Strathcona real estate guide & listings for sale
No matter what type of character home buyers prefer in a neighbourhood, Strathcona is a reasonably good option. Although this neighbourhood is not known for its lively ambience, its main streets can still be quite dynamic, and with its about 10 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. Most areas in Strathcona are quiet, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic. Green spaces, including Mill Creek Ravine Park and Queen Elizabeth Park, are very well-spread out and there are about 20 of them nearby for residents to visit, resulting in them being very easy to reach from the majority of locations in the neighbourhood.
Strathcona presents homeowners with several alternative modes of transportation. A majority of the homes for sale in this part of the city are located in places that are quite conducive to walking; meeting daily needs is convenient by walking, and a good number of businesses of different types can be found as well. Strathcona is also very suited for biking because the bicycling network is excellent. This neighbourhood benefits from a fairly good public transit infrastructure. More specifically, house owners benefit from approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are commonly nearby. Strathcona is also quite car friendly. Parking is quite easy.
In Strathcona, most buildings are small apartment buildings, while large apartment buildings and single detached homes are also present in the housing stock. Roughly 40% of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This neighbourhood offers mainly two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Renters occupy roughly two thirds of the dwellings in the neighbourhood while owners occupy the remainder.
House buyers in Strathcona will be pleased to learn that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away. Furthermore, those who enjoy eating out won't have to go far in this area, where over 50 restaurants and a few coffee shops are available. House buyers benefit from a good number of nearby clothing stores. In terms of education, daycares and schools are convenient to walk to from anywhere in Strathcona.