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The St. George: Elegant and Spacious 3-Bedroom Homes

Living in the centre of town conjures thoughts of urban conveniences and opportunities for adventure on one’s own doorstep. The St. George is exactly these things, located in the wonderfully central area of Fraser, Main and 41st Avenue.

FEATURED DEVELOPMENTS 14 FREMONT BLUE: Live, Work and Play in the Tri-Cities Run or stroll out your front door to a local coffee shop, take in the nearby trails for some exercise, spend the weekend exploring boutique shops and restaurants — the rowhomes at FREMONT Blue offer these lifestyle opportunities and much more, in the suburban comfort of Port Coquitlam.

18 Falcon Hill: Contemporary Living at Nature’s Edge Imagine escaping at the end of a busy day, to a park-like setting on a quiet, no-through street surrounded by the lush forestry of a permanent green belt. Now picture yourself coming home to this every day, and you’ve captured the essence of Falcon Hill Townhomes.

28 Morgan Heights: A desirable neighbourhood in a perfect location Morgan Heights is a perfectly located community of single family homes for buyers seeking a walk-able neighbourhood, convenient highway access and easy options for entertaining at home or on the town.

COMMUNITY PROFILES 22 South Surrey & White Rock: Picture Perfect Residential Living White Rock and South Surrey personify destination living within the Lower Mainland. Once known for being a seniors’ haven and a lovely day trip for tourists and locals, the area has been developing into a community that is equally appealing to families, urban singles, and retirees alike.

38 Discover Langley: Southwest Langley has Downtown Charm and Neighbourhood Living Langley is close enough to Vancouver for a reasonable commute, but far enough away to be much more than a bedroom community to its westerly neighbour.

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Front and Centre: Elegant and Spacious 3-Bedroom Homes

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iving in the centre of town conjures thoughts of urban conveni- “The St. George is a rare offering for this area of Vancouver: spacious ences and opportunities for adventure and fun on one’s own door- homes with three bedrooms, including a large master with ensuite, step. The St. George is exactly these things, located in the wonderfully is quite a find. We put a lot of thought into maximizing space overall, central area of Fraser, Main and 41st Avenue. With a minutes-long but we worked extra hard to configure kitchens to suit the many funccommute to shopping at Oakridge, Main Street latté shops and the tions this room serves,” says Bardon. “Also, the powder room: it is so relaxation of nearby Queen Elizabeth Park, this new collection of important to have one handy on the main, but we’ve tucked it under townhomes is right on target. the stairs so not to infringe on living space.”

The St. George is a striking development of just 16 townhomes, quietly situated steps away from the convenience of amenities and public transportation routes. The developer, Silk Properties, has several decades of collective experience in the Vancouver area, and is focused on thoughtfully conceived homes that are well-integrated into their existing communities.

Main floor layouts vary, but all include engineered hardwood flooring and eat-in gourmet kitchens with energy-efficient, stainless steel appliance packages. Cabinetry features “frosty white” shaker wood with Richelieu brushed nickel drawer pulls, and countertops shine with polished PentalQuartz in “clay pebble.” The double-basin sinks are mounted under-counter, and the Grohe faucets include modern pull-down sprays.

