Downtown real estate guide & listings for sale
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Downtown, as well as some areas with a vibrant ambience. It is easy to reach public green spaces since there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to unwind in. Finally, this neighbourhood has many parts that are very calm and quiet, although other spots can be noisy, especially near one of the railway lines.
Downtown will draw house buyers that value different methods of transportation. Thanks to 2 rapid transit stations (New Westminster Station and Columbia Station) with access to the Expo Line, and a few nearby bus lines, the public transit system in this part of the city is very convenient. Many of the homes for sale in this area are located in places that are also conducive to walking; running common errands is convenient on foot. It is challenging to move around by bicycle in this area because the bicycling infrastructure is not very extensive, and cyclists are faced with a significant amount of slopes.
About 90% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Downtown, but small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This part of New Westminster is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. The population residing in this neighbourhood is evenly split between renters and owners. Most homes in this area were constructed after the year 2000, during its biggest building boom.
It is a reasonably short walk to get to daycares and schools from anywhere in Downtown. At the secondary level, there are both public and private schools. As far as eating is concerned, home buyers in Downtown will appreciate that a grocery store is always only a short walk away. Moreover, there is typically a restaurant or cafe just around the corner. It is also a rather short walk to a reasonable selection of clothing stores.