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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

(Valuation date of July 1st of previous year)

  2014 2015 2016 2017
2018
2019
Chetwynd 231,000 232,000 248,000 258,000 222,300 221,900 
Dawson Creek 259,000 256,000 260,000 261,000 253,100 $253,400 
Fort St John 348,000 381,000 404,000 387,000 326,900 319,000 
Tumbler Ridge 246,000 210,000 138,000 146,000 130,400 128,300

Average Sale Price of a Single Family Home

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Chetwynd 253,880 276,739 298,316 266,073 236,842
Dawson Creek 279,445 283,291 264,648 282,679 279,087
Fort St. John 418,646 425,083 405,203 391,003 366,129
Tumbler Ridge 218,063 125,800 129,998 98,559 138,926

Change in Total Assessment Roll Values: Dawson Creek

Property Class 2016 Revised 2017 Revised 2018 Revised 2019 Revised
All Classifications $1,740,390,421 $1,736,377,748 $1,724,737,989 $1,747,777,264
Residential $1,240,256,300 $1,222,834,800 $1,219,727,700 $1,229,877,300
Non-Residential $500,134,121 $513,542,948 $505,010,289 $517,899,964

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

Taxes and Charges on a Representative House

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
2017 $255,433 $3,716
2018 $260,551 $3,880

Apartment Rentals (October 2018)

  Bachelor 1 Bdrm 2 Bdrm 3 Bdrm + Total
Units 66 479 554 143 1,242
Vacancy 6.6% 8.2% 7.7% 13.5% 8.5%
Average Rent $644 $853 $1,097 $1,227 $993 (avg.)