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White Rock & South Surrey Real Estate Community
Real Estate Investment and Home buying in South Surrey and White Rock property markets: “Although White Rock is often thought of as a great place to retire, the fact is it’s also a great place to raise a family. It’s safe, it’s friendly and there’s an abundance of community spirit. People really care about each other here and their community,” says Mayor Forster.

Live’ a vacation lifestyle. An article published by home base on new real estate development communities in South Surrey/White Rock and written by T. Rayson. “within the Peninsula there is little land left other than redevelopment real estate White rock and South Surrey projects, but the growth is coming in the Grandview area,” says Bernie Scholz, president Homelife Bernie Scholz Agencies. “this is a 2,200 acre area to be developed in 5 phases with Morgan Heights, the pre-construction South Surrey and White Rock homes we are selling as the first phase,” he says. This collection of single family pre-sale White Rock homes reflects a new classic modern architectural style built by four premium companies: Benchmark Homes Ltd., Park Ridge Homes, RAB, and Wallmark Homes. Watch for the South Surrey Morgan Heights Enclave pre-sales White Rock townhome development offering an exclusive collection of 129 townhomes. “the Grandview area will have a mix of multi-family (condos and pre-construction White Rock townhomes) and single family homes. In total they are estimating 30,000 new pre-construction residents which will bring in a variety of price ranges from starters to downsizers to the upgrade buyer of South Surrey real estate,” says Scholz. “It’s good for the community as it brings a healthy mix of housing types to the White Rock real estate market community. With the new Town Centre (including some upper scale retailers) coming in, we do see the area changing to a more urban feel,” he says.

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Waterfront White Rock Property
As the saying goes: waterfront property will always appreciate, no matter what the real estate market will bear. Isn’t this absolutely true when it comes to waterfront White Rock real estate market over the past decades. From the earliest community to its revitalized urban centre nowadays, the White Rock waterfront property communities are among the most scenic, boutique and high-end developments in the entire Lower Mainland. Not only is waterfront White Rock real estate very luxurious, but it also comes at a price too. As one of the most expensive property markets in the Greater Vancouver area, maybe after just West Van, the White Rock waterfront real estate market is dotted with multi million dollar family homes along the water, luxury and boutique condominiums and high-end townhouses, many of which have great waterviews and possibly are located just steps away from the waterfront seawall. With a vibrant city centre and some boutique new waterfront projects coming up, White Rock real estate is going to see another boom in the coming years, especially because of its close proximity to the US border and the ever growing South Surrey community. The White Rock waterfront homes range anywhere from $1M for a big fixer-upper to large water front mansions and estate houses that can cost you more than $15M. These luxurious waterfront propery in White Rock and South Surrey are occupied mostly by professional families and some by celebrities and famous personalities. With an estimated thirty thousand new pre-construction waterfront and waterview condos and family homes coming to the White Rock real estate market in the next few years, the city will see the biggest influx of new residents in recent times. With this comes a more dense yet quiet neighbourhood while the waterfront White Rock property will remain the last cusp of country living lifestyle in this peaceful neighbourhood.

The History of White Rock and South Surrey Property Communities
Emily Post would advise: you dare not ask a woman’s age as it simply defies social etiquette. But a city on the other hand, wants to shout it from, well, the rooftop deck. And in the case of 50 year old White rock real estate, who celebrated a golden anniversary in 2007, these rooftop decks come with sprawling homes, and sea facing condos whose hugging hill terraced slopes rise steeply from a sun soaked shoreline. Back in 1957, White Rock real estate was the location and climate that helped define White Rock as a holiday destination; many of the early homes were cottages. With a population of a little more than 5,000 it was swelled to over 19,500. Today, the White Rock real estate district by the sea (borderd on the south by the US and Semiahmoo Bay – Coast Salish for “half moon” and on the north, east, and wet by the District of Surrey) embraces the same characteristics five decades later, both attracting permanent residents and remaining well positioned as a booming vacation White Rock real estate retreat. The White rock pier, as it is graciously yet affectionately coined, grandstands as the community’s lively social and recreational hub, stretching a half km of well trodden wooden planks. It stands in the warm, shallow waters of the Bay beyond Restaurant Row off eclectic Marine Drive and serves as a unique esplanade for foot happy locals and visitors. Restored to its current condition after deteriorating and destined for demolition in the 70s, the famous landmark has since been declared a heritage monument at White Rock Beach, also known as West Beach close to South Surrey real estate district.

