River Heights real estate guide & listings for sale
River Heights is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed ambience. This part of Coquitlam is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are generally tranquil - although there are still several louder sections, especially closer to the railway line or Trans-Canada Highway. Finally, it is very easy to reach public green spaces since there are around 10 of them close by for residents to unwind in.
The car is usually the preferred way to get around in River Heights. It is very convenient to park, and it is a rather short drive to the nearest highway, such as Trans-Canada Highway, from anywhere in this area. On the other hand, public transit riders may experience limited options in this area as a result of the low service level. Thankfully, residents benefit from a few bus lines, and most properties are very close to a bus stop. Biking is occasionally difficult in River Heights because riding is rendered arduous by the typically hilly topography. Nevertheless, there are a good number of bike lanes. This area is also not very well-suited for walking as very few daily errands can be run on foot.
The housing stock of River Heights is composed predominantly of single detached homes and townhouses. A majority of the housing growth in this neighbourhood took place in the 1980s. This part of the city is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Around 85% of the properties in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and 15% are rented.
There are only a limited number of primary schools in River Heights and accordingly they can be a long walk away. Likewise, this neighbourhood does not have any high schools. In addition, families may consider it difficult for their children to reach daycares on foot. With regards to food, some, but not all, house buyers in River Heights will live within walking distance of the closest grocery store.