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Coquitlam Still Wild

General Description

Coquitlam 3The mainly suburban City of Coquitlam in the Lower Mainland* of British Columbia, Canada, one of 21 municipalities of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver), had a 2011 Census population of 126,840, a 10.4-percent increase over the 2006 tally.

The southwestern portion of Coquitlam is on the Fraser River upstream from and adjacent to New Westminster. The northeastern portion is on the Pitt River upstream from its confluence with the Fraser. The Coquitlam River, a small tributary which enters the Fraser about a mile downstream from the confluence, divides Coquitlam on the west from Port Coquitlam on the east. Coquitlam’s southeastern border surrounds Port Coquitlam; Burnaby and Port Moody border on the west, the river on the south, and New Westminster on the southwest. The northern city limits reach Eagle Mountain in Indian Arm Provincial Park. Coquitlam’s land area, 152.5 square kilometres (58.9 square miles), is much larger than that of Port Coquitlam.

Historical Background

Explorer Simon Fraser, the river’s namesake, passed through in 1808, and gradual settlement of the area began in the 1860s. Construction of North Road in the mid-19th century to connect New Westminster to the year-round Port Moody port facilities gave birth to Coquitlam as a way station.

In 1889 Fraser Mills opened on the north bank of the Fraser River. The District of Coquitlam incorporated in 1891. Twenty years later, a mill town had grown around the mill. Since World War II, Coquitlam has experienced substantial, ongoing population growth. In 1971, the annexation of Fraser Mills enlarged the city’s industrial base. The area of the old mill, closed in 2001, is now residential.

Coquitlam 1Information Links:

http://www.austinheights.ca/
http://www.tricitieschamber.com
http://www.coquitlam.ca
http://www.coquitlam.ca/parks-recreation-and-culture/sport-and-recreation/overview.aspx
http://www.coquitlam.ca/city-hall/plans/overview.aspx

Neighbourhoods

Southwest Coquitlam is the original city centre, but the present centre, where the Skytrain Coquitlam Central station and most high-rise offices and residences and public buildings are, is near Lafarge Lake in the narrow, geographically middle part of the municipality between the wider northeastern and southwestern sections on the rivers. Metro Vancouver’s 1975 Livable Region Strategic Plan designated this new Coquitlam Town Centre for a concentration of high-density facilities.

The Austin Heights area between Austin and Como Lake Avenues is an urban fishing and recreation area and one of the last urban watersheds to support wild coho salmon, coastal cutthroat trout, and the Great Blue Heron and Green Heron bird species.

Local Economy

Coquitlam 2Coquitlam is a bedroom community, so most residents commute to their jobs in Vancouver, Burnaby, and other Metro Vancouver suburbs. Coquitlam’s industrial area remains in the southern Maillardville/Fraser Mills area near the Fraser River. The City of Coquitlam is now the largest employer with about 850 workers. Art in Motion, the “#1 Art Publisher in North America,” employs 750, and Boulevard Casino approximately 600. Other major employers are Coca-Cola, Sony, and the Rolls-Royce Marine Propulsion Division. In 2007, 610 Coquitlam retail businesses provided 27 percent of all jobs within the city. Most retail businesses are in the Town Centre area with the remainder around Austin Heights and the North Road.

Wildlife Warnings

Coquitlam is home to bears and many other wildlife species, especially in its northern reaches. As the human population increases and urban areas expand, habitat and natural food sources for wildlife diminish, and the animals forage in garbage for sustenance. The city Urban Wildlife Coordinator advises residents to “wildlife-proof” their properties by keeping garbage inaccessible, using disposal containers correctly, not planting fruit-bearing trees and shrubs, and removing bird feeders. If they encounter “threatening wildlife,” they should “not run” but should make themselves “look big” and be “loud and aggressive.”

* This unofficial term in popular usage describes the region from Horseshoe Bay south to the Canada/USA border and from the coast to Hope at the eastern end of the Fraser River Valley.

