The Changing Valley

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By Fraser Valley Current Contributor | March 17, 2022 |10:24 am

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Thousands of people have moved to the Fraser Valley recently, Laura Scotten, Jason Nichools and their daughter Sedona are three of them.
Laura Scotten, her husband Jason Nicholls, and their daughter Sedona never expected to be living in the Fraser Valley, but are one of many families now making their home here. 📷

The Changing Valley: How shifting demographics are upending old Fraser Valley stereotypes

Rapid growth is rendering old stereotypes about the Fraser Valley even less accurate. As the region changes, new possibilities, opportunities, and challenges are emerging.

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An aerial view of the Fraser Valley with Mount Cheam in the background
The discount for moving east in the Fraser Valley is substantial, with houses in Chilliwack now costing more than $500,000 less than homes in Langley. • 📸 Harry Beugelink/Shutterstock

The Fraser Valley’s widening housing price gap

Houses in Langley now cost an average of nearly $300,000 more than those in Abbotsford and more than $500,000 than those in Chilliwack. That gap has widened substantially in recent years as prices have increased across the region.
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Tens of thousands of people have moved to the Fraser Valley from western parts of the Lower Mainland in recent years. • 📸 EB Adventure Photography/Shutterstock
Tens of thousands of people have moved to the Fraser Valley from western parts of the Lower Mainland in recent years. • 📸 EB Adventure Photography/Shutterstock

Exodus to the east: How Vancouver home prices have driven a surge of migration to the Fraser Valley

As house prices exploded, more than 26,000 people moved from Vancouver to Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Mission over the course of just three years.

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Babies contribute the most net migration to the Fraser Valley’s population. • 📸 Eliyahu Yosef Parypa/Shutterstock. 📈 Tyler Olsen
Babies contribute the most net migration to the Fraser Valley’s population. • 📸 Eliyahu Yosef Parypa/Shutterstock. 📈 Tyler Olsen

Babytown: The Fraser Valley is a magnet for infants

No single age group has contributed more new in-province migrants than kids under one.

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Across the Fraser Valley, babies are booming. But some neighbourhoods are welcoming more infants than others. 🗺 Joti Grewal 📸 Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock

Mapping the Fraser Valley’s baby boom

Across the Fraser Valley, babies are booming. But not every community is welcoming more newborns than it was a decade ago.

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