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Gatineau

Gatineau is a city located within Quebec, Canada.

Housing

In Gatineau, about 40% of dwellings are single detached homes, while small apartment buildings and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. This city is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. About two thirds of the properties in the city are occupied by homeowners and one third are rented. Roughly 30% of homes in this city were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.

Transportation

Gatineau is especially car friendly. Most homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, such as Autoroute de la Gatineau, and accessing a parking spot is easy. However, public transit users may find limited choices in this city due to the service's low frequency. Thankfully, property owners benefit from over 100 bus lines, and it is easy to reach a nearby bus stop from most residences. It is convenient to get around by bicycle in Gatineau because the cycling infrastructure is comprehensive. It is impractical for people travelling on foot to get around in this city as very few common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.

Services

In Gatineau, families will commonly be able to get to primary schools by walking. However, parents and their kids may consider it difficult to access high schools as a pedestrian. Apart from public schools, there are private primary and high schools. Regarding eating, reaching one of over 100 supermarkets by walking is feasible for some, but not all, home buyers in Gatineau. There are also a few opportunities for those who care about close by restaurants and cafes.

Character

Gatineau is reasonably quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially closer to Autoroute de l'Outaouais, Autoroute de la Gatineau, one of the railway lines or the airport (YND).

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