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You'll WANT to live in Surrey | Why its the BEST city in B.C.

If you have ever considered moving to Surrey, BC, from places like Ontario or India or wherever you may be, surrey is an incredible place to live, to work, and to play. Today's video is all about giving you you the penultimate guide to knowing exactly which neighborhoods might be a great fit for you, where to invest your family and your life and your roots. If you choose to move to Surrey, BC, there is incredible amounts of immigration every year and emmigration every year into this area. And you want to make sure that you get it right when you choose to call Surrey, your home. So if that's what you're looking for, today's post is just for you.

Let's get into it. What's good, everybody? It's Darin Germyn from the Germyn Group, where we know you've only got one chance to either buy or sell your next home. So we're here to help you get it right.

All right, so Surrey is an incredible place to live. I've been fortunate enough to call it home for the majority of my life. The majority, because I lived in North Delta for about 10 years, which was about a block and a half from the Surrey border. So I work in Surrey.

I live in Surrey, I grew up in Surrey, and I absolutely love Surrey. Of course, there is different things that are important to different people when you choose to relocate and move to Surrey. And some of those things might include things like where's the best shopping? Where is the best transportation?

If you have to get to downtown Vancouver? Where's the best schools for my kids? What about the best parks? If you're very athletic and you like to get outside or take the kids to the park, if you love going to the beach, you've only got really one option. But where are the best schools in Surrey?

And how do the Surrey schools rank? And if you're into the whole nightlife scene, where do you go in Surrey to actually get that? Make sure you stay tuned to the end of the video, because we're actually going to give out three awards as well for kind of subcategories, but you're definitely not going to want to miss it. So without further ado, let's jump into the list. When it comes to shopping, you really can't beat Guilford Town Center, and the reason for that is simply because it's huge.

It's one of the biggest malls in all of the province. Let alone, Surrey, but they just did a massive expansion on it years back and it's got some really incredible stores. So if you love shopping, Guilford is definitely your neighborhood. There's also large malls in the Central City neighborhood called Central City Mall. You've got South Surrey with Semiauto Mall and you've also got as.

It's not really in Surrey but it's called Willowbrook Center which is just four blocks from the Surrey border which is in Langley. For those of you that have transportation needs, whether you need to take rapid transit to downtown Vancouver, you need to be close to a highway because you're all over the community, you're definitely going to want to focus on two neighborhoods and that again is the Central City area of Surrey, also called Wally or the Guildford area. The reason for this is because not only do you have very quick and easy access to the sky train, which connects you to other areas like New Westminster, Burnaby Coquitlam. And Vancouver, but you've also got major highway access. You can jump on the Perimeter Road quite easily to take you out to the ferries or into the valley.

You've also got highway access to downtown Vancouver which will also take you up into the mountains. It's worth mentioning that the South Surrey White Rock neighborhood also has highway 99? So actually getting into places like Richmond and downtown Vancouver is not so bad by car from this area, but there's not really good rapid transit options. And I would be letting you down in this video if I didn't let you know that the Surrey SkyTrain extension is underway and by 2028 we should have a new sky train extension that runs from North Surrey in the Central City neighborhood all the way down to Langley, straight through Fraser Highway, which is going to connect areas like Cloverdale, Fraser Heights, Langley and North Surrey. If you're looking for university education, you can't go wrong again with the North Surrey neighborhood.

BCIT is in this area. You've got Simon Fraser University, a wonderful and incredible university right in town. Kwantlen Polytechnic is right down the road and just a short bus ride. And UBC has just bought a large parcel of land in the Central City area as well to host a Surrey campus which is going to be underway in the short time. If you love getting outdoors and you love going to parks, well you're not really going to go wrong anywhere in Surrey to be honest.

There is amazing parks all over the place. Some of the bigger ones include Bear Creek Park, which is really beautiful. You've got Tynehead Fleetwood Park, you've got Redwood Park, and you've got Campbell Valley Park in the South Surrey area. If going to the beach is your thing or maybe you like to wake up and be able to see the ocean, there's only really one game in town unless you're going to go into a high rise in North Surrey. But if you want the walkability and you want to live that sort of lifestyle, South Surrey and more specifically the White Rock neighborhoods is what you're looking for.

