Kensington-Chinatown real estate guide & listings for sale
Kensington-Chinatown offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. This neighbourhood has a very large number of streets for those looking for a dynamic vibe. There is an extensive selection of entertainment venues, there are masses of people around most of the time, and with its approximately 40 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. There is a small amount of greenery in this area; to be more specific, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for numerous streets is below average. However, parks are very easy to reach since there are a few of them close by for residents to relax in.
Kensington-Chinatown is an excellent neighbourhood for eco-friendly transportation options. The public transit network in this part of Toronto is especially practical. Rapid transit stations, including Osgoode Station with access to the Yonge - University Line, are generally relatively close by from the majority of properties in the neighbourhood. House owners benefit from approximately 10 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop. Kensington-Chinatown is also very well-suited for those who travel by foot; running common errands is especially convenient by walking, and there are also countless businesses in proximity. Bicycling is reasonably adopted in Kensington-Chinatown because the cycling network is comprehensive, and bike-share stations are hardly ever more than a short distance away.
In Kensington-Chinatown, around 55% of buildings are large apartment buildings, and the remaining homes are mainly small apartment buildings. This part of Toronto is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. About 70% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home while owners make up the remainder. Around 30% of homes in this area were constructed prior to the 1960s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this neighbourhood. Moreover, owing to 450-odd restaurants and cafes in Kensington-Chinatown, there is almost always a spot to get some food or drink just around the corner. Property owners can find countless nearby clothing stores, for instance on Augusta Avenue. Concerning education, in this part of the city, families will almost always be able to reach daycares and schools by walking. Residents have the choice between public and private schools at both the primary and secondary school level.