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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® # R2173357

    Main Photo: 3089 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale : MLS® # R2173357
    $4,180,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2173357
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    6,085 sq. ft.
    One of a kind Contemporary Whistler style architectural luxury 6,000+ SF home on prestigious Plateau Blvd - Street of dreams. South facing large 1,7000+ 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 vaccum. 2-5-10 new home warranty. Close to golf course, hiking, shopping, school, skytrain, westcaost express, etc. The last brand new house in Westwood Plateau. Very good deal comparing houses in Anmore. Light refreshments at OpenHouse this Friday 4-5:30 More details
    Royal Pacific Rlty. (Kingsway) and Royal Pacific Tri-Cities Rlty
  • 1659 - 1661 AUSTIN Avenue in Coquitlam: Central Coquitlam House for sale : MLS® # R2165413

    Main Photo: 1659 - 1661 AUSTIN Avenue in Coquitlam: Central Coquitlam House for sale : MLS® # R2165413
    $3,921,960
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2165413
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,026 sq. ft.
    LAND ASSEMBLY, ATTENTION DEVELOPERS: 179,466 sqft site on the corner of Austin & Poirier. Prime location close to school, community centre, parks & transportation. Potential for larger site. More details
    Sutton Grp-West Coast (Van49)
  • 1325 WILLOW Way in Coquitlam: Harbour Chines House for sale : MLS® # R2185960

    Main Photo: 1325 WILLOW Way in Coquitlam: Harbour Chines House for sale : MLS® # R2185960
    $3,888,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2185960
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    7,525 sq. ft.
    LUXURIOUS LIVING on a bright 7500+ sqft property in Harbour Place Coquitlam! The 7500+ sqft of living space features state-of-the-art technology & craftsmanship on all 3 levels, creating a luxurious 4 ensuite bedrooms upstairs with a library. The principal great room with an adjacent eating area features high ceiling, leading to a cozy covered deck with fireplace. The gourmet chef's kitchen boasts an over-sized granite counter island - perfect for entertaining! Separate suite with its own entrance downstairs for your guests. Features: radiant heat, designer fireplace, theater, wine bar, gym/dance studio, security system, AC and much more! A true masterpiece that must be appreciated in person, you will love it! More details
    New Coast Realty
  • 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
  • 923 SELKIRK Crescent in Coquitlam: Harbour Place House for sale : MLS® # R2187695

    Main Photo: 923 SELKIRK Crescent in Coquitlam: Harbour Place House for sale : MLS® # R2187695
    $3,628,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2187695
    Bedrooms:
    8
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    6,295 sq. ft.
    TUSCAN DESIGN HOME in Harbour Place’s most sought after street! This stunning 8 bedroom home boasts exquisite attention to detail and luxurious finishing. Welcoming foyer with custom built staircase. Elegant great room with high coffered ceiling. Large windows throughout the home…so much natural light! Gourmet kitchen has high-end appliances and a huge island. Expansive master bedroom upstairs enjoys a luxurious ensuite, sitting area and spacious walk-in closet. Private balcony too! Home features BI vacuum, security system, radiant heated floors and A/C throughout. Private, beautifully landscaped and irrigated backyard, a true outdoor oasis with entertainment sized covered deck, outdoor kitchen & built-in BBQ! YOU’LL LOVE IT! More details
    Evergreen West 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
  • 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
  • 3063 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale in "Weatwood Plateau" : MLS® # R2198440

    $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
  • 650 ROCHESTER Avenue in Coquitlam: Coquitlam West House for sale : MLS® # R2195683

    Main Photo: 650 ROCHESTER Avenue in Coquitlam: Coquitlam West House for sale : MLS® # R2195683
    • Exterior Front
    • Exterior Back
    • View
    • Kitchen
    • Entrance
    • Living Room
    • Living Room
    • Dining Room
    • Stairs
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • wok kitchen
    • Family Room
    • Family Room
    • Master Bedroom
    • Master Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Deck
    • Exterior side
    • Back yard
    $3,290,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2195683
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    5,043 sq. ft.
    Custom Built, ONE OF A KIND Estate with VIEW!! 16,553 sqft of park like south facing corner land surrounds this almost new 3 level 5 Bedroom home. This gorgeous property has many unique features: 18' high ceiling in Living room and Family room plus gas fireplaces. All 5 Bedrooms are large in size. Gourmet kitchen with large central quartz island and spacious eating area. Plenty of windows and skylights. 3 car garage. The front & back yard equipped with in-ground sprinkler system, landscaped with flower bushes , fruit tees, blueberry bushes plus a vegetable garden and water fountain. Relax on the 500 sqft covered deck to take in the view and beauty of the fenced back garden. This OASIS awaits your discovery. Call today to view! More details
    RE/MAX Central
  • 1414 CORNELL Avenue in Coquitlam: Central Coquitlam House for sale : MLS® # R2174929

    Main Photo: 1414 CORNELL Avenue in Coquitlam: Central Coquitlam House for sale : MLS® # R2174929
    • Twilight
    • Master Ensuite
    • Master Bathroom
    • Family Room
    • Entry
    • Media Room
    • Wet Bar
    • Media Room
    • Living Room
    • Family Room
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchen
    • Nook
    • Family Room
    • Dining Room
    $3,288,888
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2174929
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    6,052 sq. ft.
    Location! Location! Located in Central Coquitlam, steps away from Como Lake Park. Impressive three level house. Using only the highest quality material. This amazing home was constructed by a custom and experienced builder. It is talked about in the neighbourhood because of its uniqueness, design and beauty. Custom gourmet dream kitchen and Wok kitchen with high end Thermador s/s appliances. Heated covered patio. Smart house with Control 4 system for lighting, sound, camera and video. More details
    Team 3000 Realty Ltd.
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Listing information last updated on August 20, 2017
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