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With vistas of the Fraser River, Fraser Valley & points south, the historic neighbourhoods of New Westminster west have a great reputation being family friendly, diverse & walkable. Dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, Connaught Heights, the West End & Moody Park neighbourhoods are located between 10th Avenue travelling north, 8th Street to the east, 6th Avenue & Stewardson Way to south & Marine Drive to the west. Connaught Heights joined the New West street grid in 1911, where today mostly detached single family homes built in the ‘70s and
‘80s can be found. The West End neighbourhood in New West emulates a classic neighbourhood from the ‘50s and ‘60s – mostly single family homes, well kept yards, a local park to walk your dog and Andy of Mayberry front porches where folks still say hello each other. Iconic Moody Park in New West dates back to the 1800s and has a solid mix of both new, post war and heritage single family homes. In addition, a good selection of condos and apartments are close to Moody Park.

Connaught Heights, West End and Moody Park residents all gather at Royal City Centre on 6th Street, anchored by Walmart, Save-On-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart and home to the Royal City Farmers Market. Shopping within walking distance includes smaller retailers along 20th Street, while at 12th Street many more shops and restaurants can be found. The shopping, boardwalk & tugboats on the Fraser River are just a short drive away at New Westminster Quay. Parks in the community include Grimston Park with a wading pool, tennis courts and access to the Rotary Crosstown Greenway: connecting seven schools in New West, encouraging students to walk or bike to school. Historic Moody Park features Moody Park Arena, Mercer Stadium and a skateboard park. The almost 24 acre park in the heart of the city is home to sports fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, kids’ spray park & outdoor swimming pool. For culture, the 1,260-seat Massey Theatre offers plays, musicals and feature films. New Westminster west has a 4 elementary schools to choose from including Lord Tweedsmuir Community School with Early French Immersion and grades K to 5. Bryne Creek Secondary with grades 8 to 12 and St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby are just minutes away. For transit, the 22nd Street Skytrain is located in the southern part of these neighbourhoods, connecting commuters to Burnaby, Surrey and downtown Vancouver. Bus service down 8th Street to the New Westminster Skytrain Station means quick connections for residents. While Stewardson Way, Marine Way and the Queensborough Bridge mean easy vehicle access to other parts of Greater Vancouver.

All of life’s needs are nearby with neighbourhood shopping, coffee shops & restaurants

Historic New Westminster west continues with Glenbrook North, Queen’s Park & the Uptown neighbourhoods. Classic New West neighbourhoods bordered by 10th Avenue travelling north, McBride Boulevard to the east, Royal Avenue to the south and Stewardson Way intersecting with 6th Avenue to the west. With quiet desirable streetscapes and neighbourly feel from days gone by, buyers will find a good combination of new, late 20th century & Victorian-era single family homes in Glenbrook, Uptown & Queen’s Park – BC’s first capital city. With the more affordable property values of New West compared to Vancouver, new interest means there’s also a good selection of new high rise developments, apartments & townhomes in the centre of the city. All of life’s needs are nearby with neighbourhood shopping, coffee shops & restaurants. Services such as banks and credit unions, City of New Westminster Library and medical offices are minutes away. The neighbourhood epicentre is Royal City Centre at 6th & 6th with over 45 shops and services on two levels including Walmart, Save-On-Foods & White Spot.

Historic Queen’s Park with lush tall timbers and beautiful rose garden includes a playground, spray park & petting zoo. Queen’s Park Arena is the traditional battleground for lacrosse legends New Westminster Salmonbellies. Queen’s Park, the spiritual heart of the city has tennis courts, walking trails and an off-leash area for dogs. An easy walk to schools include Herbert Spencer and Lord Kelvin Elementary, and Glenbrook & the new Fraser River Middle Schools with grades from 6 to 8. Nearby New Westminster Secondary is one of the largest high schools in the province. Douglas College downtown, serves some 14,000 credit students, 9,000 continuing education students and 1,400 international students every year. Close by is the Justice Institute of BC, a post-secondary training centre for first responders, public safety & social service personnel. For local transit, the free Downtown Uptown Connector takes locals downtown, the River Market and to the New Westminster and Columbia Skytrain Stations. For vehicles, Kingsway to the north is just blocks away connecting to Burnaby and Vancouver. While Royal Avenue means easy access to Marine Way or Pattullo Bridge for south of the Fraser.

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