“This neighbourhood has great connectivity — it’s a super-central location that allows for quick travel in any direction: UBC, Burnaby’s The 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath townhomes start from $659,900, and range Metrotown area, down Cambie to the airport,” says Chris Bardon, prin- from 1353 to 1500 sq.ft. The St. George is located at 5731 St. George cipal of Silk Properties, along with business partner James Evans. Street in Vancouver, between Main and Fraser, just south of 41st Av“The overall area is so convenient, but the property itself is a special enue. To arrange for viewing or for more information, contact the sales find. We’ve configured this community of townhomes to wrap around a team at 604.558.1907 or info@stgeorgetownhomes.ca. Downloadcentral courtyard with green space and beautiful landscaping. Home able floor plans, a feature sheet and area map are available through owners will enjoy having extra space to relax with a book, watch chil- www.stgeorgetownhomes.ca. dren at play, or host a family photo shoot.” The St. George is indeed a star at centre stage, nestled on Vancouver’s highlands with mountain views from many homes. Each home has a spacious 3-bedroom layout spread over the upper two floors and a bathroom on each level, including an unobtrusive powder room on the main. All the rooms are spacious, and storage is plentiful with three storage areas in each home plus an additional locker in the parkade. Each home has a raised entry landing that provides for a real sense of arrival. Coming home or just for a visit, The St. George’s exterior impresses with its elegant architecture and black-on-cream white palette that offers a London, England richness. This fresh take on the Craftsman style includes hearty painted brick and peak gable architecture. Homes each have front and rear patios that are defined by concrete planters and privacy screens, and some homes have the additional space of a defined backyard. Visit www.bcnewhomes.ca for details on over 375 local new home developments

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FREMONT Blue Live-Work-Play in the Tri-Cities

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un or stroll out your front door to a local coffee shop for a latté to go, or to the connecting trails for some exercise in the fresh, open air. Park your car on Friday after work, and spend the weekend on foot, exploring boutique shops, restaurants or picking up essentials for around the home. The rowhomes at FREMONT Blue offer these lifestyle opportunities and much more, in the suburban comfort of Port Coquitlam.

stantial changes to transportation infrastructure have effectively made the Tri-Cities much closer, time-wise, to Vancouver. Residents with a commute will appreciate easy access to public transportation and improved bridges and roadways. Many others will love being able to get around by bicycle, either their own or borrowed from the communal bike share which will be offered at the Fremont Riverclub. The 12,500 sq.ft club-house is available to residents of the Fremont FREMONT Blue is the first rowhome community within the new riv- Riverfront District development, and also offers a lap pool, indoor gym erside, master-planned Fremont Riverfront District, with 650 homes / fitness area, social lounge, kids’ zone and bike / dog wash station. planned at completion. The development is adjacent to the Traboulay FREMONT Blue rowhomes are available in a range of 3-level, 2-, 3- or Trail and the Pitt River, buffered by a 13-acre municipal park reserve. 4-bedroom floor plans with finished basements, including garage. Each Living within walking distance to the trail is more than a perk: this is home is thoughtfully designed to maximize living space and enjoyment 25 kilometres of the greatest natural amenity in all of Tri-Cities. The of the surrounding environment. From beautifully landscaped walking trail is accessible by foot or cycle, winding along the river’s edge past paths to striking exterior colours, and oversized windows to art-ready estuaries and parkland, all with clear mountain views. wall niches, the rowhomes are an exciting new look for community livThe Fremont Riverfront District is by MOSAIC Homes, an award-winning developer in Greater Vancouver. MOSAIC is passionate about design and is committed to building distinct, superior-quality homes which provide a comfortable and convenient lifestyle for people who want to stress less and enjoy more. Locations supporting lifestyle are key for MOSAIC in planning for their residential developments.

ing. 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with great views of the river and the surrounding mountains will be available late this summer.

FREMONT Blue is located at 2332 Ranger Lane in Port Coquitlam, accessible by the Fremont Connector that runs between Lougheed Highway and Dominion Avenue. Two-bedroom rowhomes start at $314,900 for just over 1,000 sq.ft. The FREMONT Blue Home “The Fremont neighbourhood and type of living available here is rare Store is open daily from 12-6pm and the on-site sales team can be for the suburbs. As a place to live and work and play, FREMONT is contacted at 604.552.0319 or fremont@mosaichomes.com. Visit like nothing else in the Tri-Cities,” says Geoff Duyker, vice president www.mosaichomes.com/fremont for more information including of MOSAIC Homes. “You can already see it in action; families stroll- floor plans and virtual tours. ing to-and-from along the walkways to get the kids an ice cream cone. To be able to walk right out your door and eat at a great neighbourhood restaurant… you don’t need to live in Kits to do that anymore.” The entire Fremont area of PoCo is indeed like nothing else in the Tri-Cities, and MOSAIC is excited to participate in the municipality’s vision. Phase 1 of Fremont Village is under construction, and when complete will offer a full range of shops, restaurants and conveniences, from well-known anchor stores and trendy boutiques to local or franchise options. While new development ensures residents have what they need close to home, subVisit www.bcnewhomes.ca for details on over 375 local new home developments

