Parkwoods-Donalda real estate guide & listings for sale
Parkwoods-Donalda is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a slower-paced environment. The noise levels in this area are quite low, as the streets are reasonably tranquil - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially closer to Highway 404, Don Valley Parkway or the railway line. Finally, greenery is present in this neighbourhood; it is very easy to reach green spaces in the neighbourhood, since there are around 20 of them nearby for residents to discover, including Donalda Club and Moatfield Farm Park. Furthermore, residents will find that there are numerous tree-lined streets.
The public transit network in Parkwoods-Donalda is convenient. There are around 10 bus lines traversing the neighbourhood, and most houses are very close to a bus stop. In contrast, travelling by foot is not very common in this part of Toronto, although many daily errands can be run without having to use a vehicle. This neighbourhood is not very bike-friendly since there is a considerable amount of elevation changes, and this part of Toronto has a fairly poor bicycling infrastructure. Thankfully, cycling is better in certain sectors than others. However, cars are a great transportation option in Parkwoods-Donalda. The majority of homes for sale are a short car ride from the closest highway, such as Don Valley Parkway, and it is convenient to park.
Large apartment buildings are the main housing type, representing the majority of buildings in Parkwoods-Donalda, while single detached homes and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. This neighbourhood has a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 60% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home and owners make up the remainder. Most of the housing growth in this part of the city happened in the 1960s and 1970s.
It is often feasible for house buyers in this neighbourhood to buy their groceries on foot. Moreover, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of choices, and there are also a few cafes in Parkwoods-Donalda. In terms of education, in this area, families will generally be able to get to daycares and schools on foot. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.