Guildford Houses for Sale
Search all Guildford Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Guildford is a neighbourhood in Surrey, BC. Bordered by the Fraser River to the north, Langley to the east, Cloverdale to the south and Whalley to the west, Guildford is a diverse neighbourhood with parks, shopping and recreational amenities.
Home to Guildford Town Centre Mall, there is a healthy mix of residential and commercial real estate. The newer Fraser Heights subdivision is a desirable area for residents with views of the Fraser and Port Mann Bridge. Apartments, condominiums, and townhomes add to the real estate offerings. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Guildford properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Guildford
Guildford is a residential neighbourhood in the northeast area of Surrey. It is a relatively older neighbourhood which is reflected in the available real estate. Semi-rural in nature, Guildford offers a variety of home types, from luxury mansions to older apartment buildings.
Separated by Highway 1 from the rest of Guildford is a sub-area known as Fraser Heights, composed of various single-family homes. This is considered the wealthy area of Guildford, and there are some impressive homes for larger families or investors seeking a property with a significant footprint. It’s not uncommon to drive through this area and see large boats in people’s driveways! You can find homes with beautiful landscaping and backyards large enough to accommodate pools and even some tennis courts in this area.
A big attractor for people to invest and live in Guildford is the proximity to the main commercial hub of the Guildford Town Centre. Most of Guildford’s density is directly adjacent to this area. Surrounding the mall and retail stores are various older stock apartments, mostly 3-4 stories in height. Most are wood-frame, although some concrete examples were built in the 1980s. Although there is debate within the city council and planning commission, Guildford is not a high-density area, as there are only a few towers over six storeys.
As you move further from the Town Centre, you begin to find the single-family neighbourhoods common throughout Surrey. A large enough footprint accommodates 3-4 bedroom homes with back and front yards, situated in a varying combination of grid and cul-de-sac construction. If “white picket fence” is what you seek, Guildford could be right for you! For those who enjoy nature, it is easy to find homes adjacent to wooded areas, particularly as Guildford’s semi-rural nature makes it home to the Surrey Bend National Park and smaller parks such as the Green Timbers Urban Forest Park.
Guildford is a neighbourhood in the northeast area of Surrey, known for its relative proximity to a robust retail centre in the Town Centre. Guildford is spread across a relatively large geographic area, encompassing multiple parklands.
The population of Guildford is just above 60,000 residents. It is a fully residential area of full-time residents. Given its location to so much natural beauty, Guildford is considered very walkable, with enjoyable running and walking trails taking residents through lots of greenspaces.
Relative to some Surrey neighbourhoods, Guildford is considered to have excellent amenities to be the Town Centre and the Recreation Centre (run by the government). Guildford is divided by Highway 1, offering excellent access to this key highway.
Things to do in Guildford
If you quickly look up Guildford, you may be shocked to discover that there is a beautiful castle built in Guildford! Unfortunately, you’ll soon realize that this castle is located in Guildford, a town in Surrey, England. Regardless, onto the attractions that Metro Vancouver’s Guildford has to offer!
Explore the Guildford Town Centre
The Guildford Town Centre is the commercial and entertainment heart of the neighbourhood and attracts Surrey residents from Guildford and beyond. It is a fully enclosed shopping centre with over 200 stores and is the second largest shopping centre in British Columbia. It is also considered the fastest-growing shopping centre in Western Canada, with over 15 million shoppers visiting annually.
Within the Town Centre is a large, 12-screen Landmark Cinemas movie theatre. If the 200 stores don’t satisfy your needs, the Town Centre is surrounded by other independent, small-scale retail and dining offerings.
Get Outside and Explore the Beautiful Parks
Guildford is home to three unique parks. The most prominent is the Surrey Bend Regional Park, which took a 20-year collaboration between the City of Surrey and various volunteer groups to develop. It is one of the city’s largest public parks and an oasis for wildlife, acting as an ecological preservation zone with wetlands that are home to many birds, fish, and small mammals. It is ringed by a paved road and offers kilometres of walking and cycling trails. When you’re tired of being on the move, enjoy the nature playground, waterfront views, and picnic shelters that can be found throughout the area.
The Green Timbers Urban Forest Park and the Tynehead Regional Park are two other parks worth visiting. Green Timbers offers a stocked fishing lake, picnic areas, and the interactive Surrey Nature Centre. There is also a “Glacial Erratic” within the forest, a large boulder deposited by a glacier millions of years ago. Tynehead is known for being a spawning location for salmon and trout. Various viewing platforms throughout the park provide incredible views of spawning salmon from October to December.
Take a Ferry to Visit Barnston Island
Although technically located slightly outside of Guildford, the opportunity to visit Barnston Island is a possibility for any resident or visitor of Guildford. An old school barge ferry pulled by a tugboat offers service from Port Kells to the Island, with a capacity of only five cars and 52 walk-ons. There is no real schedule, and the ferry simply goes back and forth as river traffic permits. Visitors to the island will be asked to leave their cars and walk on, as there is no public parking on the island.
Interestingly, it is technically an unincorporated area that isn’t a part of any municipality. It is small, with only 155 full-time residents, and consists of mostly farmland as 85% of the island is a part of an Agricultural Land Reserve. Once you’ve made it to the island, we recommend you bring bikes and enjoy the flat, paved, 10km loop that encircles the island. It is a quiet place with greenery, farms, and inquisitive donkeys that may come right up to you! Really, there isn’t much to do here, which might be just what you are looking for.