Banbury-Don Mills real estate guide & listings for sale
Banbury-Don Mills is a good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a slower-paced environment. Most areas in this area are quiet, as the streets are generally reasonably peaceful - however noise can be an issue around one of the railway lines or Don Valley Parkway. Lastly, there is a lot of greenery in this neighbourhood; public green spaces, like Wilket Creek Park and Donalda Club, are very well-spread out and there are approximately 30 of them nearby for residents to relax in, making them very easy to reach. Moreover, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for most streets is very good.
This area has a reasonably good public transit system due to about 10 nearby bus lines. On the other hand, walking is not especially feasible for house buyers in this part of the city as common amenities such as post offices or laundromats can be an occasionally long walk away. Banbury-Don Mills is not especially conducive to cycling since the cycling network is not particularly comprehensive, and there is a considerable amount of hills. Nonetheless, some bike-friendly pockets can be found. In contrast, cars are an excellent mode of transportation in Banbury-Don Mills. It is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway, such as Don Valley Parkway, from any home in this part of the city, and finding a parking spot is quite easy.
Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing many dwellings in Banbury-Don Mills, and the rest of the houses are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. Roughly 30% of properties in this neighbourhood were built between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This part of the city also has a good variety of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 60% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and the remainder are renters.
It is a rather short walk to access schools and daycares from any location in this part of Toronto. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Regarding food, house buyers in this neighbourhood will value that a grocery store is always only a rather short walk away. Additionally, this part of the city is a good place in which to eat out, and a limited number of coffee shops can be found as well. It is also a reasonably short walk to a good selection of clothing stores.