As a Langley REALTOR®, who has raised a family in the Langley area, I have had many opportunities over the years to experience the true village feel that historic Fort Langley has to offer. Situated along the Fraser River in the northern part of the Township of Langley, Fort Langley is the ideal setting to call home. If you are thinking about moving to the Langley area, here are the top 5 reasons why you should buy a home in Fort Langley.
A Rich History
Fort Langley is home to the Fort Langley National Historic Site , an early 19th century Hudson’s Bay trading post, which was established in 1840 and became a National Historic Site in 1923; however, the original Fort Langley was first established in 1827 in what is now Derby Reach Regional Park. The popular Fort-to-Fort hiking and biking trail connect the new and old Fort sites, which are both popular tourist attractions. Much like the Fort Langley National Historic Site, many other heritage buildings still remain in the core of Fort Langley (the Community Hall, the Heritage CN Rail Station, etc.), adding to the charm that this quaint little town has to offer.
The Fraser River
Fort Langley is located on the south bank of the Fraser River, offering plenty of opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating, and fishing. Those who prefer to look at the river from the shore can do so from the patio of a restaurant or bar along the riverside, or even from their own townhouse in the master-planned waterfront community of Bedford Landing.
Small Village Feel
The central area of Fort Langley has an old-fashioned Main Street feel with shops and restaurants clustered along Glover Road. With homes in the area being so close to plenty of charming shops, galleries featuring the work of local artists, and even its own winery, Fort Langley is a stroll-to-shop kind of town free of strip malls and big box stores.
While Fort Langley offers a wide variety of festivals throughout the year, the Cranberry Festival is the main event. Held every year on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, this festival brings about 60,000 people to Fort Langley to celebrate the cranberry harvest and the history of cranberry use in the community. With events at the Fort and throughout the village, you can learn everything you could ever want to know about cranberries, as well as find every kind of cranberry product imaginable.
Fort Langley Real Estate
Fort Langley offers a wide variety of real estate options, from 700-square-foot condos to palatial grand detached homes. Whether you are looking to spend $300,000 or $3 million, my team and I can help you find the perfect Fort Langley home for you and your needs. If you are thinking about moving to Fort Langley, please contact me at 604-530-0231 or by filling out form on my website.