Eastwood real estate guide & listings for sale
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Eastwood. Parks are very easy to reach since there are a few of them close by for residents to discover. As there are few people out and about on the streets, this part of Kitchener remains relatively quiet, although those who are near Highway 8 or Highway 7 may experience more noise.
Cars are a great transportation option in this neighbourhood. It is very easy to park, and it is a very short drive to the closest highway, such as Highway 8, from any location in this part of Kitchener. On the other hand, commuting by transit can be occasionally difficult in Eastwood by reason of the service's low frequency. Nonetheless, the neighbourhood is linked by around 10 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most homes. There are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of Eastwood, despite the fact that running common errands is convenient on foot. The bicycle is a rather poor means of transportation in Eastwood since there is a considerable amount of slopes, and the bicycling network is not very well-developed.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing roughly half of buildings in Eastwood, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This part of Kitchener has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy roughly 70% of the units in the neighbourhood and 30% are rented. Most of the housing growth in this neighbourhood happened prior to the 1960s.
In the majority of cases, a vehicle is needed to shop for groceries. Nevertheless, reaching the nearest pharmacy and therefore some staple foods is generally easy. A restaurant is commonly just around the corner. It is also a reasonably short distance to a decent selection of clothing stores. With regards to education, in Eastwood, parents and their schoolchildren will usually be able to access both primary and secondary schools by walking. On the other hand, daycares are not particularly numerous and therefore not always within walking distance.