Facts about Burnaby
Burnaby is a city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada. Located in the center of the Burrard Peninsula, it neighbours the City of Vancouver to the west, the District of North Vancouver across the confluence of the Burrard Inlet with its Indian Arm to the north, Port Moody and Coquitlam to the east, New Westminster and Surrey across the Fraser River to the southeast, and Richmond on the Lulu Island to the southwest.
Burnaby was incorporated in 1892 and achieved its city status in 1992. A member municipality of Metro Vancouver, it is British Columbia's third-largest city by population (after Vancouver and Surrey), and is the seat of Metro Vancouver's regional district government.
Burnaby is so large that from a Real Estate perspective, it is separated into three sections: Burnaby North, Burnaby South and Burnaby East.
The Neighbourhoods in Burnaby consist of the following: Big Bend, Brentwood Park, Buckingham Heights, Burnaby Hospital, Burnaby Lake, Capitol Hill, Cariboo, Central , Central Park, Deer Lake, Deer Lake Place, East Burnaby, Edmonds, Forest Glen, Forest Hills, Garden Village, Government Road, Greentree Village, Highgate, Lake City Industrial, Metrotown, Montecito, Oakdale, Oaklands, Parkcrest, Simon Fraser Hills, Simon Fraser University, South Slope, Sperling-Duthie, Sullivan Heights, Suncrest, The Crest, Upper Dear Lake, Vancouver Heights, and Westridge. The North Side of Burnaby border the Burrard Inlet with ocean access.To the West of Burnaby is the City of Vancovuer. To the East, Burnaby neighbours New Westminster. To the south of Burnaby you will find the Fraser River and Richmond with easy access to the YVR Airport.
Price of Houses
Detached House Prices in Burnaby Range from $1,200,000 to over $14,000,000, with the average house being in and around $2,000,000. Townhouse Prices in Burnaby range from $500,000 to $1,800,000 depending on size and age. Apartments in Burnaby range in price from $300,000 for a small 1 bedroom starter condo to upwards of $3000,000 for a luxury penthouse.
Public Schools in the Burnaby areas fall under School District 41, There are a number of specialty programs offered within School District 41 such as Montessori, French Immersion, Mandarin Immersion, Reggio Emilia
Private or Independent Schools in the Tri-Cities area include Traditional Learning Academy, Children of Integrity Learning Academy, Royal Bridge High School, Archbishop Carney Secondary School, British Columbia Christian Academy, Victory Baptist Academy, Our Lady of Fatima School, Queen of All Saints School, and Our Lady of Assumption School.
Ratings for each elementary and secondary school can be found at the Fraser Institute website. If you need help finding the BEST home close to your family's school of choice, please give me a call directly at 604-669-6847.
Post Secondary Schools in the Coquitlam area, or the Tri Cities area include Douglas College. Coquitlam is also an easy commute to British Columbia Institute of Technology(BCIT) in Burnaby and Simon Fraser University (SFU) in North Burnaby. Many people also commute via bus to the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver and Capilano College in North Vancouver from this area.
Park & Recreation
Some of the best recreation to participate in within the Coquitlam and Tri-Cities area include the numerous parks, such as Sasamat Lake in Belcarra, Buntzen Lake in Anmore, Swimming or Lazy-River in the Coquitlam River, biking along the Traboulay Trail, Mountain Biking on Eagle Mountain, or Burke Mountain, Back Country Camping In Burke Mountain-Pinecone Provincial Park. Coqutilam is also very much so geared towards young families and has some of the most interesting playground equipment around in Town Centre Park, Mundy Park, Como Lake Park, Blue Mountain Park, Queenston Park, Rochester Adventure Park, Victoria Park, Rotary Childrens Playground, Lions Park, Gates Park, Rocky Point Park, Crestwood Park, Norm Staff Park, as well as a number of well-maintained elementary school playgrounds with well-maintained grassy fields.
Burnaby has the largest mall in British Columbia and the 3rd largest mall in Canada, with hundreds of shops, business services and restaurants it makes it a popular place to go to get all your wants and needs. Metropolis at Metrotown is a three-storey shopping complex located in the centre of burnaby and easily accessible coming from any direction. North Burnaby also has a mall which is developing and becoming new and sustainable everyday. Brentwood Town Centre is a new urban shopping centre located on the other side of Burnaby which also includes many shops and services.
Restaurants Cafe's and Bars
Burnaby is rich in cuisine culture, with a lot of locally owned restaurants the community has it’s own favorite places to go for certain things. Burnaby is developing everyday with new restaurants and services opening up the choices are endless. Some of the bigger chain restaurants Burnaby has to offer include Cactus Club Cafe, Earls, Joeys, Ihop, Boston Pizza and more. My personal favorite is Antons Pasta bar known for its extremely generous portions and affordable prices, the pasta options are indefinite and delicious!