Neighbourhoods: Downtown & The Quay (New Westminster)

This part of New Westminster, along the Fraser River waterfront, was originally the city's dockside street and market, and its the original Chinatown. The Westminster Quay was a mid-1980s condo development that accompanied the new SkyTrain line to/from Vancouver. This has led to more tower developments southwest of 8th Street, and there are about 7,000 residents in the downtown area, about 30% being immigrants (form diverse areas like e the United Kingdom, the Philippines and the People's Republic of China). The areas education levels are typical for the city, and average household income was around $50,000.


Most Downtown residents live in apartments & condos, with an average of 2 per household.


The area is now home to the Westminster Quay Public Market, and is center of the city's thriving antiques and second-hand stores.


The downtown has a number of mid-size parks scattered around. The New Westminster Regimental Museum, the Samson V Maritime Museum, and the Art Gallery are located here. The nearby Moody Park has an outdoor pool, as well as a nearby Mercer Stadium, Moody Pak Arena, Vincent Massey Auditorium.


The neighbourhood has an elementary and high school nearby, and is home to Douglas College.

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