Squamish real estate guide & listings for sale
Squamish is reasonably quiet overall, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several louder areas, especially around the railway line or the airport (YSE).
Squamish is very car friendly. Many houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, and it is especially convenient to find a parking spot. In contrast, Squamish is not an especially pleasant part of the Squamish metropolitan area for moving around by public transit. Thankfully, residents have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most houses. Squamish is not very well-suited for those who travel by foot since almost no common errands can be run without having to resort to a car.
In Squamish, around 45% of buildings are single detached homes, and the remaining dwellings are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. This municipality offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about three quarters of the units in Squamish whereas the remainder are rented. About one third of homes in this municipality were built between 1960 and 1980, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 1990s.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Squamish and thus they can be a rather long walk away. In addition, families may find it challenging for their children to access daycares on foot. In addition to public schools, there are private primary and secondary schools. Regarding eating, some, but not all, property owners in Squamish will live within walking distance of the closest supermarket. There are also a few options for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes in close proximity.