Township & City of Langley Information
The City of Langley was established on March 15, 1955 when it became a separate municipality from the much older Township of Langley which dates from 1827 when the Hudson’s Bay Company founded Fort Langley.
Langley (City & Township) has gone from being predominantly rural to a rapidly developing suburban city with significant urban upgrades of new amenities, especially with respect to health, infrastructure, safety and sanitation.
Relatively inexpensive housing options in Langley is a big as seen in steady and consistent population growth. This population growth and urban development provide great purchase opportunities for real estate investors as well as fantastic lifestyle options for aspiring homeowners.
The 2016 Census shows the population of the City of Langley is currently 25,888 with a 3.2% increase since 2011 and the Township of Langley at 115,835 people in 2016 has seen a 12.6% increase in population.
Langley is bordered by Surrey to the west and by Abbotsford to the east and shares an international border with the United States to the south. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are to the north of Langley across the Fraser River.
Langley neighbourhoods such as Willoughby, Walnut Grove, Langley City & Yorkson have seen large an amount of medium density new townhouse and condo developments in the last decade which continues. Langley offers relatively good value for money high-quality new condo and townhouse options that tend to be larger than what can be found further west in Metro Vancouver.
To get an idea of real estate price trends in Langley, have a look at the most recent Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Statistics.
Today, as the city continues to evolve, it offers citizens all the amenities of a major urban hub:
- Upscale shopping at Willowbrook Shopping Centre and Langley Outlets
- Diverse dining options at top restaurants in the city and fresh, local farmer’s markets
- Leading education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Entertainment options at Cascades Casino Hotel & Convention Centre and several bars/pubs in the city
- Attend one of many events at Coast Hotel and Convention Centre
- Participate in recreational activities and community events at Timms Community Centre and Douglas Recreation Centre.
- For avid readers there are 7 available FVRL Libraries in the city.
- Take advantage of the outdoors and enjoy over 346 acres of parkland, ranging from small neighbourhood playgrounds to large parks with trails, wildlife & sports fields/equipment.
- The city is served by Translink and offers multiple bus/community shuttle routes throughout the Lower Mainland.
Langley makes these urban amenities easily accessible to all its residents, but still continues to keep its tight-knit community and unique heritage feel at the forefront of its community.