Bowen Island real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Bowen Island is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. This municipality is especially quiet overall, as the streets tend to be very tranquil. Lastly, there are over 100 green spaces close by for residents to discover, which makes it easy to get to them.
Bowen Island is especially car friendly. It is very easy to park. However, getting around by public transit is very difficult in Bowen Island. Nonetheless, the municipality is connected by a few bus lines, and most houses are near a bus stop. Walking is not very feasible for residents in this municipality because almost no daily needs can be met without having to use a car. It is also very hard to travel by bike in Bowen Island because there are very few bike lanes, and riding is rendered arduous by the often steep area.
The housing stock of Bowen Island is composed primarily of single detached homes and townhouses. This municipality is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 80% of the units in Bowen Island and 20% are rented. This part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area did not experience a single building boom; the construction of new dwellings in the municipality was spread throughout several decades in the twentieth and twenty-first century.
There are only a very small number of high schools and primary schools in Bowen Island and consequently they can be a very long walk away. Residents have the choice between public and private elementary schools. Likewise, it can be very difficult to get to daycares as a pedestrian. In terms of food, accessing the closest supermarket by walking is practical for some, but not all, house buyers in Bowen Island.