Altamont real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Altamont is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. This neighbourhood is reasonably good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite loud, especially near the railway line or Trans-Canada Highway. Lastly, green spaces are very well-spread out and there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to relax in, which makes them easy to reach from the majority of locations within Altamont.
Moving around by car is very convenient in Altamont. It is very convenient to find a parking spot, and the majority of houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Trans-Canada Highway. In contrast, the public transit service in this part of the municipality is not very frequent. Thankfully, the neighbourhood is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most homes. Altamont is not very bike-friendly because there is a considerable amount of hills, and there are very few bike lanes. Travelling on foot is also not very practical for property owners in Altamont because carrying out daily needs is inconvenient.
The housing stock of Altamont is composed primarily of single detached homes and townhouses. Around one quarter of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed prior to the 1960s, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. This part of West Vancouver is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy roughly 80% of the dwellings in Altamont whereas the rest are rented.
In Altamont, parents and their kids will typically be able to reach primary schools on foot. In contrast, there are no high schools in this neighbourhood. With regards to eating, in most cases, a car is needed in this area to reach the closest grocery store. There are a few opportunities for those who appreciate close by restaurants.