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Citadel Heights is one of the most eclectic neighborhoods within Port Coquitlam. With a pretty fair mix of single-family homes, townhouses and apartments, it appeals to nearly everyone - from families,, to young professionals, to retirees.
No matter where the home is in this neighborhood, there are spectacular views to enjoy; the area offers 250 hectares of preserved park lands and green space. A drive through the neighborhood in the summer will reveal residents walking their dogs, stopping to say hi to their neighbors and biking, and during the winter, children absolutely love the hills for sledding. The neighborhood offers 2 parks on Citadel Drive, and the schools serving Citadel Heights are within walking distance for many parents. There are just over 11,000 residents living in Citadel Heights, and the average household income is $102,372.
Those living in the Citadel Heights neighborhood are likely to be employed in the metal fabrication, technology, sales and services, or transportation industries, as these are the largest Port Coquitlam industries. Some may work in downtown Vancouver, since it's just 30 minutes by vehicle, and Port Coquitlam offers an excellent getaway from the city while remaining close to all the amenities families could want. The largest employers in the area are the School District #43, CP Rail, the City of Port Coquitlam and Sysco. The unemployment rate for citizens in Port Coquitlam is 4.9%, relatively low in comparison with the province's average of 6%.
Citadel Heights is located near plenty of shopping centers, including the Central City Shopping Centre, where some of the most popular retailers offer their goods and services. Coquitlam Centre is also within an hour's drive, and offers stores like Old Navy, Best Buy, Starbucks, Gap and more. Citadel Heights Residents can take the Mary Hill Bypass to nearby Broadway Street, where there are a slew of dining and shopping options. Individuals can order up delicious comfort foods from The Lunch Lady, sandwiches from the H&C Sandwich Factory, tantalizing pizzas from Panago Pizza or stop by Kim Min Woo Ltd. Those who don't want to drive can enjoy the Gillnetter Pub and The Cat & Fiddle Pub, which are within walking distance of Citadel Heights.
The Mary Hill Bypass offers easy and quick access to Downtown Vancouver, for those who opt to drive their own vehicles. For individuals who enjoy utilizing public transportation, Port Coquitlam offers TransLink buses that travel all over the city, and the SkyTrain West Coast Express, which stops at Port Coquitlam Station. Many residents enjoy biking and walking the neighborhood and can easily reach shops and service centers offering the basic necessities.
Citadel Heights is served by the School District #43, and children in the neighborhood attend Castle Park Elementary, Hazel Trembath Elementary and Citadel Middle School. These are very close to many Citadel Heights residents, so it's easy to walk children to and from school.
Those who want to experience the arts in Port Coquitlam need only go as far as The Gathering Place's Living Room at Lehigh Square. Here, visitors can see the Artist in Residence Program, an excellent community program designed to support local artists and the community. Also at Lehigh Square, actress, puppeteer, director, writer and designer, Jenni Esdale offers excellent community workshops. These workshops give children and adults the opportunity to build puppets, masks and more.
Individuals can enjoy the annual Culture Days festival, taking place in September. This festival is celebrated all over Canada in an effort to raise awareness of the arts and culture. It's a free event, and gives visitors the chance to discover the world of artists, musicians, creators, historians, curators and designers who are employed and living in Port Coquitlam.
Citadel Heights residents can enjoy Citadel Heights Park as well as Kroeker Park, both within the neighborhood. These beautiful spaces offer the perfect place for biking, hiking, or packing a picnic and enjoying the day. Those who want to do some hardcore hiking and biking would truly enjoy the Poco Trail, where residents often enjoy long hikes, bicycle rides and even horseback rides - all while they enjoy beautiful views of the river. Also nearby is the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, which offers something for everyone in the family - from the gymnasium and the outdoor pools to the fitness centers and spa. Children love the nearby Crash Crawly's Indoor Climbing Gym and Laser Tag, and the PULSE Dance Center is just within the neighborhood as well.
Investing in Central Port Coquitlam Real Estate
Citadel Heights is becoming very well known for its streets offering up single-family homes built in the 1980's. Many families enjoy finding an affordable home in the area and doing small renovations to create the home of their dreams. There are also excellent townhome complexes, offering as many as 3, 4, 5 or 6 bedrooms.
The more expensive homes, attracting investors with discerning taste, are located near Burke Mountain. These homes offer stunning hillside views and most are newer, built within the last 10 to 15 years. This neighborhood offers something for everyone, and is truly a place where residents strive to build excellent and lasting relationships with neighbors.
Wide selection, in combination with rising property values due to increased interest, makes Citadel Heights an attractive area for families and investors alike.
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