Etobicoke real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Etobicoke is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. This area is fairly good for those who enjoy quiet surroundings, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although that is not the case around the airport (YYZ), Queen Elizabeth Way, Highway 407 or one of the railway lines. Lastly, greenery is reasonably present in this former municipality; there are over 350 public green spaces nearby for residents to visit, including Centennial Park and West Humber Parkland, making it very easy to get to them. Residents will also find that numerous tree-lined streets are present.
Thanks to various rapid transit stations with access to the Bloor - Danforth Line, and over 50 nearby bus lines, homeowners can depend on public transit to move around in Etobicoke. On the other hand, it is challenging to move around by bicycle in Etobicoke because the bicycling infrastructure is not very extensive, and cyclists are faced with quite a few elevation changes. Walking is not very popular in Etobicoke, even though meeting day-to-day needs is convenient. However, the preferred transportation option in this part of Toronto is very often a car. The majority of properties for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as Highway 427, and parking is generally easy.
In Etobicoke, roughly 40% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. Roughly one third of homes in this former municipality were built between 1960 and 1980, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 2000s. This area has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 60% of the units in the former municipality are occupied by homeowners whereas renters occupy the remainder.
A supermarket is ordinarily reachable within a rather short walk from anywhere in Etobicoke. In addition, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and a limited number of coffee shops is available as well. It is also easy to get to a number of clothing stores on foot. With respect to education, both primary and secondary schools are easy to walk to from most houses for sale in Etobicoke. Besides public schools, there are private primary and high schools. On the other hand, there are only a limited number of daycares and consequently they can be a rather long walk away.