Oxford Heights Real Estate & Homes For Sale
Just north of the Lougheed Highway and southwest of the Port Coquitlam Cemetery is the gorgeous neighbourhood of Oxford Heights. One of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in the Port Coquitlam area, Oxford Heights offers mostly single-family homes with a few multi-family housing developments. A peaceful, family-friendly neighbourhood, Oxford Heights features beautiful homes, many of which are built around no-outlet streets.
Several parks dot the neighbourhood, and just steps away is the Traboulay PoCo Trail, a favorite in the area for hiking and bicycling. As Port Coquitlam continues to grow (experiencing a 20% growth rate between 2006 and 2011), more and more families and professionals are seeking peaceful, serene neighbourhoods in the area. Oxford Heights fits the bill, a wholesome, small-town atmosphere located very close to all of the urban amenities. Currently, just over 57,000 residents live in Port Coquitlam, and about 80% own their homes.
Oxford Heights Homes For Sale
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The average household income for residents in Port Coquitlam is $72,563, and the area's unemployment rate is just 4.7%. Of the individuals living in Oxford Heights, most will work in social services, sales and business, transportation or with the government. The largest employers within the city are the CP Rail Company, the Port Coquitlam School District #43, the City of Port Coquitlam, and companies such as Sysco. There are also many young professionals living in the area who work in Downtown Vancouver, taking advantage of the peaceful communities and the short (under 30 minutes) commute.
Oxford Heights residents take advantage of the cluster of restaurants at the nearby intersection of Coast Meridian Road and Prairie Avenue. Here, they can choose between pizza, sushi, Chinese cuisine and diners offering comfort foods as well as popular cafes and pubs. Other options are close by as well. Along Lougheed Highway and Shaughnessy Street, residents can find Indian, Italian, Chinese, Greek and Mediterranean offerings.
When it comes to shopping, Oxford Heights residents certainly don't have to sacrifice in order to enjoy their peaceful and serene community. Coquitlam Centre is just minutes away, providing all the retail shops and professional services one could need - from department stores like Sears to clothing shops like American Eagle Outfitters, Gap and Old Navy. The Westwood Mall is also close by, located on Lougheed Highway.
The major streets in the area of Oxford Heights are Lougheed Highway, Shaughnessy Street and Coast Meridian Road. Easy access to the Trans-Canada Highway is available for Oxford Heights Residents who drive, and those who don't can enjoy the SkyTrain station which offers regular trips to Vancouver, Coquitlam and Port Moody. The TransLink bus routes are also very convenient, and stops are located along the Coast Meridian Road, Wellington Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Irvine Elementary is located within the heart of the Oxford Heights neighbourhood, so it is within walking distance for most residents. Other schools that serve the area include Minnekhada Middle School, École Kwayhquitlum Middle School, and Leigh Elementary School. Postsecondary options in the area include Douglas College, which offers a variety of degree options, and Simon Fraser University. Both are within an hour's drive from Oxford Heights.
Oxford Heights residents who want to take the opportunity to enjoy the local arts scene can take advantage of the Cultural Festival, which happens each year, and celebrates local artists and the history of the city. Lions Park is host to the Music in the Park festival each year, and the city of Port Coquitlam offers up theaters, live performance venues and galleries as well.
Parks are located throughout the Oxford Heights neighbourhood, including Wellington Park, Chelsea Park and Victoria Park - all fantastic locations to picnic, hike, ride bicycles and explore. The Traboulay PoCo Trail is easily accessed from this neighbourhood, and is perfect for the more adventurous individual who loves hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. In addition to these options, Port Coquitlam offers up numerous recreational centers as well as the Carnoustie Golf and Racquet Club.
Investing in Oxford Heights Real Estate
Investors are beginning to take a serious interest in Port Coquitlam for a number of reasons. While the growth in the area is steady, it is not happening as quickly as some of the nearby areas, such as Port Moody. This means that there is still a ready supply of single-family homes as well as multi-family homes within the area. From fixer uppers that are more affordable to stunning luxury homes, there is something for everyone in Port Coquitlam. In addition, city initiatives to increase art and culture, reduce traffic and improve the area overall has contributed to the influx of younger professionals and families. As the demand for housing in the area grows, so too will the property values. Those investing in real estate now will likely see higher appraisals and great returns on investment.
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