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Sardis

 

The People’s Choice.  When it comes to communities, the neighbourhood of Sardis, in Chilliwack, truly does offer the best of everything. It is hard to buy in a bad location in Sardis.  Known for its great schools, central quiet neighborhoods and downtown-core feel, this area offers big-city amenities without the crowds and noise. Most everything you want and need is within 5 – 10 min away including freeway access.  Sardis also offers access to recreation, lakes, rivers, walking, biking, hiking, camping and golf.  Offering an affordable variety of houses, apartments and townhomes, there really is something for everyone. It just doesn’t get any better. Come see what’s made Sardis one of Chilliwack’s most desirable neighbourhoods.

 

Garrison Crossing - This community in Sardis is award-winning. Combining the best in residential living with local shopping and other amenities, it is one of British Columbia’s most innovative communities.  Garrison is a pedestrian-friendly residential community which encourages travel without a car. The central boulevard links a network of bikeways, pathways and nature trails allowing you to walk to the local elementary school, community centre and retail village. 

 

Promontory Heights - Promontory Heights is an all-inclusive, sprawling upland community of Chilliwack, located on Promontory Hill, at the base of Mt. Thom. This community offers close proximity to all Sardis shopping, schools and recreation. It is a spectacular location for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike, offering an amazing elementary school, luscious parks and a hillside bursting with hiking trails making this an amazing community to live and play.

 

This blossoming area offers great family-oriented neighbourhoods with newer homes ranging from 1500 sq.ft. townhomes to 4000 sq.ft. executive homes, in many cases with incredible views of Chilliwack farmland, majestic Fraser Valley mountains, Cultus Lake and the Chilliwack River Valley.  Newcomers from Vancouver and Fraser Valley find it’s an amazing place to live at very affordable pricing.

 

Vedder Crossing - A vibrant and blossoming community on the north bank of the Vedder River. Home to the Canada Education Park which is a campus for a number of post-secondary schools and the Twin Rinks ice hockey arena, this area of Sardis is closely tied to Garrison Crossing. 

 

Webster Landing - A new and up-and-coming neighbourhood of Sardis, Webster Landing offers a mix of all housing styles with close proximity to all levels of school. This neighbourhood has great appeal for families looking for a lifestyle that has nature at its doorstep but still easy access to the highway.

 

With close proximity to The Rotary Trail, its own skate park and world class fishing on the Vedder River, this area is one that many will want to call home. How lovely to be 2 minutes away from an area where you can walk, job, fish and bike every day.

 

Ryder Lake

 

Buckle up for the twists and turns as you rise from the Chilliwack valley towards this serene and beautiful uplands mecca.  Situated on Mount Thom to the west of Lookout Ridge this community is located east of Promontory. It is home to a great variety of wildlife and is a popular destination for hiking. With properties ranging from 2 – 40 acres mixed throughout this 11,000 acre area, you will find a variety of geographical and topographical landscapes. This stretch of fields and forests is home to many great properties which will appeal to those looking for a more secluded lifestyle. 

 

Here you will find homes perched on hillside ledges offering up spectacular views or sprawling farmsteads with comparisons to Austria and Switzerland. Ryder Lake is a community lost in peace and tranquility where one can marvel at the scenic splendor.

Ryder Lake, in about the next 20 years, is likely to be the next great real estate play. This is an area which can accommodate a community of 40,000-50,000 people.  Live and prosper.

 

Eastern Hillside

 

The community of Chilliwack referred to as the Eastern Hillside, is located just 8km from downtown, and a 14 minute drive to Bridal Falls. This southeast community of Chilliwack forms part of the rising north slopes of the Cascades. This community was developed to be a liveable rural / suburban hillside area, characterized by single family homes, substantial open spaces, and neighbourhood amenities that include parks, trails and a small commercial centre.  It was designed in hopes to reduce urban pressure on the valley floor farmland, achieve balance between development and environmental conservation, maintain the natural character of the area, and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for the residents and visitors. It is also home to the beautiful “The Falls’ golf course.

 

Cultus Lake  

 

Cultus Lake is a lake associated community and Provincial Park in the Fraser Valley.  Located just 1 hour east of Vancouver, and a hop, skip and jump from Chilliwack, the Cultus Lake community is the social, educational and recreational heart of the Chilliwack area. With over 1110 full time residents, 763 homes and many commercial businesses. The community offers restaurants, golfing, sport fishing, hiking, camping, Adventure Park, waterslides and much more.


