Old University real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a relaxed environment will enjoy Old University. It is easy to get to parks in the neighbourhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to explore. This part of the city is quiet overall, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic.
Driving is usually the best transportation option in Old University. It is a rather short car ride to the nearest highway from any location in this neighbourhood, and it is very convenient to park. In contrast, commuting by transit can be at times difficult in Old University by reason of the service's low frequency. Nevertheless, house owners have access to a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is typically just around the corner. Most homes for sale in this neighbourhood are located in places that are not particularly suitable for walking because running daily errands is at times challenging on foot.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing the majority of buildings in Old University, and the rest of the houses are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. This area has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and one third are renters. Roughly 40% of homes in this part of Guelph were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1990s.
It is occasionally an option for house buyers in Old University to reach the closest supermarket on foot. Nevertheless, getting to the closest pharmacy and consequently some staple foods is generally easy. A restaurant is often just around the corner, and there are also a few cafes in Old University. In terms of education, parents and their schoolchildren will value that wherever their house is situated in this area, primary schools and daycares are nearby. In contrast, there are only a limited number of high schools and consequently they can be a long walk away. Residents benefit from public and private primary schools.