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Falcon Hill Contemporary Living at Nature’s Edge

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magine escaping at the end of a busy day, to a park-like setting on a quiet, no-through street that is surrounded by the lush forestry of a permanent green belt. Now picture yourself coming home to this reality every day, and you’ve captured the essence of Falcon Hill Townhomes. A small cluster of three, 3-level buildings each comprising four homes, this new Maple Ridge development is a welcome respite from traffic and congestion.

says Judy Duncan, sales manager for Falcon Hill. “The privacy of the homes is appreciated by maturing families looking to downsize as well as working adults who want a relaxing place to call home.”

everything funky and fun. Falcon Homes at WynnRidge is a premium community of three- and four-bedroom, single family homes that are located at the edge of Kanaka Creek Regional Park.

Falcon Hill is located at 23709–111A Avenue in Maple Ridge. The threebedroom townhomes start at $374,000 and include 2.5 baths with single garage or 3.5 baths with double garage. The Show Home is open Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm. Private viewing appointments and more information are available by contacting Judy Duncan at 604.812.1460 or by visiting www.falconhill.ca.

Homes at Falcon Hill are all three-bedroom layouts, with two distinct floor plans available. The outer units of each of the three buildings feature the master suite on the main floor and two large bedrooms on top, with a much-coveted double garage. Each of the six inner units Falcon Hill offers a tranquil and private environment, but doesn’t es- have a more traditional three-bedrooms-up layout and larger shared chew convenience for this pleasure. The small townhome grouping is living space on the main, plus a single garage. Finished basements set off of the junction of Kanaka Way and 237 Street, and retains an add additional living space for both designs, and in total, offer 2042 easy 3.5-kilometre commute to the handy West Coast Express and to 2087 sq.ft. of floor space. Lougheed Highway. The quick drive borders on the northern edge of Kanaka Creek Regional Park, adding to the natural beauty and spec- Each of the 12 homes has a fresh, open concept that enjoys the natural outdoor environment through multiple and over-sized windows tacular greenery of the neighbourhood. throughout. Kitchens and dining spaces flow seamlessly, and multiThis 12-home development is offered by Falcon Homes, who has been purpose islands create opportunities to blend work and play in a fashdesigning and building exceptional residential and commercial proionable space, anchored by engineered hardwood flooring. Master jects in the Lower Mainland for over 30 years. Falcon Homes has been bedrooms are spacious and include lavish ensuites with freestandbusy in Maple Ridge, and is currently offering homes for a diverse range of first-time home buyers right through to down-sizers. Falcon ing bathtubs, complete with stylish chrome faucets and accessories. Centre – The Residences is a condo project in the heart of downtown, Comfort can easily be turned to luxury with the option to add heating with one- and two-bedroom floor plans within walking distance to to the stylish tile floor.

“The Falcon Hill townhomes are in a great location for those seeking some peace and quiet. The street itself is a low-traffic area, and the surrounding green belt brings that park-like setting to the property,” 18 New Homes Magazine April 25 – May 23, 2014 |

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South Surrey and White Rock here’s a big white rock on the beach, and to casual passerby, it might be a curiosity (WHY is it painted white?), but the rock marks the spot: this is White Rock. A mere dot on the full eight kilometres of picturesque beach, it’s a landmark, but doesn’t tell one bit about leisurely living in Greater Vancouver’s beachfront city.

residential neighbourhoods. Notwithstanding tourist season, this is where neighbours meet for a morning coffee or contemplate the sunset over a glass of wine.

