Pitt Meadows is a municipality located in the Lower Fraser Valley between the Fraser River and the Golden Ears Mountains, to the east of the City of Vancouver. Touted as "the natural place," the city of just under 20,000 people is surrounded by North America's largest tidal lake, snow-capped mountains, and numerous green spaces.
The municipality is named for Pitt River and Pitt Lake, and was originally incorporated as part of Maple Ridge in 1874. The city was incorporated separately in 1892.
Pitt Meadows is close enough to Vancouver that its more affordable housing has made it a top choice for families. Pitt Meadows real estate prices are much lower than other cities in Greater Vancouver, with an average of $260,000 for an attached home, and $460,000 for a detached, single-family home. Check out upcoming open houses in Pitt Meadows.
As a city with picturesque scenery and a long history, Pitt Meadows offer numerous activities and sights for residents. The Pitt Meadows Museum and Archives, housed in the old Pitt Meadows General Store, offers a history of the city and the region. The city also has its own airport, the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Pitt Meadows Amenities
Pitt Meadows Shopping
Meadow Vale Shopping Centre, the largest shopping centre in the area, offers automotive stores, drug stores, jewellers, and even an animal hospital.
Lougheed Highway offers numerous shopping destinations, from clothing stores, jewelers, electronics stores, a dental clinic and a physiotherapy centre.
Schools and education in Pitt Meadows
Pitt Meadows Cafés and Restaurants
Pitt Meadows offers numerous options for family-friendly dining. If your taste is for a familiar chain restaurant such as Boston Pizza, Opa, or The Pantry, the area offers most major chains. Pitt Meadows also offers a number of local restaurants, including Japanese, Greek, Thai, and delis.
Pitt Meadows Sports and Recreation
With its picturesque scenery, Pitt Meadows offers many outdoor activities for its residents. The neighbourhood and its outlying areas are home to a number of beautiful golf resorts, including the Meadows Gardens Golf Course, the Golden Eagle Golf Club, and the Pitt Meadows Golf & Country Club. In addition to great golf course, Pitt Meadows is saturated with green spaces and nature. The Golden Ears Provincial Park offers hiking and walking trails along with camping, swimming, boating, fishing and canoeing.
Pitt Meadows Transportation
Translink offers numerous bus services, but the fastest way for public transit riders to access Pitt Meadows is to hop on TransLink's West Coast Express train to the Maple Meadows Station or the Pitt Meadows Trainbus station.
Drivers can also gain easy access to other parts of Greater Vancouver by taking Lougheed Highway or take Golden Ears Way down to the Trans-Canada Highway.
Pitt Meadows Property Statistics
*Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, average sale prices in Pitt Meadows for January 2011
Pitt Meadows Demographics*
Age* 65 to 74 6% 45 to 64 27% 20 to 44 36% 5 to 19 21% 0 to 4 5% Occupancy* Fully owned 81% ("Owners") Rented 19% Band Housing 0% Dwellings* Detached 52% ("Houses") Row House 17% Apartment Duplex 10% Apartment, less than five stories 15% Apartment, five or more stories 0%
*Source: BC Stats
Neighbourhoods surrounding Pitt Meadows
Why I Love This Neighbourhood Families, couples and singles. Everyones' lives full of activity and action in location, location, location. Small, but close to so much, Pitt Meadows is a unique site in Metro. Quick and easy access to transportation networks, affordability diverse housing opportunity and a community spirit seen all year round in events and gatherings. Parks, kids, schools, dike walks and comprehensive shopping close to farms and nestled against the Golden Ears Park. Families come to visit and choose to stay. And why not, there's so much to enjoy in a quiet and family friendly community. Submitted by Ihor Zalubniak, Re/Max Results Realty