Parkwoods-Donalda real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Parkwoods-Donalda is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. The noise levels in this area are reasonably low, as the streets are calm - although there are still several louder areas, especially near the railway line, Highway 404 or Don Valley Parkway. Finally, there is a good amount of greenery in this part of Toronto; there are approximately 20 public green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, including Graydon Hall Park and Brookbanks Park, resulting in them being very easy to get to from most locations in Parkwoods-Donalda. Residents will also find that a lot of streets have reasonably good tree coverage.
The public transit system in this part of Toronto is quite practical. For instance, the neighbourhood is served by about 10 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is typically very close. However, there are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of this part of Toronto, even though many day-to-day errands can be run without needing to resort to a vehicle. Biking is difficult in Parkwoods-Donalda as the bicycling network is not very extensive, and cyclists encounter a considerable amount of elevation changes. Nonetheless, a few pleasant areas for cycling exist. However, the best method to get around in this area is usually driving. It is convenient to come across a place to park, and it is a short drive to the closest highway, such as Don Valley Parkway, from anywhere in this part of Toronto.
Most dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Parkwoods-Donalda, but single detached homes and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Most homes in this area were built between 1960 and 1980, during its largest building boom. This part of the city also has a good choice of housing size options; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home whereas the remainder are owners.
Parents and their children will appreciate the proximity to daycares and schools, which are within walking distance from the majority of homes for sale in Parkwoods-Donalda. Parents have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. When it comes to food, the nearest supermarket in Parkwoods-Donalda is generally only a rather short walk away. Additionally, a restaurant is typically just around the corner, and property owners are served by a few cafes as well. Residents benefit from a good number of nearby clothing stores.