Neighbourhood Stories

May 11, 2018, by: Fifth Avenue

Explore Historic Downtown Abbotsford

A Perfect Blend of Something Old and Something New

Considered by many as the heart of Abbotsford, historic Downtown Abbotsford is a vibrant and unique location that is characterized by the beautifully restored heritage buildings, the unique collection of small businesses and the new development in the area which is drawing in a variety of home buyers from across the Lower Mainland and GVRD. This growing downtown core has blended features of old and new, creating a pedestrian-style community that with local stores, entertainment, cafes and eateries, for residences and visitors alike.

For Those Starting Out New

Just like the Historic Downtown, Blueberry Meadows offers furniture with a beautiful balance of old and new, Blueberry Meadows offer reclaimed Wood and Salvaged Timber Furniture that brings both sustainability and character to your new home.

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home right? It’s important to make sure that the heart is full. Cobblestone Kitchenware has great brands and innovative products to help you host the perfect housewarming dinner.

For those preparing to say I do, Downtown Abbotsford has two shops where you can say yes to the dress. Agape Bridal and Champagne and Lace both offer a premium selection of gowns for your big day.

Welcoming a new member to the family? Find adorable clothing items at The Vancouver mobile children’s clothing company, Little Bean + Co, has set up a permanent home in Historic Abbotsford and their clothing is both parent and kid approved!

For Those Who Like a Little History

For the thrifters out there, be sure to stop by Hidden Treasures, a small non-profit thrift store.

FreeWheelin Records where you can find both new and used vinyl records. The couple that owns this shop carries a broad selection across many eras and genres of music.

If you’re looking for more than records, you can also stop by Hemingways Books and Records. This new and used bookstore, which carries over 200,000 titles, recently added vinyl records to their store.

The Spruce Collective offers an eclectic mixture of vintage furniture, home decor, Canadian made chalk-based paint in a variety of colours available in 24 vibrant colors.

For Everything Else in Between

Sometimes we all need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Stretch out and find your zen at Haven Yoga and Wellness. With registered massage therapists, Wellness Massage Practitioner, Ayurveda massage therapist, Chiropractor and Certified Counsellor on staff, they have more to offer than just yoga.

Look good, feel good with The Loft Salon, Spa & Beauty Bar. Offering everything from the top of your head (haircuts and styles), to the tips of your toes (pedicures), they have you covered.

Founded in 2016, The HABIT Project brings fresh pressed juices and nut mylks to the neighbourhood. Their products are made up of the highest quality ingredients, so they’re not only good, they’re good for you.

Enjoy ocean inspired eats paired with local craft beer at The Bow and Stern. This family owned and run restaurant has specialized in fish and chips for 30 years.

The newest addition to Downtown Abbotsford is Upper Montrose, this offering has added a collection of conveniently located urban condominiums that are designed to complement the neighbourhood. Register for an opportunity to join together the old and new in a new home. Register today at Uppermontrose.com

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