New Westminster Neighborhood Profile (and Available Listings)

Where is New Westminster, British Columbia?
The city of New Westminster is located on the north bank of the Fraser River, 20 km east of Vancouver. Governor James Douglas established New Westminster in 1859 as the capital of British Columbia. The Royal Engineers surveyed the city and Queen Victoria named it. As a result, New Westminster’s nickname is “The Royal City.”
It is divided into 4 Quadrants : Downtown New West |  East New Westminster |   West New Westminster  |  and the newer Queensborough. 
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Current New Westminster MLS® stats indicate an average house price of $745,000 and 227 new listings in the last 28 days. As of today, New West housing data shows median days on market for a home is 20 days

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Where is New Westminster, British Columbia?

The city of New Westminster is located on the north bank of the Fraser River, 20 km east of Vancouver. Governor James Douglas established New Westminster in 1859 as the capital of British Columbia. The Royal Engineers surveyed the city and Queen Victoria named it. As a result, New Westminster’s nickname is “The Royal City.”

It is divided into 4 Quadrants : Downtown New WestEast New WestminsterWest New Westminster and the newer Queensborough.

New Westminster :New Westminster, British Columbia, incorporated as a city in 1860, population 70,996 (2016census), 65,976 (2011 census).

Population of New Westminster.
The city of New Westminster, BC has a population of 76,759 and a population density of 4,982 people per square kilometre. 
There are a total of 15 New Westminster, BC neighbourhoods.
  • The population density in New Westminster is 94174% higher than British Columbia
  • The median age in New Westminster is 3% lower than British Columbia
  • In New Westminster 10.81% of the population is Chinese
  • In New Westminster 10.18% of the population is South Asian
  • In New Westminster 7.87% of the population is Filipino



Columbia, Carnarvon, Front St. and The Quay


New Westminster Demographics

StatisticNew WestminsterBritish ColumbiaNational
Population density (sq km)4,98254
Median age41.042.340.9
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married couples67%71%66%
Families w/ kids at home39%41%43%
Speak English only89.6%89.7%68.8%
Speak French only0.1%0.0%4.5%
  • Livability 
  • New Westminster has a Livability Score of 72/100, which is considered excellent
  • New Westminster crime rates are 15% lower than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in New Westminster is 1% lower than the British Columbia average
  • New Westminster real estate prices are 2% lower than the British Columbia average
  • Rental prices in New Westminster are equal to the British Columbia average

Visible Minority Population
South Asian
Immigrants By Place Of Birth
United Kingdom1.9%
South Korea1.5%
New Westminster Schools

New Westminster’s school district has nine elementary schools, two middle schools and one secondary school. French immersion is offered at two elementary schools, both middle schools and the secondary school.

In addition, Urban Academy, a non-profit independent school for Junior Kindergarten – Grade 12, offers small classes and an academically enriched program at 466 Rousseau Street.

New Westminster is also home to four post-secondary institutions:

The New Westminster Campus of Douglas College is located in the downtown area. Douglas College offers Bachelor’s degrees, and general university arts and science course. The College is a recognized leader in career programs in health care, human services, business and creative arts.

Justice Institute of British Columbia is Canada’s leading public safety educator recognized internationally for outstanding education in the areas of justice and public safety.

The Boucher Institute is Western Canada’s first and only accredited naturopathic medical school and offers both a four year and six year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program. Located in the Boucher Center is the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic, a public naturopathic clinic and teaching facility with over 700 patient visits per month.

CG Masters School of 3D Animation and Visual Effects offers a skills-based, one-year diploma program that provides practical, professional-level skills for the local industries.  With a faculty of industry veterans and deep collaboration within the TV, film and gaming industries, CG Masters is uniquely positioned to provide world-class training to the next generation of digital artist.

Elementary SchoolGradesElementary Schools
Ages 5 – 10Kindergarten – Grade 5*Connaught Heights
Lord Kelvin
Lord Tweedsmuir
F.W. Howay
Richard McBride
Herbert Spencer
Queen Elizabeth *(K-4)
Middle SchoolGradesMiddle Schools
Ages 11 – 13Grades 6 – 8*École Glenbrook Middle School
Fraser River Middle School
Queensborough Middle School* (Grades 5-8)
Secondary SchoolGradesSecondary School
Ages 14 – 18Grades 9 – 12New Westminster Secondary

chat with upward trend Real Estate Market Performance

Benchmark Price: The price of a “typical” home that would sell in the area at a specific point in time.

Days on Market Average: Gives us an idea of how quickly homes are selling.

Sales-to-Active Ratio: Helps determine whether it’s a seller’s, buyer’s or balanced market. Compares how many homes have sold in an area versus the amount of total active listings.

We use these statistics as indicators that tell us how the market is trending and how to value your home