Etobicoke real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Etobicoke is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. This part of the city is reasonably quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite loud, especially close to the airport (YYZ), one of the railway lines, F G Gardiner Expressway or Highway 401. Lastly, this part of Toronto also features a good amount of greenery; there are over 350 parks nearby for residents to explore, such as Colonel Samuel Smith Park and Rowntree Mills Park, resulting in them being very easy to access from the majority of locations in Etobicoke. Residents will also find that there are numerous tree-lined streets.
The public transit network in this former municipality is good due to various rapid transit stations on the Bloor - Danforth Line, and over 50 nearby bus lines. On the other hand, Etobicoke is not very suited for biking as there is a significant amount of hills, and the cycling network is not very well-developed. There are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of Etobicoke, despite the fact that many daily needs can be carried out on foot. In contrast, this part of Toronto is very car friendly. It is convenient to park, and most real estate listings are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Highway 427.
In Etobicoke, roughly 40% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, whereas the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. About one third of homes in this part of Toronto were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 2000s. This former municipality is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy roughly 60% of the dwellings in Etobicoke while the rest are rented.
It is generally possible for home buyers in Etobicoke to purchase their groceries by walking. Furthermore, this part of the city is a fairly good place in which to eat out, for example on Bloor Street, and there are also over 150 coffee shops in Etobicoke. It is also convenient to get to a selection of clothing stores on foot. When it comes to education, parents and their kids will welcome that no matter where their house is located in Etobicoke, both primary and secondary schools are close by. Apart from public schools, there are private primary and high schools. However, it can be challenging to reach daycares on foot.