Queensborough

Current Queensborough MLS® stats indicate an average house price of $789,065 and 49 new listings in the last 56 days. As of today, Queensborough housing data shows median days on market for a home is 30 days.

Referred to as ‘Boro by the locals, the Queensborough neighbourhood of New Westminster is traditionally rural, industrial & diverse, and is located on the far north-east corner of Lulu Island.

Connected to New Westminster by the Queensborough Bridge, New West’s southern most neighbourhood is surrounded by the north arm of the Fraser River, Salter Street to the east, South Dyke Road & Annacis Channel to the south and Boundary Road to the west.

A good example of exciting new housing is the Port Royal area of Queensborough is at the north-east tip, featuring a masterplanned community & marina and new waterfront condo towers.

With a nod to its rural heritage, there is a large traditional Indo-Canadian community that calls Queensborough home, in addition to longstanding Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Greek and Slovakian families.

For shopping, large big box retailers have come to Queensborough with the likes of Walmart, Canadian Tire & a Lowe’s Home Improvement Centre, the first of its kind in BC. Queensborough Landing on Boyd Street is true destination shopping for all Lower Mainland residents with numerous factory outlets and restaurants.

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Queensborough Demographics

  • The population density in Queensborough is 13% lower than New Westminster
  • The median age in Queensborough is 10% lower than New Westminster
  • In Queensborough 37.98% of the population is South Asian
  • In Queensborough 15.86% of the population is Filipino
  • In Queensborough 13.60% of the population is Chinese

Visible Minority Population

DataPercent
South Asian38.0%
Filipino15.9%
Chinese13.6%
Black1.9%
Southeast Asian1.9%

Immigrants By Place Of Birth

DataPercent
India14.7%
Philippines13.9%
China4.7%
Hong Kong1.9%
Fiji1.7%
StatisticQueensboroughNew WestminsterBritish Columbia
Population7,15476,7594,912,400
Population density (sq km)4,3264,9825
Median age36.941.042.3
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married couples79%67%71%
Families w/ kids at home58%39%41%
Speak English only90.5%89.6%89.7%
Speak French only0.1%0.1%0.0%

Queensborough Livability

  • Queensborough has a Livability Score of 81/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Queensborough crime rates are 35% lower than the New Westminster average
  • Cost of living in Queensborough is 8% higher than the New Westminster average
  • Queensborough real estate prices are 20% higher than the New Westminster average
  • Rental prices in Queensborough are equal to the New Westminster average

New Westminster Schools

New Westminster’s school district has nine elementary schools, two middle schools and one secondary school. French immersion is offered at two elementary schools, both middle schools and the secondary school.

In addition, Urban Academy, a non-profit independent school for Junior Kindergarten – Grade 12, offers small classes and an academically enriched program at 466 Rousseau Street.

New Westminster is also home to four post-secondary institutions:

The New Westminster Campus of Douglas College is located in the downtown area. Douglas College offers Bachelor’s degrees, and general university arts and science course. The College is a recognized leader in career programs in health care, human services, business and creative arts.

Justice Institute of British Columbia is Canada’s leading public safety educator recognized internationally for outstanding education in the areas of justice and public safety.

The Boucher Institute is Western Canada’s first and only accredited naturopathic medical school and offers both a four year and six year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program. Located in the Boucher Center is the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic, a public naturopathic clinic and teaching facility with over 700 patient visits per month.

CG Masters School of 3D Animation and Visual Effects offers a skills-based, one-year diploma program that provides practical, professional-level skills for the local industries.  With a faculty of industry veterans and deep collaboration within the TV, film and gaming industries, CG Masters is uniquely positioned to provide world-class training to the next generation of digital artist.

Elementary SchoolGradesElementary Schools
Ages 5 – 10Kindergarten – Grade 5*Connaught Heights
Lord Kelvin
Lord Tweedsmuir
Qayqayt
F.W. Howay
Richard McBride
Herbert Spencer
Queen Elizabeth *(K-4)
Middle SchoolGradesMiddle Schools
Ages 11 – 13Grades 6 – 8*École Glenbrook Middle School
Fraser River Middle School
Queensborough Middle School* (Grades 5-8)
Secondary SchoolGradesSecondary School
Ages 14 – 18Grades 9 – 12New Westminster Secondary

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