Columbia Valley

 

 A small valley and farming community which stretches southwest of Cultus Lake. It is located to the south of the City of Chilliwack and east of Abbotsford, lying between Vedder Mountain and the main bulk of the Cascade Mountains. The community of Lindell Beach is located in it, on the south shore of Cultus Lake

 

The Valley is full of natural beauty with its many creeks, mountains, forests and trails and has 2 of Chilliwack’s best Christmas tree farms. The Highland L Tree Farm located to the south of the valley above Cultus Lake and Woodsong Christmas Trees is located in the Lindell Beach area of the Columbia Valley

 

Yarrow

 

A semi-rural suburb of Chilliwack, Yarrow is a unique village all its own. Located 12 km southwest of downtown Chilliwack, along the Vedder River. This community has become a community of artists, outdoor enthusiasts, farmers and food lovers.  It has a real neat vibe.  Yarrow also has the first Ecovillage in Canada to see the term “ecovillage” incorporated into the rezoning. Using the term “ecovillage” highlights the residents desires to live a sustainable and cooperative lifestyle in an intentional community.

 

Yarrow is close to everything and offers all essential services; credit union, schools, gas, post office even beer and pizza.  Need to go to Costco or do some major shopping, it’s only a quick 15min drive away. There’s plenty to do in Yarrow.  Fish and swim the Vedder River, walk, bike or horseback ride the Vedder Dyke or Vedder Mountain. Feel like a day at the lake, you’re only a short drive to Cultus Lake. Want to live in a place offering a ton of that small-town community vibe and spirit which is so hard to come by?  Yarrow is for you!

 

Greendale

 

This area of ‘the wack’ is a small, charming, primarily agricultural, community located on the west side of Chilliwack, bordering the east side of the city of Abbotsford. Voted as one of the best neighbourhoods in Chilliwack to raise a family, amazing schools are within reach. Eclectic eateries, unique specialty and local farm shops, as well as the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, are all within this quaint communities borders that make it the perfect place to call home. Greendale’s name alone speaks to what nature lovers would consider a dream come true neighbourhood.

 

 

 PARKS OF CHILLIWACK – SOUTHSIDE

 

Chilliwack is home to a multitude of Major Parks, Community Parks and Nature Parks. The list below is of the most popular Major Parks on the Southside of Chilliwack.  For a complete list of all parks go to http://www.chilliwack.ca/main/page.cfm?id=1754&dowhat=typeView&ptID=1

 

Cheam Centre Park - This park is home to a great Spray Park that is located near washrooms, playgrounds and picnic facilities.

 

Great Blue Heron Reserve -   Home to over ninety Great Blue Heron nests and a wide variety of rare wildlife and vegetation, this 3km of internal trails connects up to the Vedder North Dyke Trail on the north and the Vedder Rotary Trial on the south.

 

Mount Thom Park - Mount Thom Park is 70ha of wooded area offering easy as well as challenging hiking opportunities with over 5km of trails. The summit and slopes of the 484m Mount Thom offers spectacular views of Promontory and south over Cultus Lake.

 

Sardis Park - This 12.28 acre has a 655 meter outer looping trail allows the visitors to take in some of the wonderful views and vistas as they participate in outdoor activities. Sardis Park offers playgrounds, picnic tables, the pond walk, washrooms and is home to the Wednesday night Eco Market.

 

Sardis Sportsfield - 4.05 hectare offering 6 pinto diamonds, 2 mosquito diamonds, 1 bantam diamond, 2 junior softball diamonds, 1 full-size soccer field and 2 mini soccer fields. There are also 2 playgrounds, washroom facilities, concession, 1 tennis court, basketball and ball hockey courts and a baseball practice cage.

 

Vedder Park - Mostly undeveloped with the exception of a dog off leash park.  This area is separated into 2 areas, one for large dogs and the other for small dogs.

 

Watson Glen Park -   11.12 hectares which hosts a walking trail around the perimeter, fabulous playground area, tennis courts, a ball hockey pad, a baseball field, change rooms, washrooms, walking paths and outdoor exercise areas.

 

Webster Park -   The main draw of this park are the Skateboard Park, playground and Passive area.  The park provides challenges for all ages, skill levels and types of users from skateboarders, BMX’ers, scooter riders to inline skating. Main features in this park include spine transfers, handrails, ramps, banked ramps, stair sets, and a rare centre dish feature.

 

Yarrow Pioneer Park - 2.5 hectare property that is very special to the community of Yarrow. This Park offers a playground for all age groups, Skate Park, picnic area and washrooms

 

Yarrow Sportsfield - This 1.8 hectare park has a full-size soccer pitch, two full size fastball diamonds, washrooms, changerooms and a concession.

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