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Living In Clayton? Head To The Surrey Little Theatre!

Although The City of Surrey inherited many of its cultural activities from metropolitan Vancouver, its cultural scene is as diverse as its residents. Of course, the community of Clayton is no exception to this. Clayton’s arts and culture are nourished through our local artistic and cultural events. One of my favourite places to enjoy local art and theatre is at the Surrey Little Theatre. If you’re looking for a taste of arts in Clayton, or just want a night out with friends and family this is the place to be!

Surrey Little Theatre wrapped up their production of “Becky’s New Car” earlier this month and are gearing up for, “The Drawer Boy,” which is scheduled to run from April 17th to May 17th.

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You may not know this if you’re a current resident, but visitors often get mixed up when it comes to Surrey’s wonderful community of Clayton.

“Is it called Clayton Heights, Clayton Hill, East Clayton, or just Clayton?” “Can I buy a newer property here?”

As a real estate agent and current Clayton resident, I feel a strong sense of public responsibility to share my community and area knowledge— in hopes that you’ll make an informed decision when buying or selling. So here it goes…

The original subdivision in the City of Surrey consisted mainly of mature single-family homes and 1 acre real estate properties. This subdivision was known as Clayton Heights and also referred to as Clayton Hill.

Clayton Heights was located east of the community of

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One of the things I love about most living in Surrey is that we’re dedicated to reducing waste and keeping unnecessary items out of the landfill. This should come as no surprise, since British Columbia is one of the highest scoring provinces for environmental progress! As residents, we can also do our part to reduce waste and make our Clayton Heights homes greener. Here are some tips to help you make your property more environmentally-friendly:

  1. Wash clothing items in cold water: There’s laundry detergents out there that can get the job done without the use of hot water. By the way, they can also save you money in your utilities bills.
  2. Forget Plastic Bags: Most grocery stores sell reusable bags for as low as a dollar. These bags can be used more
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Living in Cloverdale is like living in a city within a city. Filled with year-round community events, a small town ambiance, and nearby amenities, it’s no wonder over 17,000 residents choose to call Cloverdale home! Cloverdale residents include families, retirees, young couples, and people from all walks of life. This lively area continues to have much promise of growth.

In fact, over the past five years, the area has been recognized as the second fastest growing community in Greater Vancouver. Cloverdale was known as the first town centre of the City of Surrey. Since Surrey is located in the Fraser Valley, the area features beautiful scenery and warmer winter climate than other parts of Canada. 184 street marks its eastern boundary while 56 Ave marks

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If you are thinking about buying a Surrey home but feel unsure which neighbourhood is the right one, you are not alone. When it comes to real estate it’s all about location, location, location! Although there are lots of great Surrey communities to live in, you should consider some things when making the decision to buy a Surrey home.

  • Nearby schools. If you have children currently in school or are thinking about having kids, finding the right location might depend on the educational institutions available in each Surrey community.
  • Neighbourhood walkability. Do you enjoy taking long walks or being outdoors? If so, cross-check the walkability score of your list of potential communities.
  • Community parks & natural areas. Do you have a pet? Find
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Well another year has come to an end just as quickly as it came! First and foremost, I want to thank all of the people I had the pleasure of meeting and working with this past year. 2013 was awesome and I couldn’t have done it without you! I’m happy to know that you will be spending the New Year in a new Cloverdale home.

One of the things I find helps me stay focused (both in my career and in my personal life) is goal setting. Now, I’m not talking about making New Years Resolutions which sometimes only last until February and then are forgotten about. Goal setting has been proven to be an effective strategy to help people focus, stay on track, and strive towards something greater.

I highly recommend you set some long-term and short term goals for

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Clayton Heights in Surrey B.C. is a fast-growing suburban community and one of the most prominent areas in Surrey. Boasting minimal traffic, a friendly and kid-safe neighbourhood, green and luscious parks, and a beautiful rural surrounding, it is the perfect place to start a family, meet new friends, start up an active and healthy lifestyle, and enjoy some peace and relaxation. Popular activities in the area include golf, Langley cycling, and recreational community activities for kids, youth, and adults.

Clayton Heights, however, is not remote. It is conveniently located near schools, trendy restaurants, and abundant shopping destinations in Langley within blocks. So if it’s your turn to prep dinner after work or you’re running low on sugar or laundry

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Whether you are looking to enjoy an evening out, or simply to grab a quick bite, Clayton Heights offers great dining options for residents. From casual to fine dining, there is something for everyone in the area. The next time you decide to get a meal at one of the many Clayton Heights restaurants, check out one of these local favourites.

Salty Dishes Served Fresh to Order

Although Clayton Heights may not sit on the shoreline, Salty’s Fish and Chips feels like an authentic beachside experience. Serving up fresh fish and chips daily for lunch and dinner, this restaurant has been a local favourite for many years. Founded in the 1970s, Salty’s has been providing excellent service and fresh food ever since. The fish is always fresh, never frozen, and is

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A major consideration for any family considering a move to a new home is the educational options nearby. The reputation of local schools, proximity to the new home, or access of unique programs are all important – especially at the secondary school level, as teenagers prepare for university or the working world beyond.
Here’s a closer look at some of the Surrey BC high schools available to local residents.

Surrey Boasts Several Public High Schools to Choose From

The Surrey school district is the largest public school district in the province of BC. While many districts have seen shrinking enrolment, Surrey continues to grow – in all, there are 123 schools for kindergarten to Grade 12 students, 19 of which are secondary schools. Among those are

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Do you miss the days when everyone in the neighbourhood knew each other? When you would know all of your neighbours’ names, and people would stop and chat on the sidewalk? Well, those days don’t just exist in old movies. Although it may look a little different today, it is still possible to live in a place where you know your neighbours’ names. You might even meet some close friends in your new neighbourhood. But these days, meeting new people can be hard to do – so if you’re struggling to break the ice in your new neighbourhood, these three tips might help.

Don’t Say “Hi” Just Yet

Sometimes the best way to meet people is to spend some time observing them. If you’re feeling shy about introducing yourself to your new neighbours, you don’t need to

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