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Surrey gives its residents the opportunity to rent or buy their homes near the beach, in active urban centres, close to parks or on quiet farms. The city is comprised of six “town centres” (communities): Whalley/City Centre, Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton, and South Surrey.

Whalley/City Centre is located in North Surrey and it is the most densely populated of all the town centers. Being the city and commercial centre of Surrey, it is the only town centre serviced by the SkyTrain, which links Vancouver, Butnaby, New Wenstminster and Surrey. Whalley/City Centre is home to the campus of Simon Fraser University Surrey.

Cloverdale is the historic centre of Surrey and is known for its heritage sites. It is preferred location by many families with children for its parks, playing fields, schools, pools and recreation centres.

Fleetwood is one of North Surrey’s quickest developing neighbourhoods. The Fraser Highway, which runs through this town centre, makes Fleetwood ideal for commuters. Fleetwood also has beautiful parks, natural areas and trails and many playgrounds.

Guildford is on the northern corner of Surrey. It is famous for the 200-store Guildford Town Centre Mall, one of the largest malls in Canada.

Newton the town centre with the largest and the most ethnically diverse population.  More than half of the population is considered visible minority, predominantly Sikh. Newton is home to the Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus.

South Surrey is known for its parks, beaches, forests and recreation facilities. It the town centre preferred by seniors and it is has the largest in Surrey concentration of people over the age of 60.

For information on rental rates, based on rental listings posted by Surrey property owners and managers over the past year click here.

According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Monthly Statistics Package for September 2012, the combined average prices in Central Surrey, Cloverdale and North Surrey were $570,175 for a single family detached home, $307,556 for a townhouse and $210,979 for an apartment.