Known as the historic centre of Surrey British Columbia, Cloverdale was settled in the late 1800s, and developed into a major transportation hub in the heyday of the railcar. It was the seat of Surrey’s municipal government for over 50 years, and although the clover fields that bare its namesake have dwindled, many of Cloverdale’s heritage buildings remain having been preserved, revitalized, and one important landmark rebuilt – Surrey’s heritage rail at Cloverdale Station.
Today, the town center remains steeped in historic character, and Cloverdale has grown into a bustling hub of activity and a wonderful place to buy a home. Cloverdale hosts many cultural events and heritage celebrations throughout the year, including Canada Day Celebrations at City Park in July, The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair every August, the Cloverdale Car Show in September, and the Surrey Wine Festival at Holland Park in October.
Cloverdale real estate is also close to parks, safe schools for families with young children, leafy residential streets lined with parks and mature trees, access to shops and restaurants, and so much more. Cloverdale is the perfect spot for first-time buyers, families looking to settle down, retirees, and real estate investors. It might come as a surprise to learn that Cloverdale has so many opportunities, but it’s a great spot in the lower mainland to invest in real estate. Home values are continuing to rise as people discover this hidden real estate gem. Read on to learn more about why we love Cloverdale:
Get to Know Your Neighbours in Cloverdale
You’ll find a variety of real estate options in Cloverdale ranging from older, mature homes to single family homes and subdivisions built with large lot sizes. There is also apartment housing and condos for empty nesters, independent living complexes, and newer neighbourhoods with a combination of single-family and multi-family mixed housing. New listings are available all the time.
Nestled within Cloverdale’s neighbourhoods are corner stores, churches, community halls, green spaces, and walkways connecting you to parks, schools, and nearby services. There are also lots of ways to stay busy in Cloverdale.
- Museum of Surrey
- Surrey Archives
- Cloverdale Library
- Cloverdale Station
- Cloverdale Agriplex
- BC Vintage Truck Museum
- Cloverdale Legion
- Northview Golf & Country Club
- Elements Casino
Dine in Cloverdale
Choose from a variety of independent and franchise restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and sushi bars within Cloverdale to experience fine dining, a quick bite on the fly, take-out, a caffeine fix, or a beer after work. A sampling of the local businesses you’ll find to satisfy your hunger and thirst when you want a break from cooking, a venue to meet up with friends, or a date night include:
- The Vault
- Elisabeth’s Chalet Restaurant
- Palmer Room
- Nikko Sushi
- Chaba Thai Restaurant
- Coast Country Diner
- Boothroyd Heritage Coffee
- Cloverdale Coffee Company
- The Henry Public House
- Hawthorne Beer Market
- Rusty’s Neighbourhood Pub
Fun Stuff To See & Do in Cloverdale
Cloverdale has lots of variety, which is why it’s a great place to live and buy real estate. There are a number of longtime businesses in like Stampede Tack & Western Wear as well as specialty food stores, antique stores, vintage clothing shops, fashionable clothing boutiques, home décor stores, familiar franchises, barber shops such as the Cutting Den (home of the original $5 haircut), boutiques, and various other services.
A Saturday is not complete, for the savvy shopper in all of us, until you’ve visited the Cloverdale Flea Market. Going on four decades, with 200 tables spread across two buildings and outdoor vendors, you’ll find seasonal produce and fruits, flowers, shrubs, and everything you’d imagine at a garage sale every Sunday from 6 am to 3 pm at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds!
Other specialty stores which you won’t want to miss in Cloverdale can be found at:
- Clover Square Village
- Cloverdale Main Street
Parks, Recreation & Culture in Cloverdale
Cloverdale’s location can’t be beaten, there are 36 parks to explore including a waterpark, off-leash park for fido, and a Cloverdale Youth Park complete with BMX and skateboard bowl next to the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. It’s a great place for active young families to buy a home with access to so many recreational facilities within Cloverdale including:
- Cloverdale Arena
- Cloverdale Recreation Centre
- Don Christian Recreation Centre
- Greenaway Outdoor Pool
- Clayton Hall
- Cloverdale Sport & Ice Complex
Surrey’s cultural scene would not be complete without mentioning these venues:
Surrey School District 36 is the largest district in BC and growing. You’ll find local private schools and a range of public education and support programs for students of all ages at www.SurreySchools.ca. Locate the school in your catchment area using the School Locator by simply typing in your street name. You can also check out if your Cloverdale school has Before and After School Care.
Surrey’s post-secondary educational institutions include:
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)
- KPU Tech Campus (Cloverdale)
- Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus
- Sprott Shaw College, Surrey Campus
Local Events in Cloverdale
- Cloverdale Market Days
- Annual Cloverdale Chili Cook-off
- Annual Cloverdale Rodeo Parade
- Annual Bed Races & Decorated Bike Parade
- Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair
- Surrey Canada Day at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre
- Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race
- Surrey Museum Summer Day Camps
- Kid-friendly Halloween Activities
- Including events at the: Surrey Museum, Cloverdale Legion, Brick Yard Station
Make sure to also search our listing of houses for sale in the Fraser Valley. There are great listings and homes for sale in Cloverdale and now is the perfect time to invest. Our real estate agency has been helping clients get into the properties of their dreams since 1982 and we know Surrey and Cloverdale very well. Contact one of our professional realtors today so we can help in your search for the perfect property.