Westminster real estate guide & listings for sale
Westminster is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a slower-paced atmosphere. This part of London is quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case closer to the railway line or Highway 401. Finally, it is easy to get to public green spaces from a large number of locations in the neighbourhood, since there are about 10 of them close by for residents to explore, like Marr Drain and Westminster Ponds.
Driving is an excellent medium of transportation in this area. Parking is easy, and the majority of real estate listings are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, such as Highway 402. On the other hand, the public transit service in this part of the city is not very frequent. Nevertheless, the neighbourhood is connected by a few bus lines, and it is very easy to get to a nearby bus stop from most residences. Westminster is not very conducive to those who travel by foot as very few daily needs can be met by walking.
The majority of the properties in Westminster were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing around 60% of dwellings in this part of London, whereas the rest are mainly townhouses. Roughly 80% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and the remainder are renters. This area also has quite a good choice of housing size options; there is a higher proportion of three bedroom homes in this area.
It is convenient to get to the closest supermarket by walking in Westminster. There are also a limited number of options for those who appreciate nearby restaurants and cafes. In terms of education, parents and their kids may find it difficult to get to high schools and primary schools on foot. Furthermore, it can be very hard to walk to daycares from houses for sale in Westminster.