Bay Ridges real estate guide & listings for sale
Bay Ridges is good for those who like a quiet atmosphere, as the streets are generally tranquil - although that is not the case near Highway 401 or one of the railway lines. Green spaces are sparse, which makes them very hard to reach.
Driving is an excellent transportation option in Bay Ridges. Nearby highways, such as Highway 401, are very easy to reach from any location in this part of Pickering, and it is straightforward to find a parking spot. However, Bay Ridges is not especially transit friendly. Thankfully, there is the Pickering Station with access to the Lakeshore East Line. The neighbourhood is connected by approximately 10 bus lines, and the closest bus stop is usually very close. Bay Ridges is not very appropriate for cycling because riding is rendered arduous by the often sloping topography, and the bicycling network is rather poor. Travelling on foot is also not particularly practical for residents in Bay Ridges as few daily needs can be carried out by walking.
In Bay Ridges, about 40% of buildings are single detached homes, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses. A majority of the housing growth in this area occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly 80% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and 20% are renters.
It is sometimes an option for house buyers in Bay Ridges to do grocery shopping by walking. Nonetheless, getting to the nearest pharmacy and thus some staple foods is usually easy. There are a fair number of opportunities within walking distance for those who care about restaurants and cafes. Concerning education, in Bay Ridges, families will typically be able to get to primary schools by walking. In contrast, this area does not have any high schools.