Alongside Vancouver’s skyrocketing real estate prices is New Westminster’s steady rise in popularity among home-seekers in the Lower Mainland. In a pretty, historic setting with plenty of retail and waterfront areas, New West also enjoys easy SkyTrain access to downtown Vancouver. The Queensborough neighbourhood, which is part of New Westminster but located on the eastern tip of Lulu Island, is a particularly desirable spot, with a diverse, close-knit community, lots of green space and riverront, and a decidedly family-friendly vibe. What’s more, the new development in the area combined with the planned pedestrian footbridge to New Westminster Quay means that this community is likely to see a further surge in popularity.
We’ve pulled together the highest- and lowest-priced real estate currently on the MLS® in Queensborough, with some surprising results. The condo listings are properties that range from $299,000 to $577,800, although upcoming developments have pre-sale units that go for much more than that. Likewise, the very top-priced detached houses on the market in the area are being sold for redevelopment. Of the move-in single-family properties listed, prices run from $869,000 for a detached strata float home to $1,588,888 for a stunning custom build. Of the four townhomes on the market, only one isn’t pre-construction – a three-bedroom unit listed at $609,000. As a developing community, Queensborough features many younger homes – there are no homes on this list that are more than 10 years old.
Click through the links below to see the full listings and photo galleries of each of these Queensborough homes.
As these properties are sold, the online listings may no longer be available.
Highest: Salter Street
Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium
956 square feet
Cost per square foot: $604
This two-bedroom condo is located on the most eastern point of Queensborough, part of the masterplanned Port Royal subdivision – an area filled with parks and green space, waterfront walking paths, retail and restaurants. This is a ground-floor corner unit in a one-year-old building, which features that include hip reclaimed brick walls, beautiful views, built-in espresso machine and soaring 10-foot ceilings. The home has a spacious wrap-around balcony leading to the building’s courtyard and a nearby river trail.
Lowest: Salter Street
One-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium
722 square feet
Cost per square foot: $415
On the low end of the condo spectrum in Queensborough is another ground-level unit boasting 10-foot ceilings and reclaimed brick. This one-bedroom home opens to a patio and yard, and boasts stainless-steel appliances and granite counters. Like the unit above, the seven-year-old building is part of the holistically masterplanned Port Royal subdivision – which is all by the same developer, hence the design similarity between this unit and the most expensive.
Three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse
1,440 square feet
Cost per square foot: $423
The sole resale townhome currently listed in Queensborough is this well-maintained unit in a sought-after complex. A spacious floor plan is made even more grand by high ceilings, fireplace, chef’s kitchen and laminate floors. There is also a covered south-facing terrace that receives lots of sun, as well as a fenced yard. The building is 10-years old and walking distance to the new state-of-the-art community centre.
Highest: Gifford Street
Seven-bedroom, five-bathroom house
3,272 square feet
Cost per square foot: $486
A gorgeous custom-built seven-bedroom home takes top spot for the priciest resale property in Queensborough. An open-concept floorplan, three-bedroom in-law suite (with private entrance), gourmet kitchen, three fireplaces, and breathtaking mountain and city views are just some of the highlights of this gorgeous home. The corner lot property also features a two-car garage.
Lowest: Dyke Road
Two-bedroom, two-bathroom house
1,184 square feet
Cost per square foot: $549
The lowest-priced detached home in Queensborough is this one-year-old strata float home that has all the best of waterfront living, including amazing views and a huge deck right on the water. Built from high-quality materials with beautiful finishes throughout, the home features all hardwood floors, a metal roof, concrete floatation and natural gas connection for the stove, barbecue and fireplace. Pets are allowed, but rentals are not.