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The city of Coquitlam, British Columbia is situated in the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area.


In Coquitlam, around 40% of dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. This city also has a good choice of housing size options - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy about 70% of the properties in the city and the rest are rented. This part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area did not experience a single construction boom; the construction of new dwellings in Coquitlam was spread throughout multiple decades in recent history.


The best way to navigate this part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area is very often a car. It is very easy to access a parking spot. On the other hand, the public transit service in this city is sometimes poor. Thankfully, property owners benefit from the Lafarge Lake - Douglas Station, Lincoln Station and Coquitlam Central Station with access to the West Coast Express Line and Millenium Line. There are many rapid transit stations on the Millenium Line. Property owners have access to about 30 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most residences. The bicycle is a rather poor mode of transportation in Coquitlam as there is a considerable amount of slopes. Nevertheless, the cycling network is comprehensive. Coquitlam is also not very well-suited for walking because very few daily errands can be run without having to resort to a car.


In this part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area, parents and their kids will commonly be able to access daycares and primary schools by walking. In contrast, families may consider it challenging to reach high schools as a pedestrian. Besides public schools, there are private primary and high schools. Regarding food, it is frequently feasible for property owners in Coquitlam to buy their groceries by walking. There are also over 350 restaurants and cafes in Coquitlam.


Coquitlam offers a relaxed environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area is quiet overall, as the streets are usually tranquil - although that is not the case around Trans-Canada Highway or one of the railway lines. Lastly, there are over 250 parks nearby for residents to discover, resulting in them being very easy to access from most locations in Coquitlam.

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