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Langley City

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    Langley City

    The Heartbeat of Langley

    Langley City is directly east of Cloverdale and the City of Surrey, and is surrounded on the north, east, and south side by the Township of Langley.

    It’s a great spot for casual food and shopping, being very accessible with plenty of community events throughout the year.

    Almost everything in Langley City will be within walking distance of your new Langley home, townhome, or condo and there are six defined neighbourhoods for you to explore: Nicomekl, Douglas, Simonds, Blacklock, Alice Brown, and Uplands.

    Langley City At A Glance

    Everything you want at your fingertips

    Langley City is the perfect blend of urban life and the suburbs, with everything being walkable, lots of little shops, and yet everything you need for daily life.

    Have a craving for sushi? Thai? Italian? There are so many options available in the downtown area of Langley City, all within walking distance of each other. Lately there’s been a few ramen and vegan restaurants that have opened up, and they’re amazing!

    You can easily spend an entire day walking between shops, eating at cool independent restaurants, or your tried and true, Earls, Cactus Club, and Browns.

     

    Langley City's
    Defining Characteristics

    Convenient & Accessible

    Everything you'll need for your Langley lifestyle is convenient and accessible within Langley City.

    Has The Daily Staples

    Everything you need to live day to day is conveniently at your finger tips. Langley City has all your typical big box stores.

    Lots of Independent Shops

    A beautiful mix of small coffee shops, brew pubs, and boutique shops give you a ton of variety.

    Lots of Fun Things to Do

    A casino, restaurants, brew pubs, and plenty of parks/walking trails will keep you busy year-round.

    Is Kid-Friendly

    Chuck-E-Cheese, Crash Crawlies, Go Bananas, and plenty of day care options will make sure the kids are taken care of.

    Heartbeat of Langley

    Langley City hosts lots of year-round events, festivals, parades, and outdoor concerts.

    Langley City's
    Housing Market

    Langley City’s real estate market is a nice mixture of condos, townhouses, and single-family homes.

    Mainly built between the 1960s and 1990s, the lot sizes are generally smaller and there are fewer basement suites throughout. The properties are generally serviced with water, hydro, and sewer, and most have gas.

    You can expect plenty of street parking in this planned and well-established community.

    Neighbourhood Appeal

    Walking distance to everything, including transportation, schools, shopping, and restaurants.

    Langley City is for the type of person that enjoys the social atmosphere.

    If you’re the type of person that enjoys chatting with someone new at the neighbourhood eatery, waving to your neighbours, or greeting your postman on a first name basis, this is the suburban city life you’ve been looking for.

    There are so many places to try new food and drinks that you’ll have a tough time choosing where to go. Are you a Starbucks person or a Tim Hortons? Langley has you covered (they’re on every corner).

    Willowbrook Mall also has absolutely everything you could need, and they’re set for a giant expansion in the very near future.

    Langley City Lifestyle

    It’s city life for sure, but with a great community vibe.

    Langley City Is Great For

    Young People & Couples

    Because of its affordability and the availability of starter homes, Langley City is great for young couples and first-time home buyers.

    Retirees and Seniors

    Langley City is great for retirees and seniors looking to stay connected to their community and surrounded by like-minded people.

    Imagining Your Life In Langley City

    How you’ll spend your weekends…
    Socializing or checking out the local community events, parades, festivals, or bouncing between breweries.

    Your entertainment & restaurant situation…
    Restaurants? Everywhere!

    Pubs?
    Yes, and Langley is now proudly serving you safe Uber rides home, but you could probably walk if you needed to.

    Coffeeshops?
    You’ll have some great independents as well as your typical Starbucks and Tim Hortons.

    Casino?
    Yes, with a great pub and a new steakhouse.

    What you’ll do after work…
    You’ll be going for a cocktail, workout, or (if retired) happy hour and a trip to the casino for some fun.

    Hobbies you can pick up…
    Bingo. Yes, bingo.

    Is eating a hobby? 

    Walking. You can walk everywhere, stopping into local shops to pick up fresh seafood, wine and of course, dessert. The City of Langley has also recently upgraded its trail system.

    Langley City is...

    Family-Friendly

    Not downtown, but around the perimeter for sure. That’s where I live and I love it. I can walk with the kids to Safeway and Starbucks, with a stop at the local playground along the way.

    Pet-Friendly

    Absolutely. There’s lots of parks and a couple off-leash dog parks in the area, and a lot of businesses will let you in with your pup.

    Young & Trendy

    With lots of breweries, bicycle shops, and vegan cafes, Langley City has developed itself as a hip and trendy hub.

    Walkable / Bikeability

    Absolutely. So much of what you need for day-to-day living is right around you.

    Senior-Friendly

    Totally. You'll be surrounded by lots of like-minded seniors and there are plenty of shops that will cater to your needs.

    Nature-Friendly

    Somewhat, but if you want a little more nature, head to the outskirts of the Township for parks such as Campbelly Valley.

    What You'll Love

    You’ll love that everything you could need is a stone’s throw away. You can shop at Willowbrook Mall if it’s dark and stormy outside, or explore the outdoor shops at Langley City in the summertime, and finish off with a margarita on the sunny patio at Viva Mexico.

    You’re in the central hub that feeds the entire city and Township, but still feels small enough that you’ll bump into friends and neighbours wherever you go.

    It’s city life for sure, but with a great community vibe.

    What You Might Not Like

    With city life comes a few city issues. Crime is a little higher in some areas, as the support programs for those struggling tend to be based out of the city.

    200th street traffic around rush hour can be a bit of a nightmare, especially when the train comes through. It’s my excuse every time I show up late for an appointment (which is super rare).

