City Essentials on the Edge of the Country
Brookswood is just south of Langley City and borders Surrey on its west side. Brookswood is made up of mostly detached homes on larger lots than your standard Langley parcel.
Brookswood is surrounded by nature and tends to move at a little slower pace. The tall trees, nature trails, and old growth forests are what gives Brookswood its charm and the reason why so many clients of ours are choosing to move there. It’s a fantastic community to be a part of.
Brookswood At A Glance
Small town community feel, surrounded by nature
Brookswood is great for anyone who wants to enjoy a little more privacy and a sense of small-town community.
Cedarbrook Mall is the community hub of Brookswood and you’ll almost always bump into a neighbour that you know there. It also has everything you need to keep you from having to brave Costco on a weekend. You’ve got everything from Parlour – an amazing spa!– to Starbucks, a liquor store, and even three different options for sushi! The little Buy-Low Foods is perfect to pop in for some quick groceries for dinner. I have never had to wait in line.
Oh, and the cinnamon buns at Cedarbrook Bakery will change your life – there’s a reason they have 100+ Google reviews.
Brookswood is also quite a unique area of Langley. It hasn’t been affected by the urban sprawl and traffic issues that Willoughby and Clayton have. There is space between neighbours and endless street parking. You’ll love living here as much as we do.
Yep, you’ll be neighbours with the Twins!
Brookswood’s real estate market is made up of single family homes and has little to no condos or townhouses.
Mainly built in the late 1970s and through the 1980s, the lot sizes are quite generous, typically starting at around 7,000 sq. ft. and larger. Don’t be surprised when you tour around to see RVs and boats parked at the side of homes, or a large shop out back. Brookswood has always been a popular place for car enthusiasts as they all want a shop to tinker with their toys.
Something to note – many of the homes in Brookswood are on septic and it’s very rare to find one with a basement suite.
Want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city?
Brookswood definitely turns it down a couple of notches. It is for the type of person who likes their space and their privacy.
That typically comes with a little extra yard work and you’ll definitely need a vehicle to grab your groceries. Brookswood is a community that you would see in the movies. Plenty of space, but still with that country charm of a community hub at Cedarbrook Mall.
Many of our friends and clients have moved to Brookswood and end up laying down roots because they love it. It’s a great place to raise a family. It has great schools and feels safe away from the riff-raff that a big city can bring.
Brookswood is for the type of person who likes their space and their privacy
Brookswood Is Great For
Buying A Brookswood Home
Imagining Your Life in Brookswood
How you’ll spend your weekends…
Throwing get-togethers and BBQs in your back yard with friends and family. You’ll spend time cleaning up your yard or working on that list of improvement projects that comes with buying an older home. You’ll grow to love it, don’t worry – except for the gutters. All the trees mean they fill up fast.
Your entertainment & restaurant situation…
There are three sushi restaurants, a classic Italian/Pizza restaurant called Ocean Park Pizza, and a pub you can ride your horse to called The Artful Dodger pub.
Yep, I said “ride your horse to”.
What you’ll do after work…
You’ll relax. Life is pretty quiet in Brookswood. Order up some pizza and then kick back and relax with the family. Stream some Netflix as Cedarbrook Blockbuster closed back when we used to ride our bikes there as teenagers.
Hobbies you can pick up…
Brookswood is full of car enthusiasts, garden-lovers, and horse owners. Spend your free time checking out the classics, going for walks through the big trees, and check out a stable or two. Even check out the equestrian show on 208th St.
For the kids, there is an amazing bike park and skate park for them to get in their thrills.
What You'll Love
The best part of Brookswood is that you feel like you are living in nature. There is green everywhere you look. The tall evergreen trees give it a very “North Van” feel and Cedarbrook Village feels like a small community hub that you’d see in the movies.
You’ll bump into your neighbours, meet new friends, and get to know the names of all the employees working at the independent shops.
What You Might Not Like
Most of the homes in Brookswood are on septic, so once in a while, your neighbour might have their septic pumped on a Friday afternoon.
Some of the streets don’t have sidewalks and some of the homes have started to show their wear.
The tall trees are beautiful but they tend to block the sunshine. Cleaning moss off your roof and cleaning gutters is a right of passage in Brookswood, but the tall trees are what make Brookswood unique and you’ll get to know your neighbours when you first move in because you’ll probably need to borrow some tools.
The Brookswood Real Estate Market
Real Estate Stats
Average Brookswood House Prices
The Rental Market
Usually, you’re either considering renting the top half or the bottom half of a detached home. If you have pets, this is generally a better place to start looking for rentals because of the larger yards and no strata properties. Rental rates usually start at around $800 per month and go up from there.
Key Landmarks & Amenities
Plenty of open space and parks to explore.
At A Glance
PROMINENT & LOCAL BUSINESSES
Twin's Favourite Picks
The Artful Dodger
Restaurants & Pubs
Ocean Park Pizza
Togo Plus Sushi
The Artful Dodger
No Breweries in Brookswood
Buy Low Foods
Location + Accessibility
Close to The City, But Nestled Away In The Forest
The walkability in Brookswood is not great. You’ll definitely need to own a vehicle to run out for errands or groceries. Cedarbrook Mall has everything you need to fill the gaps, for quick stops or to grab something for dinner. You’ll want a vehicle to do the large shops at Costco or Save On Foods, or to head downtown Langley for more dine-out options.
(calculated by drive time)
To Costco Langley: 15 min
To Downtown Vancouver: 1 hour
To Burnaby: 1 hour 20 min
To Surrey City Centre: 45 min
To Skytrain Line: 40 min
To YVR Airport: 45 min
To USA Border: 5-10 min
To Ferries: 45 min
You’ll find busses through the main routes, but the outskirts are lacking.
A fair amount of taxis and rideshares through the Brookswood area.
Nope! You’re a 45-minute car ride away from the closest Skytrain station.
Most errands require a car.
A few nearby public transportation options.
Flat as a pancake, however there are minimal bike lanes. Shoulders should be wide enough to ride.