The Elgin neighbourhood is a place of history in the South Surrey region. In 1874, Semiahmoo Road was opened mainly for travel between Blaine and New Westminster. You could find a small stage shop and hotel located in Elgin for passing tourists. In 1886 the Elgin area had been declared as Canada’s customs entry port, with all traffic from the Semiahmoo Road and Nicomekl River being required to report. This lasted for a period of time until the ports of White Rock and Douglas were opened.
Elgin is a mature area of South Surrey that is heavily wooded in areas and contains some of South Surrey’s largest estate lots. The area is known to be a prestigious neighbourhood where some of South Surrey’s most expensive real estate and most preferred public schools are located. You can find a variety of housing options in the Elgin neighbourhood, ranging from private park like acreage lots with custom built mansions of all years, to the suburban half acre (GD) lots in Chantrell Park that was developed in the 1990s through the early 2000s.
There is no lack of parks and trails in the Elgin area if you aren’t taking advantage of the short trip to Crescent Beach or White Rock. Some of the most popular parks, many of which have groomed trails and spectacular bird watching in the area are Elgin Heritage Park, Victoria Memorial Park, Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park, Chantrell Creek Park and Crescent Park. There is also the South Surrey Athletic Park within close proximity, which is South Surrey’s destination for athletics and active recreation. It offers facilities for soccer, football, rugby, baseball, tennis and volleyball. There is a variety of pathways and walking loops for leisure walking or jogging, a bike park, waterpark, playground and picnic shelters. You can also find venues for indoor sports in the South Surrey Recreation Center and at the South Surrey Arena.
If you are looking for a neighbourhood with recreation and parks within close walking or driving distance and a property that has a generous sized lot, then Elgin Chantrell may be your future home.
Should you want to explore housing options in the South Surrey community, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We look forward to hearing from you!
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