Richmond real estate guide & listings for sale
The noise levels in Richmond are low, as the streets are usually calm - although that is not the case around Highway 416, Highway 7 or the railway line. Reaching green spaces in the neighbourhood, like Monaghan Forest Park and Goulbourn Recreation Complex, is rather difficult since they are spread out sporadically. Despite that, there are about 20 parks nearby for residents to check out.
The car is very often the best approach to get around in Richmond. Accessing a place to park is quite easy. In contrast, Richmond is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines passing through the neighbourhood. Many of the homes for sale in this part of the city are located in areas that are not very conducive to those who travel by foot since almost no daily errands can be run without having to resort to a car. Richmond is also not very amenable to biking because there are a good number of elevation changes, and the bicycling network is not very well-developed.
The homes in this neighbourhood are very new, because the majority of its dwellings were built after the year 2000, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. In this part of the city, around 70% of buildings are single detached homes, and the remainder are mainly townhouses. Homeowners occupy roughly 90% of the units in Richmond and 10% are rented. This part of Ottawa is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.
Parents may find it very hard for their children to access high schools and primary schools on foot. Likewise, there are only a very small number of daycares and thus they can be a very long walk away. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found. With respect to food, it is very rarely practical for home buyers in Richmond to travel to the nearest supermarket by walking.