    The Market

    Real Estate Stats

    Average Langley City Home Prices

    Detached Houses

    $700K+

    Townhouses

    $450K - $700K

    Condos

    $300K - $500K

    The Rental Market

    Typically, condos and townhouses are rental friendly in Langley City, but you’ll always want to check the strata bylaws if this is a concern. Rental rates can start as low as $1,000 a month for a studio basement suite, and go up from there. Average rental rates depend on a lot of things, such as location, floor plan, privacy and parking. There’s a wide range of homes available in Langley City, from condos, townhouses, and detached homes.  

    Key Landmarks & Amenities

    More options than you can ask for

    At A Glance

    Langley City provides...

    Great Food + Dining

    More dining options than you can ask for.

    A good Selection of Schools

    Langley City hosts plenty of elementary and secondary schools.

    Parks + Outdoors

    Not as much as the outskirts of Langley Township, but plenty of smaller parks and walking trails.

    Religious Establishments

    There are various different relgioius establishments in Langley City of all denominations.

    Lots of Fun + Adventure

    Plenty of outdoor concerts, small festivals, bars, farmer's markets, and indoor activities.

    Easy Daily Living

    Everything you will need for your day-to-day living, within walking systems.

    PROMINENT & LOCAL BUSINESSES

    The commercial and retail area of Downtown Langley is often referred to as “the one way” by area residents. Both residents and tourists alike are attracted to its selection of boutiques, quaint shops, cafes, and independent restaurants. Langley City has also turned into the independent brewery area of the Fraser Valley, with new additions such as Trading Post, Five Roads, and Farm Country Brewing.

    Twin's Favourite Picks

    Haven Kitchen + Bar

    Restaurant
    Trust us, you have to try this place. For those looking for adventurous food and drink.

    Camp Brewery

    Brewery
    Awesome beer and a great atmosphere. Oh, and they have an awesome dog-friendly patio.

    Ban Chok Dee Thai

    Restaurant
    This place will make you feel like you're in Thailand, but with better service.

    Blacksmith Bakery

    Food + Drink
    The croissants literally melt in your mouth. Opening soon at Langley Airport.

    Chuck E. Cheese

    Kid's Place
    The only kid's place that serves beer, just saying. Ask Chris about the rat.

    Pinkavo Cafe

    Coffee Shop
    PINKAVO Cafe offers a cool vibe, great coffee, and amazing vegan/vegetarian food.

    1 Fish, 2 Fish

    Groceries
    A classic, local fresh seafood market.

    Cora's Diner

    Food + Drink
    Awesome family breakfast joint that will keep the kiddos happy!

    Emilio Finatis

    Food + Drink
    Thin crust pizza that will change your life.

    Leef and Stem

    Food + Drink
    A newer independent vegan spot with tasty food.

    OTher Notables

    Restaurants & Pubs

    Browns Langley Centre
    Cactus Club
    Denny’s
    Earls Kitchen & Bar
    Milestones
    Moxie’s Grill & Bar
    Mr. Mike’s
    Red Robin
    S+L Kitchen & Bar
    Sushico
    Townhall Public House
    White Spot

    Fast Food

    Banchan Korean Bistro
    Dairy Queen
    Fat Burger
    KFC
    McDonald’s
    Monviso Chicken & Smoked BBQ
    Pizza Hut
    strEATS
    Subway
    The Mad Italian Pizza
    Tim Hortons
    Wendy’s


    Breweries

    5 Roads Brewery
    Trading Post
    Camp Beer Co
    Farm Country Brewing

    Coffee Shops​

    Starbucks
    Tim Hortons
    Creekside
    Red Velvet Cafe
    Lemon Bakery Cafe
    Twins Coffee
    Hot & Toasty Cafe
    Coastal Coffee House

    Retail

    All The Big Box Stores
    Willoughbrook Mall
    Plenty of small businesses

    Banks

    Scotiabank
    BMO
    CIBC
    Canadian Western Bank
    TD
    HSBC
    RBC
    Coast Capital

    Fitness

    Steve Nash
    Orangetheory Fitness
    Campus Crossfit
    Ninja Sports Club
    Gymnastics Gym


    Grocery Stores

    Nature’s Fare Market
    Real Canadian Super Store
    Save On Foods
    Safeway

    Medical

    Langley Hospital
    Lots of walk-in clinics


    Location + Accessibility

    Best ranking Walk Score

    Langley City offers so much you need right inside of it, which is great for day-to-day living. Public transportation options are abundant, and it is also close enough to the highway that if you need to get out of town, it’s not a mission.

    You’re 45 minutes from Vancouver and 45 minutes to the airport.

    Proximity To...

    (calculated by drive time)

    To Costco Langley: 5 to 10 minutes / within 5km
    To Downtown Vancouver: 45 min
    To Burnaby: 30 min
    To Surrey City Centre: 25 min
    To Skytrain Line: 22 min
    To YVR Airport: 45 min
    To USA Border: 20 min
    To Ferries: 38 min

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    Bus

    Great

    Lots of bus routes and accessibility throughout Langley City.

    Taxi/Rideshare

    Great

    Lots of taxis & rideshares available in Downtown Langley.

    Skytrain

    None

    You’re a 25 minute bus or car ride away from the closest Skytrain.

    Walkability

    A Walker's Paradise

    Very Walkable.
    Langley City has a strong Walk Score, making it a walker’s paradise. Daily errands won’t require a car and you’ll have quick access to dining, shopping, groceries, parks, schools, and entertainment.

    Transit Score

    Easy to get around

    Good Transit.
    Langley City has good transit with many options closely available to you.

    Bikeability

    A biker's Paradise

    Very Bikeable.
    Biking from your Langley City home is easy and convenient for  most daily errand trips.

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