Quaint Historic Port Coquitlam (PoCo)
The City’s housing and land are among the most affordable in the region north of the Fraser River. You can find investment value in presale condos in Port Coquitlam. At the same time, property owners benefit from some of the lowest tax rates in Metro Vancouver. Those who call Port Coquitlam home are well aware of its special qualities, including affordability, an accessible location, parks and trails, family-oriented services, a quaint historic downtown core, and a strong sense of community spirit. They are seeing significant growth in the up-and-coming Dominion Triangle area – bringing an exciting mix of retail, residential, institutional and light industrial developments.
Port Coquitlam (also known as PoCo) is located 27 km east of Vancouver, it sits at the junction of the Fraser River and the Pitt River. It is a community of 61,000 with a strategic location in Metro Vancouver, a healthy base of businesses, new commercial and industrial areas, 271 hectares of parkland including the 25-km Traboulay PoCo Trail.
It has a reputation for progressive governance and for its innovative approaches to managing waste, sustainable development and using technology to engage the community. Since it was incorporated on March 7, 1913, Port Coquitlam has experienced significant growth and has strived to remain relevant to the changing times. It strives to balance social, environmental and economic values while fulfilling citizen priorities. It came as little surprise to Port Coquitlam residents when their community earned national recognition for being a livable city. Family-friendly Port Coquitlam was named B.C.’s third most livable city, and 33rd out of 200 in Canada.
The Quaint City boasts an enviable central location, with easy access thanks to regional bridge and highway improvements and local projects such the Coast Meridian Overpass. It’s also easy to get around using the extensive network of trails and bike lanes.
Port Coquitlam’s old-fashioned community spirit is unique in an urban setting. Residents love to celebrate their PoCo Pride at numerous festivals and civic events throughout the year and volunteer their time to make their community better.
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