Guildford real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a relaxed environment will enjoy Guildford. Parks are easy to access, since the majority of properties for sale have one a short walk away and there are over 100 green spaces close by for residents to unwind in. This neighbourhood is also good for those who prefer quiet areas, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around Highway 17, Trans-Canada Highway or the railway line.
Driving is an excellent transportation option in this part of Surrey. Most homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, such as Trans-Canada Highway, and parking is easy. In contrast, Guildford is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, the neighbourhood is connected by approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are commonly close by. Guildford is not very suited for cycling as cyclists are faced with a considerable amount of hills, and the bicycling infrastructure is not very comprehensive. It is also difficult for people travelling on foot to navigate this part of Surrey as very few common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.
The majority of the housing stock of Guildford consists of small apartment buildings and single detached homes, whereas the remainder are mainly duplexes and townhouses. This neighbourhood offers mainly two bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy around 70% of the units in the neighbourhood and 30% are occupied by renters. This area did not experience a single building boom; the construction of new dwellings in Guildford was spread throughout multiple decades in the twentieth and twenty-first century.
It is a rather short walk to access primary schools from anywhere in this neighbourhood. On the other hand, high schools are not very abundant and thus not always within walking distance. Families can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. As far as eating is concerned, it is often feasible for home buyers in Guildford to shop for their groceries by walking. There are also a few opportunities for those who appreciate close by restaurants and cafes.