St. Catharines real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of St. Catharines is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. This city is quiet, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several noisier areas, especially closer to Queen Elizabeth Way, Highway 406 or one of the railway lines. Lastly, public green spaces are very well-situated and there are over 100 of them nearby for residents to discover, which results in them being easy to access from the majority of locations within the city.
Driving is very often the favoured method to move around in this city. It is very easy to park, and many real estate listings are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Highway 58. In contrast, travelling by transit can be challenging in St. Catharines by reason of the low service level. Nevertheless, homeowners can rely on the St. Catharines Station on the Lakeshore West Line. There are over 50 bus lines crossing the city, and most houses are very close to a bus stop. St. Catharines is not especially well-suited for walking since running daily errands is at times challenging by walking.
In St. Catharines, roughly 55% of dwellings are single detached homes, and the remaining homes are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. This city also has a good variety of housing size options; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the population of this city own their home whereas the rest are renters. Around 40% of homes in this city were built between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
Families will welcome the proximity to primary schools, which are within walking distance from most properties for sale in St. Catharines. On the other hand, families may find it challenging to get to high schools on foot. Residents are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. With regards to food, it is convenient to get to the closest supermarket by walking in St. Catharines. Over 50 supermarkets are situated in the area, and the best choice can be found on streets such as King Street. A limited number of restaurants and cafes are available as well.