New Westminster Real Estate
Regarded as a historical important city in BC, New Westminster is set on the bank of the Fraser River, and was the first capital city of the province. The city still retains its old heritage and charm, and is encompassed by mountains and lakes, making it a perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy activities such as skiing, camping, fishing and hiking. New Westminster can be easily accessed by a short train ride from Vancouver (25 kilometers), with the U.S. border being just 32 kilometers away. With a population of just 60,000 residents, New Westminster is home to a friendly, tight knitted community, and is noted for its diverse neighborhoods, heritage sites, shopping options and annual festivals.
Buying a home in Westminster brings you one step closer to a wide range of outdoor activities in entertainment, arts, outdoor and indoor sports. This historical city has something in store for young and old and everyone in between from casino nightlife to paddle wheel cruises. New Westminster has been home to several celebrities including Bill Kenny, Alexz Johnson, Raymond Burr, Aaron Douglas and Greg Moore. There are several homes for sale in New Westminster from condos, townhouses to single and multi family homes.
Condos for sale in New Westminster include newly constructed and resale condos and some of them available at the best property prices in BC. There are several advantages to buying a new home in New Westminster including lower purchase price, newly constructed building and a great opportunity to customize the look and appeal. Owing to its old heritage, New Westminster is woven with sleepy tree lined streets and houses yet it can be easily explored by foot unlike other neighboring suburbs in BC that were designed specifically for cars.
If you’re moving to New Westminster BC with kids, you will be amazed at the quality of education among other things this city provides. The education system in New Westminster is served by the New Westminster School District, and regardless of the neighborhood you choose to buy a home in New Westminster, there is an education institution that’s perfect for your children. Colleges in New Westminster include Douglas College, New Sprout College, and Winston College.
New Westminster Neighborhoods
There are six prominent neighborhoods in New Westminster namely Downtown, Historic Sapperton, Westminster Quay, Uptown, West End – Brow of the Hill and Queensborough.
Downtown Westminster – this neighborhood is easily accessible from Columbia or New Westminster SkyTrain stations, and offers several properties for sale, some of which are located along the waterfront all the way until Royal Avenue. There have been several new property developments in the downtown area including Pier Park, renovated Columbia Theater, and an expansive shopping center complete with three condominium towers.
Historic Sapperton – once a suburb of the city, Historic Sapperton is flourished with local businesses, and can be easily accessed via the Braid and Sapperton SkyTrain stations. There’s no better time than now to buy a home in Sapperton BC considering it is under major transformation. Nestled on the slope of the River Fraser, this neighborhood offers unobstructed views of the river, and is just 30 minutes away by SkyTrain to downtown Vancouver. The homes for sale are still undervalued for the most part, but are much more affordable than buying a house in Vancouver.
Queensborough – tucked away on Lulu Island, this neighborhood is home to a large population of Indo-Canadian families, and features single and multi family homes for sale as well as old heritage style homes. Queensborough is highlighted with several amenities including a middle school, elementary school, community center and a library.
New Westminster has a lot to offer for those looking to buy a home in BC, and the best way to locate the best home at the right price is by browsing through our New Westminster home listings.