Surrey is a city of vibrant communities
Surrey is a business hub as well as a great place to live. Whether it’s the urban environment, new City Centre or cultural ambiance, the city is attracting businesses and families alike. The vibrant communities located within Surrey’s 316.4 square kilometres are:
Campbell Heights: Campbell Heights Business Park covers a total of 1,900 acres. Surrey expects significant job growth in this high-end business park; projections estimate employment will increase by almost 300 per cent to approximately 20,500 over the next 30 years.
Cloverdale: Home to the Surrey Museum and unique heritage buildings, Cloverdale is a sought after location
Fleetwood: Fleetwood offers a bracing mix of farming heritage and retail, commercial and multi-family residential developments.
Guildford: This neighbourhood is renowned for its retail corridors along 104 Avenue and 152 Street, and local businesses have good access to the freeway and are also well positioned in relation to Surrey City Centre.
Newton: Newton has the largest population of all of Surrey’s town centres (over 120,000), as well as the most ethnically diverse population. It is home to a variety of educational, recreational and cultural facilities, including The Bell Centre for Performing Arts, Newton Cultural Centre and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
North Surrey/City Centre: Simply put, this is the new downtown of Surrey, an outstanding achievement of planning and development, building Surrey’s financial district that headquarters both Coast Capital Savings and Westminster Savings. Significant residential and commercial development in the immediate area has flourished. Surrey’s downtown is home to a growing hospital campus with one of the busiest emergency rooms in Canada, the regional health authority corporate office and a health technology commercialization centre.
Port Kells: Located at the northeastern end adjacent to the Fraser River, this town centre has many industrial properties.
South Surrey: Development has created new shopping opportunities in close proximity to new residential neighbourhoods. South Surrey also offers convenient connections to the United States through the Peace Arch and Pacific Highway border crossings.
Source: CITY OF SURREY
Utilities – Energy – Environment
All areas of Surrey are constantly being improved and refined, under strict environmental guidelines set forth by Surrey planners. For example, Surrey City Energy is a city-owned district energy utility that uses organic waste, geoexchange, biomass and other green sources to supply high-density buildings in City Centre with heat and hot water.
Green values govern all of the city’s initiatives and are supported by locally based utilities such as FortisBC, which recently partnered with Surrey’s biofuel facility that will turn the city’s organic waste into renewable natural gas.