Downtown real estate guide & listings for sale
People who prefer a slower-paced atmosphere will enjoy Downtown. It is easy to get to parks in the neighbourhood since there are about 20 of them nearby for residents to discover. This area is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are generally tranquil - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially close to one of the railway lines.
Physically active people will be pleased with the quite pedestrian-friendly nature of this part of the city; many daily needs can be carried out by walking. Public transit users may have limited choices in Downtown as a result of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, there is the Guelph Central Station on the Kitchener Line. There are approximately 10 bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and it is very convenient to get to a nearby bus stop from most residences. On the other hand, moving around by car is straightforward in this part of the city. It is convenient to come across a parking spot, and it is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway from anywhere in Downtown.
In Downtown, about 45% of dwellings are single detached homes, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. A majority of the housing growth in this area occurred before the 1960s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. The proportions of homeowners and renters are about even.
The nearest grocery store in Downtown is typically only a reasonably short walk away. There are around 10 supermarkets in Downtown, and the best variety can be found on streets such as Wyndham Street. Furthermore, a restaurant is often just around the corner, for instance along Quebec Street, and property owners benefit from about 10 cafes as well. It is also easy to reach a selection of clothing stores on foot. Concerning education, in Downtown, parents and their schoolchildren will generally be able to get to daycares and schools by walking. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools.