Port Moody Real Estate
With a population of little over 33,500 people, Port Moody, BC is one of the smaller cities in the Metro Vancouver region. That in itself is very attractive to people who want to relocate to the Pacific Northwest. Not everyone enjoys the hustle and bustle of a big city and Port Moody Real Estate provides you with the option of living in one of the most stunningly beautiful places in Western Canada, but still residing just over 20km from Vancouver. Located on Burrard Inlet, Port Moody is known as the "City of Arts" and with the inspiring views created by the Eagle and Coast Mountain ranges it becomes clear why people want to relocate to this evergreen city.
Lifestyle in The City Of Arts
In terms of Real Estate, Port Moody is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Metro Vancouver, making it an ideal place to invest. The vast majority of people living here occupy detached houses with apartments and townhouses accounting for the remainder. Port Moody Real Estate is currently experiencing a lot of growth; you can expect to pay around $1,000,000 for a single family home in this beautiful city. That being said the median prices attached as townhomes is more in the $600,000 price range, with Port Moody condos coming to market at $300,000 plus.
Highly Developed Transportation Structure
Being a part of Metro Vancouver means that residents of Port Moody enjoy the use of the TransLink public bus service which runs a number of bus services in and around the city. Port Moody is the first stop on the West Coast Express as it leaves Downtown Vancouver, giving any commuter the perfect reason to relocate here. There are now 2 skytrain stations there - Port Moody and Inlet Centre Station for a total ease of access to Vancouver and other parts of Metro Vancouver as well.
Adventurous Leisure Times
Most of the residents of Port Moody happily trade off a brief trip to Coquitlam for their shopping needs, which means that the rest of the city remains as unspoiled as possible. Both NewPort Village and the Moody Centre provide for the vast majority of your shopping, banking, pharmaceutical and clothing needs, but again a trip to Coquitlam Centre will provide for everything else.
When it comes to recreation, you'll find yourself spoiled for choice living here - the natural, protected harbour provides an ideal location for all kinds of water sports including swimming, canoeing and kayaking. To the North of the city you'll find a very popular Sasamat Lake featuring White Pine Beach for you to relax at and nearby Belcarra is an extremely popular spot for people to spend their weekends and go crabbing. Numerous parks within and outside the city provide plenty of space for you to go hiking, biking or just to walk your dog - there are plenty of off-leash dog walking areas dotted around the city.
Education As Priority
Your children will have a number of public schools they can attend in the city including seven elementary schools, a middle school and two public high schools. If you'd rather that your children attend a private school there are several such schools in nearby Coquitlam. Simon Fraser University (SFU) is ideally situated to provide for the post-secondary education of your older children, as is nearby Douglas College in Coquitlam.
Anyone wanting to relocate to one of the most beautiful cities in Canada would be wise to investigate Port Moody Real Estate a bit more closely, something we'd be more than happy to help you with.