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Municipality Location
Vital Statistics

Legend:
    - Surrey
    - All of Greater Vancouver

Population Density (x 1000/sq km)
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
Average Rent (x $100 )                 
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Crime Rate (per 1000 pop.)              
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
Avg Household Income ( x 1000) 
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
Dwelling Type Ratio

- rentals    - owner occupied
Age Groups

- under 19  - 20-39  - 40-64  - over 65

Surrey

Surrey is British Columbia's largest municipality in size and has a population of just over 350,000 second only to Vancouver. In 1993 Surrey officially became a city and since that time has become one of the fastest growing major cities in all of Canada. Two of the biggest reasons for this growth are lower housing costs and the easily accessible transportation routes. The housing costs in Surrey pale in comparison to Vancouver and its surrounding cities and many young families prefer Surrey's natural setting to that of the big city. There are many different highways, truck routes, and train tracks that run through Surrey making it an ideal place for businesses and industry to link to the rest of the Lower Mainland, Canada, and the United States, this is why many companies have moved to or started up in Surrey.

Known as 'The City of Parks' Surrey features over 400 parks with more than 3000 acres of natural beauty for its residents and visitors to enjoy. Surrey also boasts some of the Lower Mainland's best and most state of the art recreational and sporting facilities, this coupled with the abundance of parkland means there are plenty of activities to do year round. Due to the importance that Surrey puts on recreational activities a number of festivals and special events take place in the area, the most well known is the Cloverdale Rodeo. The Cloverdale Rodeo is the third largest rodeo in Canada and has been in existence since the late 1800's, combining normal rodeo events with music, food, games, agricultural exhibits, parades, and children's activities. The Cloverdale Rodeo is fun for the whole family and attracts visitors from throughout British Columbia as well as the rest of Canada and the U.S. Another world class event that is gaining in popularity is the Canada Cup Women's Fastpitch Tournament held at Softball City, this event is considered the best tournament in the world outside of the World Cup and the Olympics and is very well attended both by teams and fans.

Most of Surrey's residents live in single family houses or newly built condominiums although there are certain areas with large apartment complexes as well as a number of retirement facilities. While most of Surrey is residential land one third of the land is zoned for agricultural use with many ranches and farms producing livestock, berries, and fruits & vegetables. So if you're looking for a big city with country living and an abundance of natural beauty look no farther than Surrey.