Newton Houses for Sale
Search all Newton Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Newton is a neighbourhood in Surrey, BC. Newton is diverse and is home to a large South Asian community, along with incredible restaurants, clothing stores, the Newton Cultural Centre, and Payal Plaza.
Detached homes, townhouses and apartment buildings are Newton's primary real estate types. Apartment complexes such as Strawberry Hill Estates, Kings Landing by Dawson & Sawyer and Amson Square offer low-maintenance living for residents. There are dozens of townhome complexes, such as Blackberry Walk, Newbury Place, Panorama Woods and Bell Green. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Newton properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Newton
Unlike other Surrey neighbourhoods, Newtown is spread over a larger area and contains various residential housing types and significant industrial and commercial space. The homes in this part of Surrey tend to be newer, as around 45% of its buildings were built after 2000. Many of the remaining dwellings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s.
Buyers who value tranquillity will appreciate living in Newtown as there are over 200 public green spaces for locals to explore. The generally peaceful residential areas make this region suitable for people who desire a quiet setting. In Newton, duplexes are the most prevalent housing style, making up around 30% of all homes. Most of the remaining housing stock comprises small apartment complexes, single detached homes, and townhouses. Most of the homes in this area of the city have more than three bedrooms, as many families live in Newton. About 70% of the houses in the area are occupied by homeowners, with the other units being rented.
In addition to the area’s residential character, Newton is home to Surrey’s largest industrial and commercial area. It houses a variety of industrial sectors, such as food and beverage manufacturing, metal manufacturing, and wood and furniture manufacturing. Newton West is the biggest of Newton’s industrial districts and is home to a variety of light and heavy businesses, including a significant number of the aforementioned manufacturing firms.
The city of Surrey continues to invest in the infrastructure and approvals to encourage redevelopment, and higher-density industrial use would drive Newton West’s industrial expansion. The area is also home to busy commercial areas, especially along King George Boulevard, where the King’s Cross Shopping Centre features clothing and grocery superstores.
Geographically, Newtown lies directly east of the City of Delta, with Mud Bay and South Surrey to the south. It is bordered on its east side by 160 Street and the communities of Whalley and Fleetwood to the north. Of all of Metro Vancouver’s town centres and neighbourhoods, Newton has the highest ethnic diversity, with over half of the population being of South Asian ancestry, primarily from Punjab. There are over 150,000 people who live in Newton, and they have developed a thriving hub of restaurants, apparel stores, and jewellery stores.
Newton is home to a range of industrial sectors, including the production of food and beverages, metals, and wood and furniture. It also contains Surrey’s largest inventory of fully-serviced industrial and mixed employment lands.
Newton is also home to various academic and research institutions - the main campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University is here, as well as research labs such as Powertech Labs (one of the largest clean energy testing and research facilities in North America). Simon Fraser University Fuel Cell Research Lab is also in this neighbourhood. Newton both attracts and fosters talent in these important areas of sustainability research.
The Newton area is located in the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, including the Katzie, Kwantlen, and Semiahmoo nations. The neighbourhood is named after Elias John Newton, a pioneer who settled on 72 Avenue (previously known as Newton Road from 1890 to 1957) close to 124 Street. After Newton Station opened on the B.C. Electric Railway line in 1910, the name Newton became more widely known.
On the northwest corner of the present-day junction of King George Boulevard and 72 Avenue, Newton Elementary first opened its doors in 1914. Over time, this intersection would develop into the neighbourhood’s primary business sector.
Things to do in Newton
With its ethnic diversity, Newton offers various restaurants and stores that are sure to make a day out fun. In addition, Newton has developed a thriving cultural scene supported by multiple facilities. Its geographic location makes Mud Bay a must-see, and Newton is also home to a significant Sikh festival that occurs each year in April.
Experience the Recreational and Cultural Facilities
The government of Newton has invested heavily into the infrastructure required to generate a thriving performing arts scene. The Newtown Cultural Centre features a theatre and exhibition gallery home to various performance and visual artist showcases throughout the year. If you are an artist, you can take advantage of the Newton Community Centre’s low rental costs and reserve one of these three conveniently located, reasonably priced, open spaces for your event. In addition to this space, the Bell Performing Arts Centre is a theatre venue with various concerts, dance, and comedy shows available for viewing.
Visit Mud Bay Park to See the Birds
Mud Bay Park offers kilometres of scenic walking trails that will give you unique opportunities to see various shorebirds and waterfowl. The trails provide access to one of Canada’s Important Bird Areas - Boundary Bay. The amazing views of the Bay shift throughout the day, providing ever-changing scenery. Seals and loons can be observed in the surf during high tide, and at low tide, when mudflats and eelgrass meadows are open to the air, the scene is set for a shorebird’s favourite feast. There are also large numbers of migratory birds to be seen that may perhaps be travelling to or from South America each year as they congregate here in the hundreds of thousands!
Participate in the Vaisakhi Parades
The Surrey Vaisakhi Parade, which has been running for two decades, occurs in the streets of Newtown. With up to 500,000 attendees, it is considered the largest in North America and the biggest outside of India. Each April, Sikhs celebrate the founding of their religion in 1699 with the creation of the Khalsa, containing the tenets of their faith. For the wider community, parade day represents an opportunity for everyone to enjoy tasty Indian food that is graciously provided for free while experiencing some intercultural friendship, exchange, and connection. The parade day is capped off with a beautiful fireworks display off the roof of the gurdwara.