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Columbia

Columbia is a neighbourhood in Waterloo, Ontario.

Transportation

Walking is practical for residents in this neighbourhood; many day-to-day errands can be run without needing to use a vehicle. In contrast, it is occasionally challenging to commute by bike in this neighbourhood as the topography is not especially flat, and the cycling infrastructure is somewhat poor. The car is very often the favoured mode of transportation in Columbia. The majority of homes for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway, and it is straightforward to park. On the other hand, getting around by transit can be occasionally challenging in this area due to the low service level. Thankfully, there are approximately 10 bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and most houses are very close to a bus stop.

Services

In Columbia, parents and their kids will usually be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking. Residents can choose between public and private high schools. On the other hand, there are only a few daycares and accordingly they can be an extended walk away. With respect to food, it is straightforward to get to the closest supermarket on foot in Columbia. Moreover, there is typically a restaurant or cafe just around the corner. A reasonable variety of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance.

Character

The character of Columbia is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. This area is fairly good for those who enjoy a quiet atmosphere, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially around the railway line. Lastly, although Columbia is not home to any parks, public green spaces are well-situated in nearby neighbourhoods, making them easy to get to.

Housing

Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing about 40% of dwellings in Columbia, and the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses. This area offers mainly three bedroom and two bedroom homes. Renters occupy around 85% of the properties in Columbia while the rest are occupied by owners. About 40% of homes in this part of Waterloo were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 2000s.