Living in Coquitlam

Where is Coquitlam?

Coquitlam is a suburban city located in the lower mainland of British Columbia (BC). With over 140,000 residents (as of 2016), Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in the entire province of BC.

Throughout time, Coquitlam has been thought of as an excellent place to raise a family. The city boasts many schools and activities for children young and old. Additionally, residents often describe Coquitlam as very safe. One of the best things about living in Coquitlam is that you can get the family-friendly suburb feel, with a relatively short commute into Downtown Vancouver for work (if required).

How to Buy a Home in Coquitlam

Whether you are buying your first home, upsizing, downsizing, or simply moving cities, it is always highly recommended that you work with a mortgage broker in addition to your trusted real estate agent. Once your real estate helps you find your dream home, you’ll require financing to do so. Securing financing for your home is stressful, so leave it to a professional mortgage broker to handle. A Coquitlam mortgage broker will take care of all the paperwork on your behalf, and find you the perfect lender who will approve your mortgage at the very best rate available.

New Developments in Coquitlam

As Coquitlam’s popularity increases, more and more developments are being built to accommodate the growing population. As of August 2018, there are 6 brand new condo and town home developments being built. Below, find out more about these 6 developments and what they have to offer.

Wynwood Green – 585 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam

The luxurious Wynwood Green condo buildings consist of two towers at 23 and 28 stories. Floor plans come in one, two and three bedroom options. Commuting into downtown is simple, as the Wynwood Green development is just a short distance away from the Skytrain line. This Anthem development will consists of 379 units at its completion in 2018.

The Wynwood Green development can be describes as urban and luxurious with mountain, city and golf course views. Nestled next to the Vancouver Golf Course, the building has a 24-hour concierge service and top of the line features. An excellent choice for those who love to entertain, the Wynwood’s residents have access to a beautiful courtyard. The courtyard offers and indoor/outdoor fireplace and grilling station.

Hensley – 450 Westview Street, Coquitlam

Cressey, the development group behind Hensley describes the building as “ vision of light and air on the skyline of Metro Vancouver’s new urban heart.” Located in West Coquitlam, residents are in close proximity to restaurants, shopping, recreation and public transportation.

Once completed in 2020, the Hensley will boast 264 across 33 stories. The building will consist of one, two, and three bedroom condo suites and townhouse units. This deluxe residence will also offer a high end health club located on the ground level. The health club features a fully equipped fitness centre, steam room, sauna, outdoor pool, covered hot tub and cabanas.

Union – 518 Whiting Way, Coquitlam

The Union, located in West Coquitlam, can simply be described as a stylish boutique residence. The units boast over height ceilings, roller blinds, spacious balconies, modern cabinetry, quartz countertops and a full appliance package.

The amenities offered by Union include a full fitness studio, sky lounge and courtyard. The fitness studio is comprised of cardio machines, weights, plus space for stretching and yoga. In the sky lounge, residents have access to a kitchen and balcony for entertaining guests. The beautiful courtyard has a barbeque and large social area.

567 Clarke + Como – 567 Clarke Road, Coquitlam

Coquitlam’s tallest tower, 567 Clarke + Como was designed by Marcon and will be complete in 2020. 364 units span over 49 floors. The units include one, two and three bedroom suites. With floor to ceiling windows, gourmet kitchens, and spa like bathrooms, 567 is nothing short of luxurious.

Brookmere – 530 Whiting Way, Coquitlam

Brookmere, by Onni Group, is slated for completion in 2018. The 28 floor development is a mix of residential and commercial space. Only steps from the Lougheed Town Centre Skytrain, Brookmere is the perfect building for anyone who uses public transit.

With one, two, and three bedroom units available, Brookmere has something to fit the needs of any sized family. The development boasts excellent amenities, such as: children’s play space, concierge, guest suites, fitness centre, multimedia room, garden, rooftop patio and more.

Simon – 717 Breslay Street, Coquitlam

A modern, 64 unit development, the Simon is located just blocks away from the new Skytrain. This 6-storey boutique building is described by its developers as “the perfect urban setting tucked into a quiet residential neighbourhood.”

The building offers useful amenities including a fitness centre, multimedia room, storage lockers, and secure underground parking. Completed in 2018, all units in the Simon have already been completely sold.