Glen Cairn real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Glen Cairn is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. Many locations in the neighbourhood have fairly good access to parks, including Thompson Road Park and Westminster Ponds, since there are about 20 of them nearby for residents to check out. This part of the city is quiet overall, as the streets are generally reasonably calm - although that is not the case around the railway line.
Glen Cairn is especially car friendly. Most real estate listings are a rather short drive from the closest highway, and it is very convenient to park. However, Glen Cairn is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and the nearest bus stop is typically very close. Glen Cairn is not especially suitable for walking because running daily errands is at times difficult on foot.
Around 60% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners while renters occupy the remainder. In this area, about 40% of dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. About 40% of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes.
Parents and their kids will appreciate that wherever their home is located in Glen Cairn, primary schools are close by. However, there are only a few high schools and thus they can be a rather long walk away. At the primary level, there are both public and private schools. With regards to eating, a supermarket is ordinarily reachable within a reasonably short walk from most properties for sale in this neighbourhood. A small selection of restaurants and cafes is available as well.