The Pros of living in Surrey, B.C.

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Discover why Surrey, BC, is a fantastic place to call home. From affordability to diversity, let’s dive into the top reasons residents love this city.

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The PRO’s of living in Surrey, BC (a local’s perspective)

My name is Darin, the team leader with the Germyn Group, with Macdonald Realty, a REALTOR in Surrey, British Columbia.

If this is your first time reading our blogs, we are here to educate you on everything there is to know about living in Surrey or White Rock, British Columbia. If you’re looking to make a move in the next 9 days, 90 days or 9 months, shoot us a text, give us a call, or book an in-person zoom meeting with us so we can learn a little bit more about your situation and let you know what we can do to help you. This way, we can make sure your move to Surrey or White Rock is a smooth one

Now that we have that covered, lets get into the 5 pros on why I love Surrey, BC:


A graph showing the difference of the GVR and FVREB real estate markets
A graph showing the difference of the GVR (Greater Vancouver Board) and FVREB (Fraser Valley Real Estate Board) real estate markets. The Surrey market showing a significantly lower price than Vancouver in Detached & Attached combined.

One of the biggest draws of Surrey is its affordability. Despite the general high cost of living in the Lower Mainland, Surrey stands out as an affordable option, offering significant savings to residents. For instance, North Surrey is 39.8% cheaper than Vancouver, making it a more accessible choice for those looking to buy or rent.

Even when compared to other municipalities in the Greater Vancouver area, Surrey remains more affordable by 34.5%, allowing families and individuals to enjoy a higher quality of life without breaking the bank.

Central Location

Surrey’s central location is another major advantage, placing it at the heart of the Lower Mainland. It offers easy access to surrounding municipalities via multiple highways, which significantly reduces commute times for residents.

A map of the intricate transit service in Surrey, BC
A map of the intricate transit service in Surrey, BC

Public transportation options are robust, including major bus loops and the SkyTrain, providing seamless connectivity to key areas. As Surrey continues to grow, this centrality is expected to enhance further, solidifying its role as a convenient and strategic hub for both living and business activities.

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Aerial footage of Holland Park, a fairly sized park beside Surrey Central City mall

The city’s central position means that residents can enjoy the benefits of urban amenities while still being close to nature and recreational opportunities. Additionally, this strategic location attracts businesses and investors, fostering economic growth and creating more job opportunities for locals.

Cultural Diversity

Multi-cultural photo of what a Festival would look like in Surrey BC
A dramatized photo of what a multi-cultural festival would look like in Surrey BC

Surrey is a cultural mosaic, with nearly half of its population speaking a non-official language as their mother tongue. This rich diversity brings a variety of cultural experiences and perspectives, making Surrey a vibrant place to live.

The city’s multiculturalism is one of its greatest strengths, contributing to a unique and dynamic community. Festivals, markets, and cultural events abound, allowing residents to experience a wide range of traditions and cuisines.

Additionally, the diverse population attracts international businesses and talent, boosting the local economy and creating a more globally connected city.

4. Abundance of Parks

Known as the “City of Parks,” Surrey boasts over 200 parks, offering abundant green spaces for residents to enjoy. This extensive network of parks ensures that almost every resident has walkable access to nature, significantly enhancing the quality of life.

The entrance to the Bear Creek Gardens in Newton, Surrey BC
Photo of the entrance to the Bear Creek Gardens, which is in Newton, Surrey BC

Popular spots like Bear Creek Park and Crescent Park provide diverse recreational opportunities, from walking trails to picnic areas. With so many parks to explore, visiting a different one every weekend would take nearly four years! Showcasing the city’s commitment to preserving natural beauty and providing outdoor activities for everyone.

5. Rapid Growth and Development

Surrey is experiencing rapid growth, which brings new infrastructure and amenities. By 2029, it is predicted to surpass Vancouver in population. This growth includes exciting developments like a new stadium, improved transportation networks, a new hospital, and a UBC campus in North Surrey.

A photo of what Surrey could look like in 2029
A dramatized photo of what Surrey could be by the year 2029, showing exponential growth over the next few years

These enhancements promise to make Surrey an even more attractive place to live, offering residents modern facilities, better connectivity, and increased educational opportunities.


Surrey, BC, offers a blend of affordability, centrality, diversity, abundant parks, and promising growth. These factors make it a wonderful place to call home.

If you’re considering moving to Surrey, now is a great time to explore what this vibrant city has to offer. What do you think? Leave a comment below this post to let us know what pro’s you have about Surrey that makes it so desirable

What if I have any questions about moving to Surrey, BC?

Selecting an excellent real estate professional is key to a successful home purchase. The Germyn Group, with our deep understanding of White Rock and its real estate dynamics, is committed to guiding you every step of the way.

We invite you to book a consultation with us. During our meeting, we’ll discuss your needs, preferences, and any questions you might have about the Surrey real estate market.

As you embark on this exciting journey, remember that the right home in Surrey is more than just a property; it’s a foundation for your future. With the Germyn Group by your side, let’s make your dream of homeownership in Surrey a beautiful reality.


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