Surrey is a city of contrasts: rolling farmlands, wooded parks, and sandy beaches. It combines both city and country living, with something to offer just about everyone. It is one of the largest cities in Canada, covering 301 square kilometres and population that will reach close to 350,000 by the end of the decade.
Surrey encompasses several distinct communities: Guildford, Fleetwood, Cloverdale, Newton, Whalley, Fraser Heights, South Surrey, and a developing "Downtown" known as Surrey City Centre. Surrey City Centre is developing as the prime Regional Centre south of the Fraser River, serving the rapidly growing population of the Lower Fraser Valley. High quality residential precincts will provide added vitality and variety to the services and attractions in Surrey City Centre. This new "Downtown" provides the opportunity for business to locate where the population is moving.
The City of Surrey has a large and varied industrial and commercial base with more industrial designated land than any other municipality in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Prime vacant land is being developed at a rapid rate. The main industrial areas include Port Kells, Newton, South Westminster, Cloverdale, Bridgeview, and Campbell Heights.
Surrey enjoys close proximity to the U.S. border, a well- established transportation infrastructure, and a diverse community make-up. Surrey's location enables local business and industry to develop strong trading relationships with international, inter-provincial, and regional trading communities, with emphasis on both Pacific Rim and North American markets.