Lower Mary Hill Real Estate & Homes For Sale
North of the Fraser River, and south of the Coquitlam River is the community of Lower Mary Hill in Port Coquitlam. This beautiful community features a blend of single-family homes and multi-family townhomes and apartments. The name "Lower Mary Hill" is believed to have come from Mary Moody, the wife of Colonel R.C. Moody, Royal Engineer. Colonel Moody believed Mary Hill was an excellent location for British Columbia's capital, but was convinced later that New Westminster would be a more ideal location.
Today, families and professionals of all ages are choosing Lower Mary Hill as the perfec place to call home, loving the family-friendly and peaceful atmosphere combined with the easy access to big-city amenities. The area is drawing in people from all over British Columbia as Port Coquitlam continues to grow; the growth rate was over 19% between 2006 and 2011. The population is just over 57,000 with the largest percentage of the populating being between 20 and 64 years old. Approximately 80% of Port Coquitlam residents own their homes.
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Those living in the area work in a variety of industries, from technology and manufacturing to sales and services, transportation and education. The largest employers in Port Coquitlam are the CP Rail, the school district, the city of Port Coquitlam, and Sysco. As the area continues to grow, more and more individuals working in the downtown Vancouver and larger city areas of British Columbia are relocating to Port Coquitlam to take advantage of the small-town atmosphere. The unemployment rate is just 4.7%, smaller than British Columbia's 6.0% unemployment rate.
Central City Shopping Centre is the closest large-scale shopping outlet to Lower Mary Hill. Here, residents can find a huge variety of retail and service stores, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Epic Menswear, Chic Boutique, Central City Medical Clinic, Black Bond Books, Charley's Grilled Subs, Starbucks, Orange Julius and a variety of other restaurants, shops and fast food establishments. There are also a variety of retail shops and services along Mary Hill Boulevard that residents can take advantage of.
Lower Mary Hill residents are just a few minutes away from Mary Hill Boulevard and Pitt River Road, both of which provide access to Lougheed Highway and the Trans-Canada Highway. This is convenient for those who will be driving, but those who would rather utilize public transportation have options as well. The TransLink bus routes are all over the city, and the SkyTrain station links the area to Vancouver, Coquitlam and Port Moody. Many people throughout the neighbourhood enjoy walking and biking to reach nearby destinations.
Mary Hill Elementary, serving the Lower Mary Hill neighbourhood, offers English and French immersion, and is located on Aire Crescent Road. Kilmer Elementary School and Citadel Middle School are also in the area. Parents of postsecondary students or postsecondary students themselves will appreciate nearby Douglas College as well as Simon Fraser University.
Lower Mary Hill offers up plenty of things to do when it comes to the arts. The Cultural Festival takes place each year and celebrates the city's up-and-coming artists as well as local history. Local parks often play host to a variety of festivals, including the May Day Festival which takes place at the beginning of spring, and the Music in the Park festival. Taking place at Lions Park, this fun festival features a series of outdoor concerts.
The Lower Mary Hill neighbourhood is dotted with gorgeous green parks, including the Kilmer Park, Thompson Park and Sitka Spruce Park. The PoCo Trail, very nearby, offers the perfect opportunity for hiking, biking or horseback riding. This trail runs along the Pitt River and those walking it can enjoy beautiful views and plenty of nature exploration. The Port Coquitlam Recreational Complex is very close by, and visitors can take advantage of the gymnasium, fitness facilities, an ice-skating arena, spa, and more. Also nearby is the Carnoustie Golf and Racquet Club, the most excellent location for avid golfers. Here, visitors can take advantage of the driving range, practice green and 6 squash courts.
Investing in Lower Mary Hill Real Estate
As the surrounding area in Port Coquitlam continues to grow, the demand for beautiful houses in Lower Mary Hill will rise. Because there are affordable homes available, families and investors who want to increase their worth or profit are taking notice of this neighbourhood. Family-friendly, the area is a draw for those who love the amenities combined with plenty of art, culture, and outdoor spaces. With beautiful views and friendly neighbours, investing in the Lower Mary Hill real estate market is a sound option for people of all ages.
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