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Why you should rent an apartment in Surrey BC.
Surrey, BC is located east off Vancouver, and has the fastest growing population in the province (~ 462,000 people). Its growth can be primarily explained by its affordable and plentiful housing, a large number of green areas, parks, and schools. More and more families are choosing Surrey as their city for living and working. Surrey is one of the cities where you can find affordable rental apartments, lots of green parks, convenient location and schools. Although Surrey has acquired mixed reputation reviews over the last decade, the majority of its neighborhoods have proven to provide local residents with safe and family friendly environment.
Recently, a lot of new residential buildings and modern retail centers have been built within Surrey area. Surrey Central and Guildford areas offer great shopping and close proximity to public transportation, schools, and offices. Older apartment buildings have undergone major re-development making them a great choice for affordable and spacious housing.
If you are thinking whether you should rent in Surrey, here are a few tips on how to find a really nice, clean, and well-managed apartment in the area. Depending on your family situation, you might want to look at different parts of Surrey to find best suitable rental apartments. Families with kids are advised to look at apartment buildings located near the residential single housing areas. These neighborhoods typically offer a much quieter, slower paced, and safe environment for a whole family. Students, singles, and those who prefer a more urban lifestyle will enjoy central areas of Surrey. A lot of brand new high rise and low rise apartment buildings have been built near Guildford Mall and Surrey Central. These buildings have a good number of rental apartments that offer great amenities, views, and modern interiors. Recently, a lot of great new housing has been built in South Surrey (Morgan Crossing), with great shopping centers built around it. Although there are not a lot of rentals in that area, with patience and diligent research you will be able to rent a great townhouse or condo.
If you are planning to rent in Surrey, a good advice is to drive around the city and select some areas that you find appealing to you personally. If you have family and have some concerns or questions, you can often talk to residents who are usually out with their kids in a park or near their house. There are a lot of community centers that you can visit, and find out more information about a particular area. People are usually very friendly, and would be happy to answer you questions and help you with your housing search. If you put some effort into finding a great rental apartment in Surrey, you will enjoy all that city life has to offer at the most reasonable rental rate. You can also negotiate better terms, such as the length of the Lease, pets, utilities, and parking due to Surrey’s rental market being very competitive. Should you find a great rental apartment in Surrey area, you will unlikely want to move to another city in the near future.