Surrey population projected to surpass Vancouver by 2030

Feb 23 2021, 4:43 pm

As millennials grow increasingly weary of Vancouver’s high cost of living, many are looking to relocate to one of the city’s surrounding communities.

In the hopes of settling somewhere that provides an intersection of urban lifestyle and affordability, people seem to be moving to Surrey in droves. The city is experiencing a boom of roughly 1,000 new inhabitants each month — leading experts to believe that its population will eclipse that of Vancouver’s by 2030.

The city is rapidly becoming a cultural hub thanks to its plan for a long-range, city-wide rapid transit grid and emerging educational, health, and tech industries. Consistently rated as one of the most affordable places to live, its multicultural flair, proximity to nature, and expanding downtown area appeals to young urbanites looking to buy their first homes.

Conceived by award-winning developer PCI Developments, King George Hub is one of the first housing developments to establish itself in Surrey’s ever-growing city centre.

Surrey was designated one of the best places to buy real estate by MoneySense, and this new transit-oriented complete community poses a promising opportunity for those looking to invest.

Plaza One, King George Hub’s newest collection of homes, sold upwards of 170 homes in just six weeks of launching in the market.

In honour of its grand opening, the locale is offering $3,000 off two-bedroom homes and $1,500 off one-bedroom homes — 170 of which are listed for under $499,900.

To further entice young city-dwellers and families, the community developers have debuted a new video providing buyers with a taste of what living at Plaza One is like.

The throwback-style video captures all the nostalgia of the opening credits of a 90s sitcom, calling out first-time homebuyers who are tired of paying rent, young families, and pet lovers — all of whom can be seen gallivanting about the brightly-hued, vibrant community.

As far as real estate videos go, it’s endearingly refreshing, painting a picture of Surrey as a place where people can transplant their downtown lifestyles — and leave the exorbitant prices behind.

It’s a glimpse of King George Hub’s vision to redefine what it means to live in Surrey.

Here, a world of shopping, transit options, workspaces, services, and everyday conveniences come together to create an incredibly walkable, sustainable, urban lifestyle for its residents.

Naturally, the location was vital to planning and creating a highly livable community. Situated next to King George SkyTrain Station and a RapidBus line, those living here have the freedom to get anywhere in Metro Vancouver.

With the addition of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension, King George Hub is expected to become one of the most connected communities in the Lower Mainland. Plus, residents will have access to a co-op car through Modo, making running errands even easier.

Those looking to stay put will also find they’re within walking distance from countless workplaces, parks, Surrey Memorial Hospital, restaurants, services, and shops, including a Save-On-Foods and Rexall Drugstore within the community, as well as a Brown’s Socialhouse, Central City Shopping Centre, T&T Supermarket, and SFU Surrey campus in the surrounding neighbourhood.

Inside the homes, bright interiors by BYU Design include rich finishes and stylish features that complement the vibrant community.

Living, kitchen, and dining spaces are interconnected, efficient for everyday living or entertaining. The large window frames giving way to stunning panoramic views don’t hurt either.

Warm laminate wood flooring can be found throughout and residents are given the option of choosing between two contemporary colour palettes: light or dark.

Appliance-wise, the kitchens are fully equipped with a Bosch integrated fridge and freezer, Blomberg dishwasher, stainless steel wall oven, induction cooktop, and Panasonic stainless steel built-in microwave.

The serene bathrooms comprise of large-format porcelain tiles and an accent wall. White ceramic tiles cover the vanity wall and shower, while the elegantly-shaped white sink is paired with a sleek chrome faucet on a quartz countertop.

Meanwhile, two-bedroom homes have a rain shower in the master ensuite and a soaker tub in the second bathroom. One-bedroom homes also have a soaker tub, making for an ideal spot to relax and unwind after a long day.

Amenities are also in abundance at Plaza One, with multiple specially-designed ‘hubs’ that emphasize health, wellness, entertainment, relaxation, and work-life.

On the roof is the Social Hub, which includes an indoor and outdoor dining lounge, indoor games room, outdoor entertaining area with a fire pit, and outdoor theatre.

The Family Hub, found on the third-floor podium, provides a variety of dining and entertainment options for families. Here, too, there’s outdoor space for dining, playing, and barbecuing.

There’s also plenty of space to get work done in the Work Hub, located on the ground floor of Plaza One. This hub features a co-working room, library, maker’s space, mailroom, parcel delivery space, and concierge station.

In a separate shared building is the 6,000 sq ft Fitness Hub, featuring a gym, cardio space, half basketball and multi-purpose court, yoga room, kids area, and cool down lounge.

In many ways, King George Hub is an architectural landmark that symbolizes Surrey’s transformation into a setting where people can live, work, play, and transit.

PCI Developments is an award-winning Vancouver-based real estate developer with a reputation for creating distinctive and thriving mixed-use communities that enhance the urban environment.

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