Alton real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Alton is exemplified by its calm ambience. There are a few parks close by for residents to explore, making it easy to get to them. The noise levels in this area are also quite low, as the streets are generally peaceful - however noise can be an issue closer to Highway 407 or the railway line.
The preferred approach to move around in Alton is usually driving. Accessing a place to park is quite easy, and most properties for sale are a short car ride from the closest highway, such as Highway 407. On the other hand, commuting by public transit is difficult in Alton. Thankfully, house owners have access to around 10 bus lines, and most properties are very close to a bus stop. This part of Burlington is suited for biking as the cycling infrastructure is reasonably comprehensive. It is impractical for pedestrians to move around in this part of the city since running daily errands is inconvenient on foot.
Most housing in Alton was constructed following the year 2000, during its largest construction boom. In this part of Burlington, the majority of buildings are single detached homes, while townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Homeowners occupy about 90% of the units in Alton and 10% are rented. This neighbourhood is particularly good for those looking for four or more bedroom homes.
Home buyers in Alton commonly have to use a car to purchase their groceries. Nonetheless, pharmacies are generally very easy to reach on foot and supply some basic food items. Residents are served by about 20 restaurants and cafes as well. As far as education is concerned, it is a reasonably short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from most homes for sale in this neighbourhood. On the other hand, parents and their children may consider it difficult to get to daycares on foot.