Downtown real estate guide & listings for sale
Downtown offers a relaxed ambience and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. This part of the city is good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as the streets tend to be tranquil - however noise can be bothersome closer to the railway line. Finally, there are around 10 public green spaces close by for residents to explore, like Connaught Hill Park, and they are very well-distributed, making it very easy to reach them from a lot of locations in the neighbourhood.
Driving is usually the favoured transportation option in Downtown. It is very convenient to park. In contrast, the public transit network in this area is rather limited. Thankfully, the neighbourhood is served by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most houses. Downtown is not particularly convenient for walking as few daily needs can be met without having to resort to a vehicle.
In Downtown, roughly half of buildings are small apartment buildings, and the rest of the dwellings are mainly single detached homes. This area has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly 70% of the properties in Downtown and owners occupy the remainder. Around 45% of properties in this area were built before the 1960s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s.
House buyers in this neighbourhood will be pleased to learn that a grocery store is always only a short walk away. Moreover, there is commonly a restaurant or cafe in close proximity. It is also a reasonably short walk to a good choice of clothing stores. With respect to education, families will appreciate that wherever their property is situated in Downtown, daycares and schools are nearby.