Bowen Island real estate guide & listings for sale
Bowen Island offers a relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. There are over 100 parks close by for residents to visit, which results in them being easy to get to from the majority of locations in this municipality. This part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area is also wonderful for those who prefer quiet surroundings, as there are low levels of noise from traffic.
Bowen Island is an extraordinarily good part of the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area for moving around by car. Parking is easy. However, Bowen Island is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, property owners are served by a few bus lines, and most homes are close to a bus stop. This municipality is not very suitable for walking as almost no common errands can be run without the use of a car. Bowen Island is also not very amenable to cycling because there are very few bike lanes, and there is a significant amount of elevation changes.
Roughly one quarter of homes in Bowen Island were constructed following the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1960s. Single detached homes and townhouses are the predominant housing type in this municipality. Around 80% of the dwellings in the municipality are occupied by homeowners and 20% are rented. This municipality is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.
Families may find it very hard for their kids to access high schools and primary schools as pedestrians. Additionally, daycares are not abundant and therefore not always within walking distance. Families can choose between public and private primary schools. As far as eating is concerned, some house buyers in Bowen Island may be able to travel to the nearest supermarket on foot, while others will have to rely on a vehicle.