Banbury-Don Mills real estate guide & listings for sale
Banbury-Don Mills offers a slower-paced atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. This part of the city is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are usually tranquil - although that is not the case closer to Don Valley Parkway or one of the railway lines. Finally, there is a lot of greenery in this neighbourhood; there are around 30 public green spaces close by for residents to explore, including Edwards Gardens and Moccasin Trail Park, and they are very well-distributed, which makes them very easy to reach. Residents will also find that the tree canopy coverage for most streets is very good.
The public transit network in this area is good. For example, there are about 10 bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and bus stops are not very far from most homes. On the other hand, many of the homes for sale in this part of Toronto are located in areas that are not especially conducive to those who travel by foot as running daily errands is at times challenging without using a vehicle. Although some bike-friendly pockets can be found, biking is at times difficult in Banbury-Don Mills since the cycling infrastructure is not particularly comprehensive, and there are quite a few hills. However, driving is very often the preferred mode of transportation in this area. Many properties for sale are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Don Valley Parkway, and it is very convenient to find a place to park.
Large apartment buildings are the main housing type, representing about half of buildings in Banbury-Don Mills, and the rest of the dwellings are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. Around 30% of properties in this neighbourhood were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This neighbourhood has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the properties in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and 40% are rented.
It is a rather short walk to get to daycares and schools from any location in this part of Toronto. Residents benefit from public and private schools at both the primary and high school level. In terms of food, it is frequently feasible for property owners in Banbury-Don Mills to purchase their groceries by walking. In addition, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and home buyers benefit from approximately 10 cafes as well. It is also a rather short walk to a good choice of clothing stores.