Historic Downtown real estate guide & listings for sale
Historic Downtown offers a slower-paced ambience and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. The noise levels in this neighbourhood are low, as the streets are reasonably tranquil - although there are still several louder sections, especially around one of the railway lines. Lastly, it is easy to access public green spaces since there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore.
Cars are a great transportation option in this neighbourhood. Nearby highways are easy to reach from any location in this part of Abbotsford, and coming across a place to park is easy. On the other hand, travelling by public transit is challenging in this area. Thankfully, house owners benefit from approximately 20 bus lines, and most residences are very close to a bus stop. Travelling by foot in this part of the city is not very popular, despite the fact that many common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.
In Historic Downtown, roughly 55% of buildings are small apartment buildings, while the remainder are mainly single detached homes. About one third of properties in this neighbourhood were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This part of the city also has a good variety of housing size options - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between renters and homeowners is about even.
A supermarket is usually accessible within a rather short walk from any location in Historic Downtown. Moreover, a restaurant is often just around the corner, for instance on Essendene Avenue, and a small selection of coffee shops is available as well. Residents have access to a fair number of nearby clothing stores. As far as education is concerned, it is a rather short walk to get to schools and daycares from anywhere in Historic Downtown. Residents are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.