Aileen-Willowbrook real estate guide & listings for sale
Aileen-Willowbrook is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a relaxed ambience. Public green spaces are especially well-situated and there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore, making them easy to access. This part of Markham is also quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although that is not the case around Highway 407 or the railway line.
Aileen-Willowbrook is especially car friendly. Most homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Highway 407, and it is very easy to park. In contrast, the public transit system in Aileen-Willowbrook is not especially accessible. Nonetheless, homeowners are served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most homes. This area is not very cycling-friendly as riding is made strenuous by the typically steep topography, and the bicycling network is not very comprehensive. Travelling on foot is also not especially feasible for home buyers in this neighbourhood as meeting day-to-day needs is at times difficult by walking.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 40% of dwellings in Aileen-Willowbrook, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. This part of the city offers mainly two bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy roughly 85% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood while renters occupy the remainder. Roughly half of properties in this area were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 1990s.
A portion of home buyers in Aileen-Willowbrook may be able to buy their groceries on foot, while others will have to rely on another means of transportation. On the other hand, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a fair number of options, for example on John Street, and a small selection of cafes is available as well. As far as education is concerned, schools and daycares are convenient to reach on foot from any location in Aileen-Willowbrook. Residents benefit from public and private high schools.