Alright, here we are for the second post in this series. In this post, I’ll focus on the Grandview Heights neighbourhood. If you missed my first post in this series, where I wrote all about what it’s like to live in Crescent Beach / Ocean Park, then click HERE.
What I love about the area…Grandview is the newest sub-community in the White Rock/South Surrey area. While it’s been under development for several years, its expansion is ongoing. What I love most about the area is you never have to leave it – there is so much to do in Grandview and many homes are walking distance to all the action. It’s a great place to raise a family.
Shopping & Restaurants: If you’re in the White Rock / South Surrey area this is where you’re coming to do most of your shopping. There are three outdoor malls (Grandview Corners, Morgan Crossing, and Grandview Central) and there is a great mixture of shops (H&M, Aldo shoes, The Gap, Lulu Lemon, Carters, Indigo to name only a few) and a vast selection of restaurants (Browns, S&L, Montanna’s, White Spot, sushi, and so many more). One of the newest restaurants in the area that is already quite popular is Sal y Limon – a sweet little Mexican restaurant that I can’t wait to try. In addition, there’s a few Big Box stores for all your shopping needs including SuperStore, Walmart, and Home Depot.
Living: There is something for everyone in Grandview. There are a lot of families and first-time buyers flocking to the Grandview Heights area due to its affordability. There are many townhomes and condos and the bonus is, they’re all relatively new and for the most part move in ready. A 1 bed/1 bath condo (a great starter home) that is situated right above the shops at Morgan Crossing and almost 700sqft is currently listed for $375,000. The current active list price for a townhome in the area starts at just over $550,000. Detached homes are slightly more, starting at just over $1 Million.
Schools: Since the entire Grandview area is fairly new (or I should say re-developed as Grandview has been a sub-community for a long time), so are the schools. There are two newish elementary schools: Sunnyside and Pacific Heights. A new high school, Grandview Heights secondary, is underway and I believe expected to be completed in 2020. The area is also home to a 17-acre, K-12 private school called Southridge.
Parks & Rec (pools, golf courses, beaches, trails, community centres): The Grandview Aquatic Centre is one of the largest pools in Surrey and the design with its curved roof, in my opinion, is beautiful. We are frequent visitors to the Grandview pool whether it’s for swimming lessons or to use the gym; it’s a fantastic place for the whole family.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Grandview area or South Surrey/White Rock in general, click HERE.