One of the fastest growing suburbs in east Vancouver, Coquitlam is also British Columbia's sixth largest city. For families searching for homes in Vancouver, the community offers a wide range of benefits with excellent schools, services and transport links. Commuting by car, SkyTrain or the Translink bus services into downtown Vancouver is also straightforward making the area perfect for young working families and couples. The region in which Coquitlam lies is known as the Tri-Cities area, comprising Coquitlam itself, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. The villages of Anmore and Belcarra are also part of the region. Coquitlam and the surrounding area boasts a wide range of homes for sale including townhouses, condos and houses and offers options that will suit a wide range of needs and budgets. As the city and region grow, real estate in Coquitlam is likely to continue to grow in popularity and becoming increasingly sought after, making Coquitlam not only a great place to live but a great investment for the future too.
Homes and businesses in Coquitlam benefit from strong transport links operated by Translink, with plenty of bus links to the city of Vancouver itself. In addition, new services are planned for the summer of 2016 connecting to SkyTrain services at Lougheed Town Center, making downtown Vancouver even more accessible for those searching for real estate in Coquitlam.
Schools and Universities
Coquitlam is served by School District 43 which provides 48 elementary schools and 9 high schools. In addition there are a number of privately run schools in Coquitlam along with further education institutions. These include Simon Fraser University – located in Burnaby – and Douglas College which has two campuses – one located in Coquitlam. In addition Coquitlam is home to Coquitlam College a privately run establishment offering high quality world class education.
Recreation and Facilities
The city runs a full program of sports activities and has an excellent range of sports facilties. The programs are designed to suit all age ranges and ability levels and sports facilities are available for groups or individuals. With parks and natural areas administered by the city covering more than 2,200 acres there are also plenty of opportunities for simply enjoying the natural environment – another big attraction for families searching for real estate in Coquitlam. Parks include plenty of family friendly features ranging from picnic areas to pools, sports fields and skateboard parks. The city is also keen to foster its reputation as a home to a vibrant and expanding arts scene and supports a number of arts organizations and festivals, running a full (and expanding) program of events. There are numerous and diverse opportunities for eating out in the city, three movie theaters and plenty of friendly pubs and bars. Coquitlam is served by three major shopping centers – the Sunwood Square Center, Coquitlam Center Mall and Westwood Mall, all conveniently located in the town center.