Westboro real estate guide & listings for sale
Westboro is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm ambience. There are about 10 green spaces nearby for residents to explore, including Byron Linear Tramway Park, and they are very well-situated, making it easy to access them from most locations within this area. This neighbourhood is also quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case close to Highway 417.
This neighbourhood will please property owners that use a diversity of means of transportation. The reasonably good public transit infrastructure makes transit a viable option for many due to around 30 nearby bus lines. A majority of the homes for sale in this part of Ottawa are located in places that are also reasonably conducive to those who travel by foot; many common errands can be run without the use of a car. Getting around by bicycle is straightforward in Westboro as there are a very large number of bike lanes.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing about 30% of dwellings in Westboro, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. This part of the city has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. There are equal parts owners and renters living in this neighbourhood. Around 40% of properties in this area were built pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s.
Parents and their kids will find that no matter where their home is located in this area, daycares and schools are nearby. Residents can choose between public and private high schools. When it comes to food, home buyers in Westboro will appreciate that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. Additionally, a restaurant is generally just around the corner, for instance along Richmond Road, and there are also a few cafes in Westboro. It is also a rather short walk to a decent selection of clothing stores.