High Park-Swansea real estate guide & listings for sale
High Park-Swansea is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed atmosphere. This area is quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around the railway line. Lastly, there is much greenery in this part of Toronto; the majority of locations within the neighbourhood have good access to green spaces, like High Park and Rennie Park, since there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to unwind in. Moreover, residents will find that there are a lot of tree-lined streets.
This part of Toronto affords property owners the choice between a variety of means of transportation. The public transit network in High Park-Swansea is very convenient. Homeowners are served by about 10 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is typically very close. This neighbourhood is also very suitable for those who travel by foot; many common errands can be run on foot, and plenty of businesses are reasonably close by. It is easy to travel by bike in this part of Toronto because High Park-Swansea features a good cycling infrastructure.
Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing about one third of dwellings in High Park-Swansea, and the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. This neighbourhood also has a good variety of housing size options - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 55% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and 45% are renters. A majority of the housing growth in this area occurred pre-1960.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a rather short walk away in this part of the city. Additionally, those who are fond of eating out won't have to walk far in this neighbourhood, where over 100 restaurants and about 20 coffee shops are available. It is also a rather short distance to a good choice of clothing stores, for example along Bloor Street. When it comes to education, in this part of Toronto, families will usually be able to access daycares and schools by walking. At the primary level, there are both public and private schools.