East Gwillimbury real estate guide & listings for sale
East Gwillimbury is reasonably quiet overall, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder areas, especially around Highway 404 or one of the railway lines. Green spaces are distributed sporadically, which makes them very difficult to access.
This part of the Toronto metropolitan area is especially car friendly. It is very convenient to park. However, the public transit system in this town is quite bad. Nevertheless, there is the East Gwillimbury Station with access to the Barrie Line. Residents are served by about 10 bus lines. East Gwillimbury is not very conducive to those who travel by foot because almost no common errands can be run without needing to use a car. It is also difficult to commute by bike in this town since bicycling is rendered strenuous by the often sloping terrain, and the cycling infrastructure is not very comprehensive.
About one quarter of properties in East Gwillimbury were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of this town is an important part of its character. Around 90% of the units in the town are occupied by homeowners whereas renters occupy the remainder. This town is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
In all but a very small number of cases, a car is needed to do groceries in one of about 10 stores. There are also a few choices for those who care about nearby restaurants. Concerning education, primary schools tend to be an extended walk away, and there are no high schools in this part of the Toronto metropolitan area. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. In addition, it can be very hard to access daycares on foot.