Rouge real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Rouge is exemplified by its relaxed environment. Greenery is reasonably present in this part of Toronto; there are over 50 parks nearby for residents to discover, such as Rouge Beach Park and Bob Hunter Park, which makes them very easy to get to. Residents will also find that many streets have good tree coverage. This area is also reasonably quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite loud, especially around Highway 401 or one of the railway lines.
Cars are an excellent mode of transportation in Rouge. It is very convenient to access a place to park, and many real estate listings are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Highway 2A. However, public transit riders may experience few choices in this part of the city due to the service's low frequency. Thankfully, residents benefit from the Rouge Hill Station on the Lakeshore East Line. The neighbourhood is served by approximately 20 bus lines, and it is easy to find a nearby bus stop from most residences. Cycling is difficult in Rouge since the bicycling infrastructure is fairly poor, and cyclists encounter a significant amount of slopes. Travelling on foot is also not very practical for property owners in Rouge because common amenities such as laundromats or barbers can be a rather long walk away.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing the majority of buildings in Rouge, but townhouses are also present in the housing stock. About one third of properties in this area were built after the year 2000, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 85% of the dwellings in Rouge and 15% are rented.
A fraction of property owners in Rouge may be able to do groceries by walking in one of about 20 stores, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation. There are also a few choices for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. Concerning education, in Rouge, families will generally be able to access primary schools on foot. However, families may consider it difficult to reach high schools as a pedestrian. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found.