West Shore real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a slower-paced environment will enjoy West Shore. Although the neighbourhood does not contain any green spaces, parks are especially well-distributed in nearby neighbourhoods, which results in them being easy to get to from a lot of locations in this area. This part of the city is also fairly good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around one of the railway lines or Highway 401.
Driving is a great transportation option in West Shore. It is a short drive to the closest highway, such as Highway 401, from any location in this area, and it is especially convenient to park. However, the public transit service in West Shore is not particularly frequent. Nevertheless, house owners have access to a few bus lines, and most homes are near a bus stop. It is inconvenient for pedestrians to navigate West Shore as very few common errands can be run on foot. Travelling by bicycle is also difficult in this part of Pickering since the cycling network is quite poor, and bicycle riders encounter a significant amount of elevation changes.
In West Shore, around 70% of dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly townhouses. Most of the housing growth in this neighbourhood happened between 1960 and 1980. This neighbourhood offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Nearly 90% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and the remainder are rented.
Families will find that no matter where their property is located in West Shore, primary schools and daycares are nearby. In contrast, there are no high schools in West Shore. Concerning food, accessing the nearest grocery store on foot is feasible for some, but not all, property owners in this area. There are also a few restaurants in West Shore.