Considering making a move into a brand-new Farina Heights home? Before you end up swept off your feet by Abbotsford’s newest real estate development, learn a little more about the city you’ll be calling your own.
Abbotsford is a fast-growing, diverse community full of everyone from long-established farming families to brand-new immigrants to former city dwellers who migrated east to set up roots and find a home of their own.
According to the 2011 census, Abbotsford is the largest municipality of the Fraser Valley, the fifth largest municipality of British Columbia and the largest outside of Greater Vancouver. Despite it’s immense growth, there’s plenty of green space and room to roam.
Touted as the “city in the country,” Abbotsford has an eclectic mix of everything from boutique shopping and niche bakeries to farm markets and neighbourhood parks. It’s also home to the University of the Fraser Valley, Tradex, Abbotsford Entertainment Centre and Abbotsford International Airport.
In Abbotsford, you’ll find top-notch shopping, food and entertainment. A couple of places you’ll want to check out when you’re here next?
- Highstreet – Abbotsford’s only open-air shopping centre features shops, restaurants, and other amenities. Pick up an outfit, grab dinner, catch a movie and pick up toilet paper all in one place.
- Downtown Abbotsford – Come prepared with a full wallet and an empty stomach before you head downtown. Grab coffee and a pastry at Duft & Co. before you wander through Spruce Collective, Montrose + George, and the rest of the shops downtown Abbotsford has to offer!
- Oldhand Coffee [or] The Polly Fox – Enjoy a coffee and pastry at two of the newest coffee shops to grace Abbotsford’s well-caffeinated landscape. Head to Oldhand, an intimate family-run cafe and bakery, to enjoy an afternoon with friends. Have specific dietary needs? Wander over to The Polly Fox, a brand-new bakery and bistro specializing in gluten and allergen-free goods. No peanuts. No soy.