Communities: Port Moody Real Estate

Port Moody - City of the Arts! - is located at the head of Burrard Inlet and at the foot of Eagle Mountain. A vibrant city of 30,000, Port Moody is located an easy 40 minute drive from both downtown Vancouver and the US border, and just steps from seaside parks, mountain trails and lakes.

 

Port Moody is now thriving, with industries supporting a growing residential community, and strives to harmonize the natural environment with our economy and quality of life. Businesses are still attracted to Port Moody's railroad and harbour, as well as retail and service businesses.

 

As of October 18, 2010, there were 371 properties for sale in Port Moody. The listing prices for apartments range from approximately $135,000 for an older 658 sq ft 1 bedroom apartment to $968,000 for a 5 year old, 2 bedroom 1,613 sq ft sub-penthouse in North Shore Port Moody.


The cost of a detached home in Port Moody ranges from $579,000 for a 40 year old 2,111 sq ft, 5 bedroom house in North Shore Port Moody, to $3,300,000 for a 7,016 sq ft, 5 bedroom 8 bathroom house in Anmore.

 

Population in 2009: 32,998


Port Moody occupies a 26.21 square kilometre area at the head of Burrard Inlet. Surrounded by mountains, water, and forested hillsides, the community is rapidly becoming a prime location for top quality housing. Its inhabitants enjoy above average income and a relaxed lifestyle in vicinity of big city amenities.

 

The new Port Moody Civic Centre features a combination of public library, council chamber, civic offices and community theatre. The old City Hall building was renovated in 1996 to serve as a new Port Moody Arts Centre.

 

Port Moody is served by School District 43, and offers 9 secondary schools, 13 middle schools, and 45 elementary schools.

In addition to the TransLink public bus system, the West Coast Express commuter rail provides fast access from Port Moody to downtown Vancouver during rush hours. The future SkyTrain extension will connect Port Moody to New Westminster, Coquitlam, Burnaby, and Vancouver.

 

Port Moody is an ideal place for outdoor activities. The twenty-seven kilometres of protected waterfront, beaches, and a boat-launching ramp offer unlimited opportunities for boating, sailing, and swimming. Numerous trails are available for walking, cycling, and wildlife or bird watching.

 

The City is proud of its park system. Foreshore Park and its scenic four-kilometre shoreline trail connect Old Orchard Park on the north shore with Rocky Point Park and its popular recreational pier on the south shore. In addition to neighbourhood parks throughout the City, Port Moody also has Belcarra Regional Park. The Buntzen Lake Recreational Area is just minutes away.

 

Numbers taken from the 2006 Census:

  • Port Moody comprises of just over 1% of Greater Vancouver's population.
  • The median age of the population in Port Moody is 37.3 years old, which is younger than the median age of the population in Metro Vancouver (40.8 years old).
  • Compared to Metro Vancouver, Port Moody has a higher ratio of owned to rented dwellings. In 2006, 79% of dwellings in Port Moody were owned, while 21% of dwellings were rented.
  • Of respondents who noted speaking predominantly one language at home, 83.5% reported speaking English.
  • The percentage of Port Moody residents whose first language was English is 72%. 
  • 25.3% of the population in Port Moody belong to a visible minority.
  • In 2006, 30% of Port Moody's population were immigrants. 
  • Port Moody's unemployment rate is 6.9% and the median annual income is $32,816.
  • Only 7.3% of Port Moody residents work in Port Moody.
  • When travelling to work, 74% of commuters choose to drive their own vehicle, while only 13.7% use public transit.

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