The beautiful township of Langley, British Columbia offers a variety of places to live, work, and have fun. If you are considering building a home in Langley, you may be starting to explore the communities around this town on the Lower Mainland. It’s a great choice!
There are many excellent communities where you and your spouse/partner or family might consider settling, including Brookswood, a vibrant and colorful neighborhood in the southwestern portion of the township, a favorite with those who love the outdoors and are looking for a quiet yet active place to live that is convenient to the city of Vancouver while also providing the suburban lifestyle many seek.
Why consider Brookswood for your custom home build?
The largely residential community of Brookswood (sometimes known as Brookswood-Fernridge) has long been a favorite of families with children as well as active couples and singles. It’s easy to understand why.
Parkland and other natural spaces are abundant in this part of Langley. It’s never difficult to find a suitable place for a long walk or a jog and there’s always a spot to play catch, throw a Frisbee, or enjoy a picnic. For active kids, teens, and adults, there’s also a super cool skateboard park and a BMX bike track that attracts enthusiasts from around the region. Those with a slightly calmer sense of adventure can enjoy the disc golf course at Langley Passive Park instead.
Brookswood is big on conservation too, and you’ll find that many acres of land have been preserved and will be free of construction. That makes it especially attractive to homeowners or prospective homeowners who are concerned about overcrowding.
For those looking for indoor action and events, the community’s George Preston Recreation Centre is home to an ice arena and the Langley Rivermen ice hockey club, hosts the Langley Curling Club, and also features a large hall that offers a variety of activities or is available for rental. Drop-in skating is available year-round as well with no pre-registration required. That means the family can hone its skating skills all year long!
The schools in Brookswood are part of School District 35 Langley, which includes the municipalities of Langley Township and Langley City.
Belmont Elementary School sits in the center of the community and offers a bilingual (French and English) and multicultural education for children in their younger years. Nearby Uplands Elementary/Uplands Montessori is a K-6 school that embraces the Montessori style of learning. It’s part of the District Choice Program and is open to all families that live within the Langley School District. (Parents must register through the program.) Other nearby elementary schools include Alice Brown, Bradshaw, and Noel Booth.
Langley Fundamental Middle Secondary School and Brookswood Secondary School house the older children. Both are known for their high quality of education and the high school is well known in BC for its superior basketball program as well as for other sports and arts endeavors.
The community also has it’s own library branch, which is quite helpful for area school children as well as for adults who enjoy borrowing books or are looking for a quiet place to read or work.
What kind of house can I build in Brookswood?
Brookswood is largely made up of single family homes. You’ll find that most homes here are fairly traditional in style but you’ll also notice some contemporary home architecture as you explore the area. That means anything goes as long as it is done tastefully. As a matter of fact, many homes in the area are indeed custom built.
At FM Construction, we can help you select the right style and plans for the lot you’ve chosen, making sure that your home is one that fits in with the vibe of your street and community but also allows you to exercise your wishes and wants and stick to your budget.
Happily, building lots are readily available in the Brookswood area, so you’ll be able to choose from a variety of options. We can assist you with securing a lot as well if you need help with that. As a matter of fact, we’ll be with you from beginning to end as you watch your Langley custom home dreams come true.
Want to know more about Brookswood and your options for building a custom home in this lovely Langley community? Contact the experts at FM Construction for a free, no-obligation consultation. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we can schedule virtual meetings, if desired. Call us at 604-880-4081 for more details.