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Port Moody

Houses in Port Moody

Port Moody is one of the tri-cities, along with Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. It occupies a 26.21 square kilometre area at the head of Burrard Inlet. Surrounded by mountains, water, and forested hillsides, the community is rapidly becoming a prime location for top quality housing. Its 24,000 inhabitants enjoy above average income and a relaxed lifestyle in vicinity of big city amenities.

A car ride from Port Moody to downtown Vancouver takes 30-40 minutes. A major widening of the Barnet Highway has provided an additional lane in each direction to handle buses and car-pool vehicles during rush hour.

In addition to the TransLink public bus system, the West Coast Express commuter rail provides fast access from Port Moody to downtown Vancouver during rush hours. The future Sky Train extension will connect Port Moody to New Westminster, Coquitlam, Burnaby, and Vancouver.

Real Estate

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. The trails, water and safe neighbourhoods make this an area that will continue to be popular.

Port Moody has seen a lot of development in recent years, with new townhouses and condos being developed in several neighbourhoods.

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


Top Secondary Schools in Port Moody by Fraser Institute Rank
SchoolRank in B.C.Score (out of 10)
Heritage Woods418
Port Moody827
Source: Fraser Institute 2011

In common with the other tri-cities, Port Moody 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).

School district 43 covers the tri-cities.