Sullivan Station is part of Newton, one of the towns that make up Surrey. The community attracts many new young families every year for its great location, schools and shopping experience. Newton’s present boundaries are approximately Scott Road in the west, 160 Street in the east, 48 Avenue in the south, and 88 Avenue in the north.
Sullivan Station Real Estate
Real Estate in Sullivan Station is an upward trend, despite the 15% foreign tax introduced in August 2016. The tax did affect the detached housing market as Buyers now have more selection to choose from, forcing some sellers to lower their price. Regardless, detached homes in Sullivan Station appreciated an overall 35% from the previous year. Condos and Townhouses are a more attractive option for affordability in Sullivan Station real estate. Prices for townhouses and condos have increased an attractive 34% and 19%, respectively, from the previous year.
Sullivan Station is a middle-class population with an average income of $48,000. The immigration population increased 81% since 1996, with the majority holding a university degree. The top five countries of origin are India, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan and USA.
A bit of history …
Sullivan Station was at one time known as a major logging, lumber milling and shingle manufacturing community. Since the construction of the Station at the BC Electric Railway in 1923, Sullivan Station became a hot spot that linked the district eastward to Cloverdale and into New Westminster and Vancouver.
Sullivan Station began with only a few settlers, the original settlement known as the Johnston Settlement. The Johnston Settlement was James Johnston, wife and their four sons, who cleared the land and made the area their home. The homestead took quite a vast space of land that stretched from Hwy. 10, north to 72nd Ave, east to 160th Ave and west to 144th Street.
The Sullivan Community Hall was built in 1928, another hallmark of the district. This was where people would gather for meetings and dances. Their first post office was opened in 1913 and a two room elementary school was built in 1912 to accommodate the growing community. The school was named Johnston Road School, which later changed its name to Sullivan Elementary in 1975.
Schools in Sullivan Station
There are several elementary schools in the area that your family can choose from. The population is expanding and the city accommodated the growth by building a brand new elementary school that just opened up in 2014, Goldstone Elementary School
Sullivan Station has only one secondary school, Sullivan Heights Secondary which is located 6248 144th Street. They have about 1550 students in grade 8 through grade 12. According to the ranking of BC Fraser Institute, Fraser Heights Secondary was graded 6.6/10 in the year 2014/2015. That is a pretty good ranking for a secondary school in Surrey.
Shopping experience …
You are never deprived when it comes to shopping in Sullivan Station. Everything is relatively close, from big grocery stores like Superstore, Walmart and Costco to smaller, cozier-sized grocery store like Fresh Street Market, which just opened up in Sullivan Heights located at Hwy 10 and 152nd Street. Guildford Mall is just a short drive away for all of your shopping needs.
Sense of Community …
A property on some lot is just a house but a sense of community and connection with you fellow neighbors is what makes your house truly a home. You’ll find many are soaking in hot tubs or working out at YMCA, a spectacular multi-million dollar, 72,000 square feet architecture by Tong Louie. Sullivan Park is another fantastic feature of Sullivan Station. You’ll find many walking loops and trails throughout the 45-acres green space park.