West Shore real estate guide & listings for sale
West Shore is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a calm environment. The noise levels in this area are quite low, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although that is not the case near one of the railway lines or Highway 401. Lastly, although this area does not contain any parks, green spaces are especially well-situated in nearby neighbourhoods, which makes it easy to reach them.
West Shore is an extraordinarily convenient part of Pickering for driving. Parking is quite easy, and many real estate listings are a short car ride from the closest highway, such as Highway 401. In contrast, the public transit service in West Shore is not particularly frequent. Thankfully, the neighbourhood is connected by a few bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. The bike is a rather poor method of transportation in West Shore since the cycling infrastructure is not very extensive, and travelling by bicycle is rendered difficult by the typically sloping topography. A majority of the homes for sale in this part of the city are located in places that are also not very well-suited for those who travel by foot as very few common errands can be run without the use of a car.
Nearly 90% of the properties in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and the rest are rented. The housing stock of this neighbourhood is composed predominantly of single detached homes and townhouses. Most of the housing growth in this part of Pickering occurred between 1960 and 1980. This area is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.
Some, but not all, house buyers in West Shore will live within walking distance of the closest supermarket. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who care about close by restaurants. In terms of education, families will welcome the proximity to primary schools, which are within walking distance from most homes for sale in this neighbourhood. However, West Shore does not contain any high schools.