Kitchener real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Kitchener is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. There are over 350 green spaces close by for residents to explore, including Kiwanis Park and Chicopee Park, which results in them being very easy to reach from the majority of locations in this city. This city is quiet overall, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be problematic near Highway 8, Highway 85 or one of the railway lines.
Kitchener is very car friendly. It is very easy to park, and it is a rather short car ride to the closest highway, such as Highway 8, from any location in Kitchener. In contrast, public transit riders may experience limited options in this city as a result of the infrequent service. Thankfully, residents can count on the Kitchener Station with access to the Kitchener Line. There are approximately 40 bus lines crossing the city, and it is very easy to get to a nearby bus stop from most homes. Kitchener is suited for cycling because the cycling infrastructure is reasonably comprehensive. This city is not especially well-suited for walking because most daily needs are sometimes challenging to carry out without the use of a car.
In Kitchener, around half of dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. This city has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy around 60% of the properties in Kitchener and renters occupy the remainder. This city did not experience a single building boom; the construction of new homes in this city was spread throughout multiple decades in recent history.
In Kitchener, parents and their kids will usually be able to access primary schools by walking. However, families may find it difficult for their kids to access high schools on foot. Parents can choose between public and private schools at both the primary and secondary school level. When it comes to food, the nearest supermarket in Kitchener is generally only a rather short walk away. Lancaster Street is among the best streets for groceries. A small variety of restaurants and coffee shops is available as well.