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Fort Langley / Glenn Valley

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    Fort Langley / Glen Valley

    The Heritage Community

    Fort Langley is situated east of Walnut Grove and runs along the Fraser River. With a population of less than 4,000, this charming heritage community is one of the trendiest areas to live in Langley. 

    With settling as early as 1820, Fort Langley is rich in history and has transformed over the years into a tourist destination, with over 60,000 guests visiting the fort each year. Glover Road has become a hot spot for antique stores, restaurants, and quirky little shops selling everything from souvenirs to essential oils. 

    Regardless if you choose to plant your roots here, it’s a great place to visit for a sunny afternoon.

    Fort Langley At A Glance

    Small town community feel, surrounded by nature.

    You know all those cheesy Hallmark movies you see at Christmas time?

    Many of these were filmed in the town of Fort Langley. The local shops and restaurants have so much charm and character it’s hard not to love. 

    From the Fort Winery, to Trading Post Brewery, Raw Canvas Skin Bar, and dozens of little restaurants, Fort Langley has a little bit of everything you’d want to enjoy on an afternoon out.

    For the outdoorsy and the golfers, there are so many trails close by or you can hit up Redwoods Golf Course for 18 holes.

    Fort Langley's
    Defining Characteristics

    Character & Charm

    The Fort, the historic buildings, the history, even the old graveyard, all add to the charm of Fort Langley.

    No Chain Restaurants

    You won’t see a Boston Pizza or an A&W here. The independent local owners are what give Fort Langley its unique individuality and culture.

    Pet Friendly

    Not only do they have a dog park on the river, but many shops will allow well-behaved dogs in their stores.

    Family Friendly

    Visit the Fort, hike the Fort Trail, or go for ice cream!

    Festivals

    Year-round festivals and parades add to the culture of Fort Langley.

    Shopping

    An eclectic mix of independent clothing, antique, and home furnishing stores.

    Fort Langley's
    Housing Market

    Fort Langley is a much less densely populated area of Langley City. It is a pocket of condos, townhouses, and single family homes along the Fraser River, surrounded by farmland.

    The homes are an eclectic mix of old and new. The old heritage homes have been restored to retain their classic look, while the small 1980s ranchers are being torn down to build brand new luxury homes with an exterior to suit the heritage look of the area.

    Parking can be difficult in the town’s core along with street parking in the surrounding areas, especially on weekends when the town experiences an influx of tourists.

    Neighbourhood Appeal

    Fort Langley is great for hobbyists and those that love the outdoors. Golf, yoga, painting, music, rowing, gardening, hiking, kayaking - it’s all here.

    Empty nesters, small business owners, and established families seem to love Fort Langley. Everyone can find their own groove whether it be active, artsy, foodie, or antique-y. You can find your zen at Yogaroots yoga studio or meet friends for a coffee and pastry at Wendel’s. Catch us on the patio at Beatniks, typically with a cold pint and plate of the fried coconut prawns.

    You won’t find a big box store in sight, which just adds to the character of the town.

    Fort Langley City Lifestyle

    More options than you'll know what to do with

    Fort Langley Is Great For

    Empty Nesters

    Once the kids have moved out and it’s time to downsize, Fort Langley is a hot destination due to its walkability.

    Established Families

    It’s a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, but with all this charm and character it doesn’t come cheap.

    Imagining Your Life In Fort Langley

    How you’ll spend your weekends…
    Three golf courses, picking out artisan treats at the farmer’s market, combing the antique shops or checking out the Summerset or Cranberry Festivals.

    There is more than enough going on here to keep you busy.

    Your entertainment & restaurant situation…
    There are some great options here from cafes and pubs to fine dining.

    Check out the list of some of our favourites below.

    What you’ll do after work…
    Ride something! A horse, a kayak, a bike, or whatever you prefer. Meet some friend for a drink on a patio, or hike one of the many trails along the river.

    Hobbies you can pick up…
    There is yoga, painting, music, and rowing classes. Plenty of options for you to learn something new and meet new people.

    Fort Langley is...

    Built to Socialize

    There is a great sense of community in Fort Langley and with lots of shops, coffee shops, and little restaurants, you're bound to bump into friends.

    Inviting

    Fort Langley is built for tourists, but it’s what brings it to life and helps the local businesses thrive.

    Shoppers Dream

    Fort Langley is full of quirky little shops that my wife can spend all day in. Either that or she spends the day at the spa. Either way, she spends!

    Bike Friendly

    You’ll often see families biking around town and through the trails. You may even catch a hipster with a front basket with a growler heading to the river to get a photo of said bike and growler.

