Langley is two entities:
The City of Langley (approximate population: 23,000) encircled by the Township of Langley (approximate population: 79,00). Both Langleys are in School District # 35. The area is about a 50 minute car ride southeast of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley. It is bounded by the Fraser River on the north, Surrey to the west, the U.S. border on the south and the city of Abbotsford to the east.
Vancouver is a major hub of international business and culture, and a unique combination of sea, sky and mountains. It is comprised of many vibrant communities, each with it's own distinct personality and numerous exciting attractions to discover and is considered by most to be Canada's finest metropolitan city.
The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) has a population of 1.9 million and is expected to reach 2.3 million by 2006. The core population is concentrated in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and Surrey, with the balance residing on the North Shore, in North Vancouver & West Vancouver, and along both sides of the Fraser River Valley in Delta, Langley, Abbotsford, New Westminster, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge.
From the majestic mountains of the North Shore to the lush farmlands of the Lower Fraser Valley, Vancouver is a sports and leisure utopia. With recreation from golfing, skiing, hiking, biking, sailing and scuba diving, to shopping, dining, theatre and nightlife, Greater Vancouver has it all. But it can come with a hefty price tag. The average price for residential single family detached homes, ranges from around $160,000 in Mission, a one hour drive East from downtown Vancouver, to West Vancouver's prestigious British Properties where you can get a million dollar view for ohhh... about a million dollars!
The average price for a single detached home in Langley was $406,252 in August 2005, up 4.6% to $388,482 from July 2005, but up 11.5% from $364,316 in August 2004. Townhouses were 4.2% to $236,456 from $264,934 in July 2005 and 11.6% from 2004. Apartments were down 1.5% to $162,333 from July 2005 but still up 12.3% from $142,095 in July 2004. Whatever price range or lifestyle may interest you, everything you need to know about buying or selling homes in this region of B.C. can be found at www.FraserValleyHomeGuide.com