New Coquitlam Live MLS Listings

Coquitlam, BC Still Wild

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  • 3089 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale : MLS® # R2205028

    Main Photo: 3089 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale : MLS® # R2205028
    $3,850,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2205028
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    6,046 sq. ft.
    Reduced $330,000. One of a kind Contemporary Whistler style architectural luxury 6,000+ SF home on prestigious Plateau Blvd - Street of dreams. South facing large 17,000+ SF lot with great view of mountains and city. This custom home has everything you need with multiple spacious decks and patios to entertain friends and family. Open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with high-end Miele kitchen appliances, big wok kitchen, big main floor bedroom with ensuite, 4 bedrooms up all with ensuite. Central air conditioning, high efficiency heating and central vacuum. 2-5-10 new home warranty. Close to golf course, hiking, shopping, school, skytrain, westcoast express, etc. The last brand new house in Westwood Plateau. More details
    Royal Pacific Rlty. (Kingsway) and Royal Pacific Tri-Cities Rlty
  • 3469 BAYCREST Avenue in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale in "BAYCREST" : MLS® # R2179130

    Main Photo: 3469 BAYCREST Avenue in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale in "BAYCREST" : MLS® # R2179130
    • Main House
    • Detached Triple Garage
    • Rear View
    • Kitchen/Eating Area
    • Living Room
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen/Family Room
    • Kitchen
    • Games Room
    • Master Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Office
    • Study
    • Usable Acre
    • Side Yard
    • Green House and Landscape
    • Adjoining Development
    $3,680,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2179130
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,615 sq. ft.
    This beautiful property offers the best of two worlds. Live and Hold Develope! The immaculate updated Jennish design 2615 sq. ft. home sits on a fully usable 1 acre parcel with 2 road frontages. The home has a double garage plus there is a detached triple garage/workshop on the property. Truly a hard find. The home itself has been nicely updated with newer Kitchen, granite counter tops, flooring and much more. Move in ready! There are 4 bdrms, Games room plus computer area on the upper floor. Family rm, living rm, kitchen, eating area, dining rm on the main. The huge upside is that it is in an area of development and could be re zoned to Townhomes. Live an amazing lifestyle now and maximize profitability when you are ready. More details
    RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty
  • 3031 GLEN Drive in Coquitlam: North Coquitlam House for sale : MLS® # R2200684

    Main Photo: 3031 GLEN Drive in Coquitlam: North Coquitlam House for sale : MLS® # R2200684
    • Exterior Front
    • living room
    • Living Room
    • Kitchen
    • Dining Room
    • Master Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bathroom
    • Laundry
    • Master Bedroom
    $3,680,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2200684
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,102 sq. ft.
    Most value on land 33 x 122 lot designated C-4 zoning (Town Centre Commercial). Located in the heart of Coquitlam Centre with surrounding lot of high rise buildings. Great holding property with excellent future redevelopment. This rancher has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, new carpet, new paint. Steps to Evergreen Skytrain, Coquitlam Centre Mall, Coquitlam library, City Hall, Glen elementary, Douglas College, Lafarge Park. More details
    Team 3000 Realty Ltd.
  • 1369 COAST MERIDIAN Road in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale : MLS® # R2213215

    Main Photo: 1369 COAST MERIDIAN Road in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale : MLS® # R2213215
    $3,680,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2213215
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,800 sq. ft.
    1.21acres for BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS. More details
    Luxmore Realty
  • 630 FOSTER Avenue in Coquitlam: Coquitlam West House for sale : MLS® # R2133237

    Main Photo: 630 FOSTER Avenue in Coquitlam: Coquitlam West House for sale : MLS® # R2133237
    $3,600,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2133237
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    7,248 sq. ft.
    Townhouse Development Site. Investors and Developers Alert: 2 Lot assembly with total 27,312 sqft lot, side lane and back lane access. Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan, Up to 3 storey townhouse development site. Also available on MLS 632 Foster Ave. Located at the boundary between Burnaby and Coquitlam, and both City’s have dedicated neighbourhood plans for the area. Walk to SKYTRAIN STATION & shopping. This development site is close to Lougheed Mall (proposed to be redeveloped as a Master Plan Community), the Vancouver Golf Club, and Simon Fraser University. Easy access to Clarke Road, Lougheed Highway, Highway 1 and public transit including the Burquitlam and Lougheed Skytrain Stations. Please call for further information. More details
    Luxmore Realty
  • 632 FOSTER Avenue in Coquitlam: Coquitlam West House for sale : MLS® # R2159355

