Let’s face it, Vancouver is undoubtedly an expensive place to live and raise a family. Recently, more and more Vancouverites have been flocking to the Lower Mainland in pursuit of larger living space and a more realistic mortgage. Deciding on which area to call home-sweet-home can be tricky, but with a little research, one can find exactly what they need to suit their lifestyle and budget.
South Surrey has proven to be a popular choice for both young families and retirees as it offers all the perks of downtown living, without the hefty price tag on homes, but don’t just take my word for it.
Here are the top 6 reasons young families love living in the vibrant community of South Surrey.
1- Beautiful Beaches
The historic resort community of Crescent Beach is one of South Surrey’s most popular attractions — especially for families! In the summer, enjoy swimming in waters that are calm and safe, miles of sandy beaches, free parking, beach volleyball and scenic views from the pier and nature trails.
Another popular option nearby is White Rock’s beach, which is divided into East beach and West Beach. The latter is where one can find White Rock’s famous pier, a plethora of seaside restaurants and eclectic shops, children flying kites and fishermen dropping traps for crabs.
2- The Shopping Factor
Recent development in the Grandview Heights neighbourhood of South Surrey has created new shopping opportunities in close proximity to new residential neighbourhoods, including GRANDVIEW CORNERS & The Shops at Morgan Crossing:
GRANDVIEW CORNERS offers shoppers a traditional mix of value-oriented retail with a Wal-Mart Supercentre, Future Shop, The Brick and an urban lifestyle village.
Discover over 70 retail stores, including upscale fashion and accessories, home furnishings, casual bistros and restaurants in a unique outdoor shopping area where community takes shape and public life happens.
Located in the heart of South Surrey, The Shops at Morgan Crossing is a vibrant outdoor shopping mall offering a unique collection of independent retailers, fashion outlets, restaurants, and cafés.
3- Border Crossings
Want to skip town for groceries, gas or a quick getaway to the Great Wolf Lodge? South Surrey offers convenient connections to the United States through the Peace Arch and Pacific Highway border crossings.
4- Parks & Trails
Nearby, the Semiahmoo Trail offers recreational opportunities along one of Surrey’s earliest trails. Treasured natural features in South Surrey include Serpentine Fen Nature Reserve, Sunnyside Urban Forest and Redwood Park.
Blackie Spit Park is a stunning City park located in the Crescent Beach neighbourhood of South Surrey. The park is named after the dramatic spit that extends into Mud Bay at the mouth of the Nicomekl River. Blackie Spit has amazing views of Mud Bay and the north shore mountain. Also, did you know Blackie Spit offers some of the best bird watching areas in Canada, with almost 200 species of birds recorded in a calendar year?
5- Plenty to do
The Historic Stewart Farm, located in Elgin Heritage Park, provides a glimpse of Surrey’s farming history. South Surrey is also home to a number of premier recreational facilities such as Softball City, South Surrey Recreation Centre and Hazelmere Country Club, just to name a few.
6- Desirable Housing for Young Families/Retirees
Whether you’re raising a family or your youngsters have long-since left the nest, townhouse living continues to be a popular choice for young families and retirees.
Tucked away on a quiet residential street in the heart of an urban enclave, South Surrey’s hottest new luxury townhouse development, Evolve at the Hamptons, located at 164th Street and 23rd Avenue, offers a balanced lifestyle of comfort and convenience.
Whether you prefer a get-up-and-go lifestyle or a more relaxed pace, Evolve’s got you and your family covered.
Plans start in the low $700, 000 and are over 2,000 sq ft. These are spacious and modern four-bedroom townhomes.