North York real estate guide & listings for sale
Home buyers who prefer a calm environment will enjoy North York. This part of Toronto is quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder sections, especially around the airport (YZD), Highway 404, Highway 407 or one of the railway lines. Lastly, the greenery in this part of Toronto is quite prominent as a lot of streets have fairly good tree coverage. There are over 500 parks nearby for residents to relax in, such as Charles Sauriol Conservation Area and E.T. Seton Park, resulting in them being very easy to get to from most locations in this former municipality.
North York provides property owners with the choice between different methods of transportation. Thanks to a multitude of rapid transit stations on the Yonge - University Line and Sheppard Line, and over 100 nearby bus lines, the good public transit infrastructure makes transit a viable option for many people. Physically active house buyers will also appreciate the pedestrian-friendly character of this part of Toronto; many day-to-day errands can be run without needing to resort to a vehicle. North York is not very appropriate for cycling because cyclists are faced with a considerable amount of elevation changes, and the bicycling network is not very extensive.
About half of dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in North York, but small apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Around 40% of homes in this former municipality were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 2000s. This area also has a good selection of housing size options - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The population residing in this former municipality is evenly split between renters and owners.
It is typically practical for property owners in this part of the city to buy groceries by walking. There are over 450 grocery stores in North York, and the best variety can be found on streets such as Wilson Avenue. In addition, this part of Toronto is a good place in which to go out to eat, and residents can enjoy over 350 cafes as well. It is also easy to get to a number of clothing stores on foot. With regards to education, families will welcome the proximity to daycares and schools, which are within walking distance from the majority of houses for sale in North York. Parents have the option of public and private schools at both the primary and high school level.