Central Meadows is a splendid neighbourhood in the town of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. Pitt Meadows lies between the north side of the Fraser River where it meets the Pitt River on the west and Maple Ridge on the east. Pitt Lake, the largest freshwater tidal lake in the world, is to the north of this charming community. The Fraser River is the southern boundary of Pitt Meadows and Port Coquitlam is on the west side of Pitt River. The neighbouring communities of Pitt Meadows are Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley, and Maple Ridge, all of which are experiencing population growth.
Residents of Central Meadows enjoy convenient access to great dining and shopping at places like Meadowtown Centre, a newly constructed retail shopping center built on the boundary with the city of Maple Ridge. Meadowtown Centre is home to famous name-brand stores adding to Pitt Meadows commercial activity. In addition to great shopping and dining options, this community also has excellent schools. Students in Pitt Meadows attend schools in School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, which has four elementary schools and one secondary school. The secondary school is known throughout the region for its hockey and basketball programs. This picturesque community has a charming ambiance and many scenes of the movie Happy Gilmore, including the golf course scenes, were filmed in Pitt Meadows. Portions of the television series Smallville, the movie Duets starring Gwyneth Paltrow, and portions of 3000 Miles to Graceland were also filmed in this idyllic place.
The geographical diversity of the area, has an impact on the wide variety of home sizes and architectural styles. There’s something for every home buyer in the Pitt Meadows housing market, from modern high-rise condominiums to beautiful farms on substantial acreage that have been lovingly cared for by families for generations. Condominiums, row homes, townhomes, duplexes and detached single-family homes are all available. Some styles include traditional, colonial, and split entry, just to name a few. Contact us today with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment to see one of the amazing properties for sale in the Central Meadows neighbourhood of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.
Much of the movie Happy Gilmore, including most of the golf course scenes, was filmed in Pitt Meadows at the Swan-e-set Bay Resort & Country Club. In the pilot episode of Smallville, the scene where the Porsche drives off the bridge was filmed at Silverbridge on Harris Road. The movie Duets starring Gwyneth Paltrow & Paul Giamatti had a scene filmed at the Ramada Inn on Lougheed Highway. The movie 3000 Miles to Graceland was filmed at the a saw mill on Bonson Rd.
Pitt Meadows has one secondary school, and four elementary schools, all of which are part of School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. Pitt Meadows Secondary School (P.M.S.S.) in particular is well-known around the Fraser Valley and the Greater Vancouver Area for its basketball and hockey programs, some of which can be offered as an alternative to Physical Education. The school also received a field lacrosse team as of early March 2007 for the 2007-2008 season thanks to Mr. Stuart Sonne, PMSS now former Principal. Currently, the school has enrolled around 1200 students.
In addition to the commercial activity that already exists in Pitt Meadows, a new retail shopping centre, Meadowtown Centre, has been built on the border with Maple Ridge. This new shopping centre includes a Real Canadian Superstore, Jysk/Winners/Homesense, Michaels, SportChek, Tim Hortons, a Telus retailer, as well as Bell, EB Games, a Liquor Store, a Cineplex Odeon, and a La Vie En Rose. Despite recent additions to its non-agricultural economy, 86% of the Pitt Meadows landmass is located within the province's Agricultural Land Reserve.
Pitt Meadows is sandwiched on the north side of the Fraser River at its junction with the Pitt River on the west and Maple Ridge on the east. Two arms of the Alouette River run through Pitt Meadows, along with a number of other sloughs and waterways. To the north, Pitt Lake is the largest fresh water tidal lake in the world, connected by the Pitt River to the Fraser River, which is the southern boundary of Pitt Meadows. The Pitt River flows backwards at high tide and has created a delta where it joins the lake. The Thompson Mountain Range rises along the Pitt Meadows’s northeast edge. Pitt Meadows is protected from flooding by Sixty-four kilometres of dikes which provide a multi-use trail system alongside the farmland and marshes, and offer views of the mountains to the North. The northern sector of the flood plain, closest to Pitt Lake, presents several challenges to development, it is largely a peat bog including a large wildlife refuge. The deep peat and bog soil conditions sometimes require considerable fill and/or pre-loading prior to development. On the west side of the Pitt River is Port Coquitlam. Pitt Meadows is located between the rapidly developing communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey and Langley.
As a primarily residential area, approximately 85% of Pitt Meadows residents commute to work beyond its borders. Within the community, the largest employment sectors are, in order of importance: Primary (20%); Education and Health (19%); Accommodation, Food, and Beverage (16%); and Construction (9%).
Pitt Meadows’ agricultural lands includes extensive large parcels located in the southwest and northeast portions of the City. Major agricultural products include cranberry and blueberry farms, horticultural products, greenhouse crops (cut flowers and specialty peppers), grazing, dairy farming, and other farm activities. Agri-tourism is developed in conjunction with agricultural operations. The Meadows Maze, for example, one of the largest corn mazes in the Pacific Northwest is on the Hopcott Farm; which was purchased in 1932. A growing trend, particularly in areas close to urban centers, is the use of agricultural lands for rural estate use with little or no agricultural use of land.
View of Golden Ears from Alouette River
In Pitt Meadows, there are cultural, recreation and other community facilities and public uses in the Civic Centre, the Town Centre and the Sawyer’s Landing Waterfront Village. River access park areas provide active and passive use, parking, viewpoints and picnic use. There are public sports facilities, open spaces, trails and bike paths, protected natural areas and recreational programs. Indoor recreational facilities in Pitt Meadows include a recreation centre and ice skating rinks. Joint agreements with Maple Ridge and the School District allow the provision of community recreation facilities and programs to Pitt Meadows residents. Outdoor recreational opportunities include a system of dikes top trails along the river systems of Pitt Meadows for walking, cycling and equestrian use as well as boating opportunities on the Alouette, Fraser and Pitt Rivers.
TV and film Their mission statement is to maintain a liveable community that provides a wide range of opportunities for individual and corporate citizens to thrive in a sustainable manner.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of both the Fraser River and the mountains, this growing city features a great community dedicated to both its residents and businesses. Boating and bike riding are popular recreational activities, and you will find many parks that are dog and youth friendly.
Pitt Meadows shares School District 42 with Maple Ridge. Top ranked schools in this area include Pitt Meadows Elementary and Pitt Meadows Secondary.
Visit the school websites for detailed information!
The Pitt Meadows Youth Action Park on 12460 Harris Road is a wheelchair accessible park which features inline and youth action skating.
Hoffman Park and North Bonson Park are both off-leash dog parks.
The Pitt Meadows Athletic Park on 11431 Bonson Road and the Mitchell Road Park are both great locations if you’re looking to play tennis. Remember to stay respectful of others sharing your space!
As well, the Pitt Meadows Athletic Park also features multiple areas for team sports, as well as a community garden, playground, concession, and green space for on-leash dogs.
Pitt Meadows has a great community calendar that is regularly updated! You can also follow them on Facebook for live updates straight to your timeline.
This city is home to the Pitt Meadows Museum, along Harris Road. Pay them a visit to learn about the city’s history!
The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre is run by the devoted Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts council – a not for profit society shared by the two cities and devoted to building vibrant arts and culture. Check out their Facebook Page for a quick event overview, or take a look at their program guide.
Nestled between the mighty Fraser River and the majestic Golden Ears mountains, Pitt Meadows is a dynamic municipality with a growing population of just over 18,200.
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