New Westminster real estate guide & listings for sale
People who prefer a calm environment will enjoy New Westminster. There are over 50 public green spaces close by for residents to explore, which makes them easy to reach. Most areas in this city are reasonably quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier sections, especially around one of the railway lines or Highway 91A.
New Westminster affords property owners several alternative methods of transportation. Owing to a multitude of rapid transit stations on the Expo Line, and approximately 20 nearby bus lines, travelling by public transit is convenient in New Westminster. New Westminster will also draw physically active home buyers because it is quite convenient for walking; meeting daily needs is convenient. This city is not very bicycling-friendly because there is a considerable amount of elevation changes, and the cycling network is sometimes poor.
Roughly one third of dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in New Westminster, and the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. This part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area has a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 55% of the population of this city own their home whereas the rest are renters. Around one quarter of properties in this city were constructed between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
Families will value the proximity to schools and daycares, which are within walking distance from most properties for sale in this part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Concerning food, the nearest grocery store in this city is generally only a short walk away. Furthermore, there is often a restaurant or cafe in close proximity. A decent variety of clothing stores is also situated within a reasonably short walking distance.