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Where to Buy a Townhouse in Abbotsford and Mission in 2019 – Full Ranking

Developers finally started to build multi-family complexes in these cities but these still relatively few options to choose from with only 7 neighbourhoods recording sales of townhouses last year
Where to buy townhouse in Abbotsford and Mission 2019

As the housing market got hotter and hotter in the Lower Mainland, cities like Abbotsford and Mission began to see sales activity hit new highs. To satisfy demand, developers began to move in and build infills and multi-family complexes. This injection of activity and money helped to create a more diverse housing stock in these cities, which helped to attract new people, new families and those looking for a more affordable option to becoming a homeowner.

Even with the market downturn in the last year, buyers in the Abbotsford and Mission areas will tell you — competition for affordably priced, well-appointed properties is fierce even with headlines trumpeting 10-year lows in sales activity.

Part of the problem is that townhomes and condos weren’t all that common in these two cities a decade ago. People who wanted to live and own in this part of the Lower Mainland had to save up more down payment, for longer, in order to buy a single-family home (of course, houses were also selling at a more reasonable price point, as well). With recent development, the options opened up and this means that more and more first-time buyers are looking at buying and building a life in the two cities in the Lower Mainland that really try and retain their rural roots.

To get a complete picture, see the full ranking below, where each community in Abbotsford and Mission were scored based on value, momentum and economic desirability.

You can narrow down your townhome search by using the search function to display neighbourhoods only within a certain area (city) or district (larger municipality area).

RANKDISTRICTAREANEIGHBOURHOOD2018 Avg. price% price differential vs. Area% price differential vs. DistrictVALUE SCORE% 1-Year Appreciation% 5-Year AppreciationMOMENTUM SCORE WALKTRANSITAVERAGE REALTOR SCOREFINAL SCOREOverall Rank
1Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardMissionMission BC$475,086.00107.0%87.6%77.3%59.6625%115%94.5277.0961.00326.7659.8068.448
2Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardAbbotsfordAberdeen$516,700.00131.7%95.2%84.1%47.3015%85%78.8463.075.00168.5063.2063.1441
3Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardAbbotsfordCentral Abbotsford$425,237.00108.3%78.4%69.2%61.43-3%78%54.5357.9879.00476.7064.1961.0957
4Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardAbbotsfordAbbotsford West$475,520.00121.2%87.6%77.4%52.2012%86%76.4164.3182.00495.1453.9859.1473
5Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardAbbotsfordAbbotsford East$507,529.00129.3%93.5%82.6%48.583%69%48.0448.3124.00417.0259.7654.04119
6Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardAbbotsfordPoplar$446,125.00113.7%82.2%72.6%56.6116%69%63.1959.908.00305.5445.6052.75130
7Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardMissionHemlock$228,333.0051.4%42.1%37.1%82.8812%N/A18.1950.54--5.5338.6844.61191
8Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardMissionDurieu$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%-0N/A--3.00-7.5653.2426.62314
9Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardMissionHatzic$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%-0N/A--12.00157.0053.2326.61315
10Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardMissionMission-West$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%-0N/A--64.00176.1552.8226.41318
11Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardAbbotsfordSumas Mountain$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%-0N/A--3.00-7.4752.6026.30319
12Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardMissionSteelhead$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%-0N/A----7.3351.3125.65327
13Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardMissionLake Errock$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%--100%N/A1.700.8511.00-6.9449.7025.28329
14Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardMissionStave Falls$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%-0N/A--10-6.6247.3623.68338
15Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardAbbotsfordBradner$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%-0N/A--19-5.6141.2020.60345
16Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardAbbotsfordSumas Prairie$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%-0N/A--2.00-5.2236.7618.38347
17Fraser Valley Real Estate BoardMissionDewdney Deroche$0.000.0%0.0%0.0%-0N/A--24.00-3.1024.1012.05350

5 Best Neighbourhoods to Buy a Townhouse in Abbotsford and Mission in 2019

  1. Mission BC, Mission – $475,086
  2. Aberdeen, Abbotsford – $516,700
  3. Central Abbotsford, Abbotsford – $425,237
  4. Abbotsford West, Abbotsford – $475,520
  5. Abbotsford East, Abbotsford – $507,529

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Romana King
Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance writer and the current director of content for Zolo. King has contributed to business and lifestyle publications including, Toronto Sun, Maclean’s, MoneySense, Globe & Mail Custom Content Team, and Toronto Star. She is a passionate speaker about financial education and engages her audience on a variety of personal finance topics from kids and money, home buying and selling tips, and estate and investment planning. King won the 2015 SABEW Business Journalism award and is currently nominated for a COPA 2019 award, Best Service Article, for her annual project Best Deals in Real Estate. As editor of CI Top Broker, King guided her magazine to obtain its first KRW Business Journalism nomination, and she was part of the small team in 2011 that helped MoneySense win Magazine of the Year at the 34th annual National Magazine Awards.

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