    Main Photo: 632 FOSTER Avenue in Coquitlam: Coquitlam West House for sale : MLS® # R2159355
    $3,600,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2159355
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    7,005 sq. ft.
    Townhouse Development Site. Investors and Developers Alert: 2 Lot assembly with total 27,312 sqft lot. Side Lane & Back Lane access. Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan, up to 3 storey townhouse development site. Also available on MLS 630 Foster Ave. Located at the boundary between Burnaby and Coquitlam, and both City's have dedicated neighbourhood plans for the area. Walk to SKYTRAIN STATEION & shopping. This development site is close to Lougheed Mall (proposed to be redeveloped as a Master Plan Community), the Vancouver Golf Club, and Simon Fraser University. Easy access to Clarke Road, Lougheed Highway, Highway 1 and public transit including the Burquitlam and Lougheed Skytrain Stations. Please call for further information. More details
    Luxmore Realty
  • 3101 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale : MLS® # R2204272

    Main Photo: 3101 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale : MLS® # R2204272
    $3,588,888
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2204272
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    7,979 sq. ft.
    Located at Westwood Plateau dream street! Amazing Panoramic city & Mountain view. Enjoy the millions of value of view in family room, dining room, master bedroom & second bedroom upstairs. This custom design has been totally renovated with high quality Mable floor. hade wood floor, new carpet, new kitchen cabinets and granite countertop. All brand new appliances. High ceiling LR w/floor to ceil window which brings in lots of light. Daylight walk-out basement to the landscaped backyard with separated entrance two bedroom as a rental suite. Huge media room include home movie theater system & karaoke, pool table, wine room, sauna room and steam bathroom and more....Must see it and do not miss this luxury home out! More details
    New Coast Realty
  • 1430 CALGARY Drive in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale : MLS® # R2204407

    Main Photo: 1430 CALGARY Drive in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale : MLS® # R2204407
    $3,588,800
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2204407
    Bedrooms:
    9
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    6,141 sq. ft.
    BURKE MOUNTAIN STUNNER! Over 1 acre of peace and serenity! BRAND NEW top-of-the line home nestled in a majestic park-like setting with nature at your door, located close enough to city with that country feel. This 9 bedroom, 8 bathroom beauty is loaded with state-of-the-art features with high-end appliances, Italian tile, hand-scraped hardwood flooring, radiant heat, granite fireplace, 9000 kw natural gas generator for worry-free living never lose power. Spectacular entertainment style kitchen, quartz countertops, spice kitchen, motorized blinds, the list goes on solid concrete decks, lifetime galvanized fences, septic field, basement rental potential $3,000, great future potential for subdividing possibility of 2 additional lots. More details
    RE/MAX Sabre Realty Group
  • 1384 GLENBROOK Street in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale : MLS® # R2215567

    $3,388,800
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2215567
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,629 sq. ft.
    RE/MAX Sabre Realty Group and TAC Real Estate Corp.
  • 3063 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale in "Weatwood Plateau" : MLS® # R2198440

    Main Photo: 3063 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale in "Weatwood Plateau" : MLS® # R2198440
    • Exterior Front
    • Eating Area
    • Family Room
    • Dinning Area
    • Kitchen
    • Play room
    • Master Bedroom
    • Master Bedroom
    • Master Bathroom
    • Master Bathroom
    • Master Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    $3,388,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2198440
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    8,245 sq. ft.
    Westwood Plateau - Grand Mansion, one of the best in Westwood Plateau with stunning views. Work of art stone work exterior is impressive. there is 4 car garage & loads of parking. Up to the 20' high custom entry way and leads through to grand foyer into a classical designed home with approx 8000 sf of comfortable living. Open staircase, gourmet kitchen with wok kitchen. Downstairs has a big hot tub & spa rm, exercise area & a big media rm. Radiant in floor heating with A/C. Owner renovated the almost the whole house at 2015.A MUST SEE. More details
    New Coast Realty
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Listing information last updated on October 19, 2017
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