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Facts About Port Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam was first incorporated as a municipality on March 7, 1913. Port Coquitlam was originally developed mostly as farmland. As Vancouver expanded, the North-West and South-West areas were developed into residential housing. There are still many farms in the area, including many blueberry farms! This is also an excellent place to pick up locally grown and organic farm produce, plants and shrubbery. Horse-back riding lessons are readily available in this area. The actual "Port" is located along the Pitt River, which connects to the Fraser River and the Pacific Ocean. Port Coquitlam is also home to Terry Fox, a famous athlete and cancer treatment activist.
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 $750,000 to over $3,000,000 for acreage, with the average house being in and around $1,200,000. Townhouse Prices in Coquitlam range from $600,000 to $1,200,000 depending on size and age. Apartments in Port Coquitlam range in price from $300,000 for a small 1 bedroom starter condo to upwards of $2,000,000 for a luxury penthouse.
Public Schools in the Port 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 Port Coquitlam area, or the Tri-Cities area include Douglas College. Port 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.
Parks & Recreation
Some of the best recreation to participate in within the Port 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. Minnekhada Park and the Pitt River are also key points of interest.
Port Coquitlam has endless shopping, Not only is Port Coquitlam a short distance from the Coquitlam Centre mall it has its own malls including:
Dominion Triangle/Fremont Village: Fremont Village is the towns newest shopping centre with a large variety of retails services, car dealerships, offices, banks and large shopping centres including Walmart, Costco, Canadian Tire and many more.
Downtown Port Coquitlam: The heart of the tow. This is where you will find the independent and locally owned stores which include many antique and vintage shops. as well as City Hall and the Provincial Courthouse are all located in downtown Port Coquitlam.
Poco Place Mall: This mall offers a large selection of retail and personal services including a dry cleaner, hairdresser and salon, medical, dental and professional offices. Major chain stores include Micheals, Pier One Imports and many more
Prairie Mall: located on the north side of Port Coq. Includes shopping such as Save-on-foods, dry cleaners, hair salons, restaurants, a pet store and many more.
Shaugnessy Station Mall: Also located in downtown Port Coq. Shop with Safeway, Van-city H&R block, Westminster savings and many more.
Westwood Centre: includes a variety of retail stores including a BC liquor store, Financial offices, business services (travel agency, insurance companies), personal services and many more.
Restaurants, Cafes and Bars
Port Coq. Is known for being a very diverse town so the restaurant, cafe and bar selection is indefinite. You can comfortably find sushi, pizza, donair and more near your home. Bigger restaurants include Earls Poco, Pallas Athena Greek, Orrange Kitchen and Bar and many more!
BRIGHT CORNER PENTHOUSE WITH FUNCTIONAL AND SPACIOUS FLOOR PLAN. This is your opportunity to own a MOVE IN READY and METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED HOME. Facing the inner courty...
Listing courtesy of Faith Wilson Group
Can't beat the location of Riverside at Gates Park! Located across the street from gates park/poco trail & a short walk to WCE, Poco Rec centre, Schools, Shops, restauran...
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Elite Realty
2 Bed 2 full Bath + a GOOD SIZE DEN. Perfect for home office or guest bedroom. Open concept floor plan, ample storage, full heigh cabinets, ss appliances, quartz countert...
Listing courtesy of Royal Pacific Realty Corp.
Stunning 180 degree views of Colony Farms looking from Port Mann Bridge to the North Shore Mtns. One of the highest in desirable Citadel Heights this End unit will impres...
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Elite Realty
REMONT BLUE. Riverfront District by Mosaic. Contemporary rowhomes in a live-work-play neighbourhood on the shores of Pitt River adjacent to Fremonth Village and 25 km of ...
Listing courtesy of Magsen Realty Inc.
A lovely spacious 2 bed, 2 bath unit along the Traboulay/PoCo Trail in Port Coquitlam! Fresh updates just completed include: new laminate/carpet, freshly painted walls/ce...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX All Points Realty
Welcome to your new home in the desirable Riverwood area of PoCo! This spacious 4-bed 3-bath home offers plenty of room for your growing family. Upstairs, you'll find 3 b...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX LIFESTYLES REALTY
Located next to Central Park, PARKVIEW is conveniently near downtown Port Coquitlam, and just 3 Km from Coquitlam Centre. This renovated unit is one of the larger in the ...
Listing courtesy of Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
SPECTACULAR RIVER VIEW HOME! Pampered by long-time owners, this beautiful home sits on a 9,192 sq.ft. flat lot and backs onto the 40 Acre Castle Park. The 2 stry foyer ha...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Sabre Realty Group
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.