Old University real estate guide & listings for sale
Old University offers a relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. This neighbourhood is quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. Finally, there are a few green spaces nearby for residents to visit, like Centennial Park and York Road Park, and they are very well-distributed, resulting in them being easy to reach from most locations within this area.
Cars are a very good means of transportation in this part of Guelph. It is very convenient to park, and nearby highways are easy to reach from anywhere in this neighbourhood. However, the public transit service in Old University is not especially frequent. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines, and it is straightforward to get to a nearby bus stop from most homes. Travelling on foot is not especially feasible for residents in this part of the city since few common errands can be run without the use of a car.
In Old University, the majority of dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes are the main alternatives in the housing stock. About 40% of properties in this area were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1990s. This part of the city is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Around two thirds of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and one third are renters.
In this area, families will generally be able to access primary schools and daycares by walking. However, families may find it difficult for their children to get to high schools on foot. At the primary level, there are both public and private schools. With respect to food, a car is commonly required in this part of Guelph to reach the nearest supermarket. Nevertheless, pharmacies are typically convenient to get to on foot and provide some basic food items. A restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and property owners benefit from a few cafes as well.