July 12, 2011

Langley occupies a middle ground between urban and pastoral. Bucolic farm properties and acreages to the south and industrial areas along the Fraser River to the north create a unique range of properties, with an urban centre in the City of Langley. Langley includes the historic enclave of Fort Langley, a favoured venue for film shoots.

Langley is catching up to the larger centres of Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford. A proposed extension to regional transit services may extend the SkyTrain to Langley. Charleston Place, the city's first mixed-use high-rise, is being built to anchor a future downtown centre. The new South Fraser Perimeter Road will connect Langley with the container port in Delta, boosting employment opportunities and activity in the Gloucester Estates industrial park. Several post-secondary schools, including Trinity Western University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, have campuses in Langley, ensuring a diverse mix of residents and ongoing demand for housing.

Langley real estate averages $510,838 for detached dwellings. This is favourable compared to Vancouver, but expensive for the Fraser Valley reflecting the area's desirability. Acreages are a pricier proposition Langley's average acreage price was $860,559 in 2010. View Langley MLS® listings and upcoming open houses.

Langley Amenities

Langley Shopping

Langley City and the 200 Street corridor are the main shopping areas of Langley. However, there are clusters of shops in the Aldergrove neighbourhood and elsewhere in the township. Fort Langley is well-known for its antique shops and arts scene. A booming agritourism industry provides opportunities to pick up local wines, preserves and crafts from artisan producers across the city and township.

Schools and Education in Langley

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Langley Cafés and Restaurants

Downtown Langley and Fort Langley both have a mix of fine dining restaurants, complemented by restaurants set amid vineyards and berry fields. Bacchus Bistro at Domaine De Chaberton Estate Winery is one of the oldest and best known of these establishments. Summertime fun is also found at a number of u-pick operations, including Krause Berry Farms (don't miss the pies). Tim Hortons, Starbucks and local favourite, the Wired Monk, also have locations in Langley.

Langley Sports and Recreation

Langley City and Langley Township offer vibrant recreation programs at municipal facilities. Golf courses and country clubs offer upscale activities within sight of Mount Baker, while award-winning trail networks and bike paths wind through the Langley countryside.

Langley Transportation

Translink bus services, both regional and interurban, connect Langley with the rest of Metro Vancouver. A proposal to extend the Skytrain an elevated train system to Langley has been discussed, but no timeline has been set for its construction. Highway 1 the Transcanada - and Fraser Highway provide east-west routes through the community, while the Golden Ears bridge connects Langley with Pitt Meadows north of the Fraser River.

Langley Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $501,838
Townhouses $319,340
Condos $235,658
*Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board benchmark sales prices (2010)

Langley Demographics

Population* 93,725 (2006) *Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
60+ 17.2%
40 to 59 31.7%
20 to 39 23.9%
5 to 19 21.7%
0 to 4 5.5%
*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
Fully owned 86.0% ("Owners")
Rented 14.0%
*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
Detached 61.2% ("Houses")
Semi-detached 15.1%
Apartments 18.1%
*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Neighbourhoods surrounding Langley