Balfour real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Balfour is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. Public green spaces are easy to get to, since the majority of homes for sale have one that is easy to access and there are a few parks close by for residents to unwind in. This neighbourhood is also reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour.
Walking is reasonably practical for home buyers in Balfour; many daily needs are easy to meet on foot. On the other hand, bicycling is sometimes challenging in Balfour since the area is not particularly flat. Thankfully, there are a fair number of bike lanes. The public transit network in Balfour is sometimes poor. Thankfully, house owners benefit from a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally just around the corner. In contrast, travelling by car is convenient in Balfour. The majority of houses for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway, and it is easy to access a parking spot.
In Balfour, the overwhelming majority of dwellings are single detached homes, and the remaining properties are mainly small apartment buildings. A majority of the housing growth in this neighbourhood took place pre-1960. This part of Hamilton is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Around 85% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners whereas renters occupy the remainder.
It is a rather short walk to get to schools and daycares from most homes for sale in Balfour. In terms of food, it is very easy to access the closest supermarket on foot from any location in this area. Likewise, this part of Hamilton is a good place in which to go out to eat or go to a cafe. It is also easy to get to a number of clothing stores on foot.