Current Belcarra MLS® stats indicate an average house price of $2,919,444.00 and 1 new listings in the last 56 days. As of today, Belcarra housing data shows median days on market for a home is 53 days.
The name says it all – Belcarra: a combination of the ancient Gaelic words bal & carra meaning sun and rock. Belcarra is a secluded seaside neighbourhood situated on the north side of Port Moody sporting many large custom-designed contemporary homes, some on acreages with remarkable views of Bedwell Bay and Indian Arm. Many waterfront homes in Belcarra feature private docks and boats.
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While the small neighbouring Village of Anmore has grown and changed, Belcarra has remained a relatively small community. This is a result of small land area and zoning for single family residential homes. With a population of 643 as of 2016, it has the lowest population of any independent settlement in the Vancouver area.
The exclusive Belcarra neighbourhood is named after Belcarra Regional Park, a 1,100-hectare regional escape, where locals and visitors take in this waterfront playground featuring hiking trails, picnic areas, canoe & kayak rentals and pier.
This is where you’ll find local crabbers trying to catch their dinner. For birdwatchers, the Belcarra cliffs are home to bald eagles & cormorants.
In addition, Sasamat Lake is located within Belcarra Regional Park and is one of the warmest lakes in Greater Vancouver.
The forested trails, rocky beaches and mountain views are popular year round. The trails range from easy to challenging for hikers, cyclists & dogs on leash.
On the upper north-west side of Port Moody is the village of Anmore, another secluded neighbourhood with large detached homes on sizeable lots and acreages.
Buyers will find many residences are luxurious in design and nestled on substantial west coast properties.
The Village of Anmore, a municipality of just over 1,700 people incorporated in 1987, is a nature lover’s paradise and home to two parks, Belcarra Regional Park and Buntzen Lake, an active hydroelectric reservoir that was once Vancouver’s main electricity source.
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For Belcarra and Anmore residents, shopping, dining and professional services are a short distance away, following a scenic cruise along Ioco Road. Newport Village, reminiscent of Whistler – is a welcoming neighbourhood modelled on a walkable European town with condos and townhomes built around a lively central square with cafes, independent shops and a very popular produce market. Retailers and professional services at Newport Village include a Pharmasave, Royal Bank, butcher, animal hospital and more. Port Moody Centre is also within easy driving distance. Where you’ll discover Murray Street and the heart of Brewery Row, home to four craft breweries all easy strolling distance of each other.
For transit considerations, while most of Belcarra and Anmore denizens have a vehicle, Translink shuttle bus #182 running year round, connects to Port Moody’s Newport Village, where the Inlet Skytrain station is just a short walk away. There commuters can take the Evergreen extension east to Coquitlam’s Town Centre or west to Lougheed Station with quick connections to Burnaby and downtown Vancouver.
For homeowners in Belcarra and Anmore, they’re in the catchment area of school district No. 43 in Coquitlam – the third largest in British Columbia. Public schools nearby include Anmore Elementary with grades K to 5, Eagle Mountain Middle School with grades 6 to 8, and Heritage Woods Secondary School from 9 to 12. Nearby private schools include Our Lady of Assumption Elementary and British Columbia Christian Academy.
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