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Waterloo

Waterloo is a city located within Ontario, Canada.

Housing

Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing most buildings in Waterloo, and the rest of the properties are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. This city is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 70% of the units in the city and 30% are rented. Around one quarter of properties in this city were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s.

Transportation

Getting around by car is very convenient in this city. It is straightforward to park. However, public transit users may find few options in Waterloo as a result of the infrequent service. Thankfully, property owners benefit from around 20 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most houses. It is convenient to move around by bike in this city as the bicycling network is quite comprehensive. Waterloo is not very suitable for those who travel by foot as running common errands is difficult.

Services

The nearest supermarket in Waterloo is generally only a reasonably short walk away. A small variety of restaurants and cafes is available as well. With respect to education, in Waterloo, parents and their children will usually be able to access primary schools on foot. However, it can be difficult to walk to high schools from homes for sale in Waterloo. Apart from public schools, there are private primary and secondary schools.

Character

Waterloo offers a calm environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. This city is quiet overall, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be bothersome closer to the railway line or Highway 85. Lastly, it is easy to access parks from the majority of locations in the city, since there are over 50 of them nearby for residents to enjoy, such as Breithaupt Park and RIM Park.

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