Birchwood Heights real estate guide & listings for sale
Birchwood Heights is very quiet overall, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue.
The preferred approach to get around in this area is usually a car. Many properties for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, and it is very easy to park. In contrast, the public transit service in this part of Thunder Bay is fairly poor. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines, and it is very convenient to find a nearby bus stop from most houses. Most houses for sale in this neighbourhood are located in places that are not particularly well-suited for walking as very few daily needs can be met without having to use a car.
In Birchwood Heights, about 70% of buildings are single detached homes, and the rest are mainly large apartment buildings. Around half of properties in this part of the city were built pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s. This neighbourhood offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. About three quarters of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners whereas the remainder are rented.
It is convenient to reach the nearest supermarket on foot from any location in this part of Thunder Bay. There are also a limited number of choices for those who value nearby restaurants and cafes. When it comes to education, in Birchwood Heights, parents and their children will typically be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot. In contrast, daycares are not very plentiful and accordingly tend to require a rather long walk to get to.