St. John's real estate guide & listings for sale
People who prefer a calm environment will enjoy St. John's. There are a few parks close by for residents to explore, making it easy to access them. This part of the city is also fairly good for those who enjoy a quiet atmosphere, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be bothersome closer to Highway 403 or Lincoln M Alexander Parkway.
Driving is an excellent transportation option in St. John's. It is very convenient to park, and many real estate listings are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Lincoln M Alexander Parkway. However, commuting by public transit is difficult in this part of the city. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and most properties are very close to a bus stop. It is inconvenient for pedestrians to move around in St. John's as very few daily errands can be run without having to use a car. This part of Hamilton is also not very amenable to biking as cyclists encounter a significant amount of elevation changes, and St. John's has a somewhat poor bicycling infrastructure.
In St. John's, almost all buildings are single detached homes, whereas the remainder are mainly townhouses. This neighbourhood is notable for those looking for four or more bedroom homes. Nearly 95% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners while the remainder are rented. Roughly 40% of homes in this part of Hamilton were constructed in the 1980s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1960s.
In all but a few cases, a vehicle is required to do groceries. Nonetheless, it is generally a reasonably short walk to the closest pharmacy, which can provide some basic food items. A limited number of restaurants and cafes are available as well. In terms of education, families will find that no matter where their house is located in St. John's, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. At the primary level, there are both public and private schools. However, daycares are not especially abundant and consequently not always within walking distance.