Gatineau real estate guide & listings for sale
Gatineau is good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several noisier areas, especially close to one of the railway lines, Autoroute de la Gatineau, Autoroute de l'Outaouais or the airport (YND).
Gatineau is an extraordinarily convenient part of the Ottawa - Gatineau metropolitan area for travelling by car. It is very easy to come across a place to park, and many houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Autoroute de la Gatineau. On the other hand, public transit users may experience few choices in this city by reason of the low service level. Thankfully, homeowners have access to over 100 bus lines, and most residences are close to a bus stop. Most houses for sale in this city are located in areas that are not very conducive to walking as very few common errands can be run without needing to use a car. In contrast, commuting by bicycle is easy in Gatineau as there are a fair number of bike lanes.
In Gatineau, about 40% of dwellings are single detached homes, while small apartment buildings and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. Roughly 30% of properties in this city were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This city offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly two thirds of the dwellings in the city are occupied by homeowners while the rest are rented.
Some property owners in Gatineau may be able to travel to one of over 100 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to rely on another means of transportation. A small number of restaurants and cafes are available as well. When it comes to education, families will welcome that no matter where their home is situated in Gatineau, primary schools are nearby. On the other hand, families may consider it difficult for their children to get to high schools as a pedestrian. Families benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.