Guildford real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a slower-paced environment will enjoy Guildford. This part of the city is quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be an issue around Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 17 or the railway line. Lastly, there are over 100 parks nearby for residents to explore, resulting in them being easy to get to from the majority of locations in Guildford.
Guildford is an extremely good part of Surrey for travelling by car. It is very convenient to come across a place to park, and the majority of real estate listings are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Trans-Canada Highway. However, travelling by public transit is difficult in this area. Thankfully, the neighbourhood is linked by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are typically close by. It is challenging for pedestrians to move around in Guildford as running daily errands is inconvenient. Guildford is also not very appropriate for biking because this neighbourhood has a fairly poor bicycling infrastructure, and riding is made difficult by the typically hilly terrain.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing around one third of dwellings in Guildford, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses. This area has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy around 70% of the units in the neighbourhood and the remainder are rented. The homes in this part of Surrey are quite new, because about one quarter of its dwellings were built between 1990 and 2000, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s.
A portion of home buyers in Guildford may be able to travel to one of around 30 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to turn to a vehicle. Residents benefit from over 150 restaurants and cafes as well. With respect to education, parents and their schoolchildren will find that no matter where their property is situated in Guildford, primary schools are close by. On the other hand, there are only a limited number of high schools and thus they can be an extended walk away. Parents have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.