Yarrow Real Estate & Neighborhood Info

July 12, 2011

Yarrow lies southwest of Chilliwack. It's a commercial centre with long-established links to the surrounding countryside. Once a railway stop, the draining of Sumas Lake opened up rich agricultural land. Today, agriculture and construction are mainstays of the local economy, but residents enjoy the quieter pace of life the low-lying Yarrow area offers.

Key attractions are the mountain vistas and opportunities for recreation such as ball games, cycling, or horseback riding. Yarrow is just south of the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve; a quick hop north across the Vedder River (and landmark canal) offers abundant bird-watching opportunities.

Yarrow Amenities

Yarrow Shopping

Shopping along Yarrow Road is a draw, with plenty of farm shops and artisans that lend a vibrant character to the community. Many residents head off to Chilliwack proper or Abbotsford for shopping at major retail chains and the like.

Schools and education in Yarrow

Elementary schools

Yarrow Cafés and Restaurants

Yarrow has some locally-owned quick service outlets in addition to the Vedder Mountain Grille, but Chilliwack is the primary destination for coffee and dining.

Yarrow Sports and Recreation

Yarrow Community Hall is the centre of community life, but civic recreation facilities are available in Chilliwack. The quiet country roads offer cycling and horseback riding opportunities, while the Vedder River is popular for boating and fishing.

Yarrow Transportation

First Canada operates transit service in the Chilliwack area, including Yarrow. Greyhound buses connect Chilliwack with Abbotsford, Vancouver and communities in the B.C. Interior, while Highway 1 is the main east-west thoroughfare through the region.

Yarrow Property Statistics

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

*Source: Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board median sales prices (2011, first quarter)

Yarrow Demographics

Population* 2,890 (2006) *Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

60+ 12.3%
40 to 59 32.0%
20 to 39 23.9%
5 to 19 26.3%
0 to 4 6.6%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Fully owned 87.2% ("Owners")
Rented 12.8%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Detached 94.7%
Apartments 3.2%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Neighbourhoods surrounding Yarrow

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