Bay Ridges real estate guide & listings for sale
Bay Ridges is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although there are still several noisier areas, especially closer to Highway 401 or one of the railway lines. Green spaces are distributed sporadically, which makes it very hard to reach them.
This part of the city is an extremely good part of Pickering for moving around by car. It is very easy to come across a parking spot, and the majority of homes for sale are a short car ride from the closest highway, such as Highway 401. On the other hand, Bay Ridges is not particularly transit friendly. Thankfully, commuters benefit from the Pickering Station on the Lakeshore East Line. The neighbourhood is linked by approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are usually nearby. Most houses for sale in this part of the city are located in areas that are not particularly suitable for walking because many daily needs are sometimes difficult to carry out on foot. Bicycling is also difficult in Bay Ridges because cyclists encounter quite a few slopes, and the cycling infrastructure is rather limited.
In Bay Ridges, around 40% of buildings are single detached homes, and the rest of the houses are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 80% of the dwellings in Bay Ridges whereas the rest are rented. This part of the city experienced its most significant building boom between 1960 and 1980, so most of the available homes are from this time period.
In this part of the city, parents and their kids will usually be able to reach primary schools on foot. On the other hand, there are no high schools in this part of Pickering. In terms of eating, buying one's groceries often necessitates the use of a car in Bay Ridges. Nonetheless, it is generally a reasonably short distance to the closest pharmacy, which can provide some basic food items. This neighbourhood is a fairly good place in which to eat out or go to a cafe.