Ocean Park/Crescent Beach
Located on the tip of White Rock, surrounded by Boundary Bay and on the west hand side of Highway 99A. The borders for Ocean Park are roughly starting from Crescent Road at 128th Street south to 20th Avenue, East to 140th Street and then south again to Marine Drive. Named Kwomais, which means place of vision.
From the 1890’s to before World War I, the Ocean Park area and the whole southern peninsula was an active logging area. As logging ended more extensive settlement began to occur. Initially seasonal homes dominated but as settlement expanded and roads improved more permanent homes were established. In 1924 fundraising for a new hall was being put into play. Many plans had been drawn out and finally in 1926 the new hall was officially opened.
Because of the great depression in the 1930’s, a number of families had moved to the area where the community could offer them a better quality of life than they had experienced. During the depression and the Second World War, the area was growing so rapidly that many facilities were being built to satisfy the growing community. By the end of the 1950’s, schools, community centers, a fire department and even a veteran settlement center had been built in the area.
The first gas pump in the area was part of the Ocean Park General Store that was purchased by Jim Carruth, who moved it across the street and built a much larger store in its place.
Ocean Park continues to grow today offering its residents a satisfying life as well as its mild climate and accessible beaches that make this community very popular.
Condominiums - Prices for condos in Ocean Park range roughly between $229,000 for a 2-bedroom suite to $620,000 for a spacious home.
Townhouses - Prices can roughly range anywhere between $290,000 to $475,000.
Houses - Prices range roughly between, $490,000 for a sweet two-bedroom cottage and can reach up to a couple million dollars. Some houses have even been known to hit the $7,000,000 mark.
If you are thinking of selling, Beebe would be more than happy to give
you a current and complete market evaluation of your home.
Some of the main facilities and business in the area are:
Parks: Bell Park, Laronde Park, Dogwood Park, and Crescent Park.
High Schools: Elgin Park Secondary School.
Elementary Schools: Crescent Park, Ocean Cliff, Laronde, and Ray Shepard are all Elementary Schools in Ocean Park.
Community Centers: The closest community center to Ocean Park is Semiahmoo center.
Business Centers: Surrey Public Library, Advantage Bell Tour Travel.
Recycling / Garbage: There is a Wastech transfer station located in Surrey just north of the Trans Canada Highway.
Ocean Park Education
2012/2013 School Year Boundary Map
Colour - With Property Lots ( PDF, 3.4 MB)
Elgin Park Secondary School
http://www.elginpark.net/ - 13484 - 24 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 2G5, Tel: 604-538-6678
Crescent Park Elementary School
http://www.sd36.bc.ca/sites/crescentpark/ - 2440-128 Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 3W3, Tel: 604-535-9101.
Ocean Cliff Elementary School
http://www.sd36.bc.ca/sites/oceancliff/ - 12550 - 20 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4B 1Y6, Tel: 604-538-1770
Laronde Elementary School
http://www.sd36.bc.ca/sites/laronde/ - 1880 Laronde Drive, Surrey, BC, V4A 9S4, Tel: 604-536-1626
Ray Shepard Elementary School
http://www.sd36.bc.ca/sites/rayshepherd/ - 1650 - 136 Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 4E4, Tel: 604-531-1471
Semiahmoo Secondary School
http://www.semi.sd36.bc.ca/- 1785 - 148th Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 4M6, Tel: 604-536-4970
Ocean Park Parks and Recreation
http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2189.aspx - 128 St& Crescent Rd, Surrey
http://campalex.com - 2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey