Anyone who has grown up in the Fraser Valley or spent any number of summers here is likely to have fond memories of heading to White Rock Beach, climbing the giant “white rock”, getting icecream, walking along the pier and standing in awe of how far the tide goes out and quickly it comes back in. In today’s blog post I want to share a few more reasons why White Rock is one of the most desirable communities outside of Vancouver and in the Fraser Valley for real estate.
Reasons to Live in White Rock
Also known as “South Surrey” White Rock is home to beautiful estate homes, traditional seaside homes and upscale trendy condominiums. The list could go on and on but here are some of the more popular reasons for choosing White Rock as your home.
- Beautiful ocean views and close access to beaches with inspiring sunsets
- White Rock is the brightest and sunniest community in the Lower Mainland
- A small population with modern amenities
- A home for everyone with housing prices ranges from $120k to $5.2m.
- Quick commuting to Burnaby, Downtown Vancouver and US Border Crossings
If the simple fact that White Rock gets an extra 52 days of sunshine per year isn’t enough to convince you of White Rock then perhaps the fact that the high demand for this oceanfront community means that your property will hold its value while giving you a comfortable and unique lifestyle will.
Recent Stats on White Rock Homes for Sales
The most current White Rock Real Estate statistics were published for October 2012 by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. Here is a breakdown of benchmark prices for White Rock homes, townhouses and condos for sale and how prices have changed in the past five years.
White Rock Homes for Sale (Detached)
Benchmark Price: $870,100
1 Year Change: 2.1%
3 Year Change: 24.1%
5 Year Change: 17.4%
White Rock Townhomes for Sale
Benchmark Price: $462,100
1 Year Change: 0.1%
3 Year Change: 13.0%
5 Year Change: 6.9%
White Rock Condos for Sale
Benchmark Price: $231,000
1 Year Change: -13.0%
3 Year Change: -11.2%
5 Year Change: -17.0%
Source: MLS Home Price Index Oct 2012
White Rock Real Estate Agents are Here to Help
There is such a fine line between White Rock and South Surrey. In fact, the actual boundary line is along 16th Ave making White Rock. The 16 blocks are grounds to less than 10,000 homes to choose from. If you desire seaside or upscale living please contact me! I would love to speak with how White Rock’s great amenities and current real estate options will enhance your lifestyle.
Learn more about these Sutton Real Estate White Rock BC listings page.