Vanier real estate guide & listings for sale
One of the highlights of Vanier is its vast selection of green spaces. It is very easy to get to parks from the majority of locations within the neighbourhood since there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore. Lastly, this neighbourhood remains relatively quiet, due to the presence of few people out and about on the streets; however those who are around Highway 8, Highway 7 or one of the railway lines may experience more noise.
Vanier is especially car friendly. Most houses for sale are a short drive from the closest highway, such as Highway 8, and it is convenient to come across a place to park. In contrast, the public transit system in Vanier is sometimes poor. Nevertheless, there are around 10 bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and the closest bus stop is generally just around the corner. It is sometimes challenging for pedestrians to move around in Vanier because running common errands is occasionally difficult on foot. In contrast, this part of Kitchener is suited for cycling because there are a fair number of bike lanes.
Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing about 40% of dwellings in Vanier, and the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses. This part of Kitchener is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. Roughly 60% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home and 40% are owners. About 45% of properties in this area were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
Primary schools are easy to reach on foot from most properties for sale in Vanier. However, this neighbourhood does not have any high schools. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. Concerning food, the nearest supermarket in Vanier is usually only a rather short walk away. Likewise, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and a limited variety of cafes is available as well. It is also a rather short walk to a good choice of clothing stores.