Surrey is Metro Vancouver’s largest city in terms of area and second-largest in population size. With its eye firmly on the future, the city is geared up for sustainable and continuous growth and has already attracted the attention of everyone from entrepreneurs to young families.
Extending from the Fraser River to White Rock and Boundary Bay, Surrey lies between Delta and Langley and is just over half an hour away from Vancouver. Home to more than 468,000 residents, it has a total area of 317.2 km² and is made up of half a dozen distinct communities, which are in turn composed of a variety of neighbourhoods. The city’s main town centres are Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton, South Surrey and North Surrey.
Cloverdale, with its charming Main Street district, has a small-town feel and is steeped in agricultural heritage. Fleetwood and Guildford are warm and inviting and feature both new and well-established residential neighbourhoods. Newton is both historic and progressive, while dynamic North Surrey serves as the city’s urban centre. As for South Surrey, the area is ideal for those who want to have direct access to mountains, beaches, and the outdoors in general.
Surrey Quick Facts:
- Named Community of the Year by the Clean Energy Association of BC
- An average of 2,000 businesses locate here every year
- Has two Canada/US border crossings
- Over 43% of residents speak a language other than English at home
- Incorporated in 1879 and named after the County of Surrey in England
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