Businesses and families alike are attracted to Pitt Meadows for its affordable housing and green space in abundance. There is a wonderful blend of rural charm and urban appeal, and many visitors make the trip to Pitt Meadows each year for the natural beauty and charm. The homes in the area are of many types, with some larger single family homes, some smaller and a mix of attached and semi-detached homes available. They are generally affordable for the area where they are located.
Pitt Meadows lies 40 kilometers east of Vancouver and is located next to Maple Ridge. Its well-planned and compact urban highland is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, parks, rivers and North America’s largest tidal lake (Pitt Lake). Pitt Meadows is also a member of the Municipality of Metro Vancouver.
Pitt Meadows, a suburb of Vancouver, is surrounded by mountains and bordered on the north by Pitt Lake, the largest inland fresh water tidal lake in the world. As it's located on the Pacific Coast, Pitt Meadows offers a pleasant, moderate climate. It's bordered to the south by the beautiful Fraser River and to the west by the Pitt River. The river delta creates a fertile agricultural area with significant wildlife vegetation. To the east lies the neighboring suburb of Maple Ridge.
An Awesome Place to Live
Locals consider Pitt Meadows an 'awesome' place to live. With a high percentage of the community taken up with farm tracts and country clubs, it has attracted movie and television producers who have used it to shoot golf course scenes in Happy Gilmore and rural scenes from Smallville, a television series set in the farmlands of Kansas.
A Beautiful, Small Community Minutes from Vancouver
Pitt Meadows is a small, friendly community of less than 20,000, only forty-five minutes from downtown Vancouver. While driving is the primary method of commuting into the city, those who opt for public transit enjoy the West Coast Express train service. There are numerous bridges connecting the Pitt Meadows area to surrounding communities, allowing for shortened travel times when moving around the city. Highway 1 connects Pitt Meadows with Vancouver, while Maple Ridge is a quick drive on Highway 7.
Those who enjoy the outdoors will discover that Pitt Meadows offers plenty of opportunities for recreation. One can bird watch, bicycle, fish, and horseback ride – all in the same day! The nearby Pitt Meadows Airfield serves small prop planes, including recreational parachute companies for those true daredevils. The city has a wonderful history with interesting heritage sites, local fairs and festivals that come and go throughout the year. The Meadowtown Shopping Center shares the border with Maple Ridge across Highway 7 from the Meadow Gardens Golf Club; it serves both communities with department stores, big box stores, theatres, a number of commercial banks and restaurants that serve West Coast fare with lobsters, steaks and more.
For those with children, Pitt Meadows features two primary schools and one secondary school. With more than 1200 students, Pitt Meadows Secondary School has strong athletic programs including hockey and basketball. The strength of the academic programs at the high school is evidenced by the high number of scholarships and grants its graduates receive. The school is also known for its work/study program in cooperation with local businesses in Pitt Meadows and a significant community participation by students. The high school includes shop classes, fine arts programs and home economics in its curriculum. The Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland areas offer access to experiences like Vancouver Island, the Pacific Coast and the Rocky Mountains which keep residents of Pitt Meadows enthralled year round. There's significant scenery, natural pyrotechnics like mountain ranges and big game wildlife to witness in the region. Pitt Meadows is the perfect place to launch explorations in this fascinating part of Canada. So… what are you waiting for?
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Listing information last updated on June 6th, 2023 at 3:18pm CDT.