Royal Oak real estate guide & listings for sale
Royal Oak is quiet overall, as the streets are usually reasonably tranquil - although that is not the case near Highway 401 or the railway line. Parks aren't well-spread out, making it sometimes challenging to get to them from the majority of locations in this part of Cambridge. Still, residents will be able to access parks in nearby neighbourhoods.
Cars are a great mode of transportation in this area. Nearby highways are reasonably easy to access from any location in Royal Oak, and it is very easy to park. On the other hand, commuting by public transit is very difficult in this part of Cambridge. Thankfully, residents are served by a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is usually relatively close by. Walking is not very practical for home buyers in Royal Oak as running daily errands is challenging on foot. Royal Oak is also not very appropriate for biking because the bicycling infrastructure is quite bad, and there is a significant amount of elevation changes.
In Royal Oak, the vast majority of buildings are single detached homes, while the rest are mainly duplexes. This part of the city is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy around 85% of the dwellings in Royal Oak and 15% are rented. About 30% of homes in this part of Cambridge were constructed pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s.
Accessing the closest supermarket by walking is feasible for some, but not all, property owners in Royal Oak. A limited selection of coffee shops can be found. Concerning education, there are no high schools and no primary schools in Royal Oak. Additionally, parents may consider it very hard for their children to access daycares as a pedestrian.