Surrey Real Estate, BC, Canada
by Emma B.
“The Future Lives Here” is Surrey’s main slogan for the 465 000+ residents. Highways in Surrey guide the way to the Fraser Valley, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver and the Pacific Rim.
Major construction is making the Fraser Highway wider and there are many upgrades on Highways 10 and 15 for the expected traffic of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Surrey’s construction plans also involve moving city hall to Surrey City Centre which will take several years to complete. Surrey plans to expand its Simon Fraser University campus. The city’s industrial activities include setting aside 300 acres of land in Campbell Heights Business Park for new business locations.
With more than 6,000 acres of city parkland and over 1,000 acres of regional parkland, accompanied by a vast trail system that connects nature and athletic parks, ocean beaches and vast mountain views, life in Surrey is perfect for a fun family vacation. The park system includes 230 outdoor facilities. The city is very proud of having the biggest number of artificial turf fields in BC. A good example of one of these parks is the Green Timbers urban forest nature park which offers wetlands, lakes, grassland meadows, spectacular mountain views and nature trails all within an impressive second growth forest.
With more than 600 parks and greenbelts, activites in Surrey include golfing, fishing, kayaking, agri-tourism, bird watching, cycling and walking trails all within easy access. There are over 10 campgrounds and RV parks for those who want to sleep in the great outdoors under the stars.
Surrey has many jobs available in areas such as government, technology, tourism, retailing, natural resources and construction. You can find local job postings at SurreyJobs.ca
Guildford Town Centre is Surrey’s biggest mall and the most shopped at place in Surrey. The Bay, Wal-Mart, Sears, Old Navy and London Drugs are the mall’s main stores. Other stores include Ardene, Alive Health Centre, Block Buster Video, BC Liquor Store, Chatters Salon, Claire’s, Dairy Queen, Empire Theatres Studio 12, Foot Locker, Gap, Hallmark, La Senza, Marlin Travel, Purdy’s Chocolates, Starbucks, Sweet Factory and the Body Shop. I highly recommend a visit to this mall if you are ever in Surrey. You will really enjoy it, there are many things to do, and it's a great place to spend some time shopping.
Surrey Real Estate
If you are looking to buy a home in Surrey, they are generally valued between $150,000 to $2,500,000. Surrey has many luxury homes with features such as movie theaters, flat screen TVs, soft padded seats and cup holders. Upper scale homes contain gym rooms complete with gym equipment; spa rooms with spa materials; bedrooms with decks and hot tubs. The cost for these homes would be in the range of $1,000,000 to $2,500,000. But you can get into a starter home for the low six figure range.
Good family homes for four people (2 kids 2 parents) with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, basement and garage would generally cost from $350,000 to $650,000.