Vanier real estate guide & listings for sale
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Vanier. Parks are very well-spread out and there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to unwind in, which makes them easy to get to. Lastly, due to the presence of few people out and about on the streets, this area is relatively quiet, although there can be more noise for those who are near Highway 401 or the railway line.
The car is usually the favoured way to navigate Vanier. Finding a parking spot is easy, and it is a short drive to the closest highway, such as Highway 401, from anywhere in this area. In contrast, the public transit network in this part of Oshawa is not particularly practical. Thankfully, there are around 10 bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and bus stops are usually nearby. Walking is not very popular in this part of Oshawa, even though carrying out daily needs is convenient.
In Vanier, roughly 30% of dwellings are single detached homes, and the remaining dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. This area is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. The proportions of homeowners and renters are about even. The homes in this neighbourhood are quite old, since roughly half of its dwellings were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960.
Parents and their children will value that wherever their house is located in this neighbourhood, primary schools are nearby. In contrast, there are no high schools in Vanier. In terms of eating, the nearest supermarket in this area is generally only a rather short walk away. Additionally, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a fair number of choices, and house buyers benefit from around 10 cafes as well. It is also a reasonably short distance to a decent choice of clothing stores.