Dieppe, situated in Westmorland Country in New Brunswick, is the province’s fourth most populous city and has a heritage that dates back to the eighteenth century.
he city had a population of 23,301 in 2011,having seen a 25% rate of growth between 2006 and 2011, and its area covers 54.11 sq. km.
The city is located on the Petitcodiac River, and forms a part of the Greater Moncton area.
The first Acadian settlers in Dieppe were thought to have arrived in 1730; however, many were deported in 1758 after a British victory in the Petitcodiac River Campaign.
Agriculture and forestry were prime industries in the 1800s, and shipbuilding and railways created job opportunities in the area.
The city experienced an influx of residents in 1940 as a result of the Second World War, an economic downfall in the 1980s, and then another growth spurt in the late 2000s which has continued to this day.
Linguistically, Dieppe is classed as a francophone city;however, roughly 75% of the population speaks both English and French. Residents of Dieppe are known to have a regional accent, often referred to as “Chiac”, and it’s the largest majority-francophone city outside of Quebec.
Dieppe enjoys a mix of Canadian and European culture, and it’s known for its great recreational activities, history, nearby beaches and trails, golf courses, shopping, and much more.
Although near the ocean, the city has quite a continental climate and experiences strong seasons.
The summers are fairly hot and humid, with temperatures averaging around the mid to late 20s(oC).
The winter months experience a lot of cold snaps, and temperatures drop to around -15 to -20oC. Winter days tend to be very cold but dry and sunny, and heavy snowfall is very common during the colder months.
Province: New Brunswick
City: 54.11 km2
Urban: 98.388 km2
Metro: 117.309 km2
Riverfront Park is enjoyed by Dieppe’s residents, as it links the Riverview and Dieppe communities and offers benches, floral displays, and over five kilometres of trails.
The Bicentennial Park in Dieppe is a popular attraction every Wednesday evening during summer, as local musicians and entertainers come to the area to perform for the residents’enjoyment.
Dieppe has 30 or more green spaces and parks, and there are over 20km of trails across the area. Festivals in the city include Dieppe Kite International, an international kite festival which brings participants from around the world, and the annual Friendship Carnival.
Dieppe has a number of historic monuments and attractions, prominent buildings such as the Saint Anselme Church, and shopping facilities such as Champlain Place which is the largest shopping centre in Atlantic Canada. The city also has an Aquatic and Sports Centre, and a 595-seat arena.
Dieppe is known for its desirable quality of life and great amenities and communities for families, single people, and retirees, as well as its welcoming feel and vibrant community spirit. The area has a quaint vibe, with small coffee shops, prestigious golf clubs, and great schools and athletic facilities, as well as easy access to the great outdoors. The primary neighbourhoods in Dieppe consist of villages and parishes as well as residential, commercial, and business areas. Other popular areas include Painsec North, Lakeburn, as well as neighbouring districts such as Riverview and Savanah Heights.
Léger’s Corner A French village, Léger’s Corner has retail and entertainment venues as well as amenities such as restaurants, a public square, offices, and a farmers’ market.
This is one of Dieppe’s fastest growing areas in terms of residential, industrial, and commercial development. This connects to a number of areas including the Fox Creek Golf community, which is very sought-after among golf enthusiasts, and Uptown, and it is very close to Greater Moncton International Airport.
Houses for sale in Dieppe fall in the area of Greater Moncton, and properties in the area are very affordable in comparison with other areas of Canada.
Dieppe is picturesque, welcoming, and offers a friendly community with heritage and character. The area consists of heritage homes and spacious newer-build homes. Single-family houses are the most prominent type of property in Dieppe. Buyers can also find historic houses, many of which date back to the Victorian period, as well as Tudor-style properties, cottages, large luxury estates, and new condominiums.
The housing market is strong and stable, with semi-detached homes and apartments increasing in value, and townhouses decreasing slightly. The area did experience a slightly slow year in 2015, which may explain the sudden uplift in 2016. The average house price for a semi-detached property in Dieppe in October 2016 was $163,800, and the price was $234,100 for a single family detached home.
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The table above is based on data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available). Median prices are based on data from www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca.
Dieppe’s residents have access to a range of public schools, including a number of francophone schools, one anglophone school, and the higher educational institute Le College communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, which is a francophone post-secondary institution.