Royal Oak real estate guide & listings for sale
Most areas in Royal Oak are reasonably quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite loud, especially around Highway 401 or the railway line. Parks aren't well-situated, making them occasionally hard to access. Still, residents will be able to access green spaces in nearby neighbourhoods.
The car is usually the best method to move around in Royal Oak. It is very easy to park, and it is a rather short drive to the closest highway from any location in this part of the city. On the other hand, commuting by transit can be very hard in this part of Cambridge as a result of the service's low frequency. Nevertheless, the neighbourhood is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are generally within walking distance. Bicycling is difficult in this part of the city because the cycling network is not very comprehensive, and bike riders encounter a considerable amount of hills. Royal Oak is also not very convenient for walking because very few common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.
Homeowners occupy around 85% of the properties in the neighbourhood while the remainder are rented. Single detached homes and townhouses are the main housing type in this area. Around 30% of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed pre-1960, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.
Some, but not all, property owners in Royal Oak will reside within walking distance of the nearest supermarket. A limited variety of cafes is available. In terms of education, Royal Oak does not have any high schools or primary schools. Moreover, it can be very difficult to access daycares as a pedestrian.