Presale Condos in Squamish, BC
The Squamish community is trying to adjust to influx of ‘energetic’ urbanites in its latest growth spurt. Squamish is seeing more demand for housing and amenities than it has in years.
The City of Squamish Information
Squamish is the self-proclaimed “Adventure capital of Canada”, so you can expect to never be bored in this coastal town located at the head of Howe Sound. From kitesurfing to hiking to mountain biking, Squamish is a great place to visit in British Columbia.
Squamish has a natural setting from the mountains and lakes, to the wildlife, this region has it all. There are landmarks to visit all-year-round. It is a prime a rock-climbing destination, the Stawamus Chief, which towers 600 m (~2,000 ft) above Squamish, offers hikes with breath-taking views. It is the 2nd tallest freestanding granite monolith in the world. Porteau Cove is a provincial marine park with man-made reefs, a cliff dive, and three sunken ships plus other wrecks, ideal for divers of all levels.
Visitors can also see the West Coast Railway Heritage Park, ‘Home of the Royal Hudson’ and Western Canada’s largest collection of heritage railway equipment dating back to 1890. Another historic site is the newly transformed Britannia Mine Museum.
More than 4,000 newcomers have made Squamish home between the 2011 and 2016 census.
Squamish is seeing more demand for housing and amenities than it has in years.
Median housing prices in Squamish have risen from just over $600,000 to over $950,000 within the last three years.
The increase in housing demand is caused by an increase in the Squamish population, and improvements to the Sea-to-Sky Highway 99 has made it possible to commute to the Lower Mainland for work.