North Maple Ridge Real Estate & Homes For Sale
North Maple Ridge is a stunning area of the city, offering numerous options for housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments in addition to lots perfect for new construction. There are a number of bungalow and ranch homes in the North Maple Ridge area, most between 2 and 4 bedrooms on fairly large lots. Residents of North Maple Ridge enjoy gorgeous views of the Golden Ears and Coast Mountains, as well as the beautiful Alouette Lake, which provides plenty of recreational options. Residents are still just minutes from all the amenities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, but the area feels totally separate, like a secluded getaway where beautiful green spaces of nature reign.
Between 2006 and 2011, Maple Ridge experienced a 10.3% population increase, and as this continues to grow, the downtown and more sought-after neighbourhoods will continue to swell with families and individuals. Those who want a break from the hustle and bustle can enjoy the peace and serenity of North Maple Ridge.
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The city of Maple Ridge supports jobs in a huge variety of industries, but the top ones include sales and services, agriculture, business and finance, manufacturing and tourism. It’s not uncommon for folks to live in the area and work in nearby cities; Maple Ridge is less than an hour from downtown Vancouver and is just minutes from the other surrounding cities. More affordable homes and larger home availability make Maple Ridge the perfect “bedroom community.” The median annual income for Maple Ridge residents is 28,647, higher than the province’s median income of 24,687. The city also boasts a very low unemployment rate; just 4.7%. City and private initiatives have made Maple Ridge an excellent place to invest in business; the area has placed a priority on the high tech and sciences industries.
When it comes to shopping and dining, North Maple Ridge residents can drive just minutes to reach the major shopping areas of downtown Maple Ridge and Dewdney Trunk Road and Lougheed Highway. More than 600 stores and shops are available in the downtown area, allowing residents to find the perfect gift, antique, art, clothing and more.
Dining is also ripe along Dewdney Trunk Road, where residents can find a myriad of different flavours and infusions, including Asian, Greek, Italian and comfort food. The 256th Street Grille is one of the closest options for North Maple Ridge residents. Set to reopen in fall 2015, the restaurant will offer fresh baked bread and treats, as well as a menu full of delicious pub fare like the grilled cheese sandwich, the 256th Street burger and the 3 pig pizza.
North Maple Ridge is very car-dependent, although it’s not unusual to see residents out and about enjoying the area and hiking or cycling. Maple Ridge is in a very central and convenient location; less than an hour from downtown Vancouver, just 15 minutes from Coquitlam and Langley and 10 minutes from Surrey. TransLink buses run regular routes throughout the city of Maple Ridge, making it easy to utilize public transportation. The Golden Ears Parkway is an excellent route for reaching the downtown area of Maple Ridge, and those who require travel by plane can take advantage of the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, just minutes away.
Served by the Maple Ridge School District Number 42, the city has more than 15 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools that children attend. The North Maple Ridge area children attend Yennadon Elementary or Carter Equestrian Elementary, and Garibaldi Secondary School. The city’s secondary schools are revolutionary in that they feature non-traditional learning paths, such as customized learning focus and placing a priority on technology. Those who require higher learning institutes will be glad to know that Maple Ridge is home to the BCIT School of Business, Douglas College and the private Sprott Shaw College.
Maple Ridge is an art-rich area, offering up plenty of theaters, activity centres, art courses and classes and more. Those who want to take advantage of live performances can visit the Maple Ridge Art Centre and Theatre, where they can enjoy live performances and plays as well as musical acts. The Art Centre and Theatre features a couple of different options, including the proscenium style theatre. Also at the Act Arts Centre, folks can enrol in classes to immerse themselves in arts of all kinds, including drawing and pottery!
Maple Ridge, especially North Maple Ridge is a playground of gorgeous green areas and recreational spots. A network of trails exists along the Golden Ears Parkway, giving residents plenty of hiking, cycling and exploring options. The Alouette Lake is nearby, and the perfect place to enjoy some sun-bathing, fishing and canoeing. Those who want to enjoy some recreational options closer to town can take advantage of Kanaka Creek and the Fraser River.
A local favourite in North Maple Ridge is the Golden Ears Provincial Park, one of the province’s largest parks, offering a slew of recreational options. Hikers and horseback riders flock to the park, where an extensive system of trails exists, and the park offers up three campgrounds. During summer months, the park features a security patrol and kayaks, canoes and pedal boats for rent.
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North Maple Ridge is a place that attracts nature-lovers; those who want to be able to leave their homes and get lost in the beauty and peace of nature, and then drive just a few minutes to reach the town’s most convenient amenities. It really is the best of both worlds. As new developments pop up throughout the area, families and individuals are being given more options as far as home types and sizes, including townhouses and apartments. North Maple Ridge feels a lot like a getaway to a private island, although it’s just minutes from the downtown area. For home buyers wanting the best that both city and country have to offer, there has never been a better time to invest in North Maple Ridge.
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