Southdale real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a relaxed environment will enjoy Southdale. This part of the city is quiet, as the streets are generally quite peaceful - although there are still several noisier sections, especially around the railway line or Highway 7. Finally, the majority of locations in the neighbourhood have fairly good access to green spaces, including Lakeside Park and Lakeside Park Natural Area, since there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to explore.
This area is quite amenable to biking because the bicycling infrastructure is reasonably good. A majority of the homes for sale in this area are located in places that are also convenient for walking; many common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle. Southdale is not an especially pleasant part of Kitchener for getting around by public transit. Nevertheless, homeowners have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most houses. However, this area is very car friendly. Many properties for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Highway 7, and it is convenient to park.
Small apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing about half of dwellings in Southdale, and the rest are mainly single detached homes and townhouses. Roughly 40% of properties in this area were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960. This neighbourhood offers mainly three bedroom and two bedroom homes. About 60% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home and 40% are owners.
The closest supermarket in this neighbourhood is typically only a reasonably short walk away. Likewise, Southdale is a fairly good place in which to eat out. As far as education is concerned, both primary and secondary schools are convenient to walk to from most homes for sale in this area. In contrast, there are only a very small number of daycares and accordingly they can be a very long walk away.