Central Port Coquitlam is a large area bordering Pitt river on the east and running west to include downtown on the east bank of the Coquitlam River. It is the central hub of Port Coquitlam, made up of residential, commercial and industrial zoned land that includes the CN Railyard. Central Port Coquitlam includes various forms of housing stock with the majority of Downtown Poco consisting of apartment and townhouse units. The vibrant and historic Downtown is the beating heart of Port Coquitlam and home to many festivals and celebrations throughout the year. The Evergreen Sky-Train line does not extend east to Port Coquitlam, however, transit options are plentiful with Port Coquitlam Station serving as the major transit hub providing Westcoast Express rail service between Mission City Station and Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver as well as bus service linking to a number of Tri-Cities Sky-Train stations. Port Coquitlam residents take advantage of the many parks located in Central Poco with Gates Park and a refreshed Lions Park offering young families hours of enjoyment.
To the west, Colony Farm Regional Park has an abundance of trails along Coquitlam River, ideal for runners, bikers, and walkers. With the park being home to over 200 species of birds, it makes it a very popular location for bird watchers. Park spaces in Citadel Heights include Settlers Park, Kroeker Park, and Castle Park, the latter being the most popular with young families. Castle Park is well known for showing its Poco Pride with Canada Day and New Years Eve Fireworks celebrations.
Citadel Heights comes with the benefit of being located very close to the Mary Hill Bypass; a great benefit to car commuters that value quick access to Highway 1.
Ranked number 14 by MoneySense Top 25 neighborhoods (outer suburb neighborhood), Lincoln Park is a quiet family neighborhood tucked away on the eastern side of Northside Port Coquitlam. It consists of mostly 1960-1980's detached homes on smaller to average sized lots. Nearby Evergreen and Sun Valley Park are great places to get out and enjoy nature with Sun Valley Park best known for its wading pool, spray park and children's playground. When the weather turns, recreation seekers take advantage of the newly renovated Hyde Creek Recreation Center. The commercial hub of Northside Port Coquitlam, located at the intersection of Coast Meridian and Prairie avenue serve the residents of nearby Lincoln Park. Merchants include Save-On-Foods, Millenium Meats, CIBC, Poco Produce&Flowers as well as many other businesses. Like many of Northside Port Coquitlam's neighborhoods, charming Lincoln Park delivers the best of both worlds to the people that call it home.
Ranked number 15 by MoneySense Top 25 neighborhoods (outer suburb neighborhood), Lower Mary Hill is a family-oriented neighborhood bordering Citadel Heights, Mary Hill, and Central Port Coquitlam. It is primarily made up of mainly detached homes on various lot sizes and includes commercial areas to the east. The Thompson Park area of Lower Mary Hill includes greenspace that hosts a soccer field, several baseball and softball diamonds. In addition to nearby Kilmer and Thompson Park, the close proximity to schools makes this area a comfortable fit for families.