Eastwood real estate guide & listings for sale
A highlight of Eastwood is its broad selection of green spaces. Parks are very well-distributed and there are a few of them close by for residents to check out, which results in them being very easy to access from numerous locations within this part of Kitchener. Lastly, due to the presence of few pedestrians, this area remains relatively quiet; however noise levels are higher closer to Highway 7 or Highway 8.
The best way to get around in Eastwood is usually a car. Nearby highways, such as Highway 8, are very easy to access from any home in Eastwood, and it is straightforward to park. On the other hand, the public transit service in this part of the city is not especially frequent. Nevertheless, residents have access to approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are ordinarily nearby. Travelling by foot in Eastwood is not very popular, although many common errands can be run without having to use a car. Commuting by bicycle is also difficult in this neighbourhood as cyclists are faced with quite a few elevation changes, and the cycling infrastructure is quite poor.
In Eastwood, roughly half of dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This part of the city has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 70% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners whereas the rest are rented. The homes in this neighbourhood are quite old, because the majority of its buildings were built pre-1960, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s.
In most cases, a car is needed to do groceries. Nevertheless, pharmacies are generally convenient to access on foot and provide some staple foods. Those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of choices. It is also a rather short walk to a reasonable variety of clothing stores. In terms of education, families will value that no matter where their house is located in Eastwood, both primary and secondary schools are close by. On the other hand, there are only a few daycares and thus they can be an extended walk away.