Thinking of Moving to Coquitlam?

Moving to a new province or country is tough when you don’t know what the neighborhoods are like. Moving to a large city like Coquitlam with 27 neighborhoods is hard enough, but the stress is multiplied when you are moving with your entire family and trying to make a decision that will impact your family for years if not decades.

You know how much you can afford for a home but finding the right neighborhood for you is still not so clear. You want a neighborhood with the right mix of families with children your age or you want to be close to the action, restaurants, shopping, parks etc.

We know everybody’s needs are so different. Everyone is in a unique situation with unique needs and we are here to help sort through that maze and guide you through.

Now that you’ve decided to move to Coquitlam, because of its diversity, access to restaurants and shopping, varying demographics etc, …lets find you the neighborhood that works for you.

Browse All Coquitlam Neighborhoods

Austin Heights |Burke Mountain|Canyon Springs |Cape Horn |Central Coquitlam |Chineside |Coquitlam West |Eagle Ridge |Harbour Chines|Harbour Place |Hockaday | Nestor |Lower Hyde Creek |Maillardville |Meadow Brooks |New Horizons |North Coquitlam |Park Ridge Estates |Partington Creek |Ranch Park |River Heights |River Springs |Scott Creek |Smilling Creek |Summit View |Town Centre |Upper Eagle Ridge |Upper Hyde Creek |Westwood Plateau |Westwood Summit

Coquitlam Neighborhoods

Getting to know your Coquitlam neighborhoods is a little more complex than you may expect it to be. Perhaps you know a particular neighborhood but its not listed on the MLS.

There are 3 types of descriptions for the various Coquitlam neighborhoods that usually throw most people off.

The 3 types of ways Coquitlam neighborhoods are identified in terms of Real Estate are as follows:

  1. By their Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) defined neighborhood and as such listed on the MLS in those terms.
  2. By geographical region/city community plan
  3. By commonly referred to names and un-official titles

Coquitlam Schools

Coquitlam School District is represented by District 43 School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) or SD43 is one of the sixty school districts in British Columbia.

The district is the third-largest in British Columbia with 45 elementary schools, 14 middle schools, and 11 secondary schools.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) serves the Tri-Cities, including the cities of CoquitlamPort CoquitlamPort Moody, and the villages of Anmore and Belcarra.

The school district covers an area of 120 square kilometres and serves a total combined population of 210,390 residents. It has over 4,000 full-time and part-time employees.

It has one of the highest graduation rates in the province, with 91.9% of students graduating in the 2013/14 school year.

  • The school test scores in Coquitlam are equal to the national average
  • There are approximately 58 public schools in Coquitlam
  • 11.0% of people in Coquitlam have no certificate, diploma or degree
  • 88.9% of people in Coquitlam have completed high school
  • 31.9% of people in Coquitlam have completed a bachelor’s degree

Private Schools in Coquitlam

School NameStreet_AddressCityProvince
 Canyon Springs Montessori School2910 Walton Ave. 
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 Children of Integrity Montessori Academy2541 Quay Place 
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Our Lady of Fatima315 Walker Street
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V3K 4C7 
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Our Lady of Assumption 2255 Fraser Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 6G8 
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Archbishop Carney1335 Dominion Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3B 8G7

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 Traditional Learning Academy1189 Rochester Avenue 
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Coquitlam is one of the largest suburban communities in the Lower Mainland, east of Vancouver.

Coquitlam is a multicultural community that is popular with East Asian and South Asian immigrants and has a large population of Chinese and Persian residents.

To experience the vibrant culture of the Persian community, any Coquitlam local will recommend taking part in the Persian new year Fire Festival, a popular draw that involves the age old tradition of jumping through fire to burn people’s spirits in preparation for New Year.

Another cultural offering that highlights the unique and diverse character of Coquitlam includes the Place des Arts in the historic neighbourhood of Maillardville, which showcases the best of local arts as well as numerous cultural events.

The city of Coquitlam, BC has a population of 150,891 and a population density of 1,228 people per square kilometre.

There are a total of 27 Coquitlam, BC neighborhoods.

The neighbourhood with the highest Livability Score is Ranch Park and the largest neighhorhood by population is Austin Heights.

The Coquitlam, BC neighborhood map is a great way to see which neighborhoods have a higher Livability Score compared to those with a lower Livability Score.

New Construction/Development in Coquitlam

There are currently 48 New Construction and Developments in Coquitlam.



Top New Construction Neighbourhoods in Coquitlam

Which cities are closest to Coquitlam?

Port Moody, Port Coquitlam are closest to Coquitlam.

The distance from Coquitlam to the nearest city Port Moody is 8.6 kilometers or 5.3 miles away.

