Downtown real estate guide & listings for sale
Downtown offers a broad selection of green spaces to enjoy, despite its sometimes busy feel. Parks are especially well-spread out and there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to discover, which makes them easy to get to. This neighbourhood has many sections that are very calm and quiet; however other spots can be noisy, especially near one of the railway lines.
Downtown will please house buyers that value various modes of transportation. The public transit network in this neighbourhood is very accessible as a result of 2 rapid transit stations (Columbia Station and New Westminster Station) on the Expo Line, and a few nearby bus lines. Downtown will also appeal to active people because it is reasonably well-suited for those who travel by foot; many daily errands can be run without having to use a vehicle. Downtown is not very cycling-friendly because there are few bike lanes, and there are quite a few elevation changes.
A majority of the houses available in the housing market in Downtown were built after the year 2000, when most of the housing growth took place. The substantial proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this neighbourhood is an important part of its character. The split between homeowners and renters is about even. This area is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes.
It is very often possible for home buyers in this neighbourhood to shop for groceries by walking. Likewise, there are a good number of options for those who appreciate nearby restaurants and cafes. Residents can find a fair number of clothing stores within walking distance. In terms of education, schools and daycares are convenient to get to on foot from most homes for sale in this neighbourhood. At the secondary level, both public and private schools can be found.