue you'll find the main cluster of small, locally run shops. Convenience stores and gas bars also supply basic needs. Beyond the staples and smaller, local fare, Agassiz residents do much of their shopping in Chilliwack or Abbotsford, which host national retailers and the Fraser Valley's biggest shopping centres.

Schools and education in Agassiz

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Cafés and Restaurants in Agassiz

Fast food and quick service dominates in Agassiz, but fine dining can be found at Silvano's Restaurant. Jack's Steakhouse is another popular local stop. Those seeking a broader range of choices will be satisfied in nearby Chilliwack, with its cosmopolitan selection of restaurants.

Sports and recreation in Agassiz

The Agassiz Fairgrounds is home to civic recreation facilities, including the Ferny Coombe pool. While the bucolic surroundings are ideal for horseback riding and cycling, many Agassiz residents also head north to Harrison Hot Springs and Sasquatch Provincial Park for outdoor activities.

Transportation in Agassiz

First Canada transit services connect Agassiz with downtown Chilliwack. Highway 1 is the main east-west thoroughfare through the region, and a 10-minute drive from the centre of the community.

Agassiz Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $630,870
Townhouses $354,138
Condos $224,774

*Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board MLS® summary (2010)

Agassiz Demographics

Population* 4,740 (2006) *Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

60+ 26.2%
40 to 59 30.7%
20 to 39 19.2%
5 to 19 18.7%
0 to 4 5.2%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Fully owned 79.9%
Rented 20.1%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Detached 78.6% ("Houses")
Semi-detached 6.7%
Apartments 13.4%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Neighbourhoods surrounding Agassiz

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