Richmond real estate guide & listings for sale
Richmond is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - however noise can be an issue closer to the railway line, Highway 416 or Highway 7. Access to public green spaces, such as Monaghan Forest Park and Goulbourn Recreation Complex, is rather challenging from most locations within the neighbourhood since they are sparse. Still, there are approximately 20 parks close by for residents to unwind in.
This area is an extraordinarily good part of Ottawa for driving. Finding a place to park is generally easy. In contrast, the public transit service in Richmond is not very frequent. Thankfully, property owners are served by a few bus lines. This part of Ottawa is not very suitable for walking since many daily needs are very impractical to meet on foot. The bicycle is a rather limited mode of transportation in this area as Richmond has a quite bad cycling infrastructure, and the terrain is not particularly flat.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing roughly 70% of buildings in Richmond, and the remainder are mainly townhouses. This neighbourhood offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy roughly 90% of the units in Richmond and 10% are rented. Most housing in this part of the city was built following the year 2000, during its main building boom.
In all but a very small number of cases, a vehicle is required in Richmond to reach the nearest supermarket. Concerning education, parents may find it very hard for their children to get to high schools and primary schools as pedestrians. Furthermore, there are only a very small number of daycares and consequently they can be a very long walk away. Families have the choice between public and private elementary schools.