Columbia real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Columbia is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. The noise levels in this part of the city are low, as the streets are usually reasonably tranquil - although that is not the case closer to the railway line. Finally, although Columbia does not contain any parks, parks are well-distributed in nearby neighbourhoods, making it easy to get to them.
Most homes for sale in this part of Waterloo are located in places that are quite convenient for those who travel by foot; many common errands can be run without having to use a vehicle. On the other hand, Columbia is not particularly conducive to cycling as there are a fair number of slopes for cyclists to brave, and there are a limited number of bike lanes. The preferred method to get around in Columbia is very often a car. It is very convenient to come across a parking spot, and it is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway from any home in this part of the city. However, public transit riders may experience limited options in this neighbourhood as a result of the low service level. Nonetheless, homeowners are served by approximately 10 bus lines, and the closest bus stop is usually just around the corner.
Around 40% of buildings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Columbia, whereas the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses. Around 40% of homes in this area were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 2000s. This part of Waterloo has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 85% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home while the remainder are owners.
A grocery store is generally reachable within a short walk from any location in Columbia. Additionally, there are a fair number of opportunities for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also a rather short distance to a good choice of clothing stores. In terms of education, both primary and secondary schools are easy to get to on foot from anywhere in this part of the city. Parents can choose between public and private secondary schools. In contrast, daycares are not especially numerous and thus may require a long walk to get to.