North York real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of North York is exemplified by its relaxed ambience. Greenery is reasonably prominent in this former municipality as the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good. Getting to green spaces from most locations within the former municipality, like Charles Sauriol Conservation Area and West Humber Parkland, is very easy, since there are over 500 of them close by for residents to visit and most houses for sale have a park a short walk away. This part of Toronto is also reasonably quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although that is not the case closer to the airport (YZD), one of the railway lines, Highway 404 or Don Valley Parkway.
No matter the medium of transportation, it is quite straightforward to move around in this area. Thanks to plenty of rapid transit stations on the Yonge - University Line and Sheppard Line, and over 100 nearby bus lines, North York is home to a fairly good public transit system. It is also convenient for people travelling on foot to move around in North York; running daily errands is easy on foot. This area is not very amenable to bicycling as there is a significant amount of hills, and North York has a rather poor cycling infrastructure.
In North York, roughly half of dwellings are large apartment buildings, while small apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. Around 40% of properties in this part of Toronto were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 2000s. This former municipality offers mainly three bedroom and two bedroom homes. The proportions of renters and homeowners are about even.
It is a rather short walk to reach daycares and schools from most houses for sale in North York. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. When it comes to food, the closest supermarket in this area is generally only a reasonably short walk away. In addition, a restaurant is usually just around the corner, and a limited number of coffee shops is available as well. It is also easy to reach a number of clothing stores on foot.