Observatory real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Observatory is exemplified by its calm environment. There are a few parks close by for residents to explore, resulting in them being very easy to reach from many locations in the neighbourhood. This part of the town is also quiet, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite loud, especially near the railway line.
This neighbourhood is convenient for those who travel by foot; many common errands can be run without the use of a car. On the other hand, Observatory is not very bicycling-friendly as the cycling infrastructure is rather limited, and the terrain is not particularly flat. Observatory is a very good part of Richmond Hill for travelling by car. Finding a place to park is easy. In contrast, Observatory is not especially transit friendly. Thankfully, there are about 10 bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most properties.
In Observatory, roughly 45% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, while single detached homes and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This part of the town is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy roughly two thirds of the properties in the neighbourhood while the remainder are rented. The homes in this neighbourhood are relatively new, since roughly 40% of its dwellings were built in the 1990s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 2000s.
It is frequently possible for home buyers in this neighbourhood to buy groceries on foot. Likewise, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a good number of options, and there are also a few coffee shops in this area. Residents have access to a good number of clothing stores within walking distance. With regards to education, daycares and schools are convenient to get to on foot from anywhere in Observatory. Residents are served by public and private primary schools.