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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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  • 1350 EDWARDS Street in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale : MLS(r) # R2117752

    Main Photo: 1350 EDWARDS Street in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale : MLS(r) # R2117752
    $5,999,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2117752
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,483 sq. ft.
    Great holding property for future redevelopment. Located in the Partington Creek community plan on Burke Mountain. This home is nestled on 3.858 acres. The home is in great condition with partial renovations throughout the house. It features 3 bedrooms with 1.5 baths on the main level, and 2 bedrooms with 1 bathroom on the lower level. Home is currently rented to long term tenants. More details
    Kore Realty
  • 3089 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale : MLS(r) # R2173357

    Main Photo: 3089 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale : MLS(r) # 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. This is the last brand new house in Westwood Plateau. It is a very good deal if you compare houses in Anmore area nearby. don't miss out! More details
    Royal Pacific Rlty. (Kingsway) and Royal Pacific Tri-Cities Rlty
  • 1659 - 1661 AUSTIN Avenue in Coquitlam: Central Coquitlam House for sale : MLS(r) # R2165413

    Main Photo: 1659 - 1661 AUSTIN Avenue in Coquitlam: Central Coquitlam House for sale : MLS(r) # R2165413
    • LAND ASSEMBLY
    $3,921,960
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2165413
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,026 sq. ft.
    LAND ASSEMBLY, ATTENTION DEVELOPERS: 67,460 SF 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)
  • 1557 ROCKCRESS Place in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale in "ROCKRIDGE ESTATES" : MLS(r) # R2167376

    Main Photo: 1557 ROCKCRESS Place in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale in "ROCKRIDGE ESTATES" : MLS(r) # R2167376
    • master walk-in closet
    • Dining Room
    • Billiard Room
    • Family Room
    • Cabana Room
    • Lounge
    • Games Room
    • master ensuite
    • master ensuite
    • Steam Shower
    $3,880,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2167376
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    11,349 sq. ft.
    Probably the largest home on Westwood Plateau and situated in the most prestigious "Rockridge Estates" neighbourhood built on over 1/3 acre cul-de-sac lot. Builder's own home with a well earned reputation for excellence in quality and design. This stunning home has too many rooms and features to list. Square footage shown does not include sub bsmt of approx 900+ sq ft where there is a 10th bathroom/mech rm/garden rm and extra storage for a total of 12,000 + sq ft. Total 5 car garage parking, 3 bays with 10' overheight doors. The value here is irreplaceable at this price! More details
    RE/MAX Sabre Realty Group
  • 1259 BURKE MOUNTAIN Street in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale in "BURKE MOUNTAIN" : MLS(r) # R2180279

    Main Photo: 1259 BURKE MOUNTAIN Street in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale in "BURKE MOUNTAIN" : MLS(r) # R2180279
    $3,880,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2180279
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,653 sq. ft.
    OPTIONS, OPTIONS, OPTIONS! This 2.5 Acre parcel could possibly be developed in several different ways or just enjoy as an estate property. OCP indicates single family lot development potential. Presently zoned 1 acre so removal of 1 acre is likely as there is a second road frontage on Gislasson which may be developed now. Preliminary creek assessment indicates building envelope available on a newly created parcel. There is a possibility for further development at back east side of property with the development of Baycrest. Large solid house, comes with a pool and could be left on 1.5 acres until the time is right for you to create higher density subdivision. If you are looking for country lifestyle in town, this is it! More details
    RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty
  • 3469 BAYCREST Avenue in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale in "BAYCREST" : MLS(r) # R2179130

    Main Photo: 3469 BAYCREST Avenue in Coquitlam: Burke Mountain House for sale in "BAYCREST" : MLS(r) # 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(r) # R2168573

    Main Photo: 923 SELKIRK Crescent in Coquitlam: Harbour Place House for sale : MLS(r) # R2168573
    $3,628,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2168573
    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(r) # R2159355

    Main Photo: 632 FOSTER Avenue in Coquitlam: Coquitlam West House for sale : MLS(r) # 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(r) # R2133237

    Main Photo: 630 FOSTER Avenue in Coquitlam: Coquitlam West House for sale : MLS(r) # 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
  • 3162 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale : MLS(r) # R2120193

    Main Photo: 3162 PLATEAU Boulevard in Coquitlam: Westwood Plateau House for sale : MLS(r) # R2120193
    $3,579,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2120193
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    8,806 sq. ft.
    The Luxurious executive home sits on the prestigious Westwood Plateau on a 13,340 sf view lot. Top quality finishing interior workmanship with over 8,800 sf living space includes 5 bedroom, 7.5 bath plus den, Media room, Karaoke room, Steam room & Exercise room. Features include high ceilings, Custom large windows, H/W floor, huge kitchen w/granite counters & top-of-the-line appliances, fully fenced backyard with pool. Walking distance to Westwood Plateau's Golf & Country Club and a short 5 min drive to Coquitlam center and new sky train station. Steps to Hampton Park Elementary & school bus to MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL, Gleneagle Secondary catchment. More details
    New Coast Realty
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Listing information last updated on June 29, 2017
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