Pitt Meadows: A Vibrant City Painted in Natural, Picturesque Setting
Pitt Meadows is a small and vibrant city in a natural setting. It is a complete community that balances industrial and commercial growth with the preservation of its natural environmental setting. Located in the northeastern part of the Greater Vancouver area, Pitt Meadows is considered as one of the fastest growing suburban areas in Canada. With affordable housing, temperate climate and rich green space, Pitt Meadows features a unique blend of rural lifestyle and metro opportunities. Over 85% of the city’s total land mass is devoted to farmland and habitat or forest preservation. Pitt Meadows is a beautiful environment of parks, trails and mountain vistas, offering locals with an unparalleled quality of life.
Currently home to more than 17,000 residents, Pitt Meadows is the perfect combination of rural charm and urban appeal. The community’s compact and well planned urban highlands are surrounded by panoramic snow capped mountain ranges, rivers, parks and North America’s biggest tidal lake. With thousands of tourists coming to Pitt Meadows each year, no wonder how fast word of mouth about this nice neighborhood is spreading.
Pitt Meadows is conveniently located close to Vancouver. Its affordable housing makes it a top choice among families. Residential properties are priced lower compared to other cities in the Greater Vancouver area, with most attached homes around $260,000 and detached, single family houses at $460,000. Dramatically enhanced transportation infrastructure has increased the profile of Pitt Meadows to families. The city has been listed as one of the top investment metros in British Columbia, according to reports released by the Real Estate Investment Network.
Shopping & Entertainment
Meadow Vale Shopping Center is the biggest shopping facility in the community, offering drug stores, dental clinics, automotive stores, trendy boutiques, vet clinics, and jewellers. Lougheed Highway is also a popular shopping destination offering clothing stores, electronic hubs, restaurants, service centers, dental clinics and many more.
With a picturesque view, Pitt Meadows offers plenty of outdoor activities for residents and tourists. The community and its nearby areas are home to beautiful golf courses such as the Pitt Meadows Golf Country Club, Golden Eagle Golf Club and the Meadows Garden Golf Course. Golden Ears Park features walking and hiking trails, along with other fun activities such as canoeing, fishing, boating and swimming. Some of the films and TV series filmed in Pitt Meadows include Smallville, Duets, Happy Gilmore, and 3000 Miles to Graceland.
The main area of the town is divided by the CPR mainline. TransLink’s commuter trains connect Pitt Meadows to Mission and Vancouver. Completed in 2009, the Golden Ears Bridge connects Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to the neighborhoods of Langley and Surrey.
Pitt Meadows offers 4 elementary schools and 1 high school. All schools are part of the School District 42. Pitt Meadows Secondary School (PMSS) is popular around the Greater Vancouver Area and Fraser Valley for its hockey and basketball programs, some are offered as alternative to PE. PMSS also received a wide field lacrosse team from Stuart Sonne, an ex-principal.