Continue your stroll and follow the red brick road, actually a two km oceanfront sidewalk, and soak in the dramatic views of Mount Baker to the south, rising up out of Washington State. With agreeable and blamy climes, White Rock real estate seizes the most sunshine in the Lower Mainland and averages the lowest annual rainfall with 1,050 mm (41 inches). The mercury hovers around a comfortable 22 degrees in the summer and a tolerable 5 in the winter. Undoubtely, it’s hard to miss the white rock landmark that gave the community its moniker. The substantial mas tips the scales at 486 tones (think four blue whales) and has anchored itself along the rocky shoreline of waterfront White Rock real estate in South Surrey community. It was kept white with an endless assault of gull graffiti so much so, that 19th century mariners used it as a navigational point, visible in all weather. It reamins white today thanks to frequent applications of white paint courtesy of the city parks department. Likely an archaic glacial deposit receded thousands of years ago from the Coast Mountain Range, legend defies this science.

The community of South Surrey/White Rock Real Estate
A veritable catch all of casual eateries, fine dining, boutiques, gelato, and ice cream parlors, pubs, fish and chips haunts, galleries, and gift stores line marine Drive and makes for a full day of hair splitting decisions. A stone’s throw over to Johnston Road (152nd St) in real estate White Rock and along North Bluff you’ll discover the main commercial area of South Surrey property market. Here, several shopping malls and plazas within walking distance of one another offer a wide variety of specialty shops, sidewalk cafes, delis, bookstores and more. The popularity of the White rock waterfront beach community real estate of South Surrey district cannot be understated ,however, civic leaders trust that the city, over time, will gain acclaim for its vibrant White Rock town centre. “Over the next few years, we expect the Town Centre in white Rock area will continue to be revitalized through a number of new mixed use White Rock waterfront real estate developments,” reveals the Mayor. “Meanwhile, the area south of the hospital continues to offer new single family pre-sales White Rock housing options. Whether you’lre looking for a White Rock condominium with a view, a cottage by the beach or traditional family home, you’ll find it in waterfront White Rock real estate.” Independent from neighbouring Surrey real estate since 1957, local maps clearly outline the perimeters between the two: within the eight square km of White Rock real estate the streets are named, and within 110 sq km of South Surrey property district, the streets are numbered. With several redevelopment White Rock real estate properties projects slated for the area over the next few years, watch for new housing, shopping, dining, recreation, and cultural opportunities to emerge.

