Situated at the head of the Burrard Inlet, Port Moody occupies approximately 26.21 square kilometers and is surrounded by mountains, water and forests. Increasingly popular for those searching for Vancouver homes, Port Moody has a well earned reputation for top quality housing. Although excellently placed for access to downtown Vancouver, to which transport links are good, the city has a reputation for a relaxed lifestyle and strong environmental credentials. Homes in Port Moody are connected to Vancouver via the Barnet Highway which has recently been expanded, and with new services planned to link the city with the Lougheed Town Center SkyTrain link, real estate in Port Moody is likely to become an increasingly attractive option for many families. Although well known for its high number of individual homes, Port Moody is gradually expanding and the diversity of housing stock is growing. A number of single and multi-family real estate units are being constructed along with high rise developments in the town center.
By car, Port Moody is approximately 40 minutes drive from downtown Vancouver and recent improvements to the road network have helped to reduce congestion during rush hours. Translink operate the public transport services in the region and from 2016 new services will connect homes in Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby via the SkyTrain service to downtown Vancouver, making the city an even more attractive location for commuters looking for homes in the Vancouver area.
Schools and Universities
Port Moody 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 the Tri-Cities region (Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam), along with further education institutions. These include Simon Fraser University – located in Burnaby – and Douglas College which has two campuses – one located in nearby Coquitlam.
Recreation and Facilities
There are a good range of shops and services in Port Moody itself, with nearby communities providing easily accessible large shopping centers. Homes in Port Moody will also benefit from the ongoing development within the town center and the provision of an increasing range of shopping facilities. The city has a very wide range of cafes and restaurants across the area and these provide plenty of opportunities for dining and evenings out.
The city prides itself on its location and offers a wide range of recreational and sporting facilities along with excellent parks, beaches and natural areas. In addition to organized sports and recreation facilities, the city's coastal location makes Port Moody a particularly attractive location for sailing, boating and swimming and with 27 kilometers of protected shores which offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities for all the family. The network of trails in the area is excellent, with further opportunities for walking, running, cycling or simply taking in the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding area. In addition to the coastal parks the city also has a good range of natural mountainside forested parks which add to the diversity of the outdoor opportunities for those searching for homes in Vancouver and Port Moody.
The city is also proud of its strong links to the arts and culture, operating an increasing program of events and festivals, making it an all-round perfect location for recreation, entertainment and adding to the vibrant diverse cultural life of this developing real estate hot-spot in Vancouver.