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Facts about Port Moody
Port Moody is a very unique place within the Metro Vancouver area. I may be biased, as I used to live in Port Moody, and now live on the border between Port Moody and Coquitlam and have raised my family here for the past 10 years.
My favourite part about Port Moody is the ocean access, and the two adorable European style shopping villages called Suterbrook Village and Newport Village. Port Moody is also surrounded by fresh air and nature with the mountains, lakes, rivers and trails as park of people's daily lifestyle. Port Moody has easy access to downtown Vancouver via the Skytrain, the West Coast Express, or an easy 20-30 minute drive via car, as well as easy access to the Fraser Valley. Port Moody is considered a smaller municipality within the Metro Vancouver area, with a population of approximately 34,000, giving it that small town community feel within a larger urban area. People are proud to be from Port Moody. The families know each other and each others kids. You will see familiar faces while out shopping or taking a walk.
Port Moody has a very interesting history. Early settler history in Port Moody was dominated by both the 1858 gold rush in the Fraser Valley and the 1886 arrival of the first transcontinental train. Port Moody had an “early moment of fame” in the newly formed nation of Canada. In 1879, the town was officially named western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway. However, due the mountainous region which would limit urbanization, it was decided to expand the CP Rail to the more western point of Vancouver (present day Gastown).
The Neighbourhoods in Port Moody 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 Port Moody Range from $1000,000 to over $5000,000,000, with the average house being in and around $1800,000. Townhouse Prices in Port Moody range from $600,000 to $1,400,000 depending on size and age. Apartments in Port Moody range in price from $400,000 for a small 1 bedroom starter condo to upwards of $2000,000 for a luxury penthouse.
Public Schools in the Port Moody area fall under School District 43, which also encompasses Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, 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 Moody area, or the Tri Cities area include Douglas College. Port Moody 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 Moody and Tri-Cities area include the numerous parks, such as Sasamat Lake in Belcarra, Buntzen Lake in Anmore, Rocky Point Park, Inlet Park, Old Orchard Park, and Bert Flynn Park. Port Moody is also very much so geared towards lifestyle. Many of these major parks are on the oceanfront, and incorporate large grassy areas, playgrounds, picnic areas, live music band stands, water parks, swimming pools, as well as access to food and drink via foodtrucks, restaurants, and Brewery Row.
Port Moody has 3 major shopping districts. They include Suterbrook Village, Newport Village, and the original downtown of Port Moody along Saint John's Street. Larger Malls and big box stores can be found in neighbouring Coquitlam.
Restaurants Cafe's and Bars
Port Moody is known for their breweries, they have a street across from Rocky Point Park specifically made so you can try all the in season beers. Some of the cities breweries include The Parkside brewery, Moody Ales, Yellow dog Brewing Co. and more all from walking distance of each other.
Port Moody has many larger scale restaurants you can choose from including Browns Social house and Romers, Other restaurants include, Taps and Tacos, Omega Cafe, Hanayuki Sushi and endless other restaurants suited to fit your cravings.
INLET VIEWS ½ duplex with NO MAINTENANCE FEES. Large family kitchen with white cabinets, no maintenance quartz counters and stainless steel appliances + separate eating a...
Listing courtesy of eXp Realty
Welcome to The Residences at Suter Brook Village! Built by Onni, this freshly painted home features 9' ceilings, open concept floorplan, & floor to ceiling windows. The k...
Listing courtesy of Royal LePage West Real Estate Services
Welcome to the immaculately kept College Park beauty w/ fabulous views from the front & side deck. With 3 bedrooms up & plenty of options downstairs, this home has tons o...
Listing courtesy of Royal LePage Sterling Realty
Welcome to 95 Moody Street, one of the best locations in all of Port Moody! This two bedroom apartment is just steps to the waterfront, Rocky Point Park, Brewers Row, and...
Listing courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty Canada
Stunning home in Prestigious Heritage Woods. This enchanting 2 storey home w/ walkout basement boasts 5 beds + 4 baths. Wide plank hardwood flooring throughout, spacious ...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX All Points Realty
Breathtaking Adventure Ridge!! This family-friendly townhome is located in the heart of Heritage Woods, surrounded by nature and only minutes to hiking trails & recreatio...
Listing courtesy of eXp Realty
Welcome to The Grande, the most sought-after development in Port Moody, by one of the most reputable developers, Onni. This 925 SF unit offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms,...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Masters Realty
Welcome to your BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 2 bed 3 bath (new cabinets, showers and tile floor 2019/20) home in sought after Forest Hills, Heritage Mtn. This meticulously maint...
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Very Bright Corner 2 Bed and 2 Bath unit, Built By Bosa in SUPER CONVINIENT LOCATION!!! Just steps to all you need!!! Evergreen Skytrain station, Westcoast Express, Recre...
Listing courtesy of Sutton Group - 1st West Realty
Welcome to Port Moody’s newest concrete tower “The Grande” by Onni. Located in the master-planned community of Suter Brook Village, this vibrant neighbourhood has an abun...
Listing courtesy of Royal LePage Sussex
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.