East Gwillimbury real estate guide & listings for sale
East Gwillimbury is fairly good for those who need quiet surroundings, as the streets are usually reasonably calm - although there are still several noisier areas, especially near Highway 404 or one of the railway lines. Green spaces are distributed sporadically, which results in them being very difficult to access from the majority of locations within this town.
Cars are an excellent transportation option in East Gwillimbury. Parking is quite easy. On the other hand, this town is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, residents can count on the East Gwillimbury Station with access to the Barrie Line. The town is connected by about 10 bus lines. It is challenging to move around by bicycle in East Gwillimbury because cyclists are faced with a considerable amount of hills, and the bicycling network is rather limited. Walking is also not very practical for home buyers in East Gwillimbury as carrying out daily needs is very impractical on foot.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of East Gwillimbury is an important part of its character. Around one quarter of properties in this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This town offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. About 90% of the properties in the town are occupied by homeowners whereas renters occupy the remainder.
Home buyers in East Gwillimbury usually have to use a vehicle to travel to one of about 10 supermarkets. A limited variety of restaurants can be found in this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area as well. Regarding education, primary schools are not especially plentiful in East Gwillimbury, and accordingly not always within walking distance, and there are no high schools. In addition, families may find it very hard for their children to access daycares on foot.