    Pet Friendly

    Derby Reach Park has an off leash areas for those furry friends. Many businesses will allow you to bring in your well behaved pet.

    Family Friendly

    Take the kids for ice cream and then burn off the sugar on a kayak on the Fraser River.

    What You'll Love

    You’ll love the selection of shops and restaurants. The wide variety of activities and outdoor sports. The trails, the river sunsets, and the friendliness of your neighbours. There are many reasons why Fort Langley is a great place to live. 

    What You Might Not Like

    The mosquitos in the summer can be pretty terrible, enough to choose to sit inside on a warm summer night. Parking can be a pain on weekends, and based on supply and demand, Fort Langley tends to fetch a higher price than anywhere else in Langley.

    The Fort Langley Market

    Real Estate Stats

    Average Fort Langley Home Prices

    Detached Houses

    $1M+

    Townhouses

    $750K+

    Condos

    $500K – $1.2M

    The Rental Market

    With a population of less than 4,000 it is very rare to find a rental in Fort Langley.

    Expect to pay a premium – especially if you have a pet.

    Key Landmarks & Amenities

    Dining, Culture, and History – All In One Package

    At A Glance

    Fort Langley provides...

    Great Food + Dining

    More dining options than you could possible ask for and a wide variety of styles.

    Culture

    Plenty of history, festivals, parades and the Fort give this town a culture all of its own.

    Parks + Outdoors

    The trails through Derby Reach run down the river and are some of the nicest walks anywhere in Langley.

    PROMINENT & LOCAL BUSINESSES

    The commercial and retail area of Fort Langley sticks pretty close to Glover Road. For years, almost every business was on Glover, but with recent development in the area, you can jump off the main drag and find even more shops, cafes, and boutiques.

    Twin's Favourite Picks

    Beatniks Bistro

    Restaurant
    Easily the best patio in Fort Langley. They make a great sangria in the summer and we can’t get enough of their fried coconut prawns.

    Blacksmith Bakery

    Bakery
    Blacksmith has a great atmosphere, with amazing pastries and breakfast plates. Definitely worth stopping in whether you live in Fort Langley or not!

    OTher Notables

    Restaurants & Pubs

    Fort Pub
    Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe
    Rail and River Bistro
    Vy’s Pho
    Veggie Bob’s Kitchen Cafe
    Mangia E Scappa
    Iron Chef Sushi
    Maria’s Gelato
    Little Donkey Food & Drink
    Saba Cafe and Bistro
    The Bench

    Coffee Shops​

    Little White House & Co.
    Republica Coffee Roasters
    C Market Coffee
    Planet Java 50’s Cafe
    Lelem’ Arts and Cultural Center

    Retail

    Bella & Wren
    Fort & Co.
    Floralista
    Country Lane Antiques
    Rempel Mercantile & Antiques
    Roxanne’s Hats
    Village Antique Mall
    The Fort Finery

    Breweries

    Trading Post Brewery
    Fort Winery

    Fast Food

    There are no fast food options in Fort Langley

    Banks

    Coast Capital

    Fitness

    Reward Fitness Studio 
    Rasayana Studio

    Grocery Stores

    B & J Grocery

    Location + Accessibility

    Close to The City, But Nestled Away In A Historic Old Part of Town

    Fort Langley’s businesses are all situated close to Glover Road, with most of the residences within walking distance to the shops and restaurants. You’ll need a vehicle or be prepared to take public transit to get to a major grocery store or mall.

    Proximity To...

    (calculated by drive time)

    To Costco Langley: 20 min
    To Downtown Vancouver: 1 hour
    To Burnaby: 50 min
    To Surrey City Centre: 1 hour
    To Skytrain Line: 50 min
    To YVR Airport: 1 hour 10 min
    To USA Border: 25 min
    To Ferries: 1 hour

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    Bus

    Lacking

    Lacking bus routes.

    Taxi/Rideshare

    Lacking

    Best to own your own car.

    Skytrain

    None

    Nope! You’re a 50-minute car ride away from the closest Skytrain station.

    Walkability

    Somewhat walkable

    Especially if you’re in the core of Fort Langley, a lot of your daily errands can be accomplished on foot. However, in the outskirts, a car will be required.

    Transit Score

    Some Transit

    Fort Langley has a few public transportation options, but it can be hit or miss. 

    Bikeability

    Very Bikeable

    Biking throughout Fort Langley is both easy and convenient for most trips. There are bike lanes, wide roads, and it is relatively flat.

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