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Why you should buy a house in Fleetwood?
One of the town centres of modern-day Surrey, British Columbia, Fleetwood is a beautiful town with lots to see and do. The town was developed in the early 1900s. Fishing, farming and logging were the main trades of the time. The first settlers to the town were from Vancouver and New Westminster.
The town gets its name from one of the earliest settlers, Edith Francis, who settled here in 1909, with her husband, James Francis. Edith’s extended family, whose last name was Fleetwood, joined her here, and soon, a large part of the town was populated by the Fleetwood clan. But what solidified the name of the town was the death of Edith’s brother, Arthur Thomas Fleetwood, in World War I. A government charter was obtained to name the town after her brother, and Fleetwood town came into existence. Even today, you can see a statue of the war hero standing across the way from the Fleetwood Community Centre.
Over the course of the next few decades, there was an in-pouring of people into Fleetwood. The increase in population also brought in economic opportunities and development. Today, Fleetwood is one of the most ethnically diverse regions of Surrey, and it has a population of 62,735. The median household income in Fleetwood stands at $97,637, which is better than Surrey’s average.
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The Fleetwood Business Improvement Association (FBIA) is actively working to strengthen the Fleetwood Business District’s brand, improve safety in the community, and promote its development. It is particularly preparing for the SkyTrain developments, working to ensure that this Surrey suburb can welcome this growth while retaining its historic character.
At first glance, it seems like an unassuming residential neighbourhood, but Fleetwood is also home to some of Surrey’s best parks.
Downtown Fleetwood is home to Francis Park, just behind the Fleetwood Community Centre. This family-friendly park has strikingly spacious lawns and a delightful playground. It also features outdoor fitness equipment and a walking loop, for residents who like to get their exercise out-of-doors.
Fleetwood Gardens – nestled within Fleetwood Park, at the corner of 80th Avenue and 160th Street – are picturesque and peaceful, suited to reflective walks and photographic backdrops alike.
Nearby, Surrey Lake Park offers a quiet trail along a human-made lake. The 1.5-kilometre trail begins in lake wetlands and makes its way into nearby meadows. These varied habitats are home to all manner of wildlife, including the self-stocked fish that wound their way into the lake from Bear Creek.
Fleetwood residents have access to two City of Surrey facilities for fitness, recreation, and community programming.
Located in Fleetwood Town Centre, the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex provides world-class athletic facilities. It boasts a 50m Olympic-size pool with two diving boards and a water slide, along with tumble buckets, water toys, and tots pools for younger swimmers. For those who prefer colder activities, there’s also an arena, which offers a variety of drop-in activities and registered arena programs.
West Fleetwood residents have ready access to the Fleetwood Community Centre. Like the other complex, it also offers a weight room and fitness centre. In addition, the City of Surrey hosts regular programming here for preschoolers, youth, and seniors. There is also a public library location here that delivers literary and cultural experiences to the neighbourhood.
Located in the centre of Surrey, Fleetwood residents have remarkably convenient access to multiple highways. Fraser Highway, around which the neighbourhood has been built, leads west to the Surrey Centre and east to Langley, Aldergrove, and Abbotsford. In the opposite directions, 152nd Street brings drivers south to White Rock and then north to Vancouver’s Highway 1.
TransLink serves Fleetwood with five bus routes. Some make stops within the neighbourhood while en route to other parts of Surrey (326 from Guildford to Surrey Centre and 335 from Whalley to Sullivan). The others stop in Fleetwood while travelling westward from nearby Langley to other parts of the Lower Mainland (388, 502, and 503).
In coming years Fleetwood will be the site of three new SkyTrain stations, as part of the Expo Line Expansion into Langley. These stations – to be added at 152nd Street, 160th Street, and 166th Street) – will expedite travel into New Westminster, Burnaby, and Vancouver. Moreover, it is expected to foster significant growth within Fleetwood, due to planned developments around the new SkyTrain stations.
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