Little Portugal real estate guide & listings for sale
Little Portugal is a great neighbourhood for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. This neighbourhood has a very large number of areas for those looking for a dynamic vibe. There are crowds of people around most of the time, there are many nearby entertainment venues, and it is very easy to find places to go out at night because they are well-spread throughout the neighbourhood. The greenery in this part of the city is not particularly prominent; to be more specific, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for the majority of streets is sub-par. However, there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to relax in and they are especially well-located, which results in them being very easy to reach from most locations within the neighbourhood.
Little Portugal is a great neighbourhood for eco-friendly transportation options. It is very easy for pedestrians to move around in this part of Toronto; all daily needs can be met on foot, and there are also a very large number of businesses nearby. This part of the city will also appeal to physically active home buyers as it is especially suitable for cycling. For instance, Little Portugal has a very good cycling infrastructure. Travelling by public transit is very convenient in this part of the city. In particular, the neighbourhood is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most properties. On the other hand, driving is a sometimes poor mode of transportation in Little Portugal. Nevertheless, most properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the closest highway.
In Little Portugal, about 40% of buildings are large apartment buildings, while small apartment buildings and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This area is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Renters occupy roughly 55% of the properties in Little Portugal and 45% are occupied by owners. The homes in this neighbourhood are quite old, because around 45% of its dwellings were built pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s.
It is very easy to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from any location in Little Portugal. Likewise, with over 50 restaurants and about 20 coffee shops, this part of the city is an excellent place in which to eat out, for instance along Queen Street. It is also especially convenient to reach a number of clothing stores on foot. When it comes to education, families will find that no matter where their home is situated in Little Portugal, daycares and schools are close by.