Although Maple Ridge is developing and growing at a very fast pace, the city still holds true to its roots. Besides an affordable housing market, another great draw to the city is its friendly, family oriented neighbourhoods. Maple Ridge’s neighbourhoods are safe, quiet, very welcoming and offer unique living opportunities for new residents.
Nestled within these areas are many community facilities, public schools and small business that only enrich each individual Maple Ridge neighbourhood and add to the allure and draw of the city. Here is a brief overview and description of some of the friendly neighbourhoods in the city.
Albion is a neighbourhood in Maple Ridge that has undergone much change in the past few years. Originally a farming community with large rural lots, the area has slowly transformed into a suburban neighbourhood that is a great place for young families. One of the main attractions of Albion is the green belt that surrounds the area. Trails and Kanaka Creek intertwine with single stand-alone homes, making Albion one of the greenest neighbourhoods in all of the Lower Mainland.
In addition to this green lifestyle, residents of the neighbourhood enjoy Albion Park and all of its amenities as well as the many sports complexes and facilities that abound in the area. One of the newer additions to the Albion neighbourhood is the Albion Mountain Bike Skills Park, which offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for kids and adults. There are two elementary schools in the area which provide great educational opportunities all within the confines of the neighbourhood. This flourishing and thriving region is still developing, and offers a wide range of affordable, single dwelling homes that are ideal for new families looking to make Maple Ridge their new place to live.
Another great neighbourhood in Maple Ridge is Thornhill. Similar to Albion, Thornhill is an excellent place to live for young families and is located very close to all of Maple Ridge’s amenities. The hub of the area is the Thornhill Community Hall, which offers a wide range of courses and programs. Although the neighbourhood is still growing and developing, Thornhill retains much of its original charm and rural roots. If you are thinking about laying down roots in Maple Ridge, Thornhill is an excellent community.
The Cottonwood neighbourhood provides a nice selection of single-family homes as well as multi-family dwellings. Cottonwood is just minutes away from downtown Maple Ridge which provides the residents of this neighbourhood a wide range of dining, shopping and recreational options. There are many character homes that are affordable in the neighbourhood and Cottonwood attracts a nice blend of young professionals and families alike. Come and see for yourself why Cottonwood is one of Maple Ridge’s best kept secrets.
The neighbourhood of Silver Valley is a mix of older development and new affordable housing developments. All of the housing in the area offers residents a short drive to some of Maple Ridge’s public schools, parks, community facilities and sports complexes. Silver Valley is bordered by Golden Ears Provincial Park and provides residents unprecedented access to Alouette Lake and all of the park’s amenities. Silver Valley is another great Maple Ridge neighbourhood for young families who are looking for affordable houses complete with that unique Maple Ridge outdoor lifestyle.
North West Maple Ridge
North West Maple Ridge is located just off of Golden Ears Way and is a great neighbourhood for young families. The region of North West Maple Ridge is still growing and developing and offers an affordable selection of housing options. North West Maple Ridge is a welcoming and friendly community that has great access to various elementary and secondary schools. The location of this neighbourhood is extremely commuter friendly as Golden Ears Way connects to the convenient Golden Ears Bridge, making the drive to other city centres and Vancouver extremely quick and stress free.
This short list of Maple Ridge neighbourhoods is by no means comprehensive. There are many other great areas located throughout the city. Other beautiful neighbourhoods that provide close proximity to schools and other community facilities and complexes are the northwest sector of Maple Ridge, East Central Maple Ridge and Highlands/Wildwood Park. All of these regions offer a wide selection of affordable housing options for young families, professionals or anyone who is looking to make Maple Ridge their new home.