St. Catharines real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of St. Catharines is exemplified by its relaxed atmosphere. This city is quiet overall, as the streets tend to be reasonably calm - although there are still several louder sections, especially around one of the railway lines, Highway 58 or Queen Elizabeth Way. Lastly, public green spaces are easy to reach, since there are over 100 of them close by for residents to unwind in and a lot of properties for sale have a park that is easy to get to.
Commuting by car is very easy in St. Catharines. The majority of properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Highway 58, and it is very convenient to access a parking spot. On the other hand, getting around by public transit is challenging in St. Catharines. Thankfully, homeowners benefit from the St. Catharines Station with access to the Lakeshore West Line. There are over 50 bus lines passing through the city, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. Many of the houses for sale in this part of the St Catharines - Niagara metropolitan area are located in areas that are not very well-suited for walking since meeting daily needs is sometimes difficult.
Roughly two thirds of the properties in the city are occupied by homeowners while the remainder are rented. In this part of the St Catharines - Niagara metropolitan area, around 55% of buildings are single detached homes, but large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Roughly 40% of properties in this city were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This city offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes.
Families will find that no matter where their house is located in St. Catharines, primary schools are close by. However, high schools are not especially numerous and thus tend to require a long walk to get to. Families are served by public and private schools at both the primary and high school level. When it comes to food, house buyers in this part of the St Catharines - Niagara metropolitan area will be pleased to learn that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. There are also over 500 restaurants and coffee shops in St. Catharines.