Rural Pickering real estate guide & listings for sale
Rural Pickering is good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as the streets are usually calm - although there are still several louder areas, especially close to the railway line or Highway 407. Parks are sparse, which makes them very hard to reach from most locations in the neighbourhood.
The favoured way to get around in Rural Pickering is very often a car. It is especially convenient to access a parking spot. On the other hand, getting around by public transit is very difficult in this neighbourhood. Nevertheless, house owners have access to a few bus lines. This neighbourhood is not very suitable for those who travel by foot as almost no common errands can be run without the use of a car. This neighbourhood is also not very bike-friendly because there are quite a few elevation changes, and the cycling infrastructure is not very well-developed.
Around 45% of homes in Rural Pickering were built prior to the 1960s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. The predominant housing types in this part of the city are single detached homes and row houses. Homeowners occupy around three quarters of the units in the neighbourhood and the rest are rented. This part of Pickering offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
Families may consider it very difficult for their kids to access high schools and primary schools as pedestrians. Likewise, there are only a very small number of daycares and consequently they can be a very long walk away. When it comes to eating, it is very rarely an option for property owners in this part of the city to purchase their groceries by walking.