Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Little Oak
  1. Airport - Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) has seen dramatic growth in passenger and freight traffic in recent years.
  2. Economy - the conference Board of Canada is predicting that Abbotsford will be one of the top five fastest-growing cities in Canada (based on increased GDP).
  3. Healthcare - in summer of 2008 the new 300-bed Abbotsford Hospital/Cancer Centre will open, this state of the art facility will be one of the nations finest.
  4. Jobs - consistently one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada (3.4% in 2007).
  5. Natural Beauty - surrounded by mountains and the Fraser River, the Fraser Valley is one of the most beautiful places on earth (year round golf isn't bad either).
  6. New Homes - BCREA projects housing starts in the Abbotsford Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) will increase by 4 per cent in 2008.
  7. Population Growth - BC is experiencing strong population growth and Abbotsford is redistricted to be among the fastest growing municipalities in the province.
  8. Rental Demand - with a 2.1% vacancy rate in 2007 the demand for rental accommodations remains extremely high.
  9. Schools - in 2007 the Globe and Mail rated University College of the Fraser Valley at the top of its category nationwide for having the most satisfied students, highest quality of education, best library, smallest class sizes, and easiest course registration process.
  10. The People - based on 2007 Statistics Canada survey donors in Abbotsford, British Columbia had by far the highest median donations to charities at $620, Toronto donors were next with a median of $360.

Comments (2)


The significant investment in civic infrastructure by way of the three Plan A projects also ad to the comunities desireability.

Plan A: Cultural Centre: Art Gallery Museum; Community Ice Rink / Entertainment Centre.

Feb 17, 2008 08:26 AM
Paul Penner
RE/MAX Little Oak - Abbotsford, BC
Good point, thanks for reading.  Paul
Feb 21, 2008 07:44 AM