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Observatory, Richmond Hill, Ontario Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Large apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing about half of buildings in Observatory, and the remaining properties are mainly single detached homes and townhouses. The buildings in this neighbourhood are very new, since around 40% of its dwellings were built between 1990 and 2000, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 2000s. This part of Richmond Hill also has a good selection of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the population of this neighbourhood own their home while the remainder are renters.  Read more about Observatory real estate

23 Homes For Sale in Observatory

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Transportation

Active home buyers will be pleased with the quite walk-friendly nature of Observatory; many common errands can be run on foot. On the other hand, it is sometimes difficult to commute by bicycle in this part of the town because the cycling network is rather limited, and the topography is not especially flat. Getting around by public transit is occasionally difficult in Observatory. Thankfully, rapid transit stations, including Yonge / 16th-Carrville on the blue | VIVA BLUE, are not particularly far-removed from the majority of houses in the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is served by a few bus lines, and most residences are very close to a bus stop. However, the favoured approach to navigate Observatory is usually driving. It is easy to find a parking spot.

Services

It is typically feasible for home buyers in Observatory to purchase general and specialty groceries by walking. Moreover, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a good number of opportunities. Regarding education, it is a short walk to get to daycares and schools from any location in Observatory.

Character

The character of Observatory is exemplified by its relaxed environment. There are a few parks close by for residents to unwind in, making them very easy to get to from the majority of locations within the neighbourhood. This part of Richmond Hill is also fairly good for those who like a quiet atmosphere, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be problematic near the railway line.