Old Western Hill real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Old Western Hill is exemplified by its relaxed environment. There are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to enjoy and they are especially well-located, which makes them easy to access. This area is also quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic.
Old Western Hill is an extremely convenient part of St. Catharines for getting around by car. The majority of houses for sale are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, and it is very easy to find a parking spot. In contrast, getting around by transit can be difficult in this part of the city as a result of the infrequent service. Thankfully, homeowners benefit from a few bus lines, and bus stops are usually nearby. Many of the homes for sale in this part of St. Catharines are located in places that are not especially suitable for those who travel by foot as running daily errands is occasionally difficult.
About half of properties in Old Western Hill were built pre-1960, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 55% of dwellings in this area, and the rest of the houses are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. Around 60% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and 40% are rented. This neighbourhood also has a good variety of housing sizes - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
In this area, families will usually be able to access daycares and primary schools on foot. In contrast, this part of the city does not contain any high schools. Concerning food, it is generally practical for home buyers in Old Western Hill to purchase their groceries by walking. Furthermore, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and there are also a few cafes in Old Western Hill.