Pickering real estate guide & listings for sale
Pickering is good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially closer to one of the railway lines, Highway 407 or Highway 401. Access to public green spaces in the city, including Rouge Beach Park and Rouge Park, is rather difficult since they are spread out sporadically. Despite that, there are a few parks close by for residents to unwind in.
This part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area is very car friendly. Accessing a place to park is quite easy. In contrast, commuting by transit can be difficult in this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area due to the low service level. Thankfully, homeowners profit from the Pickering Station with access to the Lakeshore East Line. The city is linked by about 20 bus lines. Pickering is not very suited for cycling as there is a significant amount of slopes, and the bicycling network is rather limited. Walking is also not very practical for property owners in Pickering because very few day-to-day needs can be carried out on foot.
In Pickering, the majority of buildings are single detached homes, while townhouses are the main alternative in the housing stock. Roughly 30% of properties in this part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area were constructed in the 1980s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1990s. This city is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Around 85% of the population of this city own their home and 15% are renters.
It can be difficult to get to high schools and primary schools as a pedestrian from properties for sale in Pickering. Furthermore, daycares are not particularly abundant and therefore tend to require a long walk to get to. Parents are served by public and private schools at both the primary and secondary school level. In terms of eating, getting to one of approximately 30 supermarkets by walking is practical for some, but not all, property owners in Pickering. A limited selection of restaurants and coffee shops is available as well.