Coquitlam Real Estate
Scroll down for the complete list Coquitlam neighbourhoods and guide for everything you need to know about Coquitlam with updated information in 2020, including demographics, schools, lifestyle, real estate and more!
Written By: Mariko Baerg, REALTOR of Bridgewell Real Estate Group
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Official Coquitlam Neighbourhoods as Defined by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
There are 23 neighbourhoods in Coquitlam that are officially defined by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).
Each neighbourhood in Coquitlam can be very different as they offer types of properties, amenities, access to transit, and lifestyles.
For a more in-depth analysis of each subarea to help determine which part of Coquitlam is right for you, click on the neighbourhood links!
The 23 Coquitlam Neighbourhoods defined by the Real Estate Board are as follows:
- Burke Mountain : The newest addition to Coquitlam, Burke Mountain is on the north east side of Coquitlam.
- Canyon Springs : Canyon Springs is a neighbourhood with easy access to schools, parks, and shopping areas.
- Cape Horn : Cape Horn is a neighbourhood on the Central/South side of Coquitlam with easy access to the freeway:
- Central Coquitlam : This neighbourhood is the heart of Coquitlam and is one of the largest subareas.
- Chineside : This small subarea consists of detached homes that is family oriented.
- Coquitlam East: Coquitlam East is a large subarea bordering schools, access to highways, and parks.
- Coquitlam West : A developing urban hub bordering North Burnaby, aka Lougheed or Burquitlam.
- Eagle Ridge CQ : Eagle Ridge is an area bordering Port Moody on the North west side, with a mix of commercial zones.
- Harbour Chines : Bordering Central and West Coquitlam, Harbour Chines is a neighbourhood near parks and schools.
- Harbour Place: Harbour Place is small subarea that borders Port Moody in Coquitlam, getting the best of both worlds.
- Hockaday : Hockaday is a neighbourhood on the North side of Coquitlam consisting of detached homes nearby parks.
- Maillardville : One of the oldest areas of Coquitlam, Maillardville offers easy accessibility to almost everything you need.
- Meadowbrook : A smaller area with a mix of residential and commercial spaces close to the highway and shopping.
- New Horizons : Nearby schools, parks, and recreation great with entry-level detached homes and young families.
- North Coquitlam : The hustle and bustle of Coquitlam can be found in North Coquitlam, where the majority of highrises are.
- Park Ridge Estates : A quiet, small subarea of larger homes and estates on the North East side near Burke Mountain.
- Ranch Park : Ranch Park is a sloped subarea that stretches through Coquitlam and all the way over to Port Moody.
- River Springs : River Springs is a smaller neighbourhood near Town Centre Park with a lovely outdoor feel.
- Scott Creek : A lovely area with large detached homes, many bordering on the greenbelt. Family oriented.
- Summit View : A residential area where many of the homes enjoy views of Port Moody and Coquitlam, as well as Mount Baker.
- Upper Eagle Ridge : Another Coquitlam area bordering Port Moody, with easy access to everything you need.
- Westwood Plateau : A community on the North side of Coquitlam with fantastic views and a mix of all types of homes.
- Westwood Summit CQ : Westwood Summit is a small residential neighbourhood above Summit View.
New Coquitlam Neighbourhoods Currently in City Development
- Fraser Mills (Coquitlam’s only waterfront neighbourhood!)
- Lower Hyde Creek, Upper Hyde Creek, Smiling Creek and Partington Creek (Expansion of Northeast Coquitlam Burke Mountain)
Coquitlam Neighbourhoods by Region
Generically, Coquitlam neighbourhoods can be separated in to 6 main regions. Below are the geographical regions and what Coquitlam neighbourhood subareas are included.
|REGION||INCLUDED REBGV SUBAREAS|
|North Coquitlam||North Coquitlam, Canyon Springs, Scott Creek, New Horizons, Eagle Ridge, Upper Eagle Ridge, Hockaday, Westwood Plateau, Westwood Summit|
|North East Coquitlam||Burke Mountain, River Springs, Park Ridge Estates|
|Central Coquitlam||Central Coquitlam, Chineside, Harbour Chines|
|Coquitlam East||Coquitlam East, Ranch Park, sometimes Cape Horn|
|South West Coquitlam||Maillardville, Austin Heights, sometimes Cape Horn
(official community SW community plan also includes Lougheed-Burquitlam)
|Coquitlam West||Coquitlam West is the official REBGV subarea; but the Coquitlam West is a large subarea that can essentially be defined based on single family homes vs. high density. For a more common reference to the different names and areas within Coquitlam West, you can assume the following:
Single Family Homes = Coquitlam West
Low rise & high rise condos = Lougheed or Burquitlam (unofficial names)
City or Unofficial Coquitlam Neighbourhoods
There are some areas that are known as urban communities that have casual names that you may have heard of but aren’t actually official subareas as per the REBGV.
