Village East real estate guide & listings for sale
Village East remains relatively quiet, since there are few people out and about on the streets, although those who are around Highway 401 may experience more noise. Parks aren't well-distributed, making them very hard to reach from a large number of locations within the neighbourhood.
Getting around by car is especially convenient in Village East. Coming across a place to park is generally easy, and the majority of homes for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Highway 401. In contrast, Village East is not an especially convenient part of Pickering for moving around by public transit. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and most residences are very close to a bus stop. Commuting by bicycle is difficult in Village East since there are a good number of elevation changes for cyclists to brave, and there are very few bike lanes. Travelling on foot is also not especially practical for property owners in this neighbourhood since few common errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle.
The majority of the housing stock of Village East is made up of single detached homes and townhouses, and the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings. This part of the city is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. About 85% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and 15% are rented. This part of Pickering did not experience a single construction boom; the construction of new buildings in Village East was spread throughout multiple decades in recent history.
The nearest grocery store in Village East is typically only a short walk away. Moreover, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and a small selection of coffee shops is available as well. It is also convenient to access a number of clothing stores on foot. Regarding education, it is a reasonably short walk to access primary schools from most houses for sale in Village East. On the other hand, Village East does not have any high schools.