Downtown Cloverdale was originally the city centre for Surrey, and because of its rich history, it has one of the most famous and recognizable main streets in all of the Fraser Valley. Cloverdale real estate was once a mostly farming community but is now much more suburban, mostly single-family detached homes. The neighbourhood may have changed, but the country roots shine through the businesses, recreation, and people.
The downtown Cloverdale area is often featured on the TV shows like Riverdale, Batwoman, Smallville and Peacemaker. In 2020, Surrey City council granted use of a portion of the Cloverdale fairgrounds for a semi-permanent set for Superman and Lois. Fans of the shows will make a trip to downtown Cloverdale to walk the sets of their favourite characters, and while they visit, they may as well indulge in one of the great restaurants that Cloverdale has to offer.
Cloverdale's defining characteristics:
- Cloverdale once called The Clover Valley has a strong farming history. Now it’s known as a great neighbourhood to put down roots and start a family ! Downtown Cloverdale is right out a movie with charming downtown streets featured on TV.
- It’s worth the drive! If you’re not lucky enough to be a local yet it’s worth spending an evening enjoying all the great restaurants (read below!)
- White Rock and the USA border are only 15 minutes away!
Cloverdale Central's Atmosphere and Appeal
Why You will love living in Clovedale Central
Our clients love living in Cloverdale because of the safe community. With so many families moving to Cloverdale your kids will never struggle to find a street hockey game to join in.
The atmosphere of Clovedale Central
Cloverdale has strong farming roots and that western heritage shines through in the businesses, events, and residents. Much of Cloverdale is now family-focused quiet neighbourhoods but people love to throw on a cowboy hat and party at the Rodeo every year.
Your Lifestyle In Cloverdale Central
Activities In Aldergrove
Big Time Events
The Cloverdale fairgrounds is home to some of the best events in Surrey.
The most popular is the Cloverdale Rodeo every May, where the fair will see 100,000, and the rodeo itself will have around 20,000 in attendance over four days. The fair has something for everyone, including a midway, rides, a petting zoo, live music, a BBQ competition and lumberjack shows! Watching the Rodeo is a right of passage for local kids. I can remember watching barrel racing with wide eyes. Most years, events include barrel racing, bronco riding, bull riding and bareback riding.
Each year my family heads out to Cloverdale for Canada Day. Typically they have live entertainment and fireworks in the evening. Get there early for a decent parking spot or be forced to pay a parking ticket like the thousands of other guests.
Let It Ride
Elements Casino in the heart of Cloverdale is the entertainment hub for all the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Elements Casino Surrey has 500 slot machines, blackjack, baccarat and a roulette wheel.
Connected to the Casino is Fraser Downs for live horse racing. You could enjoy the Homestretch restaurant for casual dining while you watch the races. Elements Casino is now also home to Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club after the Vancouver location closed during the pandemic.
Food and Drink in Cloverdale Central
Historic and Modern Food
There are very few places in the Fraser Valley where you can consistently find great restaurants within walking distance of each other.
Vault Restaurant with Chef Allen Sorrell serves up beautiful traditional dishes, fresh seafood and fresh gourmet pasta. Chef Allen began his career apprenticing under Chef Mark Flannagan at Buckingham Palace. The short ribs are good enough for me and for royalty. 🙂
For more rustic-style pub food, we recommend The Henry. Like most JRG locations, the food is always fantastic. Try to catch an early dinner because, on the weekends, The Henry has a popular nightlife shift after dark.
Hawthorne Beer Market is my favourite place to grab a mostly local craft beer on draft in Cloverdale. The food is better than most pub food featuring some unique pizzas. Great spot to sneak away for a mid-week beer.
I can remember going to Aaron’s Restaurant since I was a kid. They opened up in the 1960s, and I doubt much has changed since then. Aaron’s sells both Italian and Greek but is probably best known for its award-winning pizza.
Outside of the main drag, there are some great restaurants and pubs along Highway 10 or 64th avenue.
For a local water hole with pool tables, sports on the TV, Karaoke nights and live music on weekends, we recommend Rusty’s Pub. They have great food and drink specials every day.
For date night, we recommend Elisabeth’s Chalet restaurant for European and German Cuisine. This “GaSthof” has been serving the Fraser Valley for 40 years! Expect traditional schnitzels, steaks and fresh seafood in a classy atmosphere.
The Cloverdale Central Real Estate Market
The Cloverdale real estate market is expected to outpace the Fraser Valley in the coming years due to the planned SkyTrain line anticipated for late 2028. This will make Cloverdale even more accessible, which is sure to attract even more buyers to the area.
Currently, the costs are estimated to be north of $4 billion for the build-out funded by provincial (2.4 billion), federal (1.3 billion), and local governments.
Cloverdale real estate will be less car-dependent with stops on 184th street, 190 street and 196th street along Fraser Highway.
From Cloverdale, you’ll most likely need to park near the SkyTrain or take a short bus ride to your closest station. Discuss with our team which neighbourhoods will see the best appreciation with this huge change.