Rouge real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Rouge is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. This neighbourhood features a good amount of greenery as a lot of streets have fairly good tree coverage. It is very easy to access public green spaces from a large number of locations within the neighbourhood, since there are over 50 of them close by for residents to explore, including Bob Hunter Park and Rouge Beach Park. Most areas in this neighbourhood are quiet, as the streets are usually quite tranquil - however noise can be bothersome near one of the railway lines or Highway 401.
Rouge is an extremely good part of Toronto for getting around by car. Parking is quite easy, and many homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Highway 2A. However, the public transit system in this area is sometimes poor. Nevertheless, there is the Rouge Hill Station on the Lakeshore East Line. There are around 20 bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and bus stops are not very far from most residences. A majority of the houses for sale in this neighbourhood are located in places that are not very suitable for walking since common amenities such as hardware stores or hair salons can be an extended walk away. Rouge is also not very cycling-friendly since there are quite a few elevation changes, and there are few bike lanes.
About one third of properties in Rouge were constructed after the year 2000, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. In this part of Toronto, most buildings are single detached homes, and the remainder are mainly townhouses. Homeowners occupy around 85% of the units in Rouge and 15% are occupied by renters. This area is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
It is often an option for property owners in Rouge to do their groceries on foot. A limited variety of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well. As far as education is concerned, it is a reasonably short walk to access primary schools from most properties for sale in Rouge. In contrast, high schools are not very numerous and therefore may require a rather long walk to get to. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools.