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A house in Coquitlam

Coquitlam occupies 130 square kilometers in the northeast sector of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Bounded by the wilderness of the Coastal Mountains to the north and the mighty Fraser River to the south, this attractive community abounding with parks and recreational facilities offers a relaxed suburban lifestyle 35 minutes from Downtown Vancouver.

Compared with other municipalities in the Region, Coquitlam has a higher growth rate, younger population, and above average income.

Recreational facilities include the Poirier Street Recreation Centre in the southwest, the Town Centre Stadium, the nearby Aquatic Centre in the city centre, and a dozen of smaller facilities such as community centres, outdoor pools and spray parks.

Real Estate

Coquitlam, like Port Moody, is principally a family area, close enough to Vancouver to be a reasonable commute, but with homes more affordable than the more central areas.

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: Coquitlam as at October 2013
CategoryBenchmark $1 Yr Change3 Yr Change
Source:Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver - MLS ®



Top Secondary Schools in Coquitlam by Fraser Institute Rank
SchoolRank in B.C.Score (out of 10)
Dr. Charles Best637
Source: Fraser Institute 2011

In common with the other tri-cities, 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).