Central real estate guide & listings for sale
Central is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm ambience. This part of the city is reasonably quiet, as the streets are quite tranquil - although that is not the case closer to the railway line. Lastly, there are a few green spaces close by for residents to visit, such as Waterloo Park, and they are very well-distributed, which makes them easy to reach.
It is convenient for pedestrians to get around in Central; many common errands can be run on foot. Central is also quite conducive to cycling as this area is home to a good bicycling infrastructure. Public transit users may find few choices in Central due to the service's low frequency. Thankfully, property owners are served by around 10 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. On the other hand, the car is very often the preferred means of transportation in Central. It is a rather short drive to the nearest highway from any home in this neighbourhood, and it is convenient to park.
In Central, about one third of dwellings are large apartment buildings, whereas the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of one bedroom and two bedroom homes. The population residing in this area is evenly split between renters and owners. About 40% of homes in this part of Waterloo were built prior to the 1960s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s.
House buyers in Central will appreciate that a grocery store is always only a short walk away. Likewise, Central is a fairly good place in which to eat out or go to a cafe. A decent selection of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance, for example along King Street. In terms of education, daycares and schools are easy to get to on foot from most houses for sale in this part of the city.