Alton real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Alton is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. This part of Burlington is good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - however noise can be an issue closer to Highway 407 or the railway line. Lastly, it is easy to get to public green spaces, since reaching one is sometimes hard from many homes for sale and there are a few parks close by for residents to discover.
Commuting by car is especially convenient in this area. The majority of houses for sale are a short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Highway 407, and it is very easy to come across a place to park. On the other hand, getting around by transit can be challenging in Alton by reason of the low service level. Thankfully, property owners have access to around 10 bus lines, and most residences are very close to a bus stop. Alton is not very suitable for walking as carrying out daily needs is inconvenient. In contrast, this neighbourhood is bicycling-friendly since the cycling infrastructure is comprehensive.
In Alton, about 60% of buildings are single detached homes, and the remaining houses are mainly townhouses. Most housing in this area was built after the year 2000, during its most significant construction boom. Notably, this neighbourhood is good for those looking for four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 90% of the units in Alton while the rest are rented.
Home buyers in this neighbourhood usually have to rely on a car to access the nearest grocery store. Nonetheless, getting to the nearest pharmacy and thus some basic food items is typically very easy. A limited number of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well. In terms of education, both primary and secondary schools are convenient to get to on foot from anywhere in Alton. However, it can be difficult to walk to daycares from properties for sale in this part of Burlington.