New Westminster real estate guide & listings for sale
New Westminster offers a relaxed environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. This part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area is quiet overall, as the streets tend to be quite tranquil - however noise can be problematic close to one of the railway lines or Highway 91A. Lastly, it is easy to reach parks in the city, since there are over 50 of them nearby for residents to visit and the majority of homes have a park a short walk away.
New Westminster enables house buyers to move around using a diversity of modes of transportation. Many of the homes for sale in this city are located in places that are conducive to walking; carrying out daily needs is easy on foot. However, it is challenging to commute by bicycle in this city as cyclists are faced with a considerable amount of slopes, and there are a limited number of bike lanes. The fairly good public transit access allows people to get to many destinations without needing a car as a result of a multitude of rapid transit stations on the Expo Line, and about 20 nearby bus lines. The best method to navigate this part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area is usually a car. It is a rather short drive to the closest highway from any location in this city, and it is easy to park.
Roughly one third of dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in New Westminster, while large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes are also present in the housing stock. This city has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 55% of the units in the city are occupied by homeowners while renters occupy the remainder. This city did not experience a single building boom; the construction of new homes in New Westminster was spread throughout several decades in the twentieth and twenty-first century.
It is usually practical for property owners in this city to purchase their groceries on foot. Additionally, New Westminster is a fairly good place in which to eat out or go to a cafe, for example on Sixth Street. It is also convenient to reach a selection of clothing stores on foot. In terms of education, schools and daycares are convenient to walk to from most houses for sale in New Westminster. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.