Eastwood real estate guide & listings for sale
Eastwood offers a vast selection of green spaces to enjoy. There are a few parks close by for residents to unwind in and they are very well-situated, resulting in them being very easy to get to from a large number of locations within the neighbourhood. Thanks to the presence of few pedestrians, this area is relatively quiet, although noise levels are higher closer to Highway 7 or Highway 8.
The preferred means of transportation in this part of the city is usually driving. Most real estate listings are a very short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Highway 7, and it is straightforward to park. On the other hand, the public transit system in Eastwood is somewhat poor. Thankfully, there are approximately 10 bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and bus stops are not very far away from most houses. Travelling by foot is not very popular in Eastwood, even though many daily needs can be met on foot. The bike is a rather limited means of transportation in this part of Kitchener as riding is rendered difficult by the often steep area, and the bicycling infrastructure is not very well-developed.
A majority of the housing growth in Eastwood occurred pre-1960. In this neighbourhood, most dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. Homeowners occupy around 70% of the properties in the neighbourhood and 30% are rented. This area has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
In all but a limited number of cases, a vehicle is needed in this part of Kitchener to access the nearest supermarket. Nevertheless, pharmacies are generally convenient to get to on foot and sell some basic food items. A restaurant is often just around the corner. Residents have access to a good number of clothing stores within walking distance. As far as education is concerned, in Eastwood, families will usually be able to get to both primary and secondary schools on foot. However, parents and their children may find it difficult to access daycares as a pedestrian.