Five Acres real estate guide & listings for sale
Five Acres is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm environment. This area is reasonably quiet, as the streets are tranquil - however noise can be an issue closer to the railway line or Nanaimo Parkway. Lastly, it is easy to get to public green spaces in the neighbourhood, since there are approximately 30 of them close by for residents to relax in and getting to a park is easy from the majority of homes.
Cars are an excellent transportation option in Five Acres. It is very convenient to park, and the majority of houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, such as Nanaimo Parkway. In contrast, the public transit network in Five Acres is fairly poor. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and the nearest bus stop is usually a short walk away. This part of the city is not very conducive to walking as very few common errands can be run without needing to resort to a car.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing around 45% of buildings in Five Acres, whereas the rest are mainly duplexes. About one third of properties in this area were constructed between 1960 and 1980, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly 60% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and the remainder are rented.
A supermarket is generally accessible within a reasonably short walk from any location in Five Acres. Residents can enjoy approximately 20 restaurants and coffee shops as well. In terms of education, it is a rather short walk to get to primary schools from any location in Five Acres. However, parents may find it difficult for their kids to access high schools as a pedestrian.