Horseplay at High Point

High Point

Granite countertops. Laminate floors. Soaker tub. Horse.

Quick, can you spot the feature that doesn’t belong?

Well, for all the developers, realtors, and condohype haters that think I should get off my high horse, the joke’s on you. Stallions are now a standard-issue offering in the wacky world of Metro Vancouver real estate.

The proof is High Point, an estate community in South Langley whose premier feature is an exclusive equestrian centre. Why be just steps from your preferred coffee shop when you can be a saunter away from your favourite mare?

Before you get too excited and get all “zoo” on me, know that the property isn’t completed yet. In fact, it’s currently situated on 287 acres of a former gravel pit.

Speaking to the Globe and Mail, one of the High Point developers spares no superlative talking about his Flicka farm:

No where else in the country — maybe in North America — offers the combination of the planning and care that has gone into High Point, the surrounding untouched parklands, the scenic mountain views, and the wide range of top-notch recreational and retail amenities just down the road.

Apparently the site is so impressive that High Point was but one of the proposed uses for the land. Previous ideas include, no lie, a mobile home site, a golf course, and a GVRD garbage dump.

Smell the luxury, kids. Condohype is back.

6 Responses to “Horseplay at High Point”

  1. jesse Says:

    Is fox hunting legal in B.C.? Just curious.

  2. jack Says:

    Whistler WAS an actual garbage dump…I don’t think people would say that was a downfall

  3. T.K Says:

    Hey! Condo Hype made a joke!…………and it was FUNNY!

  4. Bob Says:

    This is unrelated to this article, but here is another gem for you that deserves your witty insight.

    http://www.designforrealestate.com/news.php?requestnewsid=20&archive=2007

    “The lifestyle you’ve earned”

    So I guess you’ve earned an over priced and inflated house in the heart of gangland.

    Fun!

  5. Alex Says:

    I grew up in Vancouver. I love the town and remember with affection even the strip malls of Langley and Aldergrove that were then populated by fundamentalist flat-earthers and subsistence farmers, and which are now apparently centres of magnificent stylish living, serving sophisticated country gentry.

    I live in London now and smile indulgently at my hometown friends and relatives who regale me with tales of Vancouver’s standing as a “World Class City”. It would be impolite to do otherwise. Housing prices here in London are almost as central to dinner party discussions, but the fundamentals are stronger and I won’t bore you with it.

    I’m writing because a couple weeks back I opened my Sunday Times Homes section to find a half page ad for … wait for it… “Fernie, North America’s Coolest Town”. I nearly squirt tea out my nose.

    Horsey folk in Langley are going to be the least of your problems.

  6. Bob Says:

    “Whistler WAS an actual garbage dump…I don’t think people would say that was a downfall”

    You’re wrong, only the Creekside area housed the dump. The entire area of Whistler was never a garbage dump.

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