“There’s a certain buzz to the area; there’s always something fun going on. It’s wonderful to take the kids for an ice cream just down the White Rock and increasingly, South Surrey, are destination living with- street and enjoy the people as well as the view,” says Lisa Van Vliet, in the Lower Mainland. Once better known for being a seniors’ haven a White Rock resident who enjoys the family-friendly nature of the and a lovely day trip for tourists and locals, the area has been rapidly community. “Living in White Rock reminds me of living in Kits or the developing into a residential community that is equally appealing to West End, but without the nightly chaos.” families, urban singles and couples, and retirees. South Surrey and The gorgeous sunsets and promenade walks provide endless enterWhite Rock are roughly divided along 16th Avenue / North Bluff Road, tainment from a park bench, but the local community is bursting with and together, are comprised of the shores of Crescent Beach and festivals, arts and other diversions for the whole family. The Spirit of White Rock, north to 64th Avenue and east to 168th Street. the Sea Festival in August is a classic for all ages, and newer events The beaches are an obvious draw, along with the promise of ice cream reach out to the next generation, like June’s Semiahmoo SUP Classhops and fish ‘n’ chips stands, and the main drags don’t disappoint. sic and September’s Moon Festival. South Surrey also plays host to There’s history here, and reason to celebrate: 2014 marks the 100th a range of events held at the newer community hub within Morgan anniversary of the White Rock Pier, a prime location for romantic strolls and lobster traps. Centrally located, Crescent Beach and White Rock beaches are immediately adjacent to heavily populated >> continued on page 24 22 New Homes Magazine April 25 – May 23, 2014 | Visit www.bcnewhomes.ca for details on over 375 local new home developments

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“Overall the focus is on residential living, but the supporting development is catching up. Popular dining and retail businesses from Vancouver have started popping up, like Vikram Vij’s newest restaurant The thriving arts scene is hardly surprising, given the backdrop in Morgan Crossing, and Yaletown’s fashion-forward Howard Men’s provided by Mother Nature. A quick view of the tourism website, clothing shop” says Van Vliet, who’s looking forward to more upscale www.inwhiterock.com, uncovers endless options for music, art, theashopping options when the nearby Morgan Place is completed. tre, dance and fashion events. Blues, jazz and jam nights are common at neighbourhood restaurants and bars, and there are several local ven- Shopping is an art for many, and The Shops at Morgan Crossing toues for community theatre and dance. Visual arts are often on display in gether with Grandview Corners provides a multi-coloured canvas of conjunction with culture events, but even a Sunday stroll on the White retail therapy. From big box convenience to independent boutiques, Rock promenade can turn up artists at work and beautiful displays of this shopping district is a perfect destination for Saturday errands or photography, much of it depictions of the local landscape. a day out with the girls. Add in the restaurants, coffee shops, beauty spots and storefront services, and this pedestrian-centric neighbourStrolling the pier, or hiking the steep hills of the city can work up an hood is a destination by foot for local residents or by car for fashioniappetite for more than a frozen treat. White Rock has long been known stas from afar. for its trendy waterview bistros on West Beach, East Beach’s endless options for newspaper-wrapped meals to go, and Crescent Beach A highway runs through it: getting in and out of town couldn’t be more follows suit on a smaller scale. But the latest news goes inland, where convenient, in any direction. Newer multi-family developments and neighbourhood restaurants are handy to the multitude of new resi- master-planned communities are tucked away in residential pockets, yet dential developments in South Surrey, and trendsetters are taking adjacent to busier routes to facilitate more time enjoying life and less time notice of newer urban lifestyle communities. in the car. Highway 99 provides a direct route from Vancouver through Surrey, into White Rock and straight down to the Peace Arch crossing at the U.S. border. The commute is straightforward and through rural lands, making the trip by car or express bus a simple affair. White Rock and South Surrey have grown together and become a collection of urban neighbourhoods with the suburban values of community spirit and active family living. While some Vancouverites are checking out the outdoor pedestrian malls, many other locals and visitors are here for the greener outdoors and accessible waterfront. In the next issue of New Homes: a look at the area’s nature, sport and leisure amenities. 24 New Homes Magazine April 25 – May 23, 2014 |

