Port Moody Real Estate
Bordered by Burnaby on the west and Coquitlam on the south and east, Port Moody is the smallest of the five tri-cities (Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody) in Metro Vancouver. Home to roughly 34,000 residents, this vibrant city is just a 40 minute drive away from both the US border and downtown Vancouver, and is within close proximity to a plethora of mountain trails, seaside parks and lakes. Set on the tip of the Burrard Inlet, this waterfront community grants residents easy access to a ton of recreational activities including swimming, kayaking, canoeing and hiking.
Port Moody is backed by a rather long history that dates back to the 1800’s or the days of the Gold Rush, but only received attention when it was designated the terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1879. Homes for sale in Port Moody are priced considerably lower than other areas such as Downtown Vancouver and Belcarra owing to its significantly higher number of detached homes for sale compared to townhouses or apartments for sale in BC.
Transportation and Education
Port Moody is linked to the TransLink system via various bus routes, and is also served by the West Coast Express Rail Line. As Port Moody continues to grow, plans for construction of an Evergreen Line are underway, and when completed will connect this city to the main Millennium Line and a number of stations in Coquitlam. With regards to education, Port Moody offers a choice of seven elementary schools, two secondary schools and one middle school. University and college students can either enroll in the Simon Fraser University in nearby Burnaby or the Coquitlam campus of the Douglas College.
Port Moody Neighborhoods
Just like there are several types of houses for sale in Port Moody, you can also choose from 7 prominent and best Port Moody neighborhoods to buy a home. The neighborhoods are College Park, Coronation Park, Inlet Centre, Loco, Moody Centre, North Shore, Pleasantside and April Road.
College Park – located on the southern slice of Port Moody, the neighborhoods of College Park, Seaview, Glenayre and Harbour Heights are located alongside the Burnaby Mountain, and feature mostly residential developments. This family orientated neighborhood is complete with parks (Westhill Park) and the Alfred Howe Greenway Trail.
Coronation Park – this predominant residential community is distinct from other Port Moody neighborhoods simply because it provides walking access to several amenities and services including schools, shopping, theater, hospital, library and park. Adding to this, homes for sale in Coronation Park are much more affordable compared to the other Tri-Cities, making it one of the best places to buy a home in BC for first buyers.
Inlet Centre – regarded as the youngest area in Port Moody, Inlet Center houses the Port Moody Public Library, City Hall, Inlet Theater, Eagle Ridge Hospital and Recreation Complex. There are several new residential developments in Inlet Center including Newport Village, Suter Brook Village and Klahanie.
Loco – once a thriving town has now transformed into a heritage conservation area, and the remaining area is still undeveloped. As a result, there are not many homes for sale in Loco because development means extensive infrastructure development and transportation improvements.
North Shore – neighborhoods of the North Shore such as Mountain Meadows, Noons Creek, Heritage Woods, Twin creeks and Heritage Mountain are still fairly new, but for the most part offer some of the best family homes for sale in BC.
Pleasantside and April Road – These neighborhoods are very desirable areas for BC property buyers and for several reasons starting with their well manicured landscapes and unprecedented views of the mountains.
Moody Centre – if you’re looking to buy some of the best heritage homes in BC, look no further than the Moody Centre neighborhood. When shopping for a house in Moody Centre, you will literally be spoilt for choice from the best BC family homes to some of the most expensive homes in BC.
Port Moody is still growing, and there’s no better time than now to claim your slice of this thriving city so get started with your BC home search today.