Iris real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a calm atmosphere will enjoy Iris. The noise levels in this area are low, as the streets are generally reasonably peaceful - although there are still several louder sections, especially closer to Highway 417. Finally, most locations within the neighbourhood have fairly good access to public green spaces, such as Pinecrest Recreation Complex and Park, since there are a few of them close by for residents to explore.
This part of Ottawa will appeal to property owners that value a variety of means of transportation. The good public transit infrastructure allows people to get to many destinations without needing a vehicle. More precisely, house owners are served by approximately 30 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most properties. Iris is not especially well-suited for walking as few common errands can be run without the use of a car. Biking is convenient in this part of Ottawa as the bicycling network is fairly good. The preferred means of transportation in Iris is usually driving. Most real estate listings are a short drive from the closest highway, such as Highway 417, and parking is quite easy.
In Iris, about 45% of dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the homes are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. This neighbourhood also has a good selection of housing sizes; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between homeowners and renters is about even. This neighbourhood experienced its most significant building boom between 1960 and 1980, so most of the available housing stock is from this time period.
A supermarket is ordinarily reachable within a rather short walk from most properties for sale in Iris. Moreover, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a fair number of opportunities, and home buyers benefit from a few cafes as well. It is also convenient to get to a variety of clothing stores on foot. Concerning education, families will appreciate that no matter where their house is located in Iris, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. Families benefit from public and private elementary schools. However, it can be difficult to walk to daycares from properties for sale in Iris.