Located 45 kilometres south of Vancouver, the City of White Rock is well known for its scenic waterfront, which includes several beaches, a 1,500 foot pier, a promenade that stretches more than two kilometres, and a variety of ocean-view restaurants. With a population of approximately 19,000 and covering just 5.19 square kilometres, White Rock offers an excellent quality of life that is rich in services, facilities and charm.
The name White Rock stems from a Semiahmoo First Nations legend about a young sea god who hurled a white boulder into the sea and declared that he and his Cowichan princess would create a new tribe wherever it landed. Today, a 486-tonne, four-metre high white boulder sits on the beach next to the pier, and is a popular site for tourists and residents alike.
The city’s upward-sloping topography grants spectacular views of the ocean -- the most coveted element among the region’s affluent homeowners. White Rock has the highest housing prices among the communities represented by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, as well as a higher average household income. The city has more than double the percentage of retirees than the rest of Metro Vancouver, who are able to choose from a diverse range of housing options. Despite its limited area, the city continues to evolve and develop, with residential development representing the vast majority of construction in White Rock in recent decades.
White Rock's sunny disposition by the sea has made it a desirable place to call home. Whether you’re looking for a condo with stunning ocean views or a spacious single-family residence, our White Rock real estate experts can help you find your perfect home.