Hope Real Estate Market & Neighborhood Info

July 12, 2011

The common joke about being "beyond Hope" by Lower Mainland residents refers to the fact that Hope sits at the entrance to B.C.'s interior. It is a crossroads city, even if most people drive past in the push to be elsewhere. This makes it an attractive location for those wanting convenient access to Vancouver or the Interior centres, without the bustle. A better quip might be that those who don't live in Hope really are beyond it.

And there's plenty to enjoy here. Situated in the midst of the Fraser Canyon and Surrounded by mountains, Hope offers both riverfront activities and hiking. Nicolum River and Coquihalla Canyon provincial parks are just two of the options available to locals, while Manning Provincial Park offers an alpine retreat a short distance east along Highway 3.

Shopping is basic, but a short drive west along Highway 1 takes one to brand-name retailers and regional malls in Chilliwack.

Hope Amenities

Hope Shopping

A small downtown core and the constraints of local geography have given the upper hand to Chilliwack when it comes to serving shoppers in Hope. The regional centres in Chilliwack cater to most local needs.

Schools and education in Hope

Elementary schools

  • Hope Elementary School

Middle schools

Secondary schools

Hope Cafés and Restaurants

Blue Moose Cafe and the Greek-style restaurant PapAndreas are among the key gathering points in Hope. Home Restaurant, which has been successful enough to open several other locations in the province, is popular, as is the local iteration of the popular White Spot casual dining chain.

Hope Sports and Recreation

Fraser Valley Regional District operates the Hope and District Recreation Centre, but the town's location at the mouth of the Fraser Canyon means there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, too. Horseback riding, trail riding and hiking, climbing and other pursuits are favoured here. A number of provincial parks and private attractions such as the Hell's Gate Airtram help residents enjoy and appreciate the area's natural splendour.

Hope Transportation

Hope is a highway town, which means a vehicle if not a full-on four-wheel drive vehicle is de rigeur. While you don't need a transit system for Hope's small downtown, going beyond will require your own set of wheels.

Hope Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $315,550
Townhouses $240,000
Condos $145,000

*Source: Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board, median sale price for the entire district

Hope Demographics

Population* 6,322 *Source: BC Statistics, 2010

60+ 28.3%
40 to 59 32.0%
20 to 39 17.4%
5 to 19 17.7%
0 to 4 4.2%

*Source: BC Statistics, 2010

Fully owned 73.3% ("Owners")
Rented 26.7%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Detached 73.1% ("Houses")
Semi-detached 8.1%
Apartments 9.4%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Neighbourhoods surrounding Hope

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