Westend real estate guide & listings for sale
Westend is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a slower-paced environment. Green spaces are especially well-spread out and there are a few of them nearby for residents to check out, which makes them easy to get to. This neighbourhood is also reasonably quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue.
This part of the city will appeal to home buyers that use a variety of methods of transportation. Travelling on foot is convenient for property owners in Westend; most day-to-day needs are easy to carry out by walking. However, cycling is difficult in Westend since there are quite a few slopes. Thankfully, there are a good number of bike lanes. With a few nearby bus lines, getting around by public transit is easy in Westend. The best method of transportation in Westend is usually a car. It is convenient to access a parking spot, and most houses for sale are a rather short drive from the nearest highway.
Westend experienced its most significant construction boom pre-1960, so most of the available properties are from this era. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing roughly 45% of dwellings in this area, but small apartment buildings and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. Homeowners occupy roughly 70% of the units in Westend while the rest are rented. This part of New Westminster also has a good variety of unit sizes; properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
In Westend, families will typically be able to get to daycares and schools on foot. Concerning food, a grocery store is typically accessible within a short walk from most homes for sale in this area. Additionally, Westend is a good place in which to go out to eat, and house buyers can enjoy a few cafes as well.