Gatineau real estate guide & listings for sale
Gatineau is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are quite peaceful - however noise can be an issue around the airport (YND), Autoroute de l'Outaouais or the railway line.
The car is very often the preferred method of transportation in this area. It is especially convenient to park, and it is a reasonably short car ride to the nearest highway, such as Autoroute de l'Outaouais, from any location in Gatineau. However, the public transit service in this part of the city is not very frequent. Nonetheless, homeowners are served by approximately 40 bus lines, and most properties are near a bus stop. It is difficult for pedestrians to navigate this sector because most day-to-day needs are inconvenient to meet by walking. However, it is easy to commute by bike in this part of the city as this area boasts a good bicycling infrastructure.
In Gatineau, roughly 40% of dwellings are single detached homes, but small apartment buildings and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This sector has a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the units in the sector are occupied by homeowners and the rest are rented. Around 30% of properties in this part of Gatineau were built between 1960 and 1980, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
In this sector, families will commonly be able to reach primary schools by walking. On the other hand, high schools are not particularly abundant and thus not always within walking distance. Parents are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. Concerning eating, reaching one of over 50 supermarkets by walking is feasible for some, but not all, home buyers in this part of Gatineau. There are also a few opportunities for those who value restaurants and cafes in close proximity.