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Morgan Heights Location, Location: Most Desirable Neighbourhood and Highway Accessibility

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organ Heights is a perfectly located community of single family homes for buyers seeking a walk-able neighbourhood, convenient highway access and easy options for entertaining at home or “on the town.” This community is situated in South Surrey’s desirable Morgan Crossing area, a flourishing urban centre with shopping, dining and community programming options for residents with discriminating tastes.

Private living areas include sumptuous master bedroom suites, many with double walk-in closets, deep soaker tubs and detailed finishings like individual framed bevelled mirrors over vanities. The main bath also has a soaker tub, and all bathrooms include wide rail stained maple cabinets, granite or Caesarstone counters, and designer-selected light fixtures. Throughout the home, thoughtful details and finishes are customizable, making each home its own unique dwelling.

The exclusive neighbourhood is offered by Foxridge Homes, a divi- “There is a design centre in every show home, and people can choose sion of Qualico, with over 60 years of experience building single family their colours, cabinetry, all their finishings. Only a few of the homes homes. Buyers can feel secure with Qualico’s longstanding business are currently in progress, so this is a perfect time to individualize your history and availability of an in-house customer service department. home,” says Zarola. “The homes are customizable with all the options Morgan Heights comprises 100 homes on a site boasting spectacular Foxridge offers, therefore no two homes will end up alike.” views and adjacency to park land, making this South Surrey location Morgan Heights is located at 16145–28A Avenue in Surrey. The homes a winner with current residents. start at $882,900 for 3000 sq.ft with a range of 3 and 4-bedroom plans. “Morgan Heights has the most desirable location, in being walking The Morgan Heights Show Home is a stunning reflection of the varidistance to the fabulous Morgan Crossing shops and amenities,” says ous sizes of available floor plans, and is open seven days a week from Diane Zarola, sales and marketing manager with Foxridge Homes. noon until 5pm. More information about Morgan Heights is available at “Additionally, families are thrilled we’re just a short walk away from www.foxridgehomes.ca/metrovancouver or by contacting the Show Southridge Private School and Sunnyside Elementary.” Home at 604.560.1053 or morgan@qualico.com. Morgan Heights is not only next door to every imaginable urban convenience, it is also nicely situated to get residents out of town when the need arises. Highway 99 is just blocks away, with options to head north into Vancouver via the tunnel, or to head south over the U.S. border, mere minutes away from home. Combined with the area’s urban flare, this ease of transportation provides additional appeal to a scaled-down suburban lifestyle. With living space spread across three levels, the 3,000 sq.ft floor plans are proving desirable to families and downsizers looking for a little less lot to maintain while continuing to enjoy high-end finishings and ample space for entertaining, both indoors and out. Private, fenced yards include beautiful landscaping and outdoor living space that is roomy enough to create an al fresco cooking and dining oasis. Open concept kitchens feature hardwood flooring, designer Jazz Fusion glass and stainless steel chimney style hood fans and stainless steel Jenn-Air appliance packages. Visit www.bcnewhomes.ca for details on over 375 local new home developments

