Pitt Meadows Lifestyle
With the unique blend of urban life and rural activities, the community of Pitt Meadows is considered as one of the fastest growing communities in Metro Vancouver. The spirited and lively atmosphere of the city attracts families and businesses to settle in the city. Residents enjoys different outdoor and indoor activities offered by the city. Families can go to park and connect to nature or be indulge to variety of shopping options abound in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. The city also offers self-guided Circle Farm Tour that allows you to visits tasty stops like Honeyland, Hopcott Premium Meats, and Blue Heron Winery. Wide range of restaurants that offers west coast dining, hearty pub meals, and ethnic cuisine are located within the city and its neighbour Maple Ridge. Having rich agricultural bounty, the meals is incorporated by fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients that is good for your health and your pocket.
Pitt Meadows Demographics
Agriculture is considered as number one industry in Pitt Meadows being almost 86% of the land area is lying within the BC Agricultural Land Reserve as protected farmland. The area is primarly lowland with some higher elevation areas. Most residents (about 85% of city’s population) choose to live in the urban town centre, which is located on a highland area of Pitt Meadows.
Economy of Pitt Meadows
The Pitt Meadows Regional Airport located in the southwest corner of Pitt Meadows is the third largest airport in the Lower Mainland and the 15th largest airport in Canada. It consists of one 4700 foot runway and two 2500 foot paved runways along with a staffed control tower that provides aviation related businesses that includes flight training and charter service. Public transportation throughout Pitt Meadows is provided by Translink. Regular bus services have local routes in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge that link to other Lower Mainland communities. TransLink’s West Coast Express commuter trains connect Pitt Meadows to Vancouver and Mission. The Golden Ears Bridge is the Western Canada’s first electronic tolled bridge that connects Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge to Surrey, Langley and beyond. The City of Pitt Meadows is committed to meet the transportation needs of its residents as well as businesses for continuous economic development.
The city’s employment rate reached 65.9% on 2016 Census, while the City of Pitt Meadows’s average household income is $86,126, 10.1% higher compare to $78,227 of BC based on CensusPlus, 2011.