|COMMONLY REFERRED TO OR UNOFFICIAL NEIGHBOURHOOD NAME||OFFICIAL REBGV SUBAREA|
|Austin Heights||Central Coquitlam|
|River Heights||Coquitlam East|
|Burquitlam or Lougheed||Coquitlam West|
|Northeast Coquitlam||Burke Mountain|
|Lower or Upper Hyde Creek||Burke Mountain|
|Smiling Creek||Burke Mountain|
|Partington Creek||Burke Mountain|
|Hockaday-Nestor||Hockaday (Hockaday) – Nestor (New Horizons)|
|Down Coquitlam or City Centre||Typically referring to North Coquitlam, but as per the City of Coquitlam’s website can also include: North Coquitlam, Scott Creek, Canyon Springs, New Horizons, Eagle Ridge, Upper Eagle Ridge & Hockaday collectively|
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Coquitlam Demographic Information
As per the 2016 Census, the median age of Coquitlam’s population is 41 years, (slightly up from the last census by 2 years). The average house hold income is just shy of $75,000.
Coquitlam had 84% of its residents 15 years of age or older.Coquitlam has a strong ethnic community, with many different subareas being main hubs for a community of the top 3 countries ethnicities: Korean, Chinese, and Iranian. Coquitlam West has a strong Korean dominance (also known as K-Town), Iranians have a strong population in Westwood Plateau and North Coquitlam, whereas Chinese populations – while all throughout Coquitlam – are most popular in North Coquitlam (inclusive of areas like Westwood Plateau, Scott Creek & Canyon Springs) and Coquitlam West (Lougheed/Burquitlam)
Coquitlam Demographics by Neighbourhood or Subarea
As Coquitlam covers a large land space, you can imagine that the demographics from neighbourhood to neighbourhood are quite different!
Furthermore, demographics differ greatly depending on what type of home dominates a particular area. For example, Coquitlam East is primarily single-family homes and will have a very different demographic and income-bracket than an urban hub with mostly condos like North Coquitlam City Centre.
FAST FACTS: Coquitlam Neighbourhood Demographics!
- Austin Heights (part of Central Coquitlam) had the city’s highest proportion of residents (33%) who commuted to work using sustainable modes of transportation (transit, walking & cycling).
- Northeast Coquitlam (Burke Mountain) has one of the highest household income’s out of any subarea in Coquitlam, as the average Household Income is $123,577.
- City Centre (North Coquitlam and surrounding areas) is an urban hub with 2,857 business licences (2017), of which 13% retail. Plus! 38% of residents speak a language other than English at home.
For more information on demographics specific to the communities outlined by the City of Coquitlam, check out the links below!
|Demographics of City Community Areas||Hockaday-Nestor|
|Cape Horn||Ranch Park|
|Central Coquitlam||River Heights|
|City Centre||Westwood Plateau|
*Source: City of Coquitlam
COQUITLAM SCHOOLING SYSTEM
Coquitlam is served by School District 43 Coquitlam, and has elementary, middle & high schools. The schooling system is set up as follows:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Kindergarten to Grade 5
MIDDLE SCHOOL – Grade 6 to Grade 8
SECONDARY SCHOOL (HIGH SCHOOL) – Grade 9 to Grade 12
Coquitlam also has a very strong french-immersion school presence, with many schools offering early french immersion, and Montgomery middle offering late french immersion.
The City of Coquitlam offers four public secondary schools, seven middle schools, and dozens of elementary schools. There are also 2 local colleges (Douglas & Coquitlam College), and a nearby university within a 10-20 minute transit (SFU).
For a complete list of all the elementary, middle, secondary, post-secondary, and french immersion schools in Coquitlam check out our comprehensive guide below!
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EXPLORE THE TRI-CITIES
Coquitlam, the largest of the Tri-Cities, offers residents the opportunity to jog around Lafarge Lake, enjoy Coquitlam Centre, hop on a skytrain to Metro Vancouver, and enjoy a number of restaurants and cultures in the hub.
Port Moody has popular communities like Suterbrook, Klahanie & New port Village for the trendy condo or town house purchase, waterfront house options, and also beautiful attractions like Rocky Point Park and the breweries.
Port Coquitlam offers a variety of homes for sale on the MLS to search through, and amenities to enjoy. Gates Park & the Traboulay Trail run through Central Port Coquitlam where you’ll find the downtown hub. If you’re looking for a house in Port Coquitlam, many offer mortgage helper suites and have affordable options for larger lots with great views.
Mariko currently resides in Port Moody and has lived in Port Coquitlam & Coquitlam in the past, and Radner currently resides in Coquitlam – so we are your local experts! Check out our neighbourhood guides for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam & Port Moody below, search the MLS for Tri-Cities real estate & check out a weekly open house postings!
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