Top 5 Neighbourhoods In Coquitlam
Do you want to know the best neighbourhoods in Coquitlam? Well in this video we will discuss the top 5 Neighbourhoods in coquitlam. We are going after it right now!
Maillardville is Coquitlams Most Historic Neighbourhood. It was once the largest francophone community west of the rockies, but its French population has slowing declined in the last years.
Maillardville is bordered by Austin Avenue to the north and Lougheed Highway to the south. To the west it is flanked by Blue Mountain Street, while to the east it is bordered by Mundy Road. The town centre of Maillardville is situated in the southwest corner of the neighbourhood, on Brunette Avenue between Lougheed Highway and Woolridge Street.
Population is around 15,000 according to statistics Canada form 2016.Ethnic groups living here mainly English, Canadian,Europeans, Chinese, Koreans, South Asians, and Iranians.
Mackin Park is home to Festival du Bois every year, a weekend celebration of francophone culture. This park has playing fields, ball diamonds, tennis courts, walking trails, a playground, spray park, large skateboarding area and Nelson Creek. If you’re looking for another great playground in this neighbourhood, try Rochester Park, which features a spectacular nature-themed playground structure, zip line, climbing wall, tube slide, saucer swings and more.
Surrounded by shopping and entertainment, it has its own Movie Theatre, pubs, lots of great restaurants , close to United Blvd, which is known for its furniture stores, home lighting, and renovation retailers.
Maillardville is also closer to Lougheed Skytrain and transit, than most of the other Coquitlam neighbourhoods.
Maillardville has many different types of homes to choose from. They have older homes to brand new. From condos to detached homes. There is a selection for every home buyer here. The average price in 2019 was $1,269,000 for a detach home and $568,000 for an attached home such as a townhouse and condo.
4) Coquitlam West
Also known as Burquitlam, is situated between Burnaby and Coquitlam. North rd, which is the main throughfare through Burquitlam , was the first road built in the lower mainland! It was originally constructed to connect New Westminster to Port Moody. Great mixture of ethnic groups here as well. Mostly Europeans, Koreans, Chinese and South Asians. With over 23 condos being built here, there is a growing trend here for higher density.
Coquitlam West features two sky train stations: Lougheed Skytrain and Burquitlam Station. As you get off on North Rd, you have a variety of food options, shopping with Lougheed Mall next door and many commercial and retails options. North Rd is also home to Koreatown. There are also many parks nearby and if you are a student, this is a perfect place to live as it is very close to Simon Fraser University.
If you love golfing, Vancouver Golf Club is near by and it is recognized as one of the finest 18-hole courses in the Pacific Northwest.
There are several housing options here. Majority are high rises and low rise options with many older detach homes. There are many new condos being built here and even a YMCA is being built close by! Some benefits of living here are that you have a short commute to Vancouver as well as the quick hop on to a skytrain. The average home price in 2019 was $1,404,000 for a detach home and $571,000 for an attached home such as a townhouse and condo.
3) North Coquitlam
Is mainly an urban neighbourhood, with a lot of high rise concrete buildings, retail and commercial units. It is located between Pipeline Rd & Johnson St and David St To the North and Lougheed Highway to the south.
This area is very appealing to many people moving to Coquitlam due to proximity to Coquitlam Town Centre Mall, Three Skytrain stops, Coquitlam, Lincoln and Douglas. Douglas college is nearby with many public schools close by. You have a mix of demographics living here. From East Asians, Iranians, South Asians. There is also Henderson Mall nearby which features many asian restaurants and shops. The Coquitlam Library is located there as well.
There are many restaurants nearby and not to mention the famous Lafarge Lake and Coquitlam Town Centre Park within walking distance. This park also features Canada Day Fireworks yearly which draws tons of visitors to a free fireworks display.
People looking to move here have many condo options for 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms and the average price is around $560,000.00 North Coquitlam is a great place to consider for the young family or someone downsizing with walkability scores in the 90’s.
2) Westwood Plateau
Westwood Plateau is a neighbourhood in the northern region of Coquitlam. The area is situated north Of David Ave, between Pipeline Rd and Forest Parkway. This area was mainly constructed in the 1990’s and prior to that was the site for Westwood Motorsport Park.
Between 1990 to 2005 the area transformed into one of the higher end neighbourhoods in the lower mainland. It features over 4500 homes and as of 2016 the population is over 20,000. Most of the community comprises of East Asian, European ,& Middle eastern. The streets are generally steep and slightly curvy. During the winter, it does tend to get snow up there.
There is tons of greenery here with the famous Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club located at the top of the hill. You would most likely need a car to live here however there is a transit bus but it comes very infrequently. The area is very close to Lafarge-Douglas and Lincoln Station. The area also features many great schools as well. There is a nice retail plaza near by called Westwood Plateau Village. Which features many shops includings an IGA grocery store and Starbucks. If you enjoy hiking, there are several trails near by as well and you can almost certainly discover wildlife by living in Westwood Plateau.
For home buyers looking to move here. This area features upscale and luxury homes known as the Street Of Dreams with amazing views of Mount Baker and the City. The mixture is approx 2400 single family homes and approx 2200 condo and townhomes. The average price for a detach home is around $1,500,000 , townhomes at $809,000 and condos around $593,000.00
1) Burke Mountain
Burke Mountain is one of the newer development areas in Coquitlam. It is rapidly growing and it is located in the northeast side of Coquitlam and North of Port Coquitlam. Its main access is from Coast Meridian Rd and David Ave. It currently has 13,000 residents calling Burke Mountain home. There are plans to accommodate over 50,000 people here in the near future. The reason why we chose this as #1 is the fact that it has plans for a future master-planned community here in Burke Mountain Village. Future schools, shopping and parks are expected to be built here. The area also has many new homes being built. You are close to nature with several hiking trails. Very good schools nearby. Shopping nearby. The skytrain to Lafarge-Douglas is within 10 mins or you can head over to the Westcoast express. The views on top of Burke Mountain are spectacular. You are also very close to Fremont Village with tons of shopping such as Costco, Home Depot and Walmart. Quick Access to Highway 1 and the Mary Hill Bypass. Even the Vancouver Sun recently featured the unmatched lifestyle offered here in Burke Mountain.
Historically, single family homes were originally developed here but in recent years, the developers have paved the way for townhomes as the next most popular form of housing. The average cost of a single family home here is around $1,450,000 and townhomes are selling for around $964,000.