South Poplar is one of the most expansive communities of Abbotsford. Its acreage spreads south of Highway No.1, the provincial highway in British Columbia carrying the main corridor of the Trans-Canada Highway.  

Length-wise, South Poplar takes the nearly 10-kilometer stretch from Mt. Lehman Road in the west to Sumas Way in the east. An 8.5-kilometer stretch of the US border defines South Poplar’s southern boundary. 

The Albert Dyck Memorial Park is another nearby attraction for South Poplar residents. The park is located just east of the Abbotsford International Airport, with a lake as its centerpiece. 

The popular fun activities in this park include hiking around its loop trail as well as fishing and water skiing on its lake. The park is also a great spot to watch the annual air show typically held every August at the Abbotsford International Airport. 

Other landmarks in and around South Poplar further broaden market interest in its real estate properties. One home-buying magnet to this community is the University of the Fraser Valley. This school offers career-oriented education at its campus on the northeast edge of South Poplar. 

Other learning institutions serving this community include Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts and South Poplar Traditional Elementary. The community’s elementary school traces back to 1933 and has an active Parents Advisory Council.

A leading sports and entertainment venue in the Fraser Valley, the Abbotsford Centre, is also adjacent northeast of South Poplar. A 257-bed healthcare facility, Abbotsford Regional Hospital, is likewise immediately north of the community. 

The area within South Poplar features a mix of residential, agricultural, and industrial uses. Its agri-based properties include poultry farms, vineyards, and wineries, as well as a tree farm growing and selling cedar hedges.

The strong agricultural character in South Poplar lends to it a small-town vibe, both welcoming and homely. The average household size in this community is 3.7, compared with 2.8 for all of Abbotsford.  You can also find more better options in Abbotsford in Canada.

The median age of South Poplar is 39.2, nearly the same as all of Abbotsford. Folks under the 40-49 age group dominate this community where 13.9% are children.

The majority of residences (81.4%) in South Poplar are single-detached houses. The other types of dwellings in the community are row/townhouses and duplexes.  Renters in this neighborhood account for 30.5% of its households, while 60.5% are homeowners. The average value of homes in South Poplar is just a bit under $1 million.

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Next in this series, learn about the Mount Lehman.