Welcome to Cottonwood Maple Ridge
Located approximately 45 kilometers east of Vancouver and nestled between the Fraser River and the iconic Golden Ears Mountain, Maple Ridge is minutes away from Golden Ears Provincial Park, Alouette Lake, Kanaka Creek Regional Park and the UBC Research Forest.
Maple Ridge consists of 266 square kilometers of diverse landscapes and topography, including access to several lakes and riverfront, sandy beaches and 12,000 hectares of agricultural land. The area is an attractive tourist destination as well as a popular location for a wide range of businesses.
Maple Ridge currently has a population of 76,052, and is expected to grow by approximately 37,000 residents in the next 15 years. The district is nestled at the foot of the Golden Ears Provincial Park mountains, between the banks of Pitt River and the Fraser River and a series of lakes along its eastern limits.The Cottonwood area of Maple Ridge is located East of city center between Dewdney and Lougheed hwy. This neighbourhood is a quiet and safe place to raise children with several schools and parks nearby. Cottonwood is a quiet area mostly suburban, surrounded by natural beauty.
Maple Ridge has a mild coastal rainforest climate, similar to other communities in Metro Vancouver. Spring and fall can often be very warm and pleasant, especially from June through September. Summer temperatures range from 22 to 28°C (72 to 83°F). Winters are mild, and if snow falls it doesn't stay long. Average low temperature for December and January is 2 to 4°C (36 to 39°F). The City experiences an estimated 1,400 to 1,800 sunshine hours annually with 73% of the total occurring during April through September. Maple Ridge receives approximately 1,788 mm of precipitation annually, with most rainfall occurring from October to March.
Maple Ridge has a mild coastal rainforest climate, similar to other communities in Metro Vancouver. Spring and fall can often be very warm and pleasant, especially from June through September. Summer temperatures range from 22 to 28°C (72 to 83°F). Winters are mild, and if snow falls it doesn't stay long. Average low temperature for December and January is 2 to 4°C (36 to 39°F). The City experiences an estimated 1,400 to 1,800 sunshine hours annually with 73% of the total occurring during April through September.
The City receives approximately 1,788 mm of precipitation annually, with most rainfall occurring from October to March.
Active young families lives in Maple Ridge, with good jobs, living in single family homes. Maple Ridge has the most affordable real estate in Metro Vancouver so it’s not surprising that our residents are more likely to be married, have children and live in single family homes than the provincial average. On average, they’re younger (40.2 years old) and more likely to have college, professional or trades certifications than other BC residents.
We’re also home to a large number of urban professionals looking for rural estate homes with room for horses, boats and vehicles and located in a stunning natural environment.
Centrally located in the Lower Mainland with close proximity to downtown Vancouver, the port, airports and the United States, Maple Ridge has an infrastructure that supports business.
Diversification and proximity to markets remain Maple Ridge’s greatest economic strengths. Agriculture, manufacturing, professional services, technology and tourism are all important industries in the region.
NEIGHBOURHOOD STREET MAP
Our community of Maple Ridge has a great communter system in place to give you several option to get you to and from work. Maple Ridge residents traveling by transit tended to travel longer distances
The West Coast Express rail service stops at 8 stations and carries commuters from as far east as Mission to Waterfront station, downtown Vancouver. Public transit is provided by 3 main bus routes and 8 community shuttle routes, and has a bus loop, the Haney Place Transit Exchange. Maple Ridge also offers 3 main commuting routes if you are traveling by car, Dewdney Trunk, Lougheed Hwy and Abernethy Way.
