North Delta is the easternmost community in Delta. This bedroom community of 50,000 feels more like nearby Surrey than Delta itself. The community is mostly working- and middle-class population with a high proportion of South Asians. The eastern edge is Scott Road, which is dominated by various strip malls. Transit connections to the rest of the Vancouver are found at the Scottsdale transit exchange.
Homes in North Delta start at $472-510,000 and can go as high as $1 million! Townhouses run 262-351,000, and condos run 165-255,000. In the Sunshine Hills area of North Delta housing runs above the average. Housing is mostly older bungalows and Vancouver Specials, with some newer executive detached two-storey homes.
North Delta schools are part of the Delta School District. North Delta has 13 elementary schools, and 5 high schools. French immersion is offered at several schools in the community.. Kwantlen College has its campus in nearby Richmond's core with two satellite campuses in Surrey, and offers a variety of two-year programs to an average of 4,000 students. BC Institute of Technology and Simon Fraser University are in nearby Burnaby.
Commercial activity takes place along Scott Road, which separates Delta and Surre. Many residents will head into nearby Surrey's larger malls or jump on Highway 91, and up to Burnaby's huge Metrotown mall.
North Delta is delimited on the southwest by Highway 91 and by a number of nature reserves, perfect for bird-watching and afternoon walks. There are also several outdoor pools and the Sungod Aquatic Centre. There are also two movie theatres right on Scott Road. For golfers, there are two golf courses in the community.
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