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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.

Average Sale Price of a Single Family Home 

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Chetwynd $242,783 $241,708 $253,880 $276,739 $298,316
Dawson Creek $259,386 $283,680 $279,445 $283,291 $264,648
Fort St. John $357,846 $373,648 $418,646 $425,083 $405,203
Tumbler Ridge $249,914 $241,382 $218,063 $125,800 $129,998

Change in Total Assessment Roll Values: Dawson Creek

Property Class 2016 Revised 2017 Revised % Change
All Classifications $1,740,390,421 $1,736,377,748 -0.23%
Residential $1,240,256,300 $1,222,834,800 -1.40%
Non-Residential $500,134,121 $513,542,948 2.68%

Dwelling Characteristics

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

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 $3,562
2016 $256,194 $3,731

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