Gemstone real estate guide & listings for sale
Gemstone is reasonably good for those who need quiet surroundings, as the streets are usually quite peaceful.
Driving is usually the favoured way to navigate this part of Thunder Bay. Most properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, and it is especially convenient to find a place to park. On the other hand, travelling by transit can be difficult in Gemstone by reason of the infrequent service. Nonetheless, house owners have access to a few bus lines, and it is straightforward to reach a nearby bus stop from most homes. Gemstone is not very suitable for walking as very few common errands can be run without needing to resort to a car.
Homeowners occupy about 90% of the dwellings in Gemstone while the rest are rented. The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of this part of the city is an important part of its character. Roughly 40% of homes in this neighbourhood were constructed in the 1980s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1990s. This area has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Property owners in Gemstone usually have to rely on a car to purchase groceries. There are a few restaurants and coffee shops in this part of Thunder Bay. With respect to education, Gemstone does not have any high schools or primary schools. Likewise, it can be challenging to reach daycares on foot.