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At Garbutt + Dumas, we don’t just work in New Westminster; we live and breathe this city. With our office located in the heart of Glenbrooke North, we have been deeply involved in selling a wide range of properties in the ‘Royal City’ since 2008, including detached homes, townhouses, and condos. Our extensive experience and intimate knowledge of every corner of New Westminster — from the finest streets and parks to the top schools, daycares, eateries, and local breweries — enable us to provide unparalleled insight and guidance to our clients.

James Garbutt: A Leading New Westminster Realtor
Having lived in multiple neighbourhoods, including; Downtown New West, Moody Park, Glenbrooke North and Queens Park , James Garbutt has deep understanding of the city and loves to share that knowledge with clients looking to call New West home. James has consistently ranked in the top 1% of Realtors since 2011. His earliest real estate sales were condos in Downtown New West and the Quay.

Denny Dumas: Expert Realtor in Victoria Hill
Denny Dumas started his career immersed in the Victoria Hill community, living and selling real estate, which provided him with a profound understanding of the area’s unique value. Together with James, they cover all property types and price ranges across New Westminster, and have in depth knowledge to find the perfect property match for every client.

At Garbutt + Dumas, real estate is more than our business; it’s our passion. New Westminster is our home, and nothing brings us greater satisfaction than helping people in this vibrant community navigate their real estate journeys. Whether you’re buying your first home, seeking a luxurious residence, or investing in a condo, trust us to deliver exceptional service and results. Connect with us today to experience the best of New Westminster real estate.

Discover Your Dream Home in New Westminster

We are proud to have facilitated the sale of some of New Westminster’s most exquisite properties, ranging from heritage homes in Queens Park to luxurious penthouses in Victoria Hill and waterfront townhouses in Queensborough. Our expertise also extends to assisting first-time buyers and young families in navigating the real estate market for entry-level homes, townhouses, and condos in New Westminster. Offering a more affordable alternative to Burnaby and Vancouver, New Westminster is well-served by five SkyTrain stations, making it an attractive choice for first-time buyers and young professionals. Known for its small-town ambiance and family-friendly atmosphere, New Westminster is an ideal city for raising a family. If you’re considering making New Westminster your home, we are here to help you every step of the way!


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New Westminster is British Columbia’s oldest city and its original capital. The city’s heritage character, central location, excellent transit service and distinct, walkable neighbourhoods make it a popular destination for young families, urban professionals and empty-nesters. Major-General Richard Moody founded new Westminster in 1858 as the capital for the new Colony of British Columbia. The city’s location on the western bank of the Fraser River made it an ideal launch point for settlers and gold miners heading further into the still-wild province. New Westminster was British Columbia’s largest city until it was surpassed by Vancouver early in the 20th century.

New Westminster feels like a small town in a big city feel.  It has one central public high school, New Westminster Secondary School, and it’s a place where you’re likely to run into your neighbour at the grocery store, River Market or community event.  It has a sense of local pride in being from or living in New West.  Local sports, such as the Salmonbellies Lacrosse Association, create a sense of camaraderie within the city, and community events, like the Hyack Parade and Canada Day fireworks, bring locals together.


Geographically located in the centre of Greater Vancouver and well connected with 5 SkyTrain stations, New Westminster is a convenient place to live that offers a wide range of property types and price points.  It lures in outside buyers with its affordability compared to its neighbouring cities to the West. However, once living in New Westminster, many often fall in love with the city and decide to stay and raise a family here.

New Westminster is a small suburb city east of Vancouver, sandwiched between Burnaby, Coquitlam on the north, and Surrey and the Fraser River on the south.  It has a population just shy of 80,000 (2020), and in geographic size, it is slightly smaller than Vancouver International Airport. The Downtown core has a charming mix of old and new buildings, which is the theme throughout the city. Neighbourhoods, such as historic Queen’s Park, are lined with lovely early 1900s and pre-1900s built heritage houses. 


New Westminster offers a wide range of house styles, ages and price points, from pre-1900s heritage houses in Queens Park, to mid-century bungalows in Sapperton, to new modern designs in The Heights and a mix of all the above in the West End. For detached houses, entry-level price points typically come with old fixer-uppers. Look for drainage issues and knob and tube electrical wiring. Neighbourhoods such as Uptown and Sapperton offer smaller homes on smaller lots at price points that are typically much lower than detached housing options in neighbouring cities, such as Burnaby, Vancouver, Port Moody and Coquitlam. In the upper price ranges, Queens Park is considered the most highly sought-after neighbourhood and is, therefore, the most expensive. Neighbouring Glenbrooke North, an extension of Queens Park to the north, and Massey Heights, with large lot sizes and views, are considered close to Queens Park in terms of appeal and price points.


In the ‘North of the Fraser River side of New Westminster (non-Queensborough), you’ll find townhouses sporadically throughout the city.  In newer developments, they are often situated at the base of a tower; however, there are some townhouse-specific developments in Glenbrooke North, Fraserview and Uptown.  Townhouses are in short supply in most of New Westminster, except for Queensborough, which has abundant them. Young families get teased by the spacious older townhouses offered in the Fraserview area, but most are age-restricted and not an option for families with kids. With increased density in the Official Community Plan, we expect more townhouses to be developed in the Sapperton and Uptown neighbourhoods in the future. The city needs more townhouse developments to provide better housing for young families because 3-bedroom housing options are currently in short supply.


Condos are the prominent property type in New Westminster, and there is an excellent selection of them for first-time buyers and empty nesters. New Westminster is more affordable than neighbouring Burnaby, and from a public transit perspective, it is well connected with just a 30minute ride to Downtown Vancouver. Down-sizers are often drawn to larger condos along the New Westminster Quay with south-facing views of the Fraser River and a boardwalk stroll to the River Market.  For the elderly, the Uptown area has good condo options, new and old, with excellent walkability.  For all ages, Victoria Hill is a great community to consider, located NorthEast of Downtown, and surrounded by parks and greenery, it offers some of the best values on a price-per-square-foot basis, for newer condos and townhouses, compared to neighbouring suburb cities. 


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