Balwin real estate guide & listings for sale
Balwin offers a calm atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This area is very quiet, as the streets are usually very tranquil. Lastly, it is very easy to reach green spaces since there are a few of them close by for residents to explore.
Balwin will attract physically active home buyers as it is convenient for those who travel by foot; many daily errands can be run without the use of a car. The bike is a reasonably good means of transportation in Balwin as it is a flat ride to most destinations, and there are a fair number of bike lanes. This part of Edmonton is not particularly transit friendly. Thankfully, there is Fort Road & 127 Avenue stop on the Route 512. There are around 10 bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. In contrast, Balwin is very car friendly. It is convenient to come across a place to park, and it is a short drive to the closest highway from anywhere in Balwin.
In Balwin, about 55% of buildings are single detached homes, and the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. This part of the city offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. About 60% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners whereas the remainder are rented. A majority of the housing growth in this area occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
It is very often an option for property owners in Balwin to shop for their groceries on foot. Moreover, a restaurant is often just around the corner, for example on 132nd Avenue Northwest. It is also a reasonably short walk to a good choice of clothing stores. With respect to education, schools and daycares are very easy to get to on foot from anywhere in Balwin. Residents have the option of public and private schools at both the primary and secondary school level.