River Heights real estate guide & listings for sale
People who prefer a calm atmosphere will enjoy River Heights. Parks are very easy to get to since there are about 10 of them close by for residents to explore. Most areas in this part of Coquitlam are reasonably quiet, as the streets tend to be calm - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to Trans-Canada Highway or the railway line.
Driving is usually the favoured approach to get around in River Heights. It is especially convenient to find a parking spot, and nearby highways, such as Trans-Canada Highway, are easy to access from anywhere in this area. On the other hand, the public transit service in River Heights is fairly poor. Nonetheless, there are a few bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most houses. Walking is not very feasible for residents in this part of the city as very few daily needs can be met on foot. Even though the cycling network is comprehensive, the bike is a somewhat poor method of transportation in this area since bicycling is made arduous by the often sloping terrain.
The predominant housing types in River Heights are single detached homes and townhouses. This neighbourhood also has quite a good variety of unit sizes; this part of Coquitlam is particularly good for those looking for four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 85% of the properties in the neighbourhood while renters occupy the remainder. A majority of the housing growth in this area occurred in the 1980s.
There are only a limited number of primary schools in this part of Coquitlam and consequently they can be an extended walk away. Moreover, River Heights does not have any high schools. Additionally, daycares are not particularly numerous and consequently tend to require a long walk to get to. Regarding eating, a fraction of home buyers in this part of Coquitlam may be able to access the closest grocery store on foot, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation.