Dorset Park real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Dorset Park is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. Greenery is not especially present in this area; to be more precise, residents will find that the majority of streets have sub-par tree coverage. However, it is very easy to access green spaces from a lot of locations in the neighbourhood, since there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to explore and the majority of homes for sale have a park a short walk away. The noise levels in this part of Toronto are also reasonably low, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case closer to Highway 401 or one of the railway lines.
This part of the city will please homeowners that use several modes of transportation. Dorset Park features a very good public transit infrastructure. Residents can count on Lawrence East Station, Midland Station and Ellesmere Station with access to the Scarborough Line. House owners benefit from a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most homes. Most homes for sale in this neighbourhood are located in areas that are also quite well-suited for walking; carrying out day-to-day needs is easy. Dorset Park is not very bicycling-friendly since there are few bike lanes, and there are a fair number of elevation changes for cyclists to brave.
In Dorset Park, about one third of dwellings are large apartment buildings, but single detached homes and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Roughly 45% of homes in this neighbourhood were constructed between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1990s. This area has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy roughly two thirds of the units in the neighbourhood and the remainder are rented.
Both general and specialty grocery stores are usually accessible within a short walk from most properties for sale in this area. Additionally, there are a good number of opportunities for those who appreciate nearby restaurants and cafes. A decent choice of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance. With regards to education, in Dorset Park, parents and their schoolchildren will typically be able to access both primary and secondary schools on foot. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. On the other hand, there are only a limited number of daycares and thus they can be a rather long walk away.