Squamish Real Estate

Squamish, which was originally a rail stop on the way to Whistler, has been busy reinventing itself over the last few years and is quickly becoming a growing population centre in the General Vancouver Area being located just an hour's drive North of the biggest city in BC. In fact Squamish, and its Real Estate, is now seen as part of the metropolitan area which stretches from Vancouver all the way to Whistler. The 16,000 plus people living in Squamish enjoy a very outdoors-oriented lifestyle, which makes sense with the city nestled between mountain ranges and the waters of Howe Sound - it's known as the "Outdoors Capital of Canada".

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Life In Outdoors Capital Of Canada

For people interested in relocating here or investing in Squamish Real Estate, it is a prime location for a number of reasons. Firstly, the population of the area is increasing rapidly - well over 15% since 2006, which in turn means that property values in the area are increasing as well. That being said residents of Squamish and early adopters like you will enjoy the lower cost of Real Estate here, with the median price of a detached home being just $470,000 - a drop in the ocean in comparison to some nearby cities. The most popular types of Squamish Real Estate are detached homes but apartments and townhomes are also proving to be popular with people migrating here.

Expanding Economy Of The Region

Due to its proximity to a number of majestic natural sights, the heart of the economy of Squamish is tourism, but the influx of young professionals is seeing new business sectors slowly developing too. Public transport in the city is provided by BC Transit with buses servicing Brackendale, Highlands and Valleycliffe several times each day. If you're travelling from Vancouver to Squamish it's actually worth driving to fully enjoy all sights that Sea-To-Sky Highway offers.

Enjoying Outdoors To The Fullest

The waters of Howe Sound are an open invitation for all kinds of water-based activities and these opportunities are never wasted on locals and tourists alike. Windsurfing, swimming, fishing, river rafting and kayaking are all extremely popular in the area. In addition to this, the breath-taking views offered by surrounding mountain ranges encourage people to hike and bike the trails and paths in Squamish with over 600 mountain trails near the city. Residents of and visitors to Squamish also get to enjoy kite boarding, soccer, horseback riding, hockey, figure skating and skiing.

In-Town Education Facilities For Everybody

Squamish has an excellent public school system with a number of different schools for your kids to attend. This includes several elementary schools, a junior high school, a high school and a French school. There are some Montessori schools operating in the city and the recently opened Quest University Canada and Capilano University both cater for the post-secondary education needs of Squamish residents - Quest University being Canada's first ever private and non-profit secular university. This same university has been a major bonus to the local economy.

Squamish Real Estate presents some very clear opportunities for anyone either interested in relocating to or investing in property in the Pacific Northwest. The prices are significantly lower than almost anywhere else near Vancouver. If you want to learn more about what types of homes are available for sale in Squamish today, please contact us.

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Listing information last updated on July 21st, 2018 at 12:11am PDT.