Alton real estate guide & listings for sale
Alton offers a relaxed environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This neighbourhood is quiet, as the streets are generally tranquil - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around Highway 407 or the railway line. Finally, there are a few public green spaces close by for residents to unwind in, making it easy to access them.
Alton is very car friendly. It is a short car ride to the nearest highway, such as Highway 407, from any location in this part of Burlington, and it is convenient to find a place to park. In contrast, the public transit network in Alton is rather poor. Nonetheless, there are about 10 bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and the closest bus stop is usually very close. It is challenging for pedestrians to navigate this part of the city as very few common errands can be run without the use of a car. On the other hand, biking is easy in Alton because Alton boasts a reasonably good cycling infrastructure.
In Alton, many buildings are single detached homes, and the remaining dwellings are mainly townhouses. This neighbourhood experienced its biggest building boom after the year 2000, so most of the available properties are from this time period. There is a higher proportion of four or more bedroom homes in this part of Burlington. Around 90% of the properties in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and the rest are rented.
Families will find that wherever their property is located in Alton, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. In contrast, daycares are not particularly plentiful and accordingly not always within walking distance. As far as eating is concerned, a vehicle is commonly needed in Alton to reach the closest supermarket. Nevertheless, it is generally a short distance to the nearest pharmacy, which can supply some staple foods. There are also a few choices for those who care about restaurants and cafes in close proximity.