Runnymede-Bloor West Village real estate guide & listings for sale
Runnymede-Bloor West Village is a reasonably good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm environment. This neighbourhood features a good amount of greenery as there are numerous tree-lined streets. Parks are very well-spread out and there are a few of them nearby for residents to relax in, which results in them being very easy to reach from the majority of locations in Runnymede-Bloor West Village. This area is also reasonably quiet, as the streets are usually quite peaceful - however noise can be problematic close to the railway line.
Runnymede-Bloor West Village allows property owners to travel using a variety of modes of transportation. Thanks to Jane Station on the Bloor - Danforth Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines, the public transit system in this part of Toronto is very good. It is also very easy for people walking to navigate this part of the city; carrying out day-to-day needs is convenient on foot, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well. Bicycling is convenient in Runnymede-Bloor West Village since the cycling network is quite extensive.
About 80% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners while the remainder are rented. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about 55% of buildings in this part of the city, and the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. This neighbourhood experienced its main construction boom pre-1960, so most of the available properties are from this time period. This part of Toronto has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is straightforward to get to both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any location in this part of Toronto. In addition, there is typically a restaurant or cafe just around the corner. It is also a rather short distance to a decent selection of clothing stores. Concerning education, it is a short walk to access daycares and schools from anywhere in this area. Residents have the choice between public and private primary schools.