Quality of Life
While seemingly unimportant at first glance, the quality of life in an area can make or break the attention it gets from outside families and investors alike. This idea runs parallel to the concept of social sustainability outlined in an area’s triple-bottom line. To put it simply: if the locals aren’t happy, development won’t be sustainable in the long-run. A region that maintains its quality of life will sustain its population and attract outside investment.
The Tri-Cities region offers a fantastic quality of life with its tight-knit neighbourhoods, ample green space, and rich cultural background. Residents can enjoy walking trails, local festivals, theatre productions, and state-of-the-art recreation facilities, all in one place.
Despite being an urban core with access to shopping facilities, restaurants, and rec centres, the Tri-Cities region has unique access to gorgeous municipal and provincial parks – all within its borders. Just minutes away from Coquitlam’s city centre, for example, Minnekhada Regional Park offers great hiking opportunities and sightseeing. As well, locals looking to beat the heat in the summer months can drive just a few minutes north to public lakes in the villages of Belcarra and Anmore.
Municipal surveys taken throughout the Tri-Cities have shown that an overwhelming majority of residents say they either have a good or a very good quality of life in their city.
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