Best Neighbourhoods in Coquitlam

Our Top Neighbourhood Picks Based on Style of Home

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Written By: Mariko Baerg, REALTOR of Bridgewell Real Estate Group
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If you’re looking for information on the best neighbourhoods in Coquitlam, then you’ve come to the right place.

This blog goes through our opinion of the best neighbourhoods in Coquitlam based on transit, schools, amenities nearby, and more.

Because not every subarea in Coquitlam has condos, townhouses, and single family homes, we’ve separated the best neighbourhoods in Coquitlam based on the style of home you’re looking for.

best neighbourhoods in coquitlam

Best neighbourhoods in Coquitlam for condos

North Coquitlam

Why we love this subarea: North Coquitlam is the perfect neighbourhood for anyone looking for something central. You’re within walking distance to Coquitlam Center Mall, the public library, the skytrain, restaurants, coffee shops and more. All levels of schools are also nearby, along with Lafarge Lake and Town Centre Park to balance out the business of the subarea with some nature.

New Horizons

Why we love this subarea: The condos in New Horizons are lovely, and many have private access to the Nakoma Club which has amenities such as a swimming pool, basketball court, gym, and more included in the monthly maintenance fee. Busses are within a short walk, and the skytrain is also within walking distance (although a little further than for North Coquitalm residents). It’s a very family friendly neighbourhoods, and has a number of well-built low-rise buildings by Polygon.

Coquitlam West

Why we love this subarea: Coquitlam West is the closest neighbourhood in Coquitlam to Lougheed mall. With the expansion of Lougheed and this subarea being so close to Burnaby, there’s a lot to say for it being close to multiple methods of transit. Lougheed Mall is within minutes, and you have easy access to New Westminster, Burnaby, and more off the freeway for those that drive.

Best neighbourhoods in Coquitlam for townhouses

Burke Mountain

Why we love this subarea: Burke Mountain is a relatively new subarea for townhouses, so the units that you see in this subarea are newer across the board when compared to other neighbourhoods. The area is extremely family friendly, so it’s a great area for kids and is very safe. Recent expansions in the area include new schools, added bus routes, and additional amenities/centres in the works. We’re confident that there is a lot to come for this subarea in the future, and for now it’s the perfect mix of being nestled in the trees close to trails while still being close to what you need!

Westwood Plateau

Why we love this subarea: Westwood Plateau is a little further up the hill in Coquitlam, so many of the homes boast beautiful views of the rest of the city and more. The area itself is very peaceful, quiet, and right in the heart of nature. With that being said, many of the townhouses in the neighbourhood still have good access to busses off of the main road that will take you directly to the skytrain station. You’ll also just a short drive to the mall, grocery stores & shops, and many of the townhouses are within walking distance to schools.

Best neighbourhoods in Coquitlam for single family homes

Chineside

Why we love this subarea: Chineside is a family oriented area within walking distance to all levels of reputable schools. The homes are a nice size, and are often on a very comfortable sized lot. The area has easy access to the rest of Coquitlam as well as Port Moody by just heading down Thermal. You’re close to Mundy Park, which is the perfect place to take Fido or the kids for a stroll or go for a run along the perimeter trail! Como Lake Village is also within a couple of minutes, and has No Frills, Starbucks, banks, and more.

Canyon Springs

Why we love this subarea: Canyon Springs is a great neighbourhood with a mix of detached homes, townhouses & condos. It’s family oriented, has great access to busses, schools, the mall, parks, and more. Because it’s just north of the mall, you’re far enough from all of the mayhem but still close enough to enjoy the convenience. What’s more – Walton Elementary School is one of the first schools in the Tri-Cities to implement a Mandarin Immersion program for kids!

New Horizons

Why we love this subarea: New Horizons is a great neighbourhoods for families that are looking for a starter home in Coquitlam, as many are smaller homes (around 2000 sqft) on 4000 sqft lots. The neighbourhoods has easy access to busses, and homes on the Northern side are within a short walk to the skytrain station, Lafarge Lake, Town Centre Park, all levels of schools & Douglas College. The area as a whole is a short drive or bus to Coquitlam Center, and is close to the Westcoast Express train, larger grocery stores, and more.

Looking to find the right place in Coquitlam? If you’re just starting out in your home purchasing journey and you want a Coquitlam expert to help you purchase a home, then give us a call at 604-765-0376. Prefer text? 604-319-0200 or email mariko@bridgewellgroup.ca to start a conversation. We’re here to help.

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