North York real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of North York is exemplified by its calm environment. Greenery is present in this area; there are over 500 parks close by for residents to enjoy, like G. Ross Lord Park and East Don Parkland, making them very easy to reach from a lot of locations within the former municipality. Residents will also find that there are numerous tree-lined streets. This former municipality is reasonably quiet overall, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several louder sections, especially close to the airport (YZD), Highway 401, Highway 400 or one of the railway lines.
This former municipality will draw homeowners that appreciate a variety of means of transportation. Thanks to many rapid transit stations on the Sheppard Line and Yonge - University Line, and over 100 nearby bus lines, residents can depend on public transit to travel in North York. North York is also a fairly convenient part of Toronto for pedestrians; meeting day-to-day needs is easy. This former municipality is not very bike-friendly since bike riders are faced with a considerable amount of elevation changes, and the cycling infrastructure is not very extensive.
Large apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing roughly half of dwellings in North York, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses. This part of Toronto is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. The population residing in this former municipality is evenly split between renters and owners. Roughly 40% of homes in this area were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 2000s.
The nearest grocery store in North York is usually only a rather short walk away. There are over 450 supermarkets in this area, and the best selection can be found on streets such as Wilson Avenue. In addition, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a good number of options, and a small selection of cafes is available as well. A decent choice of clothing stores is also available within a reasonably short walking distance. As far as education is concerned, schools and daycares are convenient to reach on foot from anywhere in North York. Parents have the choice between public and private schools at both the primary and secondary school level.