One of the best possible places to live is Vancouver! Why? How about a city with flawless, natural beauty and exhilarating metropolitan living? Vancouverites often value a healthier way of life, strong environmental awareness and a true appreciation for multiculturalism.Travelling around the city is as easy as 1,2,3 with our reliable public transportation system. Often ranked as one of the top three places in the world to reside, this diverse city has something for everyone including many restaurants, beaches, great schools, parks, recreational activities, pubs and so much more!
The third largest city in BC and conveniently located right next to Vancouver, Burnaby is home to the largest shopping mall in BC, you are sure to find everything that you need at Metrotown Centre. Burnaby offers families many parks, arts, heritage, and cultural facilities. They have one of the most assessable transit systems in the lower mainland, which makes it easier for commuters to get around.
The first named city in Western Canada, New Westminster is not only a fun loving and quirky community to be part of, its also full of history. As you walk down town of this unique city, you can sense the historic town it once was. If you are looking for a place that is directly in the centre on the lower mainland, you will find New Westminster to be the perfect place to live, as it offers easy access downtown by skytrain and 3 of the major bridges (Alex Fraser, Port Mann , and Patullo). It will definitely take you no time to get around.
Coquitlam is one of the fastest growing suburban cities, and a perfect place to raise your family. Currently it's where my family resides. You can take a swim at Buntzen Lake, or go for a leisure hike in Minnekhada Park; Coquitlam has some of the finest out door space. If you like to keep busy in the evening, there is the Hard Rock Casino or you can attend a theatre event at Evergreen Cultural Centre. The Skytrain is in construction and will be ready for fall of 2016 offering another easy gateway to Downtown Vancouver along side the West Coast Express.
Also know as the city of the Arts, this city is located between the Burrard Inlet and Eagle Mountain offering many homes beautiful mountain and water views.This city really puts enjoying the arts as a priority by hosting facilities such as the Inlet Theatre, the Port Moody Arts Centre, and the Port Moody Station Museum. Port Moody is located right off the Barnet Hwy, which is an express highway downtown. You are also only steps away from enjoying many parks, restaurants and craft breweries that right next to the water, mountain trails and beautiful lakes.
Another fast growing city, offers its residents a small town feel while continually to improve by building new commercial buildings and institutions to service the many new people moving into the area. They are well known for their small town spirit and big city connections. They are 40 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, and offer West Coast Express service. Port Coquitlam focuses on a healthy lifestyle offering its residents excellent recreational and community access for all ages.
If you are looking for a rural yet modern community to live, then Pitt Meadows is the right place for you. Warmer weather, more affordable housing, and for the nature lovers: plenty of enjoyable green space, are components that this area has to offer! Pitt Meadows is a small community that works hard to make itself a better place to live, while remaining less than one hour away from the heart of downtown. It also offers easy access for our Downtown commuters through the West Coast Express. Situated right between the Fraser River and Golden Ears Mountains, many would argue this is the Lower Mainland’s best kept secret.
A unique community situated right between the Fraser River and Golden Ears Mountains, Maple Ridge offers many hiking trails, parks, and recreation for families to enjoy. With trails right on your own backyard, it offers easy access for Maple Ridge residents to escape into nature. This fast growing community is known for its many year round festivals, arenas and sports fields full of children playing. Maple Ridge also consists of hardworking clubs and organizations, which strive to make it a better place to live. The Rick Hansen Man in Motion Tour, the Caribbean Festival, Country Fest and the annual Santa Parade are only a few examples of the festivals hosted by Maple Ridge.
Canada's fastest growing community, and there are many reasons why. This city is known for its growth and involvement in putting on some of the best family events in the lower mainland (for example, the Canada Day celebration, Surrey Santa's parade of Light, and the Cloverdale Rodeo). Right across from the Port Mann bridge, Patullo Bridge and Alex Fraser Bridge, you have quick and easy access to all parts of the lower mainland, US Border, and Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. If you want to live in an easily accessible community that provides great support to all tyours of families, this is the community for you.
Home of the Vancouver Zoo, historical sites, organic farm markets and to many growing families, Langley is just minutes away from the Port Mann bridge giving you easy access to the rest of Vancouver. It is also in close proximity to the US Border for those who enjoy a quick day of shopping south of the border. Over the past years, Langley has become a desirable community for young families with affordable housing, and easy access to the highway for a quick commute downtown.