Best Neighbourhoods in Surrey, B.C. for Families

Surrey is one of British Columbia’s fastest-growing cities and is the largest by size, extending over a huge area of land between the Fraser River south of Vancouver and the U.S. border. 

As of 2016, Surrey’s estimated population was at 517,887, not far off from Vancouver’s census count of 631,486.

Surrey offers a range of housing options and is ideal for single or growing families. It features six town centers, several parks, sports and recreational facilities, beaches and vast stretches of agricultural land.

The city welcomes immigrants and has the largest South Asian population in the region.

Each Surrey neighborhood has its unique attributes and amenities, making research an important step before moving.

To help you narrow down your search, here are some of the best neighborhoods in Surrey for families.

Morgan Creek 

Morgan Creek is a planned community where you’ll find impressive family homes with neatly groomed lawns and gardens on generously sized lots. New construction projects in the area have introduced townhomes and luxury condos. The community is only a few minutes away from stores, business areas and services. 


If you need more space to raise a family, most of the homes in the Guildford neighborhood are big, with two-car garages and spacious backyards where children can play. A big advantage is you’ll be a short distance away from the SkyTrain and shopping centers.

South Surrey-White Rock

South Surrey has first-rate schools, two of which are private, excellent properties, recreational facilities, and quick access to the Canada – U.S. border. The community is close enough to Vancouver for an easy commute but far enough from the mountains that it gets a lot more fun.

White Rock, a small and separate community, adjoins South Surrey on three sides, with the ocean bordering the fourth. Your family will have a fun time at Crescent Beach, as well as enjoy the great restaurants and unique shops along the waterfront.  

Fleetwood Tynehead

Possessing a solid community feel, Fleetwood Tynehead provides an excellent environment for family living, with 22% of its population under the age of 19. It’s slightly further away from SkyTrain access, which makes it more serene and idyllic. What’s more, there are parks, hiking trails and the Serpentine River that your family will love. 

Sunnyside Park

Sunnyside Park is a planned residential community in the central part of South Surrey, featuring a diverse mix of elegant homes, recent construction projects and condominiums. It received its name from being a part of the south slope on Surrey’s sunnier side. The neighborhood offers easy access to shops, beaches and outdoor recreation. 


According to popular opinion, Clayton is one of the best neighborhoods to live in in Surrey. Besides its several public schools and parks, one of its major attractions is Clayton Heights Secondary School, conveniently located near condominiums, single-family houses and townhomes. 


Cloverdale is Surrey’s historic center made popular by its heritage sites. This community is the third-largest in the city and home to the Museum of Surrey, the unique BC Vintage Truck Museum and the famous Cloverdale Rodeo.

Many families with children favor this neighborhood for its schools, recreation centers, pools, playing fields and parks. Many new amenities and facilities,  such as the SkyTrain expansion, have been added to support its continuing growth.

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