Coquitlam – Burke Mountain
3389 Princeton Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3E 3H1, Canada
The neighbourhood’s evolving mix of single-family homes, townhouses and even some condos rise up the flank of 1270-metre Burke Mountain with its extensive network of hiking and biking trails right into the heart of British Columbia wilderness. In fact, much of the neighbourhood has been master-planned to create a sense of community and connection with its natural surroundings. That includes Coquitlam’s first “Green Street” where every home is no more than a five-minute walk from a park.
Shopping, recreation and culture are only moments away in the bustling Town Centre area which is anchored by the Coquitlam Centre, one of British Columbia’s largest regional shopping malls.
Town Centre Park is Coquitlam’s showcase outdoor sport and recreation facility with numerous artificial and natural turf pitches for soccer, field hockey, field lacrosse, baseball, softball and football, as well as track and field facilities at Percy Perry Stadium. For less rigorous recreation, the park also features walking trails that wind around Lafarge Lake, a five-hectare man-made lake that was originally a quarry.
Next to the lake, the Evergreen Cultural Centre features a 257-seat theatre for live performances, a rehearsal hall, art studios and an art gallery.
Across Pinetree Way, the City Centre Aquatic Complex hosts activities for the whole family, from a wave pool, to competitive swimming and synchronized swimming to fitness programs for all ages.
- Burke Mountain Preschool
- Coquitlam River Elementary (K-5)
- Leigh Elementary (K-5)
- Douglas College (Post secondary)
Transit service into Burke Mountain is still fairly limited. But the neighbourhood is close to the Lafarge Lake-Douglas terminus station for the new Evergreen SkyTrain line. The 10.9 km extension of the 79.6 km elevated railway that links much of Metro Vancouver means a trip into Vancouver will take less than 40 minutes.
For commuters, the Lougheed Highway and Mary Hill Bypass provide quick connections to Highway 1.
Burke Mountain real estate
The majority of residential real estate available in Burke Mountain are detached homes. Townhomes are fairly strong in the area but condos and apartments for sale are rare. A majority of the homes in the area have been built after 2010.
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