Port Moody Centre Real Estate & Homes For Sale
South of St. John's Street in Port Moody is the Moody Centre neighborhood, a beautiful blend of historic buildings, family-friendly parks, single-family and multi-family homes and friendly people. Families are attracted to this area of Port Moody for the beautiful homes, pedestrian-friendly streets, easily-accessible amenities and excellent schools and health care centers. The city has recently developed several initiatives designed to improve the city in all areas, from making the arts more easily accessible to improving traffic and housing. This has increased interest in the area, and is partly responsible for the growth of the population; Port Moody is the fastest growing city per capita in the Lower Mainland. Between 2006 and 2011, the population grew 20% in comparison with the national average growth of 5.9%. Currently, there are 32,975 residents living in Port Moody with 72.4% of them being between the ages of 14 and 62.
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The largest industries in Port Moody are business services, educational services, healthcare and social services and manufacturing. Census records show that 74.3% of the population are involved in the labor force, while the unemployment rate is just 4.7%, low in comparison with British Columbia's 6.0%. The largest employer in Port Moody is the Eagle Ridge Hospital and Health Centre. Closely following is the Port Moody School District and the City of Port Moody.
Moody Centre residents have a lot of options when it comes to shopping and eating, whether they're looking for fine dining or quick comfort foods, flea market finds or popular and trendy brands. Along St. John's Street, residents enjoy a number of commercial spaces, from pharmacies to popular cafes and restaurants. Not far from the neighborhood is Coquitlam Centre and Westwood Mall, for those who want to do major shopping. Also offering up trendy retailers and a lot of options are Newport Village and Suter Brook Village.
As for dining, The Boathouse, the city's only waterfront restaurant, is just minutes away from Moody Centre. Here, individuals can enjoy delicious fresh seafood or steaks. The neighborhood also includes plenty of other dining options, from sushi restaurants to Indian cuisine, Chinese food and chain fast food restaurants.
Residents of Moody Centre appreciate easy access to rapid transit, such as the West Coast Express, which offers 25-minute rides into Vancouver's Waterfront Station during peak hours. The WCE Train Bus also offers service with highway coaches to Vancouver. Numerous TransLink buses operate regularly throughout the city, and Port Moody is just a 45 minute drive to the Vancouver International Airport and Abbotsford International Airport.
Port Moody and Moody Centre are served by the School District #43; comprised of 7 elementary schools, a middle school and 2 secondary schools. Within the Moody Centre neighborhood, children attend Moody Elementary and many are within walking distance, so parents can walk children to and from school. The neighborhood is served by Moody Middle as well, which is very conveniently located just outside Moody Centre.
The arts scene in Port Moody is quite active; after all, it has been dubbed "The City of Arts." A variety of theaters, galleries and arts centers are available for residents, including Inlet Theatre, the Port Moody Arts Centre (which is located within the Moody Centre neighborhood), the Port Moody Station Museum and more. Whether residents want to see up and coming artists, put their child in a dance class, spend the day learning about the history and culture of Port Moody or something else, it's all possible. Port Moody is also known for the many public art works commissioned by the city; they are located near historical buildings and landmarks as well as the parks of the city.
One of the biggest benefits to Moody Centre residents is the new $26 million Recreation Complex, located just minutes from the neighborhood. The complex includes a weight room, 2 gyms, an aerobics studio and spin studio, a walking track, spa (with a hydrotherapy Jacuzzi and a steam room), 2 arenas and a curling centre. There are also a variety of parks throughout the city, including Inlet Park, which is very nearby. The location of the city also makes it perfect to do a variety of outdoor activities, including water sports, hiking and biking on beautiful and scenic roads and trails, as well as strolling along the boardwalk.
Investing in Port Moody Centre Real Estate
The growth of the city has attracted the interest of investors as well as families searching for areas with the friendly, small-town community feel combined with the convenience of big-city amenities. Port Moody fits this description perfectly and Moody Centre is one of the most beautiful and beloved neighborhoods. A blend of older and newer single-family homes as well as newer developments including multi-family housing offers something for everyone. Families appreciate the easy access to schools, museums and the Port Moody Arts Centre all located within the Moody Centre neighborhood, and young professionals appreciate the easy and fast commute to downtown Vancouver for work. There has never been a better time to invest in Moody Centre real estate and join the happy residents who call this historic and beautiful neighborhood 'home.'
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