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"Less than an hour's drive from downtown Vancouver, Langley offers a mixture of suburban and rural living, blended with a rich history and unique downtown."
Along the Fraser Highway between Surrey and Abbotsford is both the City of Langely and the Township of Langley. Each is governed independantly by its own mayor and council, but most residents in the area simply refer to the entire area as "Langley".
The Township of Langley extends south of the Fraser River to the U.S. border, shares a western border with Surrey, and shares an eastern border with Abbotsford. The Township is home to approximately 113,000 people living in over 40,000 homes. The Township is primarily rural in makeup, with most of the suburban population living in one of its 6 major communities: Aldergrove, Brookswood/Fernridge, Fort Langley, Murrayville, Walnut Grove, and Willoughby/Willowbrook.
The City of Langley is located along the central western border, neighbouring both the Township and Surrey. It has a population of around 25,000 people living in over 11,800 homes. It is comprised of six major communities: Nicomeki, Douglas, Simonds, Blacklock, Alice Brown, and Uplands.
From its humble beginnings as a fur trading post and "Birthplace of B.C." to its emergence as a hub of agricultural farmland in the Fraser Valley, Langley continues to demonstrate steady growth. Less than an hour's drive from downtown Vancouver, Langley offers a mixture of suburban and rural living, blended with a rich history and unique downtown development in the city. 75% of the Township of Langley is located with the Agricultural Land Reserve, and the area boasts a huge agri-tourism industry, including some of the Fraser Valley's finest wineries.
The city of Langley's downtown is pedestrian-friendly, featuring a mixture of high-end shopping, boutiques, independent stores, and farmer's markets. The arts communities is thriving here: for it's size, Langley has a large number of arts organizations and galleries. The area is also known as the Horse Capital of B.C., home to dozens of world-class equestrian facilities and programs. Both the city and the township are serviced by the Langley School District #35.
Learn more about the City of Langley, including its government, services, neighbourhoods, and news.
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From elementary through to post secondary, Langley provides residents with a wealth of education options.
From museums and heritage sites to art galleries and live theatre, Langley's culture scene is lively.
There's lots to keep you busy and engaged in and around the Langley area, including the Greater Vancouver Zoo, clubs, equestrian facilities, recreational and fitness facilities, concerts and theatre events, and community festivals.
There are many parks and kilometres of trails within the city and township: explore them all!