Kirkstone real estate guide & listings for sale
Kirkstone is a reasonably good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm ambience. There are a few green spaces close by for residents to explore and they are especially well-distributed, making them very easy to access. This neighbourhood is reasonably quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to Trans-Canada Highway.
Cars are an excellent mode of transportation in Kirkstone. It is easy to find a parking spot, and it is a very short drive to the closest highway, such as Trans-Canada Highway, from anywhere in this part of District of North Vancouver. On the other hand, Kirkstone is not particularly transit friendly. Nonetheless, there are a few bus lines, and most residences are very close to a bus stop. Moving around by bicycle is very difficult in Kirkstone since cyclists are faced with a significant amount of hills, and there are very few bike lanes. Walking is also not especially convenient for property owners in Kirkstone because few day-to-day needs can be met without the use of a car.
Small apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing roughly 40% of dwellings in Kirkstone, but large apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This part of the municipality has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 60% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and 40% are renters. About half of homes in this area were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
In this area, parents and their kids will usually be able to get to daycares and schools on foot. When it comes to eating, a grocery store is usually accessible within a rather short walk from most properties for sale in this neighbourhood. There are also a limited number of choices for those who appreciate restaurants in close proximity.