Clairlea-Birchmount real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Clairlea-Birchmount is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. Greenery is quite prominent in this part of Toronto as there are many tree-lined streets. The majority of locations in the neighbourhood have reasonably good access to public green spaces, like St. Clair Ravine and Warden Woods Park, since there are around 10 of them close by for residents to explore. This area is also fairly good for those who like a quiet atmosphere, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around one of the railway lines.
This area will draw home buyers that value various methods of transportation. Owing to Warden Station with access to the Bloor - Danforth Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines, this area is very transit friendly. Clairlea-Birchmount is also conducive to walking; many common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle. Clairlea-Birchmount is not especially cycling-friendly as this area has a sometimes poor bicycling infrastructure, and riding a bike is made difficult by the often hilly area.
In Clairlea-Birchmount, around one third of buildings are single detached homes, but large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This area did not experience a single building boom; the construction of new dwellings in Clairlea-Birchmount was spread throughout several decades in recent history. This part of Toronto has a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly two thirds of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and renters make up the remainder.
A grocery store is usually reachable within a reasonably short walk from anywhere in this neighbourhood. Likewise, there is commonly a restaurant or cafe just around the corner. It is also a reasonably short distance to a good variety of clothing stores. Regarding education, parents and their kids will find that wherever their house is located in Clairlea-Birchmount, daycares and primary schools are nearby. In contrast, high schools are not especially plentiful and therefore not always within walking distance.