Where can you live close to lakes and rivers, with mountain views, surrounded by farms and pastures, yet still be walking distance from abundant shopping and dining options, in a warm, diverse and growing community? Abbotsford has quickly evolved into one of Greater Vancouver’s most desirable places to live, and it’s easy to see why. From parks and trails to arts, culture and economic opportunity, this “city in the country” just keeps getting better. Soon, this bustling centre will be further improved with the arrival of Court, a collection of condominium homes that will put lucky residents in the middle of everything Abbotsford has to offer.
“This is a prime location for walking and transit,” says Andrew Heinrichs, development manager at Heinrichs Developments, “as well as shopping and recreational activities, as Sevenoaks Mall and Mill Lake are just a couple of blocks away.” With a Walkscore of 86, Court residents can complete most daily errands by foot, and for bikers, the 100 kilometres of the Discovery Trail System are right at the doorstep. Getting into the city is easy on Highway 1 or the Fraser Highway, and the Abbotsford International Airport is located nearby. Community events such as Berryfest, BC Hopfest and the Art & Wine Walk draw visitors from all over Greater Vancouver.
With a modern, distinctive exterior featuring natural materials and brick with industrial accents, Court stands out in the neighbourhood. “We wanted to create a place where people would not only live, but enjoy spending their time here,” says Heinrichs.
“The architect David Tyrell put a lot of effort into creating spaces where the Court residents could come together as a community.”
In the centre courtyard, a raised platform invites daily stretching or yoga classes, and built-in barbecue pits draw people outside for casual summer dining. In the evenings, an innovative projector wall will host outdoor viewings of films for movie buffs.
Court has a great selection of sizes and floorplans, with the option of one- or two-bedrooms, designed to appeal to first-time homeowners, young families and investors. Suites on the ground floor feature front yards with separate entrances and upstairs, some suites have a loft-style layout. The broad range of homes all feature balconies, lots of natural light, and rooms that enable the flow of modern life.
The spacious, Scandinavian-inspired living spaces have been designed with stylish yet practical finishes like matte black nickel fixtures, stainless steel appliances, undermount sinks and polished quartz countertops in the kitchen, and double sinks on a floating vanity and frameless glass shower enclosures in the bathroom.
Developer Gerald Heinrichs grew up in Abbotsford and has been building impeccably crafted single-family and multi-family communities in the Fraser Valley and Kelowna for more than 25 years, so he’s knows the benefits of Court’s central location in this flourishing city. “Abbotsford has done a really good job of revitalizing downtown and protecting the historic background of the city. This is a great chance to own one of a great selection of new homes in a fantastic central location.”