Balwin real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Balwin is exemplified by its relaxed environment. There are a few public green spaces close by for residents to visit and they are especially well-located, which makes it very easy to access them. This area is very quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour.
Balwin presents house buyers with several alternative methods of transportation. This part of Edmonton benefits from a reasonably good public transit system. In particular, there is Fort Road & 127 Avenue stop on the Route 512. The neighbourhood is linked by approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most homes. Balwin is also well-suited for those who travel by foot; running daily errands is convenient on foot. Bicycling is convenient in Balwin as there are a fair number of bike lanes, and riding is facilitated by the generally flat terrain.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing most dwellings in Balwin, while small apartment buildings and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. Most housing in this neighbourhood was built between 1960 and 1980, during its most significant construction boom. This area is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 60% of the units in the neighbourhood while the rest are rented.
It is a reasonably short walk to access daycares and schools from most houses for sale in Balwin. At the primary level, both public and private schools can be found. Concerning food, it is usually an option for property owners in Balwin to do grocery shopping by walking. Likewise, Balwin is a good place in which to go out to eat, for example along 132nd Avenue Northwest. A reasonable choice of clothing stores is also located within a rather short walking distance.