The City of Surrey comprises the communities of Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton, South Surrey, and Whalley/City Centre. These community centres offer residents improved access to recreation and fitness, transportation, police services and green spaces. Each community is a great place to live, work, and play that makes the city of Surrey a truly livable, modern city in British Columbia. The City Centre housed the major shopping and recreational facilites and has also been the focus of residential and commercial development. Cloverdale is home to the Surrey Museum and the Surrey Archives. The community also preserved several unique heritage buildings, and a quaint “Main Street,” to maintain the historic ambiance of the area. Fleetwood promotes the important role of social activity in the community. Fleetwood Community Centre, Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex, and Fleetwood Park are all located in the area which promotes the environment, wellness and spirit of Fleetwood. Business and residential development are focused in the community of Guildford because of its good access to the freeway and Surrey City Centre. Newton is considered as the most culturally diverse community and serves as a home to one of the largest Vaisakhi Parades outside India. South Surrey is where the Crescent Beach located, this area also offers shopping opportunities and convenient connections to the United States through the Peace Arch and Pacific Highway border crossings.
Climate of Surrey
Surrey experience typical inter-coastal rainforest climate. Winters are usually rainy and wet while summers are often sunny. Heavy rainfall lasts until early spring and autumns are often cool.
Economy of Surrey
Farming and agriculture serves as one of the key sectors of Surrey’s local economy from past centuries up to now. Serving meals with fresh local produced goods are common to the communities and variety of Farmers Markets peppered across the city mainly on warmer months. After all, approximately 30% of Surrey’s land is preserved and dedicated to Agriculture for local food-growing. Manufacturing industries also played an important role in the city’s economic development. Different manufacturing businesses such as logging firms emerge to produced products. While environmental firms capitalized on the city’s initiatives for the clean energy such as constructing wind turbines. Currently, technology is also an emerging sector of Surrey, an ideal business for start-up companies. Leading companies that includes Powertech Labs, Safe Software and FINCAD are situated in the city and produces thousands of jobs for the people of Surrey. Being a film-friendly city, Surrey offers stunning scenes and world-class facilities and locations, perfect for filming variety of TV series, TV movies, feature films, Bollywood films, and commercials.
The city of Surrey offers variety of recreational activities and programs for all ages and skill levels. Their state-of-the-art facilities offer many recreational spaces including gymnasiums, preschool rooms, fitness studios, weight rooms, pools, arenas, lounges and meeting space rentals. The coastal landscapes and the green space of the city offers countless outdoor activities. People can go kayaking at Nicomekl River or paddle boarding at Crescent Beach, while park and trails around the city are perfect for walking, biking and hiking.