Crescent Beach Neighbourhood Info

July 12, 2011

Crescent Beach, a small waterfront neighbourhood in South Surrey, is a unique community on the west side of Boundary Bay. It's just minutes from the Canadian/United States border, and was once a resort community.

Crescent Beach has plenty of natural beauty, and the neighbourhood is home to a number of species of rare migratory birds, making the area a birdwatcher's dream come true. The Crescent Beach promenade serves as a great entertainment district residents and visitors can take a breezy stroll to one of several ocean view bistros, or attend one of the many summer festivals.

While many beach communities in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia have fallen victim to modern development, Crescent Beach has maintained its original charm. The village boasts plenty of picturesque views, such as log cottages tucked away among hardwood trees.

Crescent Beach is a beachfront village with an extremely high proportion of detached homes. As a result, real estate in Crescent Beach tends to be priced higher than real estate in the surrounding areas. Prices for homes range from just over $300,000 for a small apartment to well over $1 million for a large waterfront estate. The average price is $821,395. View Crescent Beach MLS® listings and upcoming open houses

Crescent Beach Amenities

Crescent Beach Shopping

Ocean Park Shopping Centre, the largest shopping centre in the area, offers a Safeway, a veterinary clinic, a video store and several other shops. Semiamhoo Shopping Centre offers a pharmacy, several clothing stores, shoe stores, and a number of other stores.

Schools and education in Crescent Beach

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Crescent Beach Cafés and Restaurants

Crescent Beach offers a great variety of dining options, both in chain restaurants and in local fare. Whether you crave the familiarity of Subway or other fast food, or you have a taste for fresh fare from Beecher Street Café, the Harbour House Restaurant or Pelagos Greek Restaurant, Crescent Beach has something to suit your tastes.

Crescent Beach Sports and Recreation

Crescent Beach, as a waterfront neighbourhood, offers residents and visitors numerous ways to stay active. Crescent Park hosts a soccer field, baseball diamond, tennis courts, and lots of walking trails.

The easy beach access also means watersports and aquatic activities are on the itinerary. Whether you'd like to take a dip in the ocean, kayak or canoe, the area offers beautiful natural views to help you relax.

Crescent Beach Transportation

TransLink offers numerous bus services to the South Surrey area, including the 351 Crescent Beach/Bridgeport Station route. Drivers can also take the Highway 99 or King George Highway, which is just east of the community and offers quick access to Downtown Vancouver.

Crescent Beach Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $821,395
Townhouses $477,099
Condos $313,297
*Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, average sale prices in South Surrey/Crescent Beach for March 2011

Crescent Beach Demographics

Population* 5,419 *Source: BC Stats
65 to 74 6%
45 to 64 31%
20 to 44 27%
5 to 19 24%
0 to 4 5%
*Source: BC Stats
Fully owned 75% ("Owners")
Rented 25%
Band Housing 0%
*Source: BC Stats
Detached 91% ("Houses")
Row House 1%
Apartment Duplex 1%
Apartment, under five stories 3%
Apartment, five stories or more 0%
*Source: BC Stats

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