Stave Falls Houses for Sale
Search all Stave Falls Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Stave Falls is a neighbourhood in Maple Ridge, BC. Compared to other neighbourhoods across the Lower Mainland, Stave Falls tends to fly under the radar because of its relatively remote location, surrounded by lakes and in between the cities of Maple Ridge and Mission.
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Real Estate in Stave Falls
Stave Falls is a tiny community, and traffic and commercial enterprises in the area are virtually nonexistent. Of the properties typically available to real estate investors in Stave Falls, the most common are detached single-family homes built in the 1960s and 1970s. Because of Stave Falls' relatively remote location in the Lower Mainland—around a twenty-minute drive north of Mission and a half-hour north of Abbotsford—properties carry some of the lower prices compared to other Lower Mainland communities.
At the same time, the drive to Vancouver along Dewdney Trunk Road and the Trans Canada Highway takes only slightly over one hour. It's fairly common for Stave Falls residents to commute to work in Vancouver, allowing them access to impressive, rural home life while maintaining an urban work environment.
In Stave Falls, you'll find beautiful family homes built within the past couple of decades on large lots that stretch upwards of a couple of acres. Which offer ample living space and genuinely spacious living at prices comparable to much humbler property styles in more urban areas of Metro Vancouver. Sprawling ranchers near Rolley Lake Provincial Park tend to offer stylish design and large outdoor areas catered towards appreciating the natural beauty surrounding these properties.
Some of the best opportunities for real estate investors in Stave Falls come from large, undeveloped lots, an acre in size and up. These undeveloped lots can typically be found slightly to the north of Dewdney Trunk Road. They tend to feature appealing second-growth trees, drilled wells ready to go, and septic. Real estate investors looking to build a beautiful retreat will relish these properties' mix of private, forested lots with easy access to surrounding communities.
Stave Lake's properties with an abundance of land and relatively low real estate prices can offer investors exciting options, including large acreage zoned for urban residential properties with sky-high potential.
About Stave Falls
Maple Ridge is frequently mentioned alongside the most promising communities in the Lower Mainland for real estate investment. People are drawn to its affordability and the natural beauty surrounding its neighbourhoods in all directions. Moving east from Maple Ridge along Dewdney Trunk Road, you'll find some of the most rural, tranquil communities in the Metro Vancouver area. One of these neighbourhoods is Stave Falls. Stave Falls is located just to the south of Stave Lake and slightly to the north of Hayward Lake. Because of its proximity to lakes and forested areas, the opportunities for outdoor recreation in this neighbourhood are nearly endless.
Stave Falls is perhaps best known as the former site of a large power dam complex on the Stave River, built back in 1912 to provide power to the Vancouver area. It was the biggest powerhouse in the province for years, but it was replaced in 2000. These days, there's a Visitor Centre at the site, a tourist attraction.
Those looking for a peaceful, unspoiled area of the Lower Mainland to call home are likely to find impressive options in Stave Falls. In Stave Falls, residents are surrounded by a total abundance of natural beauty, including dramatic mountain ranges visible from many of the neighbourhood's vantages. Stave Falls is home to soothing second-growth rainforest areas, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and impressive hiking trails.
Things to Do in Stave Falls
Visit the Hydro Powerhouse
For years, the Stave Falls area was best known as the location of BC Hydro's Powerhouse. These days, the century-old facility remains an exciting tourist attraction. The powerhouse is a Canadian National Historic Site. Visitors can observe and learn about the tools and technology that provided more power than any other facility in the province. Both guided and self-directed tour options are available, and the large, old machinery appeals to visitors of all ages. The powerhouse site also has informative exhibits about conservation and renewable resources.
Explore Hayward Lake
On the northern tip of Hayward Lake—which is located slightly to the south of Stave Lake—you'll find the Hayward Lake recreation area, a popular spot for enjoying some outdoor recreation during the summer months. Hayward Lake has a lovely sunny beach and clear, warm water for swimming in. There are two main beach areas—one is more dog-friendly, featuring an off-leash area, while the other has a more relaxed atmosphere. Boating and fishing on the lake are also popular pastimes. Extensive trails wind around the lake and make for a great hike.
Rolley Lake Provincial Park
Destinations that are great for getting outdoors and enjoying nature are ample around Stave Falls. Only a five-minute drive from Stave Falls is Rolley Lake Provincial Park, which has another warm lake that's great for swimming and is an ideal spot for paddling around. A short walk from the lakefront, you'll find dozens of tranquil campsites, both for tent campers and those with camping vehicles.