Current New Westminster MLS® stats indicate an average house price of $658,194 and 147 new listings in the last 28 days. As of today, New Westminster housing data shows median days on market for a home is 22 days.
New Westminster’s Downtown neighborhood is the riverfront area between the Fraser River to the south and west, Royal Avenue to the north and the Pattullo Bridge to the east.
Downtown’s steep topography slopes roughly northwest to southwest, resulting in panoramic views
from the top of the bench and steep streets sloping down to the river.
Downtown is significant for its central location on the waterfront of the Fraser River. The river is considered key to Downtown, with its connection to nature, ecology, as a historic transportation corridor and as a recreational amenity. A connection to the history of the Fraser
River is imperative.
Comprising historic Downtown New Westminster and a riverfront enclave called The Quay, these two desirable neighbourhoods but 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver have a front row seat to the Fraser River featuring tugs, barges and steam-powered paddlewheelers.
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DOWNTOWN NEW WESTMINSTER – ORIGINS
Downtown is valued for its singularity as the beginning of, and original neighborhood in New Westminster, derived from its riverfront location, geography, culturally diverse early history, significant industrial and commercial history, and continued revitalization and development
DOWNTOWN NEW WESTMINSTER – ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE
Downtown is valued for its singularity as the beginning of, and original neighborhood in New Westminster, derived from its riverfront location, geography, culturally diverse early history, significant industrial and commercial history, and continued revitalization and development potential.
As the economic centre of New Westminster for many years, Downtown is recognized for the importance of its waterfront industries, as an international deep sea port, for its early government institutions and for the commerce that occurred along Columbia and Front Streets.
Many still-existing and new commercial and institutional buildings and industrial traces are testament to this economic importance. The revitalization efforts beginning in the 1970s and 80s are a continuation of the economic importance of Downtown
DOWNTOWN NEW WEST – HOUSING BREAKDOWN
Downtown New Westminster is predominantly composed of condominium and apartments for sale, with a smaller selection of townhomes that are limited in availability and sales. In addition, The Quay is dominated by condos and a limited supply of waterfront townhomes. Today more than 27 percent of the city’s population is composed of young families and millennials, who want a place to call their own without overcommitting mortgage wise. New West’s new bylaw requires that 10 percent of new units to include family friendly three bedroom units.
DOWNTOWN NEW WESTMINSTER – TRANSIT
For transit users, Downtown New Westminster and The Quay neighbourhoods have two Skytrain stations nearby. Plus a complimentary free shuttle service called the DUC brings locals uptown or downtown Thursday to Sunday.
DOWNTOWN NEW WEST – WALK SCORE
With a Walk Score of 97, the restaurants, cafés & pubs in the Downtown New Westminster neighborhood are just minutes away
Popular destinations include Starbucks, Rain City Juicery & El Santo Mexican Restaurant. Banks, pharmacies and professional services are all part of the Downtown New Westminster mix.
The widest selection of bridal stores and an Army & Navy all add to its unique character. Pop over to The Quay where you’ll discover a 72,000 square-foot public market and waterfront meeting place.
Thai, Chinese and barbecue all tempt the taste buds.
Donald’s Market is the ideal grocery store for organic choices or fresh produce.
DOWNTOWN NEW WESTMINSTER – SCHOOLS
Education figures prominently in Downtown New Westminster with Qayqayt Elementary offering K to 5 classes and Early French Immersion. Nearby are Glenbrook and Fraser River Middle Schools. New Westminster Secondary up on 10th Avenue is one of the largest high schools in the province, while Douglas College downtown is a leading post-secondary institution.
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EXPLORE THE TRI-CITIES
Welcome to living in the Tri-Cities, traditionally the preferred choice of families moving to Metro Vancouver. The right mix of Urbanism, Nature, great neighborhoods, transit and Activities make these communities very activities to young families as well as Adults who prefer a softer approach to Urban living