Shellmont real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Shellmont is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. Green spaces are especially well-situated and there are about 20 of them close by for residents to visit, which makes it easy to reach them. This part of Richmond is also fairly good for those who enjoy quiet surroundings, as the streets tend to be quite peaceful - however noise can be an issue closer to the railway line or Highway 99.
Driving is an excellent transportation option in Shellmont. Many houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, such as Highway 99, and parking is easy. On the other hand, public transit users may experience limited options in Shellmont as a result of the low service level. Nonetheless, there are approximately 10 bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. It is at times challenging to commute by bicycle in Shellmont as there are few bike lanes. Thankfully, the area is flat. Walking is also not very practical for house buyers in Shellmont because very few daily errands can be run on foot.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing roughly half of buildings in Shellmont, while the remainder are mainly duplexes and townhouses. This area is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. About three quarters of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners whereas renters occupy the remainder. Roughly half of homes in this neighbourhood were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 2000s.
It is often practical for home buyers in this neighbourhood to do their groceries by walking. A limited number of restaurants and coffee shops are available as well. With respect to education, families will find that wherever their house is situated in Shellmont, daycares and schools are close by.