Forest Hill South real estate guide & listings for sale
Forest Hill South is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the feel of this neighbourhood. There are many bustling parts in this neighbourhood to visit. Although this neighbourhood is not known for its nightlife, there are very often a large number of people around. The noise levels in Forest Hill South are low, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. There is much greenery in this area as the tree canopy coverage for a lot of streets is very good. There are a few green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, like Cedarvale Ravine and Kay Gardner Beltline Park, making it very easy to get to them.
This neighbourhood will please home buyers that value a variety of means of transportation. A majority of the houses for sale in this neighbourhood are located in places that are very conducive to those who travel by foot; running common errands is very easy, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well. The bicycle is a reasonably good mode of transportation in Forest Hill South since the bicycling infrastructure is well-developed. Thanks to St. Clair West Station with access to the Yonge - University Line, and a few nearby bus lines, the public transit service in this part of Toronto is very good. Cars are also a good mode of transportation in this part of the city. It is convenient to access a parking spot.
Forest Hill South experienced its biggest construction boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available housing is from this era. Large apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing roughly 45% of dwellings in this part of the city, while small apartment buildings and single detached homes make up most of the remaining housing stock. The split between homeowners and renters is about even. This neighbourhood has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away in this part of Toronto. Additionally, owing to 30-odd restaurants and cafes in this neighbourhood, there is usually a spot to get a meal or a beverage just around the corner. It is also a short distance to a very good choice of clothing stores. Regarding education, in this part of Toronto, parents and their children will usually be able to reach daycares and schools on foot. Families benefit from public and private primary schools.