5 Reasons to Love Fraser Heights: Best Fraser Heights Amenities

Best Amenities in Fraser Heights

The Fraser Heights neighbourhood—one of Surrey's best neighbourhoods—has some great amenities, making it well worth exploring for those looking for a home in the city of Surrey. It's in a prime location, has lovely parks and outdoor spaces, and many luxury homes here have views of the Fraser River. Here's a closer look at some of the best amenities in Fraser Heights.

Fraser Heights Recreation Centre

The Fraser Heights Recreation Centre is a premier family fitness centre on 160 Street near the Highway 1 onramp. It has indoor and outdoor facilities for various workouts and sports. The Rec Centre offers drop-in daily, monthly, and yearly passes for a fee, and youths 13 and up can purchase membership passes. The indoor facility has two full-sized gymnasiums and a 5,000-square-foot weight room. It also has a dedicated fitness studio with yoga mats and other equipment.

The outdoor property at the Rec Centre has several sports fields and courts for tennis and pickleball. There's never a shortage of fun things to do in Surrey, and the Fraser Heights Recreation Centre is a major contributor to area activities. There is a skateboard park that is popular with kids during the summer months.

Purchasing a pass to use the Fraser Heights Recreation Centre also works as an admission pass for other fitness and rec centres in Surrey. Annual passes are good for 12 months, and people typically get an additional month's membership for free when purchasing an annual pass. The Rec Centre is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends.

Annual Rec Centre Passes:

  • Adults: $539.50
  • Students: $404.50
  • Children/Youths: $269.75
  • Seniors 70 and Up: $135.00
  • Annual Family Pass: $1,079.00

Near Tynehead Park & Surrey Bend Regional Park

Visit Tynehead Park Near Fraser Heights in Surrey, BC

Tynehead Regional Park is directly south of Fraser Heights, on the other side of Highway 1 from the neighbourhood. This 260-hectare park is owned and managed by Metro Vancouver and is considered among Surrey's best parks. The forests and meadows in the park have 15 kilometres of hiking trails and 6.3 kilometres of biking paths. Dog owners are welcome to bring their pets along, although leashes must remain on in most areas of the park; there is an off-leash area, but it is not fenced.

Surrey Bend Regional Park is on the northeast side of the Fraser Heights neighbourhood. Leashed dogs are welcome, and this park has 6.8 kilometres of hiking trails and 5.3 kilometres of cycling. There's also a Nature Discovery Area where parents can bring their children for outdoor play. This area includes a climbing stump, balance beams, stepping stones, and a sandy area, making it a great destination for Surrey's best outdoor activities. Surrey Bend Regional Park also has picnic tables and public washrooms.

Both parks are open daily from dawn until dusk. There is no charge for admission to either park, and they're both great for accessing some of the best hiking trails in Surrey.

Access to Highways 1, 15, and 17

Residents in Fraser Heights have one of the longest contiguous highways in the world close to their front doorsteps. The Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) stretches from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east. This trans-continental highway is 7,476 kilometres in length. Those who don't want to drive all the way to the Atlantic Ocean can visit much closer areas to the northwest, such as the city of Burnaby and the city of North Vancouver.

Another major road is Highway 15, which runs south from the Fraser Heights neighbourhood to the US-Canada border. Also known as the Pacific Highway, it passes through the Cloverdale neighbourhood and Kensington Prairie in Surrey before reaching the border at Blaine, Washington.

One other road is Highway 17, a scenic drive that starts on the north side of Highway 1 in Fraser Heights. The road follows the Fraser River most of the way before heading south towards the city of Ladner and the Tsawwassen community. Highway 17 ends at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in the Straight of Georgia, less than one kilometre from the US-Canada border. This route is great for commuters who work in Burnaby, the city of Richmond, or city of Vancouver because it leads to all the main bridges that cross the Fraser River into the suburbs to the north.

Close to Guildford Town Centre

Although there are a few places for dining out in Fraser Heights, there's an even better option just minutes away. The Guildford Town Centre is on 104 Avenue, just on the other side of Highway 1 from the neighbourhood. This venue is one of the largest shopping malls in the area and one of the first retail stops for homebuyers moving to Surrey. The mall first opened in the 1960s, and today it has more than 250 stores, restaurants and service businesses. It has several major anchor stores to meet all the needs of the locals, including:

  • Hudson's Bay
  • London Drugs
  • Old Navy
  • Sport Chek
  • Uniqlo
  • Walmart

The mall is over 111,000 square metres, and the food court is large enough to seat more than 1,000 diners. It has a 12-screen movie theatre for whenever Fraser Heights locals want to catch a film. The food court also has a couple of dozen additional fast-food restaurants, coffee shops and juice bars.

In addition to getting their groceries, there are so many specialty stores at the Guildford Town Centre that Fraser Heights residents can get all of their shopping done at this one location.

Luxury Homes with Mountain Views

Fraser Heights Features Home With Mountain Views

Fraser Heights is an upscale neighbourhood where many homes fall into the luxury home category. Although there are a minimal number of condos and townhomes in Fraser Heights, most of the properties are single-family homes, many with large lots. Some have views of the Fraser River and Douglas Island. Several properties also have views of Coquitlam Mountain in the distant north, past the city of Coquitlam.

The architectural styles of homes in Fraser Heights range from 20th-century Edwardian to 21st-century modern. West Coast modern-style homes are commonly represented. Prices in Fraser Heights range from $1.5 million for the typical four-bedroom home to nearly $4 million for a 6,000-square-foot estate.

Fraser Heights is a quiet neighbourhood with many trees, and there are plentiful sidewalks for walking to enjoy the views. Along with the great natural areas surrounding it to the northeast and southeast, the neighbourhood has two elementary schools and one secondary school within its boundaries.

Upscale Living in Fraser Heights

Living in Fraser Heights is an excellent option for those who enjoy the outdoors and easy access to the bigger city for work and nightlife activities. Its proximity to two regional parks means there is always a place nearby to get some fresh air and a hike to "recharge the batteries" or take the dog for a walk. Quick access to the shopping centre, major highways, and the Vancouver Metro area's public transit system all help to make Fraser Heights a wonderful neighbourhood.

If a move to Surrey is in your future, contact Metro Vancouver Home Source of eXp Realty at (604) 507-0200 to get in touch with Surrey real estate agents and discover your Surrey dream home today.

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