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This is why West Coquitlam is the perfect place for young couples

Daily Hive Branded Content Apr 02, 2019 7:30 am 3,928

When you’ve got #couplegoals, it’s natural that you’ll want to live somewhere that just works for you and your loved one. And if you’re looking to expand your family, you need a home with room to grow. The high cost of living in downtown Vancouver has the potential to do more harm than benefit to your relationship, because canned soup for dinner every night doesn’t sound very appetizing.

Where you live should complement your lifestyle. And Coquitlam, particularly West Coquitlam, fits the bill nicely. For starters, the Metro Vancouver city ranked on MoneySense Magazine’s Best Places to Live in Canada list in 2018. It’s a walkable city, with plenty of options to enjoy the outdoors, plus it gets 92 days of weather above 20ºC annually — a huge deal, if you ask us.

Connectivity is another factor that makes West Coquitlam shine, it’s easy and convenient to head into downtown Vancouver from the Burquitlam SkyTrain Station. And you’ve got Port Moody close by, too (Rocky Point Ice Cream, anyone?). Before you drive out for the ice cream, here’s why Coquitlam is the perfect place for young couples to live and raise a family.

Nature at your doorstep

Nature/The Oaks

Staying active is important to most individuals, whether that involves going to the future YMCA just a few minutes away (or an elevator ride down to The Oaks Fitness Centre), or hitting the trails on the Burnaby Mountain Trailhead.

Living in Coquitlam fosters an active lifestyle with a wealth of options waiting to be explored. Take a stroll through Rocky Point Park, explore Burnaby Mountain, immerse yourself in a natural sanctuary at Minnekhada Regional Park, or play a casual game of disc golf in Mundy Park. Or you could play a game of croquet in The Oaks’ expansive courtyard.

Quick access to Port Moody

Here’s the thing: When those long sunshine-filled summer days roll around, you’re going to want to spend as much time as possible outside.

When you live at The Oaks West Coquitlam, you can drive to Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park in six minutes, and you can enjoy tons of couple-perfect activities in the area from swimming to biking, wildlife viewing, and even kayaking/paddle boarding. There are also plenty of free events held at Rocky Point, like RibFest.

Endless entertainment options

@localwanderer/Romer’s, Facebook

Everyone loves taking a night off from cooking every now and then, and it’s refreshing to know that you’ve got plenty of options for great food and entertainment in your local area.

JOEY Coquitlam/Facebook

For a night out, there are lots of options in West Coquitlam, including The Wild Fig, My Greek Taverna, JOEY, Poke & Co., or The Golden Boot Caffé. Port Moody favourites, just minutes away, include Browns, Romer’s, or Spacca Napoli Pizzeria; all of which are family-friendly restaurants.

Let’s not forget about the breweries in Port Moody that you’ll want to tour — Moody Ales, Yellow Dog Brewing Co, Twin Sails Brewing, and The Parkside Brewery, are all located nearby and boast some of the best micro-brews in the region.

The great community vibes

The Oaks/Strand

West Coquitlam is somewhere that you can feel a real sense of community in your neighbourhood, whether you’re enjoying time with neighbours, or a day walking the trails and enjoying all of the best the area has to offer.

And if you and your family want to be part of West Coquitlam’s newest neighbourhood, there’s only one place for you — The Oaks. Nestled in a quiet, family-friendly neighbourhood with over half an acre of courtyards, greenways, and outdoor spaces, this collection of one, two, and three-bedroom homes, gives you space to grow.

The Oaks/Strand

The Oaks/Strand

Enjoy more than 28,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor private amenities with courtyards, greenways, and an outdoor children’s play area, including 6,000 sq. ft. of indoor amenities with a resident’s lounge, games room, fitness studio, spin studio, theatre, and co-work space. Living at The Oaks means you’re only a 10-minute walk to Burquitlam SkyTrain Station, minutes to Lougheed Town Centre, the award-winning campus at SFU, and all of the amenities of Port Moody. Not to mention — there are schools for all ages just a minute’s walk away.

The Oaks/Strand

The Oaks/Strand

The Oaks/Strand

One-bedroom homes at The Oaks start at $399,900, two-bedroom homes start at $524,900, and three-bedroom homes start from $699,900. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of Coquitlam’s growing neighbourhood and register via The Oaks today. Previews start in April!

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