Mission Real Estate - Key Facts For People Interested in Mission's Real Estate Market
If you are interested in information about Mission real estate – as a potential buyer, seller, or as someone who’s just looking into Mission’s real estate market – then you will want to take note of this page. That’s because it’s going to provide you with useful facts about Mission in general – which should be helpful to anyone thinking about relocating to Mission – as well as useful facts about the Mission real estate market – including figures on the performance of Mission’s housing market over the course of the last 13 months.
Key Facts About Mission
Mission is a district municipality that sits on the north bank of the Fraser River and overlooks the Central Fraser Valley. It's about a 15-minute drive to the U.S. border and less than an hour's drive to the bustlling metropolis of downtown Vancouver.
Mission is the 23rd largest municipality in British Columbia – with a population, according to 2006 Census data, of a little over 35,000 people – and, in recent years, has become one of the fastest-growing municipalities in B.C.
More than 60% of Abbotsford’s residents work in Abbotsford, with the rest commuting to Chilliwack, Mission, and Vancouver. Twenty-five percent of people employed in Abbotsford commute from other municipalities.
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According to 2001 Census data, approximately two-thirds of residents commuted outside Mission for work, a fact that should be considered a good sign for businesses that are considering relocating to the area because of the largely untapped local labour force.
Mission has a fairly diverse economy. Some of the key sectors include: agriculture, forestry, education, manufacturing, and transportation.
Mission residents enjoy a lively lifestyle that offers a wide range of activities, such as:
Water activities on the Fraser River
Motor sports and concerts at the Mission raceway park
Laidback dining at the many microbrews and restaurants
Shopping in the historic downtown
Year-round festivals, many of which take place at the Fraser River Heritage Park
Numerous historic and heritage sites
Because of its close proximity to Abbotsford, Mission residents also have access to a number of excellent facilities – from the University of the Fraser Valley and the Abbotsford International Airport to the Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre and the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.