Delta: A Revolutionized Farming Community
Delta is a municipality located in British Columbia that forms part of the Metro Vancouver area. Located at the southern part of Richmond, it is currently bordered by the United States at the south, the Fraser River going north and Surrey to the east. Delta is made up of three distinct communities namely North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen. Delta, Surrey’s smaller neighbor is home to more than 100,000 people. Its rich agricultural and farming lands, quite residential areas and clean recreational spots attract locals and tourists all over the world. Covering around 364 square kilometers of land, Delta has good access to rich, fertile soil and abundance of water. As one of the region’s leading farming towns, Delta boasts rich produce all year round.
If you are thinking about moving to Delta, there are several residential communities for you to choose from. The average annual income of local residents is believed to be 30 percent higher compared to the national average so interested home buyers are assured of high quality housing developments and well maintained surroundings. The average residential property cost for detached dwellings is $522,000 as of 2011. There are also individual neighborhoods that offer affordable housing. Houses in Annieville (the historic heart of the community) offers detached homes starting at $400,000 and $165,000 for apartments.
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A few historical buildings today house destination restaurants, specialty shops and museums. The city of Delta is endowed with mild temperatures all year round, making it a perfect holiday destination. Locals and tourists can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities and eco tours along the Boundary Bay dike and Fraser River banks. Small fishing boats and tug boats ply the channel and shores. Houseboats and floating B&Bs can be best seen from a kayak. The parks and marshes are popular destinations for bird watchers, especially the G.C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
Although Delta doesn’t have a town center, their community spirit threads the disparate neighborhoods altogether. Special events and festivals are considered as year round affairs, from Canada Day celebrations to Carol Ship Parades.
Public transportation in the city is provided by South Coast BC bus system. Delta doesn’t have a rapid transport system at the moment, though the SkyTrain in Surrey is only three kilometers from the city borders. The metro is known as a major transportation route for Lower Mainland. Most cars leaving Vancouver going to the U.S.A. have to pass through Delta’s borders. 56th Street is a major avenue in the city, dividing the Tsawwassen region. Delta is also home to Canada’s 5th busiest airport, the Boundary Bay Airport.
Delta is currently under School District 37. The city is popular for its high quality education through 2 high schools and 24 elementary schools and extracurricular activities supported by private and government sectors. Among the most notable schools in town include Burnsview Secondary School, Delview Secondary School, Annieville Elementary School, Brooke Elementary School, Pinewood Elementary School, Delta Secondary School, North Delta Secondary School, Nielson Grove Elementary School and many more.