Facts about Coquitlam
Coquitlam is a very special place within the Metro Vancouver area. I may be biased, as this is the city that I live in and have raised my family in over the past 10 years. My favourite part about Coquitlam is the beautiful blend of access to nature, including mountains, lakes and trails, easy access to downtown Vancouver via the Skytrain, the West Coast Express, or an easy 20-30 minute drive via car, or easy access to the Fraser Valley. The City also has excellent schools and extra-curricular activities for kids, convenient shopping, is incredibly diverse and multi-cultural. One of my favourite things about Coquitlam is the wide range of authentic international restaurants.
The Neighbourhoods in Coquitlam consist of the following: Burke Mountain, Canyon Springs, Cape Horn, Central Coquitlam, Chineside, Coquitlam East, Coquitlam West, Eagle Ridge, Harbour Chines, Harbour Place, Hockaday, Maillardville, Meadowbrook, New Horizens, North Coquitlam, Park Ridge Estates, Ranch Park, River Springs, Scott Creek, Summit View, Upper Eagle Ridge, Westwood Plateau, and Westwood Summit. The North Side of Coquitlam backs on to Eagle Mountain and Burke Mountain, with a number of trail heads, rivers and lakes. To the west, Coquitlam neighbours Port Moody and the villages of Belcarra and Anmore. To the East, Coquitlam neighbours Port Coquitlam and the Pitt River. To the south of Coquitlam you will find Hwy 1 and easy access to Surrey, Burnaby, and Vancouver.
Price of Houses
Detached House Prices in Coquitlam Range from $900,000 to over $7000,000, with the average house being in and around $1500,000. Townhouse Prices in Coquitlam range from $400,000 to $1,400,000 depending on size and age. Apartments in Coquitlam range in price from $300,000 for a small 1 bedroom starter condo to upwards of $2000,000 for a luxury penthouse.
Public Schools in the Coquitlam areas fall under School District 43, which also encompasses Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. This area is also known as the "Tri-Cities". Public Schools in the area can be found on the website here SD43.There are a number of specialty programs offered within School District 43 such as Montessori, French Immersion, Mandarin Immersion, Reggio Emilia, and International International Baccalaureate.
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.
Coquitlam has the biggest shopping mall in the tri city area and easily accessible. Coquitlam Centre has endless shops and services to suit everyones needs. Stores like Lululemon and H&M can be found inside the shopping centre.
Henderson Mall is a large scale Chinese theme mall that is right across from Coquitlam Centre, they offer many Chinese shops and restaurants including a karaoke bar and multiple delicious bakeries.
Restaurants Cafe's and Bars
Coquitlam's restaurants are growing rapidly everyday. The city offers many restaurants including Cactus Club Cafe, Browns Social House, Joeys. Coquitlam has many locally owned restaurants as well, the choices are endless from greek food to sushi whatever the family is feeling you will find locally.
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NOTE: This representation is based in whole or in part on data generated by the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board or Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy.