Chilliwack has a number of "adult +55 gated communities" that have been built over the last 25 years. Perhaps a sentimental choice of mine, as my parents lived here, is Willowbrook Estates located at 46485 Airport Road, Chilliwack, BC.
There is good demand for gated communities in Chilliwack as many seniors and people nearing retirement, seek out lower real estate values further eastward of Vancouver. Only an hour and a half from Vancouver the price differential is immense. While Chilliwack does not have the ocean it is beautifully ringed by mountains and is the warmest city in Canada. That's right it has a more even and enjoyable temperature even than that found in ferry bound Victoria.
Willowbrook Estates is beautifully fenced along Airport Road with a sound deadening brick wall. With good access to Chilliwack's arterial road system driving is a snap, whether you are heading to the Sardis malls the Chilliwack city core or the US border.
A drive in past the metal gates shows a neat and clean development of 49 ranch style homes built in 1992 - 1993. Well maintained landscaping flank the Willowbrook Estates dwellings which vary in size from 1285 square feet to 1600 square feet. The larger units having 2 bedrooms plus a family room; the smaller houses lacking the family room. All have two bathrooms. Many have natural gas fireplaces and central air conditioning.
There are no community amenities such as a swimming pool or club house with the end result being that monthly strata fees can be kept low. At the time of this writing they were in the vicinity of $125 a month.
What can you expect to pay? In 2014, the sale prices varied dependent upon a number of factors, size, condition, motivation, extra features but anticipate a range of $235,000 to $260,000. Availability and pricing in Willowbrook Estates is an issue subject to change, please send me a message and I can check for you.
My parents were very happy with their Willowbrook Estates home and their fine neighbours - it might work for you too.
If you looking for gated adult communities in this area, please give me a call or sent me an email.
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