Southwood real estate guide & listings for sale
Southwood is very quiet overall, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic. Getting to parks is sometimes hard in the neighbourhood since they aren't well-distributed. Still, there are a few green spaces nearby for residents to explore.
Driving is a fairly good transportation option in this area. Accessing a place to park is quite easy. On the other hand, the public transit system in Southwood is fairly poor. Nonetheless, the neighbourhood is linked by a few bus lines, and it is very easy to find a nearby bus stop from most houses. It is impractical for pedestrians to get around in Southwood as very few day-to-day errands can be run on foot. This part of Cambridge is also not very bike-friendly because there is a considerable amount of elevation changes, and the bicycling infrastructure is somewhat poor.
A majority of the housing growth in Southwood took place between 1960 and 1980. Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing about half of dwellings in this part of the city, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. Roughly 55% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and 45% are rented. This part of Cambridge is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes.
A portion of property owners in Southwood may be able to purchase their groceries by walking, while others will have to rely on another means of transportation. Residents can enjoy a few restaurants and coffee shops as well. Concerning education, in Southwood, parents and their children will generally be able to get to both primary and secondary schools on foot. However, families may consider it difficult to access daycares on foot.