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Community Information: South Delta

Are you thinking of buying a home in South Delta? Here is community information to help you.

PAGE INDEX : Housing and Zoning | Shopping, Dining and EntertainmentParks and Recreation | Transportation | Education | Community Services | Other Web Sites

Delta covers an area of 334 square kilometres bounded by the Fraser River, the Strait of Georgia, Surrey, and the US/Canada border at Boundary Bay. It includes three urban communities: North Delta1, Ladner, and Tsawwassen. This picturesque region offers a family life style secluded from the downtown hustle.

For demographic information, go to the BC Stats Web site .

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Housing and Zoning

Housing ranges from condominiums to medium priced homes, all the way up to exclusive executive waterfront residences. One waterfront townhouse complex and three floating home developments in Ladner have their own moorage. Single family dwellings still predominate.

With a few exceptions, most new development is "in-fill". A greater emphasis is being placed on environmental and transportation issues. Most new homes in Tsawwassen attract high-income residents.

For current house prices see our Market Tracker.

More information about the communities including secondary suite regulations can be found at the Corporation of Delta Web site .

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Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Retail stores, restaurants, and all kinds of services are conveniently located in all areas of the municipality.

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Parks and Recreation

Throughout Delta there are arenas, swimming pools, curling rinks, seniors' centres, community centres, playfields, and parks.

Major nature spots include: Deas Island Regional Park, the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island, and the newly acquired Boundary Bay Regional Park.

For more information on parks, recreational facilities and programs visit the Corporation of Delta Web site.

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The area is accessible by rail, water and major highways in all directions. Commuting to downtown Vancouver takes approximately 50 minutes by car or 45 minutes by public transit.

B.C. Ferries run frequent daily service from Tsawwassen terminal in South Delta to Swartz Bay and Nanaimo, the Gulf Islands and Prince Rupert.

The Vancouver International Airport is 25 minutes away. There is also an airport for small planes near Boundary Bay in South Delta.

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Education in Delta is the responsibility of School District No.37.

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Community Services

The municipality has a full array of community services including hospitals, RCMP, and public libraries.

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Other Web Sites

1) North Delta is part of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board & at the moment is not represented on this web site.
Use the national site MLS.CA to find properties in this area

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