Population: 2016 (141,397). wikipedia.org
Weather: One of the mildest climates in Canada
Transportation: Biking, Walking, Driving, Central Fraser Valley Transit System. Passenger rail service to Vancouver currently runs from nearby Mission by way of the West Coast Express, Abbotsford International Airport.
Why Abbotsford: About 60 minutes to Vancouver, Abbotsford is a distant Vancouver suburb Surrounded by mountains, and still has the smaller town feel.
University's / Colleges: University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, BCIT, and numerous others.
Local University's / Colleges- University of the Fraser Valley and others
Shopping Centers: Some of the most popular - Pacific Center Mall, Metropolis at Metrotown, Oakridge Centre Mall, Richmond Centre Mall, Aberdeen Centre Mall, Granville Island, Robson Street, Tsawwassen Mills, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport, Gastown, Park Royal Shopping Center.
Local Shopping Centers - Highstreet Shopping Centre, Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, West Oaks Mall
Attractions: Mill Lake Park, Abbotsford Farm and Country Market, Abbotsford Skydive Centre, Castle Fun Park, Circle Farm Tour