Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice

Living In Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Nestled between the Fraser River and the Golden Ears Mountains, the cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows offer a temperate climate, many schools (including public and fine private), shopping, serene hiking, beautiful golf courses, and visual and performing arts.

The term “Ridge Meadows” was coined to refer to the two separate municipalities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. 

The population of Ridge Meadows is just over 94,000. It is a young and growing population, that is expected to increase by 19% (18,000 people) in the next 10 years.

Poverty is below the BC average in Ridge Meadows, but 25% of Ridge Meadows children and 23% of female seniors live in poverty. 

Homelessness in Ridge Meadows is the 3rd highest in the area covered by the Fraser Health Authority and it is growing. Homelessness brings with it increasing cases of addiction and mental illness.

Life expectancy in Ridge Meadows is slightly lower than the rest of the Fraser Health Authority area and BC. There is a higher incidence of cancer, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive diseases as well as depression, diabetes, dementia, asthma, arthritis, mental illness, and heart conditions.

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