Fleetwood is a balanced mix of nature and city, with plenty of residential areas in the central section, and park space/golf courses along the edges of the neighbourhood. Amenities can mostly be found along the Fraser Highway, which cuts diagonally through the neighbourhood from northwest to southeast. Residents also have access to multiple public transportation routes in and around the neighbourhood.
Located in the northern section of the city, Fleetwood extends from 144th Street in the west to 172nd Street in the east, and from 96th Avenue in the north to 76th Avenue in the south. The neighbourhood is very family friendly, with both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, schooling options, and greenspace. Parks, gardens, and golf courses provide plenty of greenery, and creeks and streams create valuable spaces for wildlife viewing.
Golf is a popular pastime in Fleetwood. The Guildford Golf & Country Club is located in the southwestern corner of the neighbourhood and has an 18-hole golf course with winding creeks, multiple lakes, and rolling countryside. A number of men’s and women’s clubs play at the course, and there are many tournaments at the venue throughout the season. The clubhouse has a banquet area that is perfect for weddings, corporate parties, and other private events. The Surrey Golf Club is located in the southeastern part of the neighbourhood and has two golf courses: one larger and more challenging 18-hole course, and one smaller 9-hole course that is better suited for beginners or those who are short on playing time. The clubhouse is a popular place to hold corporate events and private gatherings such as family reunions or weddings. Other options in Fleetwood include the Cloverdale Community Football Association, which provides children and teens with an opportunity to play flag or tackle football, or train to be a cheerleader; and the Fleetwood Fastpitch Association, which provides young residents with baseball teams, practices, games, and tournaments.
Cuatro Coffee on 152nd Street offers coffee, tea, and hot chocolate beverages, as well as light fare such as sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. The elegantly decorated space is a great spot to catch up with friends, and the café hosts a variety of events like musical performances and knitting groups. Greek Islands Restaurant, located on 152nd Street, specializes in traditional Greek cuisine such as spanakopita, kalamari, hummus, souvlaki, and moussaka. The comfortable atmosphere includes soothing lighting and a bar area with TV screens. Also on 152nd Street is Creekside Grill, which is located at the Storey Creek Golf Club. Bright, flavourful dishes include salads, breakfast specials, sandwiches and wraps, and appetizers. The restaurant has a relaxed indoor dining area, as well as a large outdoor patio space that is perfect for enjoying summer weather. For something a little different, residents can head to De Dutch Pannekoek House on 162nd Street, which offers a variety of breakfast specials, wraps, and of course Dutch-style pancakes. Simple, homey décor provides a comfortable spot for families to enjoy a meal together.
Real estate in Fleetwood offers a mix of single-family homes, semi-detached homes, apartments, and row houses. The average price for real estate is $697,049, which is similar to the average price for residential real estate in Surrey overall ($710,242). The population of Fleetwood is 60,270, and this has remained steady over the past 10 years. Families make up 24% of the population here, 41% are couples, and 35% are single. The average annual income is $91,285, which is similar to the average annual income in the city as a whole, and 51% of residents are university or college educated.
Being surrounded by densely populated cities, Fleetwood is sometimes subject to air pollution from traffic and local industry. Noise can be an issue along major roadways.
Fleetwood’s crime rate is similar to that of many other neighbourhoods in the city. Common types of crime here include break and enter, theft from a vehicle, fraud, and mischief.
Schools in the Fleetwood neighbourhood include North Surrey Secondary School, Berkshire Park Elementary School, Enver Creek Secondary School, Janice Churchill Elementary, Fleetwood Park Secondary School, William Watson Elementary, Frost Road Elementary School, Sikh Academy, Surrey Christian School, and Holy Cross Regional High School.
There are no post-secondary options in the neighbourhood, but several can be found in nearby neighbourhoods including Kwantlen University College, Sprott Shaw College, Brighton College, Stenberg College, Drake Medox College, and Simon Fraser University (Surrey campus).
Several TransLink routes run through the neighbourhood, including routes 320, 326, 335, 341, 345, 375, 388, 395, 502, and 503. The 96 B-Line express bus service also runs near the area. These routes connect the neighbourhood to all areas of the city, as well as to surrounding communities.
Maple Green Park, in the northern section of the neighbourhood, features greenspace, a playground, walking paths, tennis courts, a basketball court, a ball hockey court, and treed areas. The park is a popular spot for picnicking in the summer months. Located in the central section of the neighbourhood, Fleetwood Park has picnic shelters, playgrounds, a spray park, forested areas, nature trails, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields, and restroom facilities. The park is also home to Fleetwood Gardens, which features trees, landscaped areas, floral displays, a pergola, walking paths, sculptures, benches, and a labyrinth. The Charles Richardson Nature Reserve in the southeastern section of the neighbourhood is home to many native small mammals, birds, and fish, making it an excellent place for wildlife viewing and birdwatching. Walking trails take visitors through forested and grassland areas, as well as along creeks and other bodies of water.
The Fleetwood Community Centre has a weight room, two fitness rooms, preschool rooms, meeting rooms, a youth lounge, and a multipurpose room. Activities at the centre include aerobics, yoga, Zumba, senior fitness, youth dances, table tennis, movie nights, sports, dance, mini gym times, martial arts, and singing. The centre offers rental space for private events such as weddings, showers, birthday parties, or community group meetings. The Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex has ice rinks, a pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a steam room, multipurpose rooms, a fitness centre, and a café. Programs offered at the centre include swimming, hockey, ice skating, fitness, aquacize, spin, sports, yoga, and dance. The Fleetwood Library also offers community programming for people of all ages.