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Housing

Dawson Creek has an outstanding selection of housing choices, including new designs in great neighbourhoods and affordable homes in older neighbourhoods.  It is one of the most affordable cities in the Northeast Region whether buying, renting or building.

Prices for lots and finished homes are low compared with most areas in BC.  Both newer subdivisions and older mature neighbourhoods offer comfortable surroundings close to schools and retail outlets.

Fireside Glen, Glenwood Terrace, Chapel Hill, Evergreen and Parkside are adult-oriented developments.

New subdivisions include Crescent View, Manor Heights, Harbour Park, Sunset Ridge, Harvest View, Country Hills Estates, and the Woodlands.

Dawson Creek boasts large park areas running throughout the city along the creek.

Public transit is available to residential areas.

Assessed Value of an Average Single-Family Home

  2017*  2016* 2015* 2014* 2013* 2012
  Assessed Value % change                                                                
Fort St John $387,000 -4.39 $404,000 $381,000 $348,000 $320,000 $305,000
Taylor $337,000 -5.64 $356,000 $311,000 $281,000 $281,000 $247,000
Tumbler Ridge $146,000 5.48 $138,000 $210,000 $246,000 $238,000 $200,000
Dawson Creek $261,000 0.38 $260,000 $256,000 $259,000 $243,000 $229,000
Chetwynd $258,000 3.88 $248,000 $232,000 $231,000 $228,000 $218,000
Pouce Coupe $213,000 3.76 $205,000 $213,000 $213,000 $195,000 $167,000
Hudson’s Hope $199,000 0.50 $198,000 $196,000 $189,000 $173,000 $161,000

* Valuation date of July 1st of previous year

 Change in Total Assessment Roll Values: Dawson Creek

Property Class 2016 Completed Roll 2015 Revised Roll Change
All Classifications $2,035,419,916 $1,983,311,248 2.63%
Residential $1,278,810,700 $1,229,664,100 4.00%
Commercial $672,771,771 $668,987,471 0.57%

Dwelling Characteristics

  Year
  2016 2011 2006
Total private dwellings 6,020 5,406 4,833
Total private dwellings occupied by usual residents 5,035 4,880 4,650

Municipal Residential Taxes

 Year House Value Taxes & Charges  
2008 $185,203  $2,789
2009 $186,548 $2,927
2010 $199,115  $3,004
2011 $212,870 $2,957
2012 $219,817 $3,297
2013 $230,477 $3,314
2014 $245,512 $3,426
2015 $250,087 $3,681
2016 $257,137 $3,748

Rent

Private Apartment Vacancy 

2016

  Bachelor 1 Bdrm 2 Bdrm 3 Bdrm + Total
  Vacancy Rate / Total Units
Dawson Creek 15.9 %
63
18.0 %
466
20.0 %
421
31.0 %
29
19.1 %
979
Fort St John 33.0 %
79
34.8 %
601
28.2 %
1,145
** %
31 
30.7 %
1,856

 

Average Apartment Rents by Bedroom Type

2016

  Bachelor 1 Bdrm 2 Bdrm 3 Bdrm + Average
Dawson Creek $659 $830 $1,049 $1,137 $923
Fort St John $682 $809 $1,057 $1,098 $962