28 Jan 2017

ABBOTSFORD CITY IN THE COUNTRY

 

Abbotsford booming city

Abbotsford is a booming city

Abbotsford is also known as “city in the country” as the name imply living and raising your kids in Abbotsford is great. Abbotsford is the largest municipality in Fraser Valley region of B.C and fifth largest city in B.C. Abbotsford is home to around 150,000 people with surrounded by largest farmland in Lower Mainland Fraser Valley region of B.C, Canada.
Abbotsford is 65km from the biggest metropolitan Vancouver in B.C and well connected via road, transit & Railroad (Westcoast express Mission). Abbotsford is becoming a business hub in Fraser Valley as there is an International Airport in the city. People from all over Canada are moving to Abbotsford B.C due to increasing business opportunities in the city. The employment rate is going up as large corporations are showing their interest in moving their plants to the city of Abbotsford.

Being so close to the biggest metropolitan and due to the international airport, the local economy of the city is booming. This year 2016 prices of real estate residential properties have risen more than 40% in Fraser Valley, Vancouver region of B.C. This economic boom is also felt in city of Abbotsford as there is rise in new construction result permits are on a rise in city of Abbotsford, due to this average permit issuing time increased to almost 5-7 months.

Abbotsford living is pretty comparable to living in an average city of Canada with few malls to shop around to a thousand of acres farmland with blueberries, strawberries and produce. The agriculture sector in Abbotsford is one of the biggest employers and accommodate close to 12,000 workers with average wage about $16/hour. Blueberry being the reliable cash crop has given birth to several agriculture-based industries from canneries to produce packaging plants employing hundreds of people from Abbotsford and surrounding towns. The greenhouse industry really had a big push in last decade and proven a positive impact on the economy of B.C. and Abbotsford city in B.C, is a perfect example with a hundred of greenhouses. This sector is also one of the biggest employers in the city of Abbotsford B.C.

 

Pervinder Khangura @ homezfinder