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Community Information: Port Moody

Are you thinking of buying a home in Port Moody? Here is community information to help you.

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Port Moody occupies a 26.21 square kilometre area at the head of Burrard Inlet. Surrounded by mountains, water, and forested hillsides, the community is rapidly becoming a prime location for top quality housing. Its 24,000 inhabitants enjoy above average income and a relaxed lifestyle in vicinity of big city amenities.

Detailed demographic information is available at the BC Stats Web site .

Housing and Zoning

A number of single and multi-family residential developments are underway in Port Moody. A newly planned Town Centre intended for high-rise development will connect the waterfront parks with new neighbourhoods on the north and south shores. Much of the recent development has been on the City's north shore "Heritage Mountain". Developments are subject to neighbourhood plans that include design guidelines and an emphasis on green space, pedestrian orientation, and high quality amenities. Redevelopment is also planned for the historic south shore area. In this zone the City particularly supports developments that recognize the community's historical architectural themes.

More information is available at the City of Port Moody Web site .

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Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

At present, Port Moody citizens are served by shops and services within the city and by large shopping centres in neighbouring communities. The ongoing development of the Town Centre should bring a multitude of additional services. Many attractive cafes and restaurants are located throughout the city.

The new Port Moody Civic Centre features a combination of public library, council chamber, civic offices and community theatre. The old City Hall building was renovated in 1996 to serve as a new Port Moody Arts Centre.

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Parks and Recreation

Port Moody is an ideal place for outdoor activities. The twenty-seven kilometres of protected waterfront, beaches, and a boat-launching ramp offer unlimited opportunities for boating, sailing, and swimming. Numerous trails are available for walking, cycling, and wildlife or bird watching.

The City is proud of its park system. Foreshore Park and its scenic four-kilometre shoreline trail connect Old Orchard Park on the north shore with Rocky Point Park and its popular recreational pier on the south shore. In addition to neighbourhood parks throughout the City, Port Moody also has Belcarra Regional Park. The Buntzen Lake Recreational Area is just minutes away.

Information about recreational facilities and programs is available on the City of Port Moody Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department Web pages.

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Transportation

A car ride from Port Moody to downtown Vancouver takes 30-40 minutes. A major widening of the Barnet Highway has provided an additional lane in each direction to handle buses and car-pool vehicles during rush hour.

In addition to the TransLink public bus system, the West Coast Express commuter rail provides fast access from Port Moody to downtown Vancouver during rush hours. The future Sky Train extension will connect Port Moody to New Westminster, Coquitlam, Burnaby, and Vancouver .

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Education

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Other Web Sites