Ambleside real estate guide & listings for sale
Ambleside offers a calm ambience and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. There are about 10 public green spaces close by for residents to discover, making it very easy to access them. This area is also good for those who need quiet surroundings, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around Trans-Canada Highway or the railway line.
The preferred approach to navigate Ambleside is usually driving. Finding a parking spot is easy, and nearby highways, such as Trans-Canada Highway, are very easy to access from any home in Ambleside. On the other hand, public transit users may have few choices in Ambleside by reason of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, homeowners have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are typically nearby. Walking is not particularly practical for home buyers in Ambleside since few daily errands can be run without needing to use a car. Moving around by bicycle is also difficult in this neighbourhood because there are quite a few elevation changes, and the cycling network is fairly poor. Nonetheless, biking is more feasible in some pockets than others.
In Ambleside, most dwellings are large apartment buildings, but small apartment buildings and single detached homes are also present in the housing stock. Roughly 45% of homes in this part of West Vancouver were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This area also has a good choice of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy around 55% of the units in the neighbourhood whereas the remainder are rented.
The closest supermarket in Ambleside is typically only a reasonably short walk away. There are also a limited number of choices for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes in close proximity. In addition, it is a rather short distance to a good choice of clothing stores. With regards to education, families will value that wherever their house is situated in Ambleside, daycares and schools are nearby.