Coquitlam, BC, Canada the ideal place to live

Coquitlam, BC, Canada is an ideal place to live in. Real estate in Coquitlam appeals not only to the middle class, but also to the upper echelons of society as well.  This place provides a holistic living experience away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver.

Coquitlam has a population of approximately 125,000 people and is the perfect blend between peaceful small town and emerging metropolitan city.  Coquitlam is located in the lower mainland of British Columbia. It has until now bee mainly a suburb of the greater Vancouver metropolitan area. Coquitlam is the 6th largest city of the province and a great escape from the much denser life of Vancouver.

The area has a long and proud history. It was first inhabited around 9000 years ago. The famous explorer Simon Fraser discovered the region in the early 1800’s and by the mid to late nineteenth century, European settlers began to settle here.

After the establishment of a lumber mill in Coquitlam, many French Canadians started to move here and today, it has a large diaspora of French speaking Canadians. The city saw a population boom after World War 1.

Coquitlam has an hourglass like geographical shape. Moreover, it has the perfect climate. It is a moderate maritime climate which has a mild temperature and sufficient humidity. All year round, you can expect a pleasant weather here. 

The economy of Coquitlam, BC, Canada depends on the metropolis of Vancouver, as most of the population of Coquitlam travel to Vancouver for their work.

The education system in Coquitlam is excellent. It has four public secondary schools, and many more middle and primary schools. So good education of your children is not a problem in Coquitlam. Douglas College offers access to higher education with nearby municipalities containing the Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

Coquitlam also has a public library with 2 branches and more than 240,000 academic items. 

The Translink serves transportation in Coquitlam. This is responsible for major roads and public mass transit. Trains and busses run beside each other to help the commuters. Then there is the West coast-express that connects Coquitlam, BC, Canada to downtown Vancouver.

Coquitlam has a great health care system. It has the Eagle ridge hospital, which is a 100 plus bed outfit, run by Fraser Health. There are also healthcare facilities in nearby municipalities as well as numerous private clinics. Coquitlam residents needs not worry about health care, as there is sufficient protection and coverage for them regarding this aspect.

Coquitlam has its policing contracted to the Royal Canadian Mounted police, with multiple police stations present across the community. This area is thus well protected and boasts a safe community with a minimal threat of violence or crime. It also has its own fire service. The fire service covers everything from main halls to auxiliary halls, in all of the Coquitlam area.

The ambulance service is operated by the British Columbia ambulance service. Coquitlam also has a great search and rescue service.

Coquitlam also boasts a great standard of living for its residents. Residents have unlimited access to leisure and entertainment facilities. They can easily go to Vancouver due to its close proximity. Besides this, they have a quite a few options in Coquitlam. Multiple theaters, Cineplex, Shopping malls, art centers, fitness clubs, etc are all available in Coquitlam.

Hence, Coquitlam, BC, Canada provides an ideal place to buy real estate and enjoy the good living that the town has to offer without the problems of a big city like Vancouver.

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NOTE: This representation is based in whole or in part on data generated by the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board or Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy.