Coquitlam real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Coquitlam is exemplified by its relaxed ambience. Most areas in this city are quiet, as the streets are usually reasonably calm - however some parts can be quite loud, especially around one of the railway lines or Trans-Canada Highway. Lastly, public green spaces are very easy to access, since there are over 250 of them nearby for residents to explore and getting to the closest park from most properties is easy.
Coquitlam is very car friendly. It is straightforward to find a parking spot. In contrast, the public transit service in this city is not especially frequent. Nonetheless, there is the Lincoln Station, Coquitlam Central Station and Burquitlam Station with access to the Millenium Line and West Coast Express Line. Residents profit from various rapid transit stations with access to the Millenium Line. Homeowners are served by around 30 bus lines, and most houses are very close to a bus stop. Walking is not very practical for residents in Coquitlam since very few daily needs can be carried out without the use of a vehicle. Coquitlam is also not very bike-friendly because riding is rendered difficult by the often sloping topography. Nonetheless, this part of the Vancouver metropolitan area has a good cycling infrastructure.
Roughly one quarter of properties in Coquitlam were built between 1960 and 1980, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 1990s. In this city, around 40% of buildings are single detached homes, but large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. Homeowners occupy about 70% of the units in Coquitlam while the remainder are rented. This city also has a good variety of housing size options - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Daycares and primary schools are convenient to walk to from any location in Coquitlam. In contrast, parents may find it difficult for their kids to get to high schools on foot. Families are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. Concerning eating, some, but not all, home buyers in Coquitlam will reside within walking distance of one of over 50 grocery stores. Residents can enjoy over 350 restaurants and cafes as well.