28 BORDEN Street, Cambridge, N1S3N2
28 BORDEN Street, Cambridge, Ontario N1S3N2
In this article we’re going to cover townhouses for sale in Cambridge, Ontario. The portal above shows current active listings, with the newest being first. You can see details about each property listed, as well as start your own search which can highlight target areas, filter and sort according to price and details, save your preferences, and more!
Cambridge is a city which adjoins the Guelph and Kitchener / Waterloo areas. All areas have access to major highways for commuters and neighbouring cities and towns for a diverse range of amenities.
The Grand River runs throughout the city which is comprised of many family-friendly, historic communities. There are Conestoga College campuses as well as many high schools and elementary schools in both the public and catholic school boards.
Many Conestoga College campuses are located in Cambridge and surrounding area, along with University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Cambridge contains a wide variety of older and newer homes ranging in style and size.
Activities in Cambridge include Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Farmer’s Market, “Christmas in Cambridge”, Dragon Boat Festival, Santa Claus Parade, and Centre of the Arts. For the outdoor enthusiasts there are systems of trails to bike and hike in the warmer months, including Rail Trails and Grand River trails. In the colder months you’ll find many public skating areas and tobogganing options.
There are many parks to enjoy in Cambridge including Shade’s Mill, Riverside, Mill Run, and Churchill. Cambridge is a city rich with history, culture, and community, and is home to the most historic bridges in region!
Popular Areas to Find Townhouses in Cambridge
Preston Heights – Located in the north east area of Cambridge close to the 401. Conestoga College Doon campus is a few mins away. Grand River runs throughout with trails to enjoy. Riverside Park, Linear Park, Dumfries Conservation Area and many more options for exploring outdoors are waiting here! Enjoy all the amenities close by, along with quiet living in the city.
Preston Centre/Downtown Preston – Located in the upper north west area of Cambridge. Here you’ll find large parks, friendly communities, and historical brick homes. Just a 10 minute drive to downtown Cambridge with access to major highways and Conestoga College Doon campus only a few minutes away. The Grand River runs throughout with trails and parks to enjoy.
North West Hespeler including Hagey and Silver Heights – This is a peaceful and family-friendly community with access to the major highways. Close by are Chilligo Conservation area, Hespeler Mill Pond, Silver Heights Park, and Maple Grove Dog Park. The Toyota Plant is located here also.
Fiddlesticks – Located in the north east area of Cambridge, about 11 minutes from the city centre. Fiddlesticks composes a large portion of Cambridge and is home to the amazing Cambridge Sports Park. Shade’s Mills Conservation Area is also here – a large park with swimming, fishing, forested hiking trails & winter activities like ice fishing. The north end of Fiddlesticks is industrial and the south is residential. This area also borders on Barber’s Beach and the town of Puslinch which leads to Guelph.
Greenway-Chaplin – Located north of central Cambridge and less than 10 minutes drive to the city centre. This area also composes a large portion of the city and offers beautiful views of the Grand River while driving. Cambridge Centre Mall and many other stores and restaurants are found in this area. Close by is the hospital, along with Riverbluffs Park, Shade’s Mill, and Dumfries Conservation Area.
Blair Road – Located directly north west and about 5 minutes drive from Cambridge. The Grand River separates this area from the bustle of the city, making it a quiet, mostly residential area. You’ll find Grand River trails, Whistle Bear Golf Club, Grand Valley Golf & Country Club, and Cambridge Sculpture Garden here.
East Galt – Located directly east of the city centre and sits along the Grand River. This is an historic area with brick homes and older downtown buildings. Centennial and Soper Park are found here. All the amenities are close by mixed with the charm and character of historic buildings.
What Are Townhouses?
A townhouse is a multi-floor home that shares one or two walls with adjacent properties. These can be set up as attached, row, or stacked houses. Attached or row houses are 2 or 3 storey townhouses, and stacked townhouses are 2 or more individual townhouses stacked on top of each other. Each townhouse unit is owned by individual homeowners and has its own private entrance and small yard space.
Attached or row townhouses can be freehold townhouses or condominium townhouses.
Freehold is like owning a traditional family home with which the homeowner owns the building and the land, and is responsible for the indoor and outdoor maintenance of the home. There may be some common elements like garbage collection and snow removal in the freehold townhouse complex.
Condominium townhouses involve the owners owning a portion of the condo corporation instead of land, and they are responsible for the inside of the home only (as well as some personal landscaping).
A monthly maintenance fee is paid to the condo corporation and covers shared amenities and possibly water, partial insurance, and / or general landscaping. This fee is added to a reserve fund which is used for larger maintenance projects in the condo complex.
Advantages of Townhouses
Affordability – Townhouses usually have a lower purchase price than a traditional detached or semi-detached home.
Quality – This is a good way to enter the housing market or upsize from an apartment.
Freedom with Perks – There is more variety in personal decorating style, lower heating bills, access to common amenities and services, and homeowners are part of a community.
Disadvantages of Townhouses
Neighbours – Depending whether or not you enjoy being surrounded by other homeowners who may be noisy or unpleasant.
Fees and Regulations – Monthly fees are non-negotiable and there are restrictions which can limit the freedom of homeowners with decorating and renovating. Be sure to check the condo status certificate before buying.
Smaller Space and Stairs – Townhouses often have smaller square footage and yard space than a traditional home. They may also have lots of stairs if they maximize space vertically and the building footprint is small.
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