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Surrey

Surrey is a city situated in the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area, which is part of British Columbia, Canada.

Housing

Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing around one third of dwellings in Surrey, whereas the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses. This city has a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 70% of the dwellings in the city are occupied by homeowners while the rest are rented. The homes in this city are very modern, since about one third of its dwellings were built following the year 2000, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s.

Transportation

Commuting by car is very easy in Surrey. Coming across a place to park is quite easy. However, commuting by public transit is difficult in Surrey. Nevertheless, there is the King George Station, Scott Road Station and Gateway Station with access to the Expo Line. Commuters benefit from plenty of rapid transit stations on the Expo Line. The city is connected by over 50 bus lines, and it is convenient to find a nearby bus stop from most properties. Surrey is not particularly cycling-friendly since there are a limited number of bike lanes, and travelling by bicycle is rendered arduous by the often hilly area. Walking is also not particularly feasible for property owners in Surrey because running common errands is sometimes difficult.

Services

Primary schools are easy to walk to from most houses for sale in Surrey. However, it can be challenging to reach high schools as a pedestrian. In addition to public schools, there are private primary and secondary schools. With regards to food, a supermarket is generally reachable within a reasonably short walk from any location in this city. There are also a limited number of choices for those who care about close by restaurants and cafes.

Character

Surrey is a fairly good city to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm atmosphere. Green spaces are easy to reach since there are over 900 of them nearby for residents to enjoy. This city is also reasonably quiet, as the streets are generally reasonably calm - however noise can be problematic closer to Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 17 or one of the railway lines.

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