4 major cities are near Coquitlam; Burnaby being the closest is 16.9 kilometers or 10.5 miles away.

The nearest town Aldergrove is 42.8 kilometers or 26.6 miles away.

Coquitlam is also 75.1 kilometers or 46.6 miles from Bellingham in United States.

Languages Spoken

How Affordable is Coquitlam?

Due to the desirability of Coquitlam, Coquitlam Real Estate prices continue to rise.

Coquitlam is 23% more expensive than the CDN average, however there are many affordable housing Initiatives being undertaken by the City of Coquitlam. Currently, Coquitlam is second in Metro Vancouver with the number of new purpose-built rental homes underway.


The Livability Score is a score out of 100 that was designed to help people quickly and easily evaluate the quality of an area. The score consists of 7 different categories and dozens of data points across multiple data sets.

The Livability Index assesses seven broad categories of community livability: housingneighborhoodtransportationenvironmenthealthengagement, and opportunity. Metric values and policy points within each category are combined to create the category score. Those category scores are then averaged to create a location’s total livability score.

To get a perfect score of 100, a neighborhood would have to be among the best in the country in each of the seven livability categories. It can be difficult to score highly across categories.

  • Coquitlam has a Livability Score of 76/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Coquitlam crime rates are 36% lower than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in Coquitlam is 12% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Coquitlam real estate prices are 28% higher than the British Columbia average
  • Rental prices in Coquitlam are equal to the British Columbia average

Coquitlam is in the Pacific Time Zone (winter UTC−8, summer UTC−7), and the Pacific Maritime Ecozone.

Coquitlam Demographics by Age

Arts and Entertainment

The Molson Canadian Theatre, a 1,074-seat multi-purpose venue, opened as part of a $30 million expansion to Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino in 2006, while Cineplex Entertainment operates the 4,475-seat SilverCity Coquitlam movie complex with 20 screens.

Evergreen Cultural Centre

A partnership of the city, the arts community, private business and senior governments, the Evergreen Cultural Centre in the Town Centre area is a venue for arts and culture, a civic facility designed to host a wide variety of community events. It features a 264-seat black box theatre, rehearsal hall, art studios and art gallery. Evergreen serves as the home venue for the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Coastal Sound Music Academy, the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra, and the Stage 43 Theatrical Society. Nearby proscenium theatres include the 336-seat Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam, and the 206-seat Inlet Theatre in Port Moody.[76]

Place des Arts is a non-profit teaching arts centre in Maillardville founded in 1972, offering programs in visual arts, music, acting, and dance. It features specialized programs for school students and home learners, and presents concerts and exhibitions for the public. Studios are offered for potteryfibre artsyogaballetdramapianodrawing and painting. Place des Arts offers four faculty concerts throughout the year, as well as numerous recitals and presentations by students on an ongoing basis.

Place Maillardville is a community centre providing leisure activities for all age groups, with programs on French language, culture, as well as physical activities. Heritage Square offers visitors a wealth of historic sites, gardens, a bike path, and an outdoor amphitheatre; it is also home to the Mackin Heritage Home & Toy Museum.


Welcome to living in the Tri-Cities, traditionally the preferred choice of families moving to Metro Vancouver. The right mix of Urbanism, Nature, great neighborhoods, transit and Activities make these communities very activities to young families as well as Adults who prefer a softer approach to Urban living


Which SkyTrain stations are in Coquitlam?

Translink and Coast Mountain Bus Service (CMBS) provide the City of Coquitlam with public transit and trip planning. View current alertsfares and passes, and transit system maps for more information.

Transit schedules

There are several Sky Train stations that serve the City of Coquitlam.

Coquitlam is served by TransLink, which is responsible for both public transit and major roads.

The city has four SkyTrain stations on the Millennium Line that are a part of the 10.9 km (6.8 mi) long Evergreen Extension.[57] With a project cost of $1.4 billion, the line runs from the Coquitlam City Centre area, through Coquitlam Central Station and into Port Moody, re-entering Coquitlam on North Road and finally joining the existing Millennium Line at Lougheed Town Centre.

There is regular bus service on numerous lines running throughout the city and connecting it to other municipalities in Metro Vancouver, with a major exchange at Coquitlam Central Station.

The West Coast Express, with a stop at Coquitlam Central Station, provides commuter rail service west to downtown Vancouver and east as far as Mission.] WCE operates Monday to Friday only (excluding holidays), with five trains per day running to Vancouver in the morning peak hours and returning through Coquitlam in the evening peak hours.

View Translink’s schedules below for all their transportation options:

Get In Touch

Lola Oduwole

RE/MAX All Points Realty

101, 1020 Austin Avenue  Coquitlam,  BC  V3K 3P1 

Phone: 6048096317