Great value for your dollar
Aldergrove is a little off the beaten path, about 15 minutes East of Langley City, just before you hit Abbotsford. It is a small community of fewer than 20,000 residents, but still has all the conveniences you will need within a short drive.
Due to the location, home prices tend to be 10% to 20% less than your standard Langley City home and because of this many young families are buying detached homes and putting a little love into them. They find the commute is worth it – bang for buck.
Geographically, Aldergrove is split into two population centers: Aldergrove and Aldergrove East, which is actually part of Abbotsford.
Aldergrove At A Glance
Young families love the affordability of Aldergrove and the fact that they can buy a detached fixer-upper for the same price as a large Langley townhome. This is breathing new life into the community and businesses, and the area is changing quickly.
Langley Township is spending $40 million to transform the downtown core in the hopes of attracting thousands of new residents over the next two decades. In Aldergrove, you will find plenty of independently-owned pubs, restaurants, and activities for families to suit a wide variety of personalities.
Many of these businesses have been around for years and have plenty of character and a down-home feel. The infamous Alder-Inn has recently closed, and depending on who you ask, it is either a great thing or a tragedy.
Aldergrove is made up of a mix of a small number of condos and townhouses, but mostly single-family detached homes.
Most of the homes were built in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with some newer detached homes in East Aldergrove being built in the last 10 years.
Because of the affordability, there are more rentals in Aldergrove than most Langley neighbourhoods. The lots are generally serviced with water, hydro, and sewer, and most have gas, with the exception of the rural areas of the community.
Recently, there has been some new condo and townhouse construction near the downtown core, along Fraser Hwy.
Young families are flocking to Aldergrove for its affordability.
Aldergrove is perfect for someone searching for a cozy small town feel that isn’t far from the fun of a larger city.
If you enjoy a little extra space, a little extra cash in your pocket, and don’t mind putting in a little elbow grease, there are many great family homes waiting for you in Aldergrove.
You’ll enjoy the quirky little independent shops and family diners on Fraser Highway.
And don’t worry, as much as this feels like a small country town, they now have a Starbucks if you’re afraid you’d miss that Pumpkin Spice Latte!
An Up-And-Coming Town With A Little Hint Of Country
Aldergrove Is Great For
Imagining Your Life In Aldergrove
How you’ll spend your weekends…
Checking out the shops or grabbing a bite from a local restaurant in downtown Aldergrove. The summer activities are endless with the new Otter Co-Op Outdoor Experience and numerous parks around the city.
For delicious, generous portions, we recommend checking out Bob’s Bar and Grill. The Brick House Bistro is another Aldergrove staple you have to try.
Yes, Aldergrove has pubs. The Fox and Hounds pub is a classic pub, serving your go-to pub food and drinks. It’s definitely the local watering hole.
Lots. Twilight Drive-In Theatre, Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark, and the Greater Vancouver Zoo to name a few.
What you’ll do after work…
Hit the new rec center for a workout, go check out a movie at the drive-in, tinker in your garage, or head home and fire up the BBQ for a family dinner. There’s plenty to keep you busy.
Hobbies you can pick up…
Grab a book from the Aldergrove library, take the dog for a walk in one of the numerous parks, do some gardening, visit with your neighbours, or explore the countryside. Another big bonus: you’re just minutes from the US border.
What You'll Love
The prices of homes can’t be beaten if you want to live in Langley and get more for your money.
We have had many clients skip moving from a downtown Langley condo/townhouse straight to an Aldergrove single-family home. Because of its location and the small shops and businesses down Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove truly feels like small-town living.
Oh, and there’s always plenty of room to park and very little traffic.
What You Might Not Like
Unless you love driving, the commute is one of the more negative aspects of living in Aldergrove.
It is a little further out and Fraser Highway can be a little slow during rush hour if you don’t time it right. Expect a 15 to 20 minute drive to any major mall or shops.
Walkability is also tough, so you will want to own a vehicle, unless you live right downtown.
The Aldergrove Market
Real Estate Stats
Average Aldergrove Home Prices
$380K - $700K
$280K - $450K
The Rental Market
There are an abundance of rentals in Aldergrove.
If you don’t own a car and would like more walkability we would suggest looking for a rental condo or townhouse as most of the condo buildings are situated closer to downtown.
Rentals can start as low as $600 a month and go up from there and many detached homes have more than one rental unit in them.
Most are pet friendly and parking generally isn’t an issue as there is plenty of street parking.
Key Landmarks & Amenities
An up-and-comer that has a lot to offer
At A Glance
PROMINENT & LOCAL BUSINESSES
The commercial and retail of Aldergrove is mostly along the slowed driving stretch of Fraser Highway on your way through town. It’s lined with cafes, independent restaurants of all kinds, and small independent boutique shops and antique stores.
Drive a little further east to find the cheapest gas in Langley.
Twin's Favourite Picks
Aldergrove Credit Union Community Center
Twilight Drive-In Movie Theatre
Otter Co-Op Water Experience Park
Greater Vancouver Zoo
The Fox and Hounds Pub
Restaurants & Pubs
Bob’s Bar n’ Grill
Mazatlan Mexican Cuisine
Brick Alley Bistro
TJ Restaurant & Steak House
Aldergrove Indian Bistro
Sorry, no breweries in Aldergrove
Columbia Coffee House
Book n’ Bean
Aldergrove Credit Union
Alder Natural Foods
Location + Accessibility
The Closer You Live To Fraser hwy, The More Accessible It Is
The walkability in Aldergrove is easily explained.
The closer you live to Fraser Highway, the better walkability you will have.
Most of the public transit runs along Fraser Highway and so do the small businesses, including grocery stores. The further you are from Fraser Highway, the more likely it is you will need a vehicle.
(calculated by drive time)
To Costco Langley: 15 min
To Downtown Vancouver: Over 1 hour
To Skytrain Line: 40 min
To YVR Airport: 1 hour 20 min
To USA Border: 5 min
To Ferries: 1 hour
Lots of bus routes and accessibility throughout Aldergrove.
Lots of taxis and ride-share available throughout Aldergrove.
You’re a 40 minute bus or car ride away from the closest Skytrain.
A Walker's Paradise
If you live close to Fraser Highway, you can expect that most errands can be accomplished on foot.
However, if you live farther out, you will definitely need a car.
There are lots of bus routes that runs through Aldergrove, especially closer to Fraser Highway. However, the farther you live from that, the fewer transit options you will have.
Aldergrove is flat as a pancake and there are good bike lanes throughout.