Creston Quick Facts:
Official Community Plan 2017
2014 Population of Creston BC: 5,306 people
2011 Median Age: 55.2
2011 Average Persons per Household: 2.1
Average Home Value
Avg Commute Time: 6 minutes
Creston is now a part of the electric highway with its All-In-One Electric Car Charging Stations available to the public.
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I have always felt that the Creston Town Hall staff are conscientious when it comes to maintaining our streets and services (especially compared to the pothole-ridden City of Cranbrook next door). The taxes in town are considered low by those who move here but some locals still complain they are too high. I commend those who run for council and it's employees for working hard at taking care of our lovely town. Creston was recently recognized for producing an outstanding Official Community Plan.
The downtown is vibrant but it is hard to overlook the couple of vacant storefronts that occur from time to time. The stories behind those empty spaces actually relate more to circumstances of the individual proprietors than anything being wrong with the local economy. As the saying goes, "life happens while you are busy making other plans". It just so happens when there is a store closure it is more noticeable in a small town.
The service sector is doing very well here with the retirees demanding everything including hair salons, the service trades and professional services. The diversity of the economy here provides work for those who are willing and able: Columbia Brewery, Canfor Wynndel Box and Lumber/Wynnwood, Huscroft Sawmill, other forestry related work, public sector and government related work, private sector services and our retail industry, Okanagan Similkameen Cooperative Growers, other agriculture related businesses (including dairies, beef, grains, orchards, produce). Other working residents in the area are telecommuters or people who work from home. Stats show around 1 in 5 work from home.