Coquitlam Neighborhood Profile 

Coquitlam (/koʊˈkwɪtləm/ koh-KWIT-ləm) is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Mainly suburban, Coquitlam is the sixth-largest city in the province, with a population of 139,284 in 2016, and one of the 21 municipalities comprising Metro Vancouver. The mayor is Richard Stewart. Getting to know your Coquitlam neighbourhoods is not as straight forward as you may think.
There are four distinct areas that make up Coquitlam by Region. (See Below) and 23 areas as defined by the RBGV.

They are Southwest Coquitlam, Northwest Coquitlam, Northeast Coquitlam and City Center. 

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MLS® Search: All Real Estate Listings in Coquitlam, British Columbia 

Current Coquitlam MLS® stats indicate an average house price of $1,020,384 and 371 new listings in the last 28 days. As of today, Coquitlam housing data shows median days on market for a home is 17 days

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Official Coquitlam Neighbourhoods as Defined by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

There are 23 (officially defined by the Real estate Board of Vancouver - REBGV) neighborhoods in Coquitlam. See below for neighborhoods known by locals but not included in this list.

Each neighbourhood in Coquitlam is different in terms of lifestyles,  types of properties, housing mixes, amenities, access to transit, and community.

  • Canyon Springs : Canyon Springs is an slightly older neighbourhood (mid 1990's) in Coquitlam and is just below Westwood Plateau. Easy access to shops and transit.
  • Cape Horn : Cape Horn is an older neighbourhood on the Central/South side of Coquitlam with easy access to the freeway. A lot of the homes here are older.
  • 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 rapidly developing urban hub bordering North Burnaby, 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.

Coquitlam Neighbourhoods in Development

  • Fraser Mills  - Coquitlam’s only waterfront neighbourhood - VIEW PROJECT HERE

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.

Nearby Cities

Where is Coquitlam?

Coquitlam is a city in the Tri-Cities ( Lower Mainland) that borders Burnaby and Port Moody to the west, New Westminster to the southwest, and Port Coquitlam to the southeast. 


Geography

Coquitlam is situated about 10 to 15 km (6.2 to 9.3 mi) east of Vancouver, where the Coquitlam River connects with the Fraser River and extends northeast along the Pitt River toward the Coquitlam and Pitt lakes.

Coquitlam’s geographic shape can be thought of as a tilted hourglass, with two larger parcels of land with a smaller central section connecting them.

Southwest Coquitlam comprises the original core of the city, with Maillardville and Fraser River industrial sector giving way to the large residential areas of Austin Heights whch contains Como Lake.

The Poirier Street area was the city’s original recreational centre with the Coquitlam Sports Centre, Chimo Aquatic and Fitness Centre, and sports fields located there, while City Hall was previously located further south in Maillardville.

Burke MountainEagle Ridge, and 1,583 m (5,194 ft) tall Coquitlam Mountain form the northern boundary of the city. Coquitlam’s area, 152.5 square kilometers (58.9 sq mi), is about six times larger than either Port Moody or Port Coquitlam.

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.

REGIONINCLUDED REBGV SUBAREAS
North CoquitlamNorth Coquitlam, Canyon Springs, Scott Creek, New Horizons, Eagle Ridge, Upper Eagle Ridge, Hockaday, Westwood Plateau, Westwood Summit
North East CoquitlamBurke Mountain, River Springs, Park Ridge Estates
Central CoquitlamCentral Coquitlam, Chineside, Harbour Chines
Coquitlam EastCoquitlam East, Ranch Park, sometimes Cape Horn
South West CoquitlamMaillardville, Austin Heights, sometimes Cape Horn
(official community SW community plan also includes Lougheed-Burquitlam)
Coquitlam WestCoquitlam 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

COMMONLY REFERRED TO OR UNOFFICIAL NEIGHBOURHOOD NAMEOFFICIAL REBGV SUBAREA
Austin HeightsCentral Coquitlam
River HeightsCoquitlam East
Burquitlam or LougheedCoquitlam West
Northeast CoquitlamBurke Mountain
Lower or Upper Hyde Creek Burke Mountain
Smiling CreekBurke Mountain
Partington CreekBurke Mountain
Hockaday-NestorHockaday (Hockaday) – Nestor (New Horizons)
Down Coquitlam or City CentreTypically 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

DEMOGRAPHICS 

  • The population density in Coquitlam is 23136% higher than British Columbia
  • The median age in Coquitlam is 4% lower than British Columbia
  • In Coquitlam 22.18% of the population is Chinese
  • In Coquitlam 7.08% of the population is Korean
  • In Coquitlam 6.91% of the population is West Asian
StatisticCoquitlamBritish ColumbiaNational
Population150,8914,912,40037,465,430
Population density (sq km)1,22854
Median age40.742.340.9
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married couples76%71%66%
Families w/ kids at home51%41%43%
Speak English only88.8%89.7%68.8%
Speak French only0.0%0.0%4.5%