It's easy access to walk directly down to the beach if you live in White Rock, and many properties in White Rock actually have ocean views as well. White Rock Beach is really neat. It's full of very eclectic restaurants and there's some cool shops down there as well. So you really can't go wrong. If healthcare is a concern for you or anyone in your family. Or maybe you work in the healthcare field as a doctor or a nurse or anything along those lines.

There is two major players in Surrey and there's a third on the way. So your big hospital of course is Surrey Memorial Hospital, which is kind of in between the Newton area but more closer to the Central City area. This is a world class hospital. It's getting bigger and better all the time. And that's where a lot of people love to live that want to be either close to the hospital or work in the healthcare field.

There's also Peace Arch Hospital, which is in the White Rock neighborhood of South Surrey. It's a little smaller of a hospital and it's more kind of a tune from what I'm told from my clients that are nurses and doctors. It's more for kind of like seniors. Not really major type surgeries or anything really happens there, but a nice hospital its own, right? And of course there's a new hospital slated to end up in Cloverdale, which the plans and process are already underway to make that a thing.

If you are looking for a busy and bustling nightlife, I got bad news for you, sir. He's probably not the neighborhood to go, but if I had to guess on which neighborhood is going to be the best in the forthcoming future, it's going to be Central City. Just based on the amount of population that's going to end up there, you're going to start seeing a lot more of those venues begin to pop up. Now it's worth noting South Surrey and the White Rock neighborhood, they do have a lot of things like kind of live music. There's some cool pubs and stuff like that.

But it's really not the nightlife you might be looking for that you might expect in like a downtown Vancouver or something like that. Okay, so that was the rundown on some of the more important things that people like to consider when they are looking for a home. But we've got some awards we're going to give away here too. We're not really giving away an award. We have no one to give them to, but we're going to give some awards away for some particular things that may be important to you if you're choosing to move to Surrey, BC.

The award for the most vibrant and culturally awesome neighborhood is Central City. Central City is a growing community. It's getting bigger busier and more amenities, and awesome things are getting added all the time. If you're looking for a vibrant and bustling community, this is definitely where you want to end up. Let's do a 180 now on vibrant, and let's say you want a quiet, controlled, calm community where you can enjoy nature and silence, which, as I get older, is something that I appreciate more.

The winner of the award for a quiet neighborhood is South Surrey White Rock area. Now, don't get me wrong, like all neighborhoods, there are pockets where it can get quite busy in this area. But if you start to get to the outskirts of some of these areas in South Surrey, not only are they incredibly beautiful, but they're also very quiet. All right, and the last award is for schools. Now, if you've got school age children or children that are beginning to go into the school system, you can do your research on how the schools are ranked across Surrey by the company called the Fraser Institute.

However, the community that has the most highest ranked schools that wins this award is South Surrey. In fact, not only does South Surrey have some incredible schools in the Fraser Institute's rankings from 2019, it contains six of the top ten schools in the area. And the further down the list you go, the more self Surrey schools tend to get plugged in. So there you have it. If you are moving to Surrey from Alberta, from any of the other provinces, ontario, from another country like the US, or if you're moving from a place like India, well, you could be moving from anywhere.

Now you've got your guide to know exactly where the best neighborhoods are in Surrey and what's important to you. Now you can find an awesome place to call home. If you are someone that is looking at relocating to Surrey from another area, make sure you check out in the description below to book a time to chat with us and we can fill you in more on the specific neighborhoods that you're curious about, because, hey, everyone's got a price point and different things will buy you different stuff in different neighborhoods. So we can let you know what your money might get you in these different areas to make sure you're making a good decision. Look, I want to thank you for reading today's post

Again, I'm Darin Germyn from the German Group, where we know you've only got one and chance to either buy or sell your next home. So we're here to help you get it right. Thanks for reading and we'll see you on the next post. Ciao. Bye.

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