Langley is the Fraser Valley’s premier wine and libations destination, and home of historical Fort Langley; the birthplace of British Columbia. You’ll also discover authentic farm experiences, beautiful parks and trails, trendy restaurants & lounges, exciting sport venues, unique shopping, and so much more.
The Township of Langley extends south of the Fraser River to the U.S. border, shares a western border with Surrey, and shares an eastern border with Abbotsford. The Township is home to approximately 104,000 people living in over 39,000 homes. The Township is primarily rural in makeup, with most of the suburban population living in one of its 6 major communities: Aldergrove, Brookswood/Fernridge, Fort Langley, Murrayville, Walnut Grove, and Willoughby/Willowbrook.
The City of Langley is located along the central western border, neighbouring both the Township and Surrey. It has a population of around 25,000 people living in over 11,800 homes. It is comprised of six major communities: Nicomeki, Douglas, Simonds, Blacklock, Alice Brown, and Uplands.
From its humble beginnings as a fur trading post and “Birthplace of B.C.” to its emergence as a hub of agricultural farmland in the Fraser Valley, Langley continues to demonstrate steady growth. Less than an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver, Langley offers a mixture of suburban and rural living, blended with a rich history and unique downtown development in the city. 75% of the Township of Langley is located with the Agricultural Land Reserve, and the area boasts a huge agri-tourism industry, including some of the Fraser Valley’s finest wineries.
The city of Langley’s downtown is pedestrian-friendly, featuring a mixture of high-end shopping, boutiques, independent stores, and farmer’s markets. The arts communities is thriving here: for it’s size, Langley has a large number of arts organizations and galleries. The area is also known as the Horse Capital of B.C., home to dozens of world-class equestrian facilities and programs. Both the city and the township are serviced by the Langley School District #35.
Best Neighbourhood in Langley
Fort Langley is the richest and best-educated area of the Township, according to a Times analysis of new neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood profiles provided to council.
The statistics also show that the fastest-growing Township neighbourhood is Willoughby, while the slowest-growing is Brookswood-Fernridge.
The updated statistics were presented in a March 24 memo from the Community Development division to council.
The raw numbers were to be posted to the Township website at www.tol.ca under “doing business.”
The figures show that 19 per cent of Fort Langley households reported an annual income of $150,000 or more a year, well above the Township average of 14 per cent, and more than any other neighbourhood in the community.
Walnut Grove placed second, with 16 per cent of its households making $150,000 or more, while Brookswood-Fernridge and Willoughby tied for third at 14 per cent in the plus-150K category.
In terms of the exact numbers of households reporting incomes of $150,000 or more, Walnut Grove had the most with 1,435, while Willoughby was second with 930 and Brookswood-Fernridge was third with 645.
Those three neighbourhoods accounted for more than half of all Township households in the highest income category, 3,010 of the 5,165 in the entire community.
On the other end of the income spectrum, Aldergrove had the highest percentage of households making less than $20,000 a year, at 14 per cent, more than the Township average of 10 per cent.
Willoughby had the second highest percentage of households at the lower end of the income scale with 10 per cent under $20,000, and Murrayville was third at nine per cent.
In terms of the exact numbers reporting less than $20,000 a year in income, Willoughby had the most households in that category at 700, Walnut Grove was second at 635 and Aldergrove was third with 590.
The community with the smallest percentage and smallest actual number of people in the sub-$20,000 categories was Fort Langley, with five per cent or 55 households.
The best-educated neighborhood was Fort Langley, with 47 per cent possessing a college or university diploma or degree, higher than the overall Township average of 40 per cent.
In terms of housing construction, the fastest-growing neighbourhood was Willoughby, which has added 2,800 new single-family and 2,400 multi-family housing units from 2006 to 2013.
Brookswood-Fernridge had the slowest growth rate, adding 167 single-family homes and seven multi-family units over the same period.
Brookswood-Fernridge has the highest percentage of single-family homes in Langley at virtually 100 per cent, with just 15 multi-family units among 4,604, compared to the Township average of 72 per cent.
Willoughby currently has the most housing units of any area of Langley Township at 10,500, 5,900 of them single-family.
Walnut Grove has the second-highest number at 8,800 housing units while Brookswood is third at 4.600.
Pest Control in Langley
Langley is abundant with residential communities as well as economic opportunities. The hot and dry weather can drive many unwanted pests into comfortable Langley homes. Dangerous pests can be harmful and frightening. Other pests like fire ants and roaches can damage property and landscape. Protect your home from pesky pests and call a recommended exterminator today.
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5844 Glover Rd, Langley, BC V3A 4H9, Canada