Heritage Mountain Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Port Moody's growth and many amenities have been attracting the attention of individuals in search of excellent home locations, as well as investors searching for profitable investment homes, for the past several years. The Heritage Mountain neighbourhood is particularly exciting for individuals looking for the perfect getaway, whether they're seeking a permanent home or a vacation home to escape to when in need of peace and serenity. Residents of Heritage Mountain enjoy stunning views and fresh mountain air, tree-lined streets, mountain trails and park area, as well as the convenience of being in very close proximity to all of the amenities of Port Moody.
The city's growth in the past decade and a half has been phenomenal; Between 2001 and 2006, Port Moody saw a 15% increase and between 2006 and 2011, the growth rate was 19.9%. This is far faster than the average for British Columbia as a whole or the national average. It's interesting to note that the population of 27,512 is made up of predominantly younger individuals; 38% of residents are between 45 and 64 years of age while 27% are between 45 and 64 years of age. As the city initiatives continue to develop Port Moody's neighbourhoods and provide family-friendly services, amenities and facilities, young families are taking notice and making the move.
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Excellent healthcare facilities are something parents always want nearby, and Eagle Ridge Hospital is in the neighbourhood. It's one of the area's newest hospitals and provides top-notch care. The Heritage Mountain neighbourhood encompasses everything that is spectacular about Port Moody, from the bustling feel of a port town to the excellent shopping and dining to the serenity and beauty of a mountain retreat.
The majority of residents in the city of Port Moody work in the service industry. Large companies like the Burrard Thermal Plant, Imperial Oil and the Flavelle Sawmill Company have a big role to play in that department. However, other industries are quite prevalent within the city as well, including healthcare, sales and manufacturing and social services. The three largest employers within the city are the Eagle Ridge Hospital & Health Centre, the area's school district and the city of Port Moody. Unemployment is low; just 4.7% compared to British Columbia's 6.0%. Research indicates that approximately 70.8% of Port Moody participates in the workforce and the median family income of $70,239 is the 4th highest municipal median family income. Some Port Moody residents work out of town, in areas like downtown Vancouver.
Heritage Mountain residents, despite feeling as if they are enjoying a peaceful mountain retreat far away from the city, can reach the Coquitlam Shopping Centre in just 7 minutes by car via David Avenue and Johnson Street. There, shoppers will find hip, popular retailers like Sephora, H&M, Merle Norman and American Eagle Outfitters, as well as popular chain coffee shops and dining establishments. They can also take advantage of the Newport Village shopping center near Barber Street. Individuals who don't want to leave the area can utilize the services of Errand Stars, in the neighbourhood on Balmoral Place, a company that handles all their customers errands, such as grocery store trips and dry cleaner drop offs.
To find excellent dining options, residents can take Heritage Mountain Boulevard toward Ioco Road and enjoy the variety of cuisine available there: Chinese, Mediterranean, Italian, Greek and more. Brown's Socialhouse Newport is an excellent place to get upscale dishes and drinks while The Boathouse is a fantastic place to enjoy steak or seafood while taking in gorgeous views of the river.
Most residents in the neighborhood own vehicles, and can reach the Trans-Canada Highway through Brunette Avenue in the south. While Heritage Mountain offers plenty of beauty for pedestrians, those who want to access the city's amenities will need to utilize the TransLink network. Buses visit various areas of the city and residents can catch it on Heritage Mountain Boulevard or David Avenue. SkyTrains depart and arrive in five different locations of Port Moody, and are great for traveling to downtown Vancouver.
Port Moody children attend the Port Moody School District #43, which offers several schools throughout the city, including 7 elementary schools and 2 secondary schools. The children of the Heritage Mountain neighbourhood attend Heritage Mountain Elementary School, an excellent academic institution boasting a Fraser Institute rating of 6.5. Many families are within walking distance of the school and can choose whether to walk or drive their children to and from school.
The arts are as much a part of Port Moody as the neighbourhoods or the streets themselves; after all, it has been trademarked The City of the Arts. Residents throughout various areas of the city can enjoy free art pieces placed in local parks and historic sites. There is an extensive selection of galleries, museums and theaters as well. Heritage Mountain residents are minutes from the Stone Art Gallery, the Inlet Gallery, and the Port Moody Art Centre. At the Port Moody Arts Centre, visitors can enjoy diverse and fascinating art in three different galleries, and can take in a live musical or performance art show as well as browse through some of Port Moody's most treasured historical artifacts.
Port Moody also hosts several different annual festivals, including the Canadian Film Festival every February. During September, residents enjoy the Festival of the Arts, which is just one more way the city celebrates the art and culture in and around Port Moody.
For families and individuals that like to stay active, Port Moody offers a variety of options. Heritage Mountain residents are just minutes from the Port Moody Recreation Complex, which features a weight room, 2 gymnasiums, an aerobics studio, a walking track, 2 different arenas, a curling centre and a spa with a hydrotherapy Jacuzzi and steam room. Those who want a little more nature in their workouts can enjoy Rocky Point Park or Bert Flinn Park; both are excellent for hikers and those who want to enjoy a picnic on a gorgeous day. The latter is more geared toward serious hikers, with more than 130 hectares of parkland and an extensive network of unmarked trails.
Heritage Mountain residents can see plenty of the outdoors just by walking around their neighborhood. There is a lot of forest area with hiking trails threading throughout, where individuals can hike and explore. In addition to these options, the city offers numerous other parks, recreational facilities, gyms, community pools, and various other activities.
Investing in Heritage Mountain Real Estate
Many neighbourhoods claim to have it all, but Heritage Mountain truly does. It is a fantastic place to get away from it all in a beautiful vacation home, and it's an excellent place to raise a family. Investors love it because the property values are being driven up at a steady rate, and that provides an excellent opportunity to create a return on investment. The area features plenty of detached homes for families and newer townhouses have gone in recently, featuring stunning mountain views. With Port Moody poised to become one of the most popular destinations in British Columbia, those who purchase real estate in the city now will certainly benefit.
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