- Pitt Meadows
- Residential Detached
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- 18389 Ford Road
- Pitt Meadows
- West Meadows
Sheltered between the Fraser River and stunning Golden Ear Mountains, the small city of Pitt Meadows is rich in history and boasts a nice mix of residential areas, commercial and retail space, beautiful views of the river and lots of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and boating. Residents and visitors to the city enjoy a fairly mild climate, with average summer temperatures of 25°C and winter temperatures of around 3°C; annual precipitation totals are around 1,700 mm.
With a population of just over 18,000 (2014), Pitt Meadows lies just east of Vancouver and most of the city’s residents reside in the town centre, since around 82% of the area is in the Green Zone, composed of 200-year-old floodplains, watersheds, wetlands, wildlife habitats, forests and wilderness areas, farms, and recreational areas.
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Average home prices in Pitt Meadows range from around $195k for one-bedroom, one-bath apartments to $600,000+ for single-family homes (2015). The median household income for residents of Pitt Meadows is approximately $76,000 (2005).
Though primarily residential, with about 85% of residents commuting to work outside the city, the main employment industries in Pitt Meadows is agriculture, educational services, medical/healthcare, hotel/food services, and construction. Top employers located within the city include the fairly new shopping centre that borders with the neighbouring town of Maple Ridge called Meadowtown Centre, School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, as well as agricultural employment such as cranberry and blueberry farms.
Pitt Meadows has a low unemployment rate of just 4.5%, as compared to the British Columbia rate at 6.0%.
Visitors and residents of Pitt Meadows have a wide range of dining options, including Kisoji Japanese Kitchen, Firehall Bistro, Sango Japanese Restaurant, Artista Pizzeria, the Jolly Coachman Pub, Boston Pizza, and Vera’s Burger Shack. Many of the city’s restaurants are located on Lougheed Highway, as well as other areas such as the Pitt Meadows Centre. Locals of Pitt Meadows enjoy getting together with friends and family at the Stomping Grounds Café & Bistro, sharing a slice of pizza at Papa Leo’s, or getting steaks and drinks at the Loft (located in Meadow Gardens Golf Club).
Besides Meadowtown Centre (which houses stores like HomeSense, a Real Canadian Superstore, and Winners), residents of Pitt Meadows have several other malls to shop at, all located nearby. Shop at Haney Place Mall in neighbouring Maple Ridge, Meadowvale Shopping Centre located at the corner of Harris Road and Lougheed Highway, Valley Fair Mall also in nearby Maple Ridge, and Downtown Maple Ridge.
There are several modes of transportation within the city as well as surrounding areas; the West Coast Express commuter trains (operated by TransLink) connect the city to Vancouver and Mission, while Golden Ears Bridge connects Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to Langley and Surrey, and Pitt River Bridge connects the city to Port Coquitlam on the west.
Children of Pitt Meadows are served by School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows; there is one secondary school—Pitt Meadows Secondary School (P.M.S.S.)—and four elementary schools. Pitt Meadows Secondary is well-known in the area for its hockey and basketball teams, and currently has over 1,200 students enrolled (2015).
Visitors and residents of Pitt Meadows have a large number of historical, cultural, and outdoor activities to choose from, including Meadows Maze (an award-winning corn maze and one of the largest of the Pacific North West), Cineplex Odeon is a massive movie theatre located inside the Meadowtown Centre shopping mall, the ACT (Arts Centre & Theatre) is a cultural and live entertainment venue located in neighbouring Maple Ridge and also houses the Maple Ridge Art Gallery, and the Pitt Meadows Museum which is housed in a building that dates all the way back to 1885 and features agricultural history and pioneer artifacts and a community archives area.
With three large rivers (Alouette, Fraser, and Pitt) crisscrossing the city, Pitt Meadows is a dream come true for outdoor lovers and adventure enthusiasts. A system of dyke trails along the rivers provide residents miles and miles of ground for hiking, biking, walking/jogging, horseback riding, and bird watching. The Pitt Addington Wildlife Management Area (once known as Grant Narrows Regional Park) is comprised of Pitt Lake, protected marshlands, and flat dykes, and residents can enjoy canoeing and kayaking, picnicking, and more. Other parks in the area include Golden Ears Provincial Park, Kanaka Creek Regional Park, and The University of British Columbia’s massive research forest, known as Malcolm Knapp.
The Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge areas are set to see a sharp increase in population over the next 20 years, bringing not only new residents to the cities, but also increased revenue, lots of new construction and housing units, increasing property values, and more. It's the perfect time to consider a home in Pitt Meadows.
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Listing information last updated on May 30th, 2016 at 9:11am PDT.
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