New Western Hill real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of New Western Hill is exemplified by its calm ambience. There are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, making them easy to reach. This neighbourhood is also reasonably quiet, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder sections, especially closer to the railway line or Highway 406.
Cars are a great means of transportation in this area. Most real estate listings are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Highway 406, and it is especially convenient to park. On the other hand, the public transit service in this part of St. Catharines is fairly poor. Nevertheless, there is the St. Catharines Station on the Lakeshore West Line. The neighbourhood is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most houses. Many of the homes for sale in this part of St. Catharines are located in areas that are not very conducive to walking because very few common errands can be run on foot.
About 30% of properties in New Western Hill were constructed after the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1960s. Single detached homes and townhouses are the predominant housing type in this neighbourhood. Around 85% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners whereas the remainder are rented. This area is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.
It is often an option for home buyers in New Western Hill to shop for groceries on foot. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who value close by restaurants and cafes. As far as education is concerned, in this area, parents and their schoolchildren will generally be able to get to primary schools by walking. However, there are no high schools in New Western Hill.