Port Moody Houses for Sale
Search all Port Moody Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Port Moody, named after Richard Clement Moody, the first lieutenant governor of British Columbia, is situated on the east end of Burrard Inlet. Only a 35-minute drive from downtown Vancouver with a population of about 40,000.
Port Moody borders Coquitlam on the east and south and Burnaby on the west. It is the smallest of the Tri-cities, which include Coquitlam and PoCo. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Port Moody properties come on the market.
Port Moody Real Estate Market
Port Moody has a mix of single-family detached homes, townhouses, low-rise and high-rise condominiums situated in distinct neighbourhoods. College Park, located on the west side of Port Moody, offers easy access to Barnet Highway and consists of primarily single-family homes.
Heritage Mountain on the Northside of Port Moody has single-family homes and townhouses with beautiful views. Glenayre is a single-family home neighbourhood built in the 1950s at the base of Burnaby Mountain. Anmore is a peaceful, quiet neighbourhood with many large mansion-style homes.
Port Moody Centre and North Shore Port Moody offer an abundance of low, and high-rise condominiums in desirable communities like Suterbrook and Newport Village. These areas are close to shops, parks, transit, and recreation, making them ideal for people who do not own a vehicle.
About Port Moody, BC
Port Moody was named the western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1879, selected for its location on the Burrard Inlet, where goods could be offloaded from rail cars onto ocean cargo ships. Originally a transportation and industrial hub with two petrochemical distribution operations, a thermal electric generating station, and large wood products manufacturing, today it has pivoted to being an ecological and arts-friendly community. The City of Port Moody adopted the name “City of the Arts” in 2004. Artists for decades chose Port Moody over Vancouver for its lower rents, beautiful scenery and ambient lighting. Port Moody now offers visitors and residents a variety of festivals celebrating arts and culture.
Getting To Port Moody
Driving from downtown Vancouver to Port Moody is simple, and all you have to do is take East Hastings St. to the Barnet Hwy. Enjoy the scenery by taking the West Coast Express (commuter rail) from the Waterfront Station to Moody Centre (25 minutes) during the afternoon rush hour or use the TransLink public transit system. The Millennium Line SkyTrain allows you to get from Port Moody to Coquitlam, Burnaby, Vancouver, and everywhere in between.
Port Moody Weather
The Port Moody climate is warm and temperate with a significant rainfall. About 102 inches of precipitation falls annually. The warmest months are July and August, with an average high temperature of 20.2°C. The coldest month is December, with an average high temperature of 3.5°C and an average low temperature of -0.2°C.
Port Moody Culture
Transportation history is an integral part of Port Moody culture. Events like Golden Spike Days in July and the CP Rail Holiday Train in December echo back to this bygone era. The Port Moody Station Museum traces its history back to 1907. The original Port Moody Station was built in 1882 near the present-day Reed Point Marina on Barnet Highway. In 1945 it was rebuilt away from the water at the foot of Queens Street. This station closed in 1976, and the building was moved to its current Murray and Moody Streets location preserved as an integral part of the Port Moody Station Museum.
The Port Moody Arts Centre is housed in two heritage buildings - the Appleyard House and Old City Hall built in 1910 and 1913, respectively, in Port Moody's heart at 2425 St. Johns Street. As a place for arts education, it is broad in scope, offering hundreds of courses for students of all ages and levels of experience in artistic disciplines, which vary from visual arts, theatre, ceramics to digital media and music. The Centre's contemporary art gallery features exhibitions of the work of local, national, and international artists.
The Port Moody Recreation Complex is one of six recreation complexes in the city and offers a walking track, spin studio, aerobics classes, two gyms, a weight room, curling rink, artificial turf field, and after any of these activities, users appreciate the hot tub and steam room.
Outdoor enthusiasts have no shortage of activities, from boating and kayaking at Rocky Point Park to hiking and biking trails, a skate park, playground, and renovated spray park.
Port Moody has two public high schools, two middle schools, and seven elementary schools. Post-secondary education is nearby, and Simon Fraser University is a short bus ride away on top of Burnaby Mountain, and Douglas College has a campus in Coquitlam Town Centre also accessible by public transit.
Port Moody Education
Port Moody School District 43 provides seven elementary schools, one middle school, Ecole Moody Middle, and two secondary schools, Port Moody Secondary and Heritage Woods Secondary. Due to accessible public transportation, Douglas college is a quick 15-minute commute via the Millennium Line or a 5-minute drive.
Port Moody Healthcare
Health care services in Port Moody are provided through the Fraser Valley Health Authority, including public health, long-term care, home health, mental health, and assisted living with programs specifically for children, women, and Aboriginal people. At 475 Guildford Way in Port Moody, Eagle Ridge Hospital serves the Tri-Cities and provides primary and secondary acute care and emergency, inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostics, rehabilitation, surgery, and some specialty services.
Things to Do in Port Moody
Port Moody is home to several festivals and events, including the Canadian Film Festival held in February, the Festival of the Arts in September, Port Moody Rotary Club's annual Ribfest in July, and their always popular Search for the Perfect Pint in May. Family favourites include Golden Spike Days in July and the CP Rail Holiday Train in December. Theatre-goers enjoy productions at the intimated 200 seat Inlet Theatre.
In addition to the many outdoor activities at Port Moody's nine-acre Rocky Point Park on the Burrard Inlet, the smaller Old Orchard Park offers sandy beaches for picnicking and an adventure playground. Bert Finn Park, comprised of 340 acres of primarily undeveloped parkland, is popular with mountain bikers and trail walkers who enjoy the extensive trails along old logging roads.
Port Moody Realtors
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