The City of Langley is situated within 10 square kilometres and retains a small city atmosphere whilst still offering all the amenities of a major urban centre. There is a population of 23,643 (2001 census) and six established residential areas. Being located in the Eastern part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), the area is approx 48 kms (about an hour) from Vancouver.
The City has 314 acres of open space; there are 21
which have excellent facilities to suit all needs. Douglas Park has a water park that is open during the summer months, along with many sporting amenities, a bowling green and an adventure playground.
The City Park is home to an 25 metre, 8 lane outdoor pool, water park, ball diamonds, football field and soccer fields. With picnic tables and bbq grills; it is also where the Arts Centre and Community Music School is located. Sendall Gardens are botanical gardens that have become home to wildfowl, plants shrubs and trees, a nature trail and duck ponds.
There are also trails, playgrounds, picnic areas and many sporting facilities located at the other parks through out the city. The nearby
Campbell Valley Regional Park
is one and a half times larger than Stanley Park and has the Shaggy Mane Trail which is shared by pedestrians and equestrians. The park has 20 kms of trails as well as picnicking and camping facilites.
The Douglas Recreation Centre is located in Douglas Park and offers fitness programs and leisure activites. The Timms Community Centre has many recreation programs; there is a games room that has something for everyone and a fitness centre.
W.C. Blair Recreation Centre
in Murrayville has an indoor 25 metre pool, a wave pool, whirlpool, fitness room and weight room. Another great community facility is the
Walnut Grove Community Centre
which also has a swimming pool, a giant water slide and fitness facilities. There also ice arena and curling club facilities at the
Brookswood Community Centre.
The impressive Langley
is a multi-functional facility providing recreational opportunities for all ages, there are 2 NHL-sized ice rinks, a full size outdoor beach volleyball court, a 3 on 3 basketball court, a pub and grill and many more facilities.
There is plenty of choice for shopping in the Langley area with the
being a pedestrian-oriented shopping area located in the heart of the City. There are over 600 unique shops and services offering specialty shops and restaurants.
Willowbrook Shopping Centre Mall
is an indoor mall which has large retailers and over 150 stores and services.
Another huge Mall is the Power Centre is located on the Langley by-pass and is over 200,000 square feet of retailers, restaurants and services.
The area is served by the
Fraser Health Authority
and has 24/7 emergency care at the nearby Langley Memorial hospital located in the Township of Langley.
The City is served by Translink which provides public transportation by bus to and from Vancouver and the neighbouring municipalities.
The neighbourhood has a good mix of housing and the average cost is at the lower end compared to other municipalities in the GVRD.