Playter Estates-Danforth real estate guide & listings for sale
No matter what type of character home buyers prefer in a neighbourhood, Playter Estates-Danforth is a fairly good option. Finding dynamic streets in this part of the city is very easy. Even though a narrow selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, there are many people around most of the time, and with the nightlife venues in nearby neighbourhoods, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink as they are generally located very close by. Playter Estates-Danforth is good for those who need quiet areas, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue, although that is not the case near the railway line or Don Valley Parkway. There is a fair amount of greenery in this part of Toronto; there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to visit, such as Lower Don Parklands and Todmorden Mills Park, and they are very well-located, which makes it very easy to access them. Residents will also find that numerous tree-lined streets are prominent.
This part of Toronto permits home buyers to travel by a diversity of means of transportation. The public transit system in Playter Estates-Danforth is very practical. For example, rapid transit stations, such as Chester Station and Broadview Station on the Bloor - Danforth Line, are not very far from most properties in the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is linked by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are commonly nearby. Active property owners will also enjoy the very pedestrian-friendly character of this part of Toronto; most common errands can be run without the use of a car, and there are also a good number of businesses close by. This neighbourhood will attract physically active home buyers because it is suitable for bicycling. More specifically, there are a fair number of bike lanes.
The split between renters and homeowners is about even. Small apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing roughly one third of dwellings in this neighbourhood, while large apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. Most housing in this part of Toronto was built pre-1960, during its largest construction boom. This neighbourhood has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this neighbourhood. Likewise, owing to 20-odd restaurants and cafes in this part of the city, there is typically a place to get a meal or a beverage just around the corner, for example on Danforth Avenue. It is also a short distance to a very good selection of clothing stores, for example along Broadview Avenue. When it comes to education, in this neighbourhood, parents and their kids will generally be able to reach daycares and schools by walking. Residents have the choice between public and private primary schools.