Southwest real estate guide & listings for sale
Southwest is very quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. Parks are distributed sporadically, which makes it sometimes hard to reach them. Despite that, there are a few green spaces nearby for residents to enjoy, like Parkridge Creek Park.
The preferred approach to navigate Southwest is usually driving. It is very convenient to park. However, Southwest is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, the neighbourhood is linked by a few bus lines. Travelling on foot is not very practical for home buyers in Southwest as almost no daily errands can be run without needing to use a vehicle.
The substantial percentage of single detached homes in the housing stock of Southwest is an important part of its character. The buildings in this neighbourhood are very modern, since about 30% of its dwellings were constructed between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 1990s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Roughly 90% of the properties in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and 10% are rented.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Southwest and thus they can be an extended walk away. Likewise, parents may find it very difficult for their schoolchildren to reach daycares on foot. Families benefit from public and private primary schools. Furthermore, Southwest is served by some of the province's highest-ranked schools, including Westside Academy. Regarding eating, a fraction of home buyers in Southwest may be able to do grocery shopping by walking, while others will have to use another means of transportation.