Handsworth real estate guide & listings for sale
Handsworth offers a relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. This part of the municipality is very quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. Finally, parks are very easy to access, since the majority of homes for sale have one close by and there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to visit.
Cars are a great means of transportation in this part of the municipality. It is very easy to park, and many properties for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the closest highway. In contrast, the public transit network in this neighbourhood is fairly poor. Nonetheless, homeowners benefit from a few bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. Commuting by bicycle is challenging in Handsworth since there are few bike lanes, and there is a considerable amount of elevation changes. Walking is also not very practical for home buyers in this neighbourhood because many day-to-day needs are impractical to meet without the use of a vehicle.
The sizeable percentage of single detached homes in the housing stock of Handsworth is an important part of its character. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 85% of the units in Handsworth and 15% are rented. About 40% of properties in this part of District of North Vancouver were constructed prior to the 1960s, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s.
Both primary and secondary schools are convenient to reach on foot from most properties for sale in Handsworth. On the other hand, it can be challenging to get to daycares as a pedestrian. As far as food is concerned, it is often an option for property owners in Handsworth to shop for groceries by walking. Residents of this neighbourhood are served by a few restaurants as well.