Dunbarton real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Dunbarton is exemplified by its calm ambience. Although the neighbourhood is not home to any green spaces, parks are very well-distributed in nearby neighbourhoods, making it easy to access them from most locations in the neighbourhood. This part of Pickering is also reasonably good for those who enjoy a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although there are still several louder areas, especially near the railway line or Highway 401.
The preferred way to move around in this part of Pickering is very often driving. Accessing a parking spot is easy, and it is a short drive to the nearest highway, such as Highway 401, from anywhere in this area. However, public transit users may find limited choices in Dunbarton as a result of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, residents are served by about 10 bus lines, and it is very convenient to get to a nearby bus stop from most homes. It is difficult for pedestrians to navigate Dunbarton because few common errands can be run on foot. Dunbarton is also not very appropriate for biking as riding is rendered strenuous by the often hilly area, and the bicycling network is quite bad.
The housing stock of Dunbarton is composed predominantly of single detached homes and townhouses. This area did not experience a single building boom; the construction of new dwellings in this neighbourhood was spread throughout several decades in recent history. Notably, this part of the city is good for those looking for four or more bedroom homes. Nearly 90% of the properties in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and 10% are occupied by renters.
In Dunbarton, parents and their children will commonly be able to get to primary schools by walking. On the other hand, there are no high schools in Dunbarton. Regarding eating, doing one's groceries frequently demands the use of a car in this neighbourhood. Nonetheless, it is generally a reasonably short distance to the nearest pharmacy, which can supply some basic food items. Residents of Dunbarton benefit from a few restaurants as well.