Old East York real estate guide & listings for sale
Old East York offers a vast selection of green spaces to enjoy, despite its sometimes busy atmosphere. To be more specific, public green spaces, including E.T. Seton Park and Lower Don Parklands, are very well-spread out and there are a few of them close by for residents to discover, which makes it very easy to get to them from many locations in the neighbourhood. Residents will also find that the tree canopy coverage for a large number of streets is good. Most parts of this neighbourhood are very serene and quiet, but some other areas can be noisy, especially close to Don Valley Parkway.
Old East York presents house buyers with several alternative methods of transportation. Commuting by public transit is very convenient in this part of the city as a result of about 10 nearby bus lines. Active property owners will also enjoy the quite walk-friendly nature of this part of Toronto; most daily needs are easy to carry out without the use of a car. Old East York is not particularly appropriate for bicycling because bike riders are faced with quite a few hills, and the cycling infrastructure is sometimes poor.
In Old East York, the majority of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. This part of the city also has a good selection of unit sizes; houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the properties in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and renters occupy the remainder. This part of Toronto experienced its most significant building boom before the 1960s, so most of the available housing is from this era.
Schools and daycares are easy to access on foot from any location in Old East York. As far as food is concerned, it is very often possible for property owners in this neighbourhood to shop for general and specialty groceries on foot. Moreover, there is usually a restaurant or cafe in close proximity. It is also convenient to reach a variety of clothing stores on foot.