Dorset Park real estate guide & listings for sale
Dorset Park offers a broad selection of green spaces to enjoy, as well as some areas with a vibrant ambience. To be more precise, it is easy to access public green spaces in the neighbourhood, since reaching the closest one is easy from most residences and there are about 10 parks nearby for residents to visit. In addition, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good. Since there are few pedestrians, this neighbourhood is relatively quiet, although noise levels are higher closer to one of the railway lines or Highway 401.
Dorset Park will please homeowners that value different modes of transportation. Commuting by public transit is very convenient in Dorset Park. For example, house owners are served by Lawrence East Station, Midland Station and Ellesmere Station on the Scarborough Line. There are a few bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and bus stops are not very far from most residences. Dorset Park is also convenient for those who travel by foot; running daily errands is easy on foot. This area is not very appropriate for biking as this area is home to a rather poor bicycling infrastructure, and there are a fair number of elevation changes to challenge cyclists.
Large apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing roughly one third of dwellings in Dorset Park, and the remaining properties are mainly single detached homes and townhouses. This area has a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and renters make up the remainder. About 45% of homes in this area were built between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1990s.
Primary schools as well as high schools are easy to reach on foot from most houses for sale in this part of Toronto. Families are served by public and private elementary schools. On the other hand, parents and their schoolchildren may find it difficult to access daycares as a pedestrian. Regarding eating, it is very often practical for house buyers in Dorset Park to buy general and specialty groceries on foot. Moreover, there are a good number of options for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also easy to get to a variety of clothing stores on foot.