Westmount real estate guide & listings for sale
There is a reasonably good selection of green spaces in Westmount. Parks are very well-spread out and there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore, which results in them being easy to reach from the majority of locations within the neighbourhood. Finally, as there are very few pedestrians, this part of the municipality remains relatively quiet.
The preferred method of transportation in Westmount is very often driving. It is very easy to access a parking spot, and it is a short drive to the nearest highway, such as Trans-Canada Highway, from anywhere in this part of West Vancouver. In contrast, Westmount is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, the neighbourhood is linked by a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is usually very close. Walking is not very practical for property owners in Westmount as very few day-to-day needs can be carried out on foot. This neighbourhood is also not very conducive to bicycling because there are very few bike lanes, and riding is made arduous by the often steep topography.
About 85% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and 15% are renters. The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of this area is an important part of its character. Around one third of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed prior to the 1960s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s. There is a higher proportion of four or more bedroom homes in this area.
Primary schools are easy to get to on foot from most houses for sale in Westmount. On the other hand, there are no high schools in this part of West Vancouver. As far as food is concerned, in all but a very small number of cases, a vehicle is needed in Westmount to access the closest supermarket.