COMMUTER ROUTES TRANSIT
Dewdney Trunk Road Local Public Bus Service
Lougheed Hwy Westcoast Express
WEST COAST EXPRESS MAPLE RIDGE STATIONS
WEST COAST EXPRESS SCHEDULE
Cottonwood Maple Ridge is full of raw natural beauty and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Nestled in a natural setting, surrounded by the Golden Ears and the Coastal Mountains with some breathtaking views throughout the neighbourhood. This community offers great award winning schools such as Kanaka Creek, Alexander Robinson, Golden Ears Elementary and Thomas Haney. Cottonwood has unique house and townhouse developments and is a great community for first time homeowners, growing families with active lifestyles. Downtown Maple Ridge is only a 5 minute drive and offers great restaurants, an abundance of shopping from large department stores to boutique shops, recreation, theatres, Farmer's Market and so much more. All the conveniences of a big city with a small town feel.
COTTONWOOD NORTH PARK
HORSESHOE CREEK PARK
GOLDEN EARS PROVINCIAL PARK
MALCOLM KNAPP RESEARCH FOREST
KANAKA CREEK RIVERFRONT PARK
COTTONWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Maple Ridge has exceptional and diverse education facilities and programs, both for young students just starting out with their schooling to post-secondary and skilled trades training opportunities. Maple Ridge School District 42 meets the learning needs of approximately 14,000 students of all ages. Maple Ridge has developed numerous skilled trades training partnerships with colleges and universities and is committed to educational choice and an inclusive, local approach to special education. There are 17 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools in Maple Ridge. Cottonwood has 3 elementary schools in the area and 1 secordary schools.
ALEXANDER ROBINSON ELEMENTARY
KANAKA CREEK ELEMENTARY
GOLDEN EARS ELEMENTARY
COTTONWOOD SECONDARY SCHOOL
THOMAS HANEY SECONDARY
Maple Ridge has the most affordable residential real estate in Metro Vancouver and is experiencing unprecedented growth. Yet, Maple Ridge housing prices remain at 50% of the Metro Vancouver benchmark housing price. Our population is forecast to grow by 50% by 2041, with half of that new residential growth to take place in the Town Centre.
Not only is Maple Ridge one of the fastest growing regions in Metro Vancouver, our residents have an average annual household income of over $93,000 and average incomes have grown by 13% over the past five years. Lower housing costs coupled with a growing disposable income, present great opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs and investors focused on value.
Cottonwood Maple Ridge offers diverse housing options to fit your lifestyle with active new house and townhouse development with consistent development throughout the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s.
TOWNHOMES HOMES SENIOR HOUSING
Maple Heights Basement Entry St George
Two Birds 2 Storey
Woodridge Estates Ranchers
The Meadows Split Level
Cottonwood Lane Wynnbrook
24021 110 Ave, Maple Ridge 10320 Wynnyk Way, Maple Ridge
MAPLE RIDGE RECYCLING PICKUP DAYS
Maple Ridge has many unique and distinct shopping districts. From quaint shopping district, nestled on 224 Street between Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road, which offers several boutique shops and services to Dewdney Shopping Corridor which spans the entire length of Maple Ridge from east to west, you will find pockets of unique shops and services, to the West Lougheed Shopping Corridor features two shopping centres, Westridge and Westgate with around 70 shops and services between the two locations and Town Centre Lougheed Shopping Corridor includes Maple Ridge's two indoor shopping centres, Haney Place Mall and Valley Fair Mall.
MALLS & SHOPPING CENTRES THE DISTRICTS
Haney Place Mall 224 Street
Haney Plaza Dewdney Shopping Corridor
Maple Ridge Square West Lougheed Shopping Corridor
Valley Fair Mall Town Centre Lougheed Shopping Corridor
Nestled in a natural setting, surrounded by the Golden Ears and the Coastal Mountains, Maple Ridge is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. Activities ranging from equestrian trails that weave throughout the City, including the Trans-Canada Equestrian Trail that flows straight through Maple Ridge to world class fishing in local lakes and rivers, to several world-class golf courses within reach in the neighbouring communities, hiking biking, sking, snow sports and so much more. City center offers a great Leisure Centre, Art and Cultural Center and Public libary. It's no wonder why Maple Ridge is a wonderland for the equi-sports fans.