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Abbotsford is known as the City in the Country. This unique market is now so large that it creates it’s own economy, independent from metro Vancouver. Abbotsford is one of the most diverse real estate markets in Canada, offering a wide variety of properties for sale. Read more
Farming abounds for purchasers looking for acreage. Hobby farms are available for executives and retiring buyers and single family homes exceed expectations for those wanting a break form the hubbub of metro Vancouver.
The west side of downtown Abbottsford city holds the majority of older homes for bargain hunters. The new construction that continues in the upper Sumas Mountain to the east, provides luxury real estate and homes at prices that are, by comparison, bargains. These homes boast some of the most spectacular views in the Fraser Valley. Buyers seeking amazing views can choose to look to the northern mountains or south over the Chilliwack plain and the USA.
Its main industries are agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and aerospace. While many Buyers move to Abbotsford because of lower home prices, 62% of Abbotsford residents actually work within this city as well.
Many home owners reside here because of the progressively growing aerospace industry led by Cascade Aerospace and Conair Group Inc. Conair’s Fire fighting air attack aircraft, more commonly known as “Bird Dogs”, are constantly in demand throughout all of North American. These aircraft lead the air tankers on their water bombing runs.
Residents of Abbotsford are extremely proud of the Abbotsford Air show, which began in 1962 when the local flying club decided to promote more use of what became the Abbotsford International Airport. They thought an air show would be an effective way to advertise the benefits of the airport, which was inactive at the time. This exhibition of airplanes became so popular that by 1965, the Abbotsford Air Show had become the largest in Canada, and is now recognized as one of the best air shows in the world.
An other benefit if moving to Abbotsford occurred In 2010, when Abbotsford was chosen to be the new home of the NHL’s Calgary Flames farm team, The Abbotsford Heat. This is Just another of the many diverse reasons for home owners to appreciate the benefits of living here.