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Collateral Charge (a.k.a ‘Credit-Master’ or ‘All-indebtedness’) — A type of mortgage whose features may include the ability to potentially borrow additional funds, subject to your lender’s approval, without the need to discharge your mortgage, register a new one and pay legal fees. If you want to switch your existing mortgage to a different lender at the end of your term, note that other lenders may not accept the transfer of your mortgage. This means you may need to pay fees to discharge your mortgage and register a new one in order to change lenders. True there are a few benefits. However, the is a bit more to it than this. Perhaps most notable; The (potential) win for the client that there are no new legal fees for securing a line of credit or increasing the mortgage balance in the future (assuming the choice was made to register the mortgage for either the ‘125% of the value‘ option or a maximum amount greater than the actual mortgage amount). If the client chooses to register their mortgage with a collateral charge lender for ONLY the mortgage amount then the upside moving forward is actually quite limited. Some negatives for the client; The ‘all indebtedness’ mortgage brings any other debts held by that specific lender under the umbrella of the registered security against the Real Estate. In other words co-signing a credit card or car loan for somebody (who then stops making payments) carries a risk of a foreclosure action against your property as a remedy for what was perceived to be an unrelated debt. Read that last sentence again. Yes your home is on the line for any other form of debt held by the same institution as your mortgage. It is also (potentially) costly to transfer the mortgage to a new lender come renewal, in particular if the mortgage balance is under $200,000. However the topic of transferring 2, 3, or even 5 years down the road is less pressing. I would suspect most readers are still wrapping their heads around the con-

cept of a $5,000.00 Visa balance potentially triggering a foreclosure action — which it very well can. (I have seen this occur in the case of two clients, admittedly 2 of 831.) A key point; Yes, this is a far reaching method of registration with serious ramifications. However as nearly all institutions (most likely the clients current bank as well) now register in this fashion it is perhaps a key consideration that one should in fact not have all their banking, credit cards, and small loans with the same institution as their mortgage. Rather splitting accounts between two separate institutions, and ideally having their mortgage held with a third financial institution is altogether more prudent. Think ‘Church & State’. Mortgage with Lender A, consumer debt/ trade lines with Lender B, and perhaps any Business accounts with Lender C. If all banking as done at ABC bank, and the mortgage is placed with XYZ lender we then eliminate exposure to the potential darkest side of a Collateral Charge mortgage. The Collateral Charge itself is not an evil thing, it is simply a policy that exists with nearly all Financial Institutions’ It is designed, as one may expect, to protect the interests of the Financial Institution over and above those of the clients. Once aware of theses potential ramifications one can then structure their finances in such a way that the reach of a collateral charge is in fact quite limited.

The Lender registering a collateral charge The case seems quite clear for a lenders love of this format. They are unlikely to change it anytime soon. More likely the balance of lenders will adopt this same program over the coming years.

Lenders are under increasing pressure to disclose the details around this topic more clearly, here is an excerpt from the DoF site;

Collateral Charge Mortgage — Dept of Finance comments ‘While many consumers continue to choose a traditional mortgage to secure their home loans, many are increasingly choosing collateral charge mortgages. The impacts of having a collateral charge mortgage may differ from traditional mortgages. For instance, switching between lenders may be more difficult. To make an informed choice, consumers need sufficient information to clearly understand the costs and consequences of collateral charge mortgages relative to traditional mortgages. The Government will require enhanced disclosure, better equipping borrowers to understand these impacts’

The Broker’s perspective • Worrying about switching a client out to a new lender 3-5 years later should be a very low priority for the Broker. • The highest priority is always to place a client with a lender whose programs and policies offer the greatest range of options over the long term (i.e. 10-15 years). This is always my own primary focus. Clients best interests first! • This topic deserves more attention than it typically gets at the time of the initial mortgage planning, please take a few minutes to discuss it. Collateral Charge products are here to stay, understanding them and using that understanding to your benefit is your, and your Mortgage Brokers, responsibility.

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Discover Langley angley is close enough to Vancouver for a reasonable commute, but far enough away to be much more than a bedroom community to its westerly neighbour. Covering 326 kilometres of land and home to over 130,000 residents, Langley is a bustling community with a range of opportunities for work, education and play, that also happens to have expanses of working farms and orchards dotting the landscape.

