Anmore Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Anmore is a a small community, located along the shores of the Indian Arm, just north of the city of Port Moody, BC. It has a population of 2,092 (2011). It is one of three politically independent villages in the Greater Vancouver area — the other two being Belcarra and Lions Bay.
The median income is $109,375 (2006 census), compared to $65,787 for BC as a whole. Anmore has a vibrant population of working adults, with a median age of 40.9. It’s a quiet residential neighbourhood. The area is known historically for spacious homes on one acre lots.
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Anmore has a temperate climate with its share of BC’s “liquid sunshine”, and mild coastal winters.
The unemployment rate in Anmore is only 2.6%, less than half of BC’s average of 6.0%.
There has been a shift from more traditional industrial jobs over the past twenty years. Today, roughly 23% of Anmore’s jobs come from sales and service. Business, finance and administration come in second, at 19%, followed by management positions and trades.
Anmore residents have many shopping options. Suter Brook Village is a new condo/townhouse complex, with class “A” office space and outlets like Thrifty Foods and Starbucks Coffee. The largest Port Moody shopping complex is Newport Village, with 45 stores. At its heart you’ll find Pavilion Square, a popular venue for local events and gatherings.
Anmore is also near Coquitlam Centre, Como Lake Village Shopping Centre and Lougheed Town Centre. During the winter months, the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market has become a weekly shopping experience Anmore residents look forward to.
Whether it’s catching a game at the pub, brunch with friends, a casual coffee or fine dining on the weekend, Anmore and its surrounding areas offers an extensive selection of dining options.
The area offers a wide variety of ethnic cuisines. You can choose from Japanese, Thai, Trinidadian, Indian, Spanish, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, British to name a few.
Transportation / Access
There are two main streets in Anmore, both terminating at Port Moody. At 77%, the primary mode of transportation is by personal vehicle. For commuters, Anmore is connected to Downtown Vancouver by Hwy. 7A, a 50 minute drive by car, and Hwy. 1, a 46 minute trip.
Anmore Elementary is set in a quiet forested environment, and has approximately 175 students ranging from kindergarten through grade 5. Students have often been delighted by the appearance of deer and other wildlife on the playground.
Eagle Mountain Middle School is located above Heritage Mountain Secondary School, accommodating 500 students, grades 6 through 8. Heritage Mountain Secondary covers grades 9 through 12, with more than 1,200 students. The combined education facility serves the Anmore and Port Moody communities. Its innovative design won the 2011 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence.
Anmore residents also have access to two major universities. In neighbouring Burnaby you have Simon Fraser University. SFU was rated Canada’s best comprehensive university in the annual Maclean’s survey for four consecutive years. SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate options.
The University of British Columbia has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is ranked in the 20 best universities in the world. UBC has two campus locations within Vancouver; one in the heart of Downtown Vancouver at Robson Square, and the other at the western tip of Point Grey Peninsula.
For ten days each September, Anmore and Port Moody residents are treated to Festival of the Arts performances and exhibits by local and Canadian artists. There are workshops and other hands-on activities for all age groups. Port Moody celebrates its rich history of arts and culture with outdoor festivals and community events throughout the year.
Recreation / Sports
Golfers will enjoy Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club in nearby Coquitlam. Set into the hillside of Eagle Mountain, the club offers two golf courses, with top of the world vistas and challenging mountainside fairways.
Located in Rocky Point Park, Anmore residents have year round access to The Old Mill Boathouse, a premier non-powered watersports facility. It’s home to clubs and programs for paddling, rowing and sailing, in the sheltered waters of Port Moody.
Anmore is also home to the Buntzen Lake recreational area with its popular swimming beach, picnicking, boating, fishing and hiking. The longest hike, Diez Vistas, spans 15 kilometres, and rewards hikers with spectacular views of the lake and Vancouver. Belcarra Regional Park also offers oceanfront beaches, with mudflats and a lovely floating walkway around Sasamat Lake.
Investing in Anmore Real Estate
Anmore has carved its place in real estate investment history. Anmore’s property values rose by an average of 35% between 2006 and 2007, the largest property value increase in British Columbia.
Anmore is growing. New communities like Pinnacle Ridge Estates, one of BC’s most desirable residential communities, offers spectacular views in a secluded vacation-like setting, on traditional 1 acre lots (RS- 1). Change is in the wind. Smaller lot sizes are being approved and many home investors have their eye on more affordable properties in Anmore.
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