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Maple Ridge, 45km east of Vancouver, benefits from the advantages of the nearby sophisticated city, while enjoying a quieter lifestyle that can appear light years away from the hectic urban pace. Read more
Situated between the majestic Golden Ears Mountains and the mighty Fraser River, Maple Ridge has both its rural heritage and an optimistic future. Home buyers shop here to see vastly lower real estate purchase prices in a perfect mix of acreages, houses, and town homes.
The new Golden Ears Bridge now provides a vital link between Maple Ridge and the southern cities of Langley/Surrey, plus Highway 1 and the U.S.A. In addition the new bridge over the Pitt River to the west, quickens access to the tri-cities of Coquitlam, with faster access into Vancouver.
With these new benefits for residents and home buyers in general, Maple Ridge will continue to see increases in property sales for years to come.
Over the past decade sales of Maple Ridge property has made it one of the fastest growing municipalities in the regional district. Growth rates averaged about 3.7% over the last ten years.
The unique mix of urban and rural lifestyle, plus more convenient access and transportation for commuters, have made Maple Ridge Real estate very attractive to live and raise a family in.
As land costs are so low, new home subdivisions are being promoted and sold out on a regular basis. Buyers know they can obtain a better deal on a new home here than almost any other area out side of Mission or Chilliwack. Housing prices here have been, and continue to be, among the lowest in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Rental unit costs have been slow to increase and according to CMHC the vacancy rate is about 5.6%. Home owners also appreciate the West Coast express transit train, to get directly into downtown Vancouver without the car drive.
Maple Ridge is made up of seven distinct historical neighborhoods: Haney, Albion, Hammond, Yennadon, Ruskin, Whonnock and Webster’s Corners. Home buyers can purchase near the city centre or find home owner peace in many of its more rural locations.
As additional benefits, Maple Ridge boasts one of the largest horse populations per capita in Western Canada. A unique network, of over 100 kilometers, of equestrian trails are protected under the Official Community Plan. Several riding centers and clubs cater to the occasional weekend riders, as well as top-level international competitors. Avid golfers will find a number of stunning courses, offering a range of challenges in Maple Ridge as well.