Bedford Park-Nortown real estate guide & listings for sale
People who prefer a slower-paced environment will enjoy Bedford Park-Nortown. Greenery is reasonably present in this part of Toronto as the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good. There are about 20 parks close by for residents to explore and they are very well-situated, which makes them very easy to get to from most locations within the neighbourhood. This part of Toronto is quiet overall, as the streets are generally reasonably peaceful - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to Highway 401.
This part of the city affords house buyers the choice between several methods of transportation. Thanks to approximately 10 nearby bus lines, this neighbourhood is very transit friendly. Walking is also quite feasible for residents in Bedford Park-Nortown; many common errands can be run without the use of a car, and there are also a fair number of businesses close by. Despite the fact that biking is more practical in some sectors than others, the bike is a fairly poor mode of transportation in Bedford Park-Nortown as there are few bike lanes, and there is a considerable amount of hills.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 55% of buildings in Bedford Park-Nortown, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This area has a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 70% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. Around one third of homes in this part of the city were built pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1990s.
Families will value the proximity to schools and daycares, which are within walking distance from the majority of houses for sale in Bedford Park-Nortown. Residents have the choice between public and private schools at both the primary and high school level. In terms of food, it is convenient to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any home in Bedford Park-Nortown. Additionally, there are a good number of options for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. A very good choice of clothing stores is also available within a short walking distance, for example on Bathurst Street.