top masterplan communities in the Lower Mainland

In the ever-evolving realm of real estate development, the masterplan community has emerged as a compelling concept that takes a holistic approach to urban living. Designed as fully thought-out neighborhoods, a masterplan community brings together all elements – residential, commercial, recreational, and green spaces – for greater community, comfort, and convenience. Here we highlight the top masterplan communities from across the Lower Mainland to discover how every project can appeal to different lifestyles and preferences by offering something unique.

Century City at Holland Park

Downtown Surrey

Century City in the heart of Downtown Surrey was designed to offer its residents a parkside home rooted in nature. Designed to strike a balance between the natural world and the surrounding urban energy, the residential towers extend into Holland Park’s sweeping 25-acre grounds. A stroll outside involves weaving through the park’s gardens, sports fields, fountains, and grassy knolls. On-site, Century City is brimming with more nature-inspired spaces, including its greenhouse and apple orchard to incite more farm-to-table meals grown from home.

Inside, the homes exemplify the modern urban sanctuary while overlooking Holland Park.  Each home has a family-sized kitchen with ample room for dining and entertaining, expansive windows to enjoy the urban vistas, and access to 40,000 sq ft of amenity spaces to explore.

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Port Moody

Portwood is a new 23-acre green-focused community, offering a unique juxtaposition of natural beauty and urban convenience, coming  soon to Port Moody. The concept of  Portwood’s masterplan community places emphasis on deepening the relationships between neighbours, the natural surroundings, and the community itself. Woven together through parks, trails, and forests, it feels like living in the great outdoors but only a stone's throw from Port Moody’s eclectic centre.

Designed around a community epicentre – the Joinery – residents of Portwood will have access to a cafe, grocer, community daycare, retail shops, and public art. Just outside, residents will have easy access to Port Moody’s rugged trails, renowned Brewery Row, and its bustling dining scene.

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Designed to be a neighborhood within a neighborhood, Gardena offers an expansive masterplan community in Burquitlam. A large emphasis has been placed on creating a rich amenity offering that spurs more opportunities for wellness, rejuvenation, and self-care. At Gardena, you can take a cold water plunge, detoxify in the barrel saunas, or find your favourite personal nook to relax, whether in their secret garden or rooftop terrace--all from the comfort of home.

The interiors are clean and cohesive for a high level of livability, including  gourmet kitchens, and layouts that deliver style and function in equal measure.

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Located at the edge of the Salish Sea, Boardwalk is Tsawwassen’s only new waterfront community. Designed to offer a traditional family neighbourhood vibe, Boardwalk offers spacious homes with room to roam, an ideal setting for games of street hockey, bike rides, and adventures along the extensive trail systems beyond. On-site, an abundance of family-friendly amenities offers great opportunities to connect with friends and neighbours, including the Beach House, a 22,000 sq ft space with a resort-sized pool, a kids zone, and fitness centre.

As a multi-phase project, Boardwalk offers a large selection of home types, including townhomes, duplexes, and condos connected through their cohesive contemporary West Coast aesthetic.

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Seymour Village

North Vancouver

Seymour Village, located in North Vancouver, consists of all the natural elements for which Vancouver’s North Shore is famous: verdant rainforest, snow-capped mountains, and expansive views of the Pacific. It’s convenient  to live an active outdoor lifestyle on the North Shore with nature at your door step, and it seems almost too good to be true that these natural amenities are paired with the convenience of living close to a metropolis.

Seymour Village, a masterplan community offers contemporary architecture blended with West Coast elegance. Each home boasts an open-concept floor plan designed to maximize living space and natural light. With convenient access to hiking trails, beaches, and mountains, surrounded by endless urban amenities, Seymour Village offers quintessential North Shore living.

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Presenting BridgeCity, a community of 967 homes arriving in Surrey Centre North. In the balance between city and nature, surrounded by panoramic river views, you’ll discover a dynamic hub where fostering connection is designed into every space and growth has boundless possibilities.

Joanne Hoekstra