Kensington-Chinatown real estate guide & listings for sale
Kensington-Chinatown is a great part of Toronto for home buyers who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Finding dynamic streets in this area is very easy. A lot of entertainment venues can be found nearby, there are very often crowds of people around, and with its about 40 nightlife venues, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink as they are generally located very close by. This part of the city also features not that much greenery; more specifically, residents will find that most streets have sub-par tree coverage. However, there are a few public green spaces close by for residents to explore and they are especially well-spread out, making it very easy to access them.
Kensington-Chinatown is an excellent part of the city with regards to travelling without driving. This area is very conducive to walking; running common errands is very convenient on foot, and plenty of businesses are very nearby. Active house buyers will also be pleased with the especially bike-friendly character of Kensington-Chinatown. More precisely, the bicycling infrastructure is fairly good, and bike-share stations are seldomly more than a short distance away. With Osgoode Station with access to the Yonge - University Line, and around 10 nearby bus lines, this part of the city is home to an excellent public transit system. In contrast, driving is a sometimes poor mode of transportation in Kensington-Chinatown. Nonetheless, it is a rather short car ride to the nearest highway from anywhere in this part of the city.
The majority of buildings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Kensington-Chinatown, and the remaining dwellings are mainly small apartment buildings. This neighbourhood has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 70% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by renters and the rest are occupied by owners. About 30% of homes in this neighbourhood were built pre-1960, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s.
House buyers in Kensington-Chinatown will welcome that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Likewise, there are over 400 restaurants and over 50 coffee shops to enjoy in this part of Toronto. Residents can find very many nearby clothing stores. When it comes to education, families will value the proximity to schools and daycares, which are within walking distance from all properties for sale in Kensington-Chinatown. Apart from public schools, there are private primary and high schools.