Community Snapshot: South Surrey and White Rock Region – Fun in the Sun
A great article by Leslie P. for the West Coast Homes Magazine explaining the draw for home buyers for the White Rock and South Surrey real estate communities. “With its enviable coimate, great amenities and exciting new housing opportunities, the South Surrey and White Rock real estate communities is being hailed as the ideal place to live, work and play. According to the South Surrey and White Rock real estate Chamber of Commerce, these two municipalities are about Sun-Fun-Sea. This is a very appropriate tagline for this region that is also known as the Semiahmoo Peninsula where you could find it on any Lower Mainland map in the southwest corner just north of the Peace Arch crossing into the United States. White Rock real estate city is in the centre of the peninsula where you will find a great mix of beaches, nature trails for hiking and biking, parks, green spaces and lots of recreational options. At only eight square kilometers in size, the White Rock real estate district is completely surrounded by South Surrey’s border, except the Semiahmoo Bay on its western side. With a temperate climate throughout the year with much less rainfall than the rest of the Lower Mainland, the White Rock region is a sleepy yet urban community that is a favourite destination for residents, day-trip visitors and Americans. Just off of Restaurant Row on Marine Drive is the 1559 foot long pier that connects the 1.3 mile long Oceanside Promenade in White Rock real estate where many movies have been filmed. Some other key elements for people wanting to move to White Rock and purchasing real estate and homes here is that education and recreation are at the forefront of everything you can see and do. Within such a small space, the White Rock real estate municipal boundaries include nineteen elementary schools, three secondary schools, and four private schools, not bad for a small population with affluent residents. There are also three libraries within the city as well numerous parklands that are protected. The White Rock real estate market is hot and is primarily residential, and according to the official community plan, that will not change in the future. The latest and greatest in presale and under construction real estate properties in White Rock property market is Bosa Properties’ Miramar Village, with its lovely plaza and 17 and 21 storey twin condo residence towers which are a welcome addition for first time home buyers and empty nesters. Commercial activity in the form of retail and other services are also coming into the forefront of White Rock real estate, mainly the Five Corners and Town Centre districts. Between both White Rock and South Surrey, there are numerous places to shop at either big box retail stores or boutiques or even a mix of the two. In addition, some of the top ranked Lower Mainland golf courses are situated in the South Surrey and White Rock municipalities in addition to great waterfront trails, hiking and biking paths and numerous parks for families to enjoy.

White Rock’s partner and neighbour is South Surrey and is one of the Surrey real estate’s six town centres. The total population as of the latest census is approximately 70,000 and the size of the South Surrey real estate district is roughly 110 sq km and is home to such neighbourhoods as the prestigious Crescent Beach, new Morgan Creek master planned community and Ocean Park. Unlike White Rock, South Surrey real estate has experienced rapid growth over the past two decades and is forecast to increase at a much faster rate than its neighbour in the next decade. Business in this centre has been flourishing, showing a growth of 15 per cent from 2006 to 2007. Some of the latest South Surrey real estate developments include the remarkable new residential neighbourhood called Morgan Heights. Formerly 196 acres of open fields, the Morgan Heights South Surrey neighbourhood is now a thriving community of more than 5,400 residents along the Highway 99 corridor and combines commercial/residential and office space. Next door is the Morgan Crossing retail district of South Surrey real estate which is also home to several schools. Economically, the outlook appears very healthy for the South Surrey area and there were approximately 6200 jobs in 1991 which it is expected in increase to 9300 jobs by 2021, which is a great sign for owners of real estate in South Surrey property.

Here are Some Facts and Figures about White Rock and South Surrey
White Rock’s more than 80 acres of greenspace comprise 13 parks, including Coldicutt (1.33 ha) a forested ravine with a trail down to the beach. There’s also an abundance of green space in South Surrey real estate, with 39 official parks, from the pristine Serpentine Fen Wildlife Park t the expanse of forest trails through Sunnyside Acres and Campbell Valley Regional Park, offering everything from hiking, picnicking, cycling, trail riding, water sports and wildlife watching. History lives in South Surrey’s beautifully restored 1894 Victorian farmhouse, set on the banks of the scenic Nicomeki River. The Historic Stewart Farm features the last surviving pole barn, a root cellar, heirlooms gardens and an orchard. The South Surrey/ White Rock real estate community has a population of roughly 73,000. It is one of the most affluent communities in the Lower Mainland, with an average family income of $69,727. Over a 50 year span, South Surrey real estate’s population is predicted to show a five fold increase, rising from 26,071 in 1981 to 132,496 in 2031. The large, distinctive boulder from which the resort community of White Rock real estate took its name is located between West Beach and East Beach below the intervening hill. Weighing more than 486 tons, it migrated south during the last glaciation and was kept white by shellfish – eating seabirds, whose droppings covered the rock, so much so that 19th Century sailors used it as a beacon. The City of White Rock was created by special provincial warrant on April 15, 1957. Surrey was incorporated in 1879, but it wasn’t until 1993 that it officially became a city.

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