Downtown real estate guide & listings for sale
Downtown is a reasonably good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed atmosphere. Green spaces, including Royal City Park and Silvercreek Park, are very well-located and there are approximately 20 of them nearby for residents to enjoy, making it easy to reach them. The noise levels in this area are also reasonably low, as the streets tend to be quite calm - although there are still several noisier sections, especially around one of the railway lines.
Walking is feasible for house buyers in this neighbourhood; many common errands can be run without having to use a vehicle. Driving is a very good transportation option in Downtown. Accessing a parking spot is quite easy, and the majority of houses for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway. In contrast, commuting by public transit is sometimes challenging in Downtown. Thankfully, there is the Guelph Central Station on the Kitchener Line. The neighbourhood is served by approximately 10 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is generally just around the corner.
In Downtown, around 45% of dwellings are single detached homes, but large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This part of the city experienced its largest construction boom before the 1960s, so most of the available properties are from this time period. This neighbourhood offers mainly three bedroom and two bedroom homes. The split between homeowners and renters is about even.
It is typically possible for home buyers in this neighbourhood to do grocery shopping on foot. Carden Street is among the best streets for food stores. Moreover, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and a limited selection of coffee shops can be found as well. House buyers have access to a fair number of clothing stores within walking distance. With regards to education, daycares and schools are convenient to reach on foot from most houses for sale in Downtown. At the primary level, both public and private schools can be found.