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Municipality Location
Vital Statistics

Legend:
    - White Rock
    - 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

White Rock

White Rock is the smallest of the municipalities in the Lower Mainland but might very well be the most beautiful. The sea side community is surrounded by Surrey to the North, East, and West and by Semiahmoo Bay and the United States border to the South. Located in the Southwest corner of the lower mainland and a one hour drive from Vancouver White Rock residents enjoy a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, probably the reason that many retirees choose to live in this community.

The name White Rock comes from the gigantic white glacial boulder found along the 8 km stretch of beach, the rock remains to this day but has to be painted white each year by the city. Along this magnificent beach there is a 2.5 km waterfront promenade complete with tourist shops, ice cream parlors, fish & chip shacks, pubs, and restaurants which serve fresh caught seafood. This promenade is the focal point of the community and is also home to the famous 1500 foot long pier in which tourists and locals enjoy fishing off of and walking on. There are many beautiful places in the Lower Mainland to watch a sunset but many think White Rock is the most breathtaking of them all.

Most of White Rock's residents commute to Surrey, Richmond, and Vancouver for work as there is not a large business or commerce area in the city. The town centre has a few apartment buildings which on the ground floor of house the majority of the city's stores, shops and services. These apartment buildings are very few as most of White Rock's residents live in single family homes as well as large stately mansions that are mainly found along the Surrey border.