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Riverside

The neighbourhood of Riverside is part of the city of Cambridge, Ontario.

Housing

Around one third of dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Riverside, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses. About one third of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1990s. This part of Cambridge is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. About 55% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home and 45% are owners.

Transportation

Driving is an excellent medium of transportation in Riverside. It is very convenient to find a place to park, and most houses for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Highway 401. On the other hand, travelling by public transit is difficult in Riverside. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is usually close by. Walking is not very practical for house buyers in Riverside since many daily needs are inconvenient to meet on foot. Biking is also difficult in Riverside as this part of the city has a quite bad cycling infrastructure, and riding is rendered arduous by the typically sloping topography.

Services

A portion of property owners in Riverside may have the option to buy their groceries by walking, while others will have to rely on another means of transportation. There are also a few restaurants in this neighbourhood. With respect to education, Riverside does not have any high schools or primary schools. In addition, families may consider it challenging to reach daycares as a pedestrian.

Character

There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Riverside. There are a few green spaces nearby for residents to explore, including Riverside Park, which results in them being easy to get to from most locations in the neighbourhood. Finally, this part of Cambridge remains relatively serene, as there are very few people out and about on the streets.

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