The borders of Langley span west to east from Surrey to Abbotsford, and from the Fraser River south to the U.S. border. Langley is comprised by the City of Langley and the Township of Langley, with the Township further divided into six distinct communities: Willoughby, Walnut Grove, Fort Langley, Aldergrove, Milner, Murrayville, Fernridge and Brookswood. The previous issue of New Homes investigated Langley’s northeast, and following is a look at the southwest-central communities. The City of Langley is anchored by a wonderful, walkable downtown area with a multitude of shops and services including many unique, locally owned businesses. Welcoming ambassadors and pedestrianfriendly walkways keep this shopping district functional as well as fun. Whether you’re looking for a grandfather clock for your great room, or just the right icing for a cake, Langley merchants have you covered. 38 New Homes Magazine April 25 – May 23, 2014 |

The City is much more than shopping, and after stopping at the new MEC store to gear up, head to the Nicomekl River to explore green space covering the full width of the city. From the Flood Plain Park to Portage Park up to the Derek Doubleday Arboretum, more than a light picnic will be needed for enough energy to spend the day in nature. In all, The City of Langley has more than 300 acres of parkland spread out over its borders, with lots of city parks and gardens, and a generous off-leash dog park. Residential neighbourhoods are woven through the City, with the majority of streets set up in a numerical grid pattern of streets and avenues for simplified way finding. Communities within the city boundaries are blessed with an abundance of schools, parks and recreation amenities. Arts play a major role in the city’s culture, and specialized institutions for fine arts and music are available for all ages. Following 200 Street, the Brookswood community is immediately south of the City of Langley. With a town core from 40th to 42nd Streets, this mainly residential community offers the quiet of family life with appealing commuter value. An easy drive to retail plazas and >> continued on page 40

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the busy 200th corridor up to Highway 1, Brookswood is also well situated for those needing to travel west or east to get to work. “Brookswood is a quiet pocket of Langley that offers a nice range of affordable family homes with good-sized lots, but it’s still really close to everything we need,” says Christina Beatty, a secondary school teacher and newlywed that recently bought her first home in Brookswood with husband Brad. “I work in Abbotsford and Brad works all over the Lower Mainland, so this was our top choice for good accessibility to get to work, and have weekend fun in town.” The community is nicely set up as a family-friendly place to live and play. Recreation amenities are plentiful for outdoor and indoor pursuits as well as spectator sports. The George Preston Recreation Centre houses a hockey / skating rink and curling club, and the nearby Noel Booth Community Park has a range of sports fields along with general playgrounds, concession and walking trails. Brookswood melds with its southern neighbour of Fernridge, a smaller community with historical roots. The Fernridge centre is now a small junction with the necessities of life: a gas station, grocery store and neighbourhood pub. Outside of this centre, the area offers larger lots for those seeking acreage and estate living. With large and open expanses of land heading south to 0 Avenue and the U.S. border, this is also a wonderful area for touring wineries, or taking a day trip to Campbell Valley Regional Park. Heading back north, but east of downtown, the Murrayville neighbourhood is another historically significant area first settled in the mid-1800s. Many older buildings still stand, and residential lots tend to be larger-sized than newer communities in Langley’s north end. Murrayville is a convenient, central location slightly removed from the city centre, but with the added benefit of being home to Langley Memorial Hospital.

Langley is undeniably rich with history of early settlement and trade. The preservation of many of these historic crossroads and landmarks is part of what keeps Langley unique to its Lower Mainland neighbours; the urban growth and outreach to new residents adds to the rich culture and diversity of the overall area. Today’s multi-generational and combined families are well-positioned to keep the kids engaged, the young adults socially satisfied, and the older folks in a comfortable environment: Langley is home for the whole family. 40 New Homes Magazine April 25 – May 23, 2014 |

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With a final trek north toward Fort Langley, the Milner community is a Langley gem with deep historic value. Located along Glover Road, Milner is home to the BC Electric Railway and points of interest such as an old Hopper car loader and a 1950s Texaco gas station. New residential developments in Milner offer a quiet retreat from city life while being a convenient 10-minute drive from the newest retail and dining establishments in Walnut Grove.


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