Morningside real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Morningside is exemplified by its relaxed atmosphere. There is a good amount of greenery in this area as the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good. There are around 10 parks nearby for residents to discover, such as Morningside Park and Scarborough Hydro Green Space, and they are very well-spread out, making it very easy to get to them. This area is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are usually peaceful - however noise can be bothersome around Highway 401.
The best transportation option in this part of Toronto is very often a car. It is a rather short drive to the nearest highway, such as Highway 401, from anywhere in this neighbourhood, and it is straightforward to park. Getting around by public transit is also convenient in this part of the city. For example, homeowners have access to a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally just around the corner. There aren't many pedestrians out on the streets of Morningside, although running common errands is convenient by walking. Commuting by bicycle is also challenging in this part of Toronto since cyclists encounter a significant amount of slopes, and the bicycling network is not very extensive.
Over half of the housing stock of Morningside consists of large apartment buildings and single detached homes, while townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. This area also has a good variety of housing sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home whereas the rest are renters. A majority of the housing growth in this neighbourhood occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
It is often feasible for property owners in this part of the city to do groceries on foot. Likewise, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and there are also a few coffee shops in Morningside. Home buyers can find a good number of nearby clothing stores. As far as education is concerned, families will appreciate that no matter where their house is situated in Morningside, primary schools are close by. In contrast, there are only a limited number of high schools and thus they can be a rather long walk away.