Highlands real estate guide & listings for sale
Highlands offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. It is very easy to get to parks in the neighbourhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to explore. This part of District of North Vancouver is also especially quiet, as the streets are very calm.
Walking is practical for property owners in Highlands; running common errands is easy. However, Highlands is not very conducive to biking since cyclists are faced with quite a few elevation changes, and the cycling infrastructure is not very extensive. Travelling by transit can be challenging in Highlands by reason of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and bus stops are not very far away from most residences. In contrast, driving is usually the favoured approach to navigate this area. It is a rather short car ride to the closest highway from any home in Highlands, and coming across a place to park is generally easy.
Single detached homes and townhouses are the predominant housing type in Highlands. This area is notable for those looking for four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy roughly 90% of the properties in the neighbourhood and renters occupy the remainder. A majority of the housing growth in this neighbourhood happened before the 1960s.
It is a reasonably short walk to access primary schools and daycares from any location in this area. In contrast, Highlands does not have any high schools. With respect to eating, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away in this area. Likewise, there are a fair number of opportunities for those who appreciate nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also convenient to access a selection of clothing stores on foot.