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Port Coquitlam

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Port Coquitlam is located in the Eastern sector of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Bordered by the Pitt and Fraser Rivers to the East and South and mountains to the North, Port Coquitlam offers a small-town type of living and a wealth of recreational opportunities only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

Port Coquitlam is located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver by vehicle, via three highways: TransCanada, Lougheed and Barnet. The highways also connect the city to other parts of the region and the rest of Canada.

Public transportation includes public buses and the West Coast Express, a comfortable, fast and reliable commuter train that operates during the rush hours taking only 39 minutes to reach downtown Vancouver.

Downtown Port Coquitlam has seen some new developments in both retail and residential real estate. The area's appeal is not just as a commuter town but also offers good recreational outlets.

Real Estate

Port Coquitlam is the more affordable of the tri-cities, with a mix of townhouses and single family homes making up the bulk of the real estate.

If you are interested in buying in this area (or anywhere in BC) please use our form to tell so that we can help you find the right area and the right home. Our local experts are available here and for most other areas.

Below is a table showing the Benchmark prices for typical property in the Tri-Cities. This comes from the Vancouver Real Estate Board’s monthly statistics.

Benchmark Prices: Port Coquitlam as at October 2013
CategoryBenchmark $1 Yr Change3 Yr Change
Attached$372,2000.40%1.70%
Apartment$218,900-1.90%-4.70%
Detached$550,400-1.10%5.40%
Source:Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver - MLS ®

 

Schools

Top Secondary Schools in Port Coquitlam by Fraser Institute Rank
SchoolRank in B.C.Score (out of 10)
Archbishop Carney278
Source: Fraser Institute 2011

In common with the other tri-cities, Port Coquitlam has a middle school system. This means that progress through from elementary (K-5: ages 5-10), middle (Grades 6-8: ages 11-13) and on to secondary school (Grades 9-12: ages 14-17). Below is a list of the public schools in the area.