Rural real estate guide & listings for sale
Rural is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around Highway 407, the airport (ZBA) or the railway line. Public green spaces are distributed sporadically, resulting in them being rather difficult to reach from many locations in this neighbourhood. Still, there are a few parks close by for residents to enjoy.
Driving is very often the favoured method of transportation in this neighbourhood. It is very convenient to park. A majority of the homes for sale in this part of the city are located in areas that are not very suitable for those who travel by foot as running common errands is very impractical by walking. This neighbourhood is also not very cycling-friendly as riding a bicycle is made difficult by the often sloping topography, and there are very few bike lanes.
The housing stock of Rural is composed primarily of single detached homes and townhouses. This part of Burlington offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy nearly 90% of the units in the neighbourhood and 10% are rented. Around half of homes in this part of the city were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
A car is almost always needed in Rural to access the closest grocery store. Regarding education, there are only a very small number of primary schools in this part of the city and thus they can be a very long walk away. Likewise, this neighbourhood does not have any high schools. Moreover, parents may consider it very difficult for their schoolchildren to reach daycares as a pedestrian.