Living the Good Life in Willoughby

Buying, Real Estate Tips, Resources | November 15, 2021 | written by Corbin Chivers

There’s a reason more and more people are looking at Willoughby as a place to start or grow their families. This warm, welcoming tight-knit community is one of the fastest-growing areas in Langley. It sits near the north end of Langley Township, conveniently located near the Number One Highway, giving it easy access to commuters but not so close as to be a major traffic disruption or noise concern. 

 

A great place to live

 

Willoughby really is its own little community. It boasts a library, numerous schools (primary and secondary), a fire hall, a local RCMP detachment and is in close proximity to Langley Memorial Hospital. It’s also where the Willoughby Rec Centre and the Langley Events Centre (LEC) are located. 

 

For sports and entertainment aficionados, the LEC is home to numerous teams including the Vancouver Giants (Western Hockey League), the Fraser Valley Bandits (members of the Canadian Elite Basketball League) and the Trinity Western University Spartans hockey, volleyball and basketball teams. 

 

A place for everyone

 

This vibrant and dynamic community has plenty of places to call home – all of them  surrounded by parks, trails and lots of green space. 

  • Hiking, biking, walking and running are just outside your door.  
  • Several sports fields offer a variety of activities for young and old alike. 
  • Pet owners can take advantage of the spacious off-leash dog parks. 

 

Wondering about housing in Willoughby? The community is made up of a mix of multi-family housing including single family homes, townhomes, condos and suites. 

 

Shop till you drop

 

High fashion, fun and famous brand names are just a few minutes away at Willowbrook Mall, which boasts 140 stores among them Lululemon, H&M, Winners, SportChek and Hudson’s Bay. 

 

The surrounding area also has a number of stand-alone stores that offer a variety of shopping choices and conveniences. For those looking for something a little closer to home, there’s Willoughby Town Centre, a collection of shops, stores and eateries offering everything from groceries to fitness to entertainment. 

 

Wine, dine, nosh or sip

 

When it comes to sitting down with a friend or two over lattes, joining colleagues for an after-work craft beer or just taking the family out for pizza and wings, Willoughby delivers – and then some. There’s no shortage of places to go, no matter what your hunger pangs, unquenchable thirst or coffee addictions might be calling for. Willoughby is close to some of the finest wineries in the region as well as several well-known craft breweries. Looking to make an evening of it? No problem as there many fine restaurants are in close proximity.

Thinking about making a move? Looking to live the good life? Take a look at Willoughby!

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