Thunder Bay real estate guide & listings for sale
Thunder Bay is fairly good for those who need quiet surroundings, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around the airport (YQT) or one of the railway lines.
Travelling by car is very easy in this city. It is especially convenient to park. On the other hand, the public transit system in Thunder Bay is fairly poor. Nonetheless, there are about 10 bus lines, and it is convenient to find a nearby bus stop from most residences. Travelling on foot is not very feasible for house buyers in this city as very few daily needs can be carried out without the use of a car.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing the majority of dwellings in Thunder Bay, but small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. Around 40% of homes in this city were built pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This city also has a good choice of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy around 70% of the properties in Thunder Bay while renters occupy the remainder.
Some home buyers in Thunder Bay may be able to travel to one of over 50 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation. A limited selection of restaurants and coffee shops is available as well. When it comes to education, high schools and primary schools are not particularly abundant in Thunder Bay, and therefore not always within walking distance. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Moreover, it can be challenging to reach daycares on foot.