Rod McLeod

 

Royal LePage Real Estate Services

office: (604) 939-6666
fax: (604) 939-6911

cell:  778-892-7116

e-mail: rodmcleod67@shaw.ca

 

Tri-City Community

With its prime location as the geographic centre of Greater Vancouver and a combined population of over 169,000, the Tri-City area is experiencing considerable commercial and industrial development. A continuing residential housing boom sets the table for economic stability.

The Tri-City area is serviced by 3 highways, all converging in the downtown Vancouver area approximately 30 minutes away. A provincial government commitment to improve transit services such as sky trains, commuter rail and translink buses will help absorb the impact of major new and improved facilities. These include facilities such as, a Coquitlam campus to house 2,000 Douglas College students, a multipurpose community centre, a cultural centre, police headquarters building, City Hall and library - all in the Coquitlam Town Centre area. A provincial courthouse in Port Coquitlam. Port Moody's $10.4 million Civic Complex comprising City Hall, a combined 200-seat community theatre/Council chamber and a state-of-the-art public library provides additional facilities.

All of these additions add to the area's desirability as a place to live and work. The Tri-City area consists of an abundance of parkland and scenic shoreline property combined with a moderate climate provides residents and visitors amazing recreation and leisure opportunities. Coquitlam has more than 70 active and passive parks totaling more than 3,300 acres. The region is home to three regional parks and has 27 miles (17 kilometers) of waterfront property. Modern services compliment the area's natural beauty.

Plans are underway to expand Coquitlam Centre, which when completed, will make it the 3rd largest shopping centre in British Columbia. Education needs are met by an efficient public and private school system, while Eagle Ridge Hospital services Tri-City residents from its Port Moody location.

The Tri-City area is accessible by road, rail, air and water. The Canada-United States border at Blaine, Washington, is a 40-minute drive from Coquitlam.

Retail trade and manufacturing supply the most jobs in the region with health, social service, construction, wholesale trade and business service following. Some sectors, including manufacturing, retail trade, business services and transportation, have grown rapidly as the region's economy has matured with population growth and land development. Manufacturing and construction remain the prime focus of the secondary sector due to the continuing building boom in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.