Maple Ridge is one of the fastest growing municipalities in BC. Metro Vancouver has forecast our population and jobs to double (to 132,000 and 48,000 respectively) by 2040 and we're well on our way.
Since 2009 the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) has consistently ranked Maple Ridge #2 Top BC Investment Town. As well, their 2010 - 2015 Top Canadian Investment Cities ranking places us at #5. Surrey, at #4 is the only other BC city on the Canadian list.
In 2011 we launched our Town Centre Investment Incentive designed to accelerate private investment in our Town Centre. The program has been wildly successful, attract more than $80 Million dollars of investment across some 40 major projects in our Town Centre Area where Swirl is located. There are also some 500 major projects across the rest of Maple Ridge.
The Town Centre area is home to more than 750 businesses, an estimated 12,000 residents and has some 1,800 brand new condo units recently occupied or coming on market in the next few months. Maple Ridge enjoys a higher than average household income at $91,696 and greater percentage of home ownership than elsewhere in the Lower Mainland. Our annual Citizens Report showcases our vibrant downtown as the centrepiece of our community.