St. Andrew-Windfields real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of St.Andrew-Windfields is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. This part of Toronto is reasonably quiet overall, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially around Highway 401 or the railway line. Finally, this neighbourhood also features a fair amount of greenery; there are about 30 green spaces nearby for residents to discover, including Donalda Club and Betty Sutherland Trail Park, which makes it easy to access them. Residents will also find that there are numerous tree-lined streets.
Driving is an excellent transportation option in this neighbourhood. The majority of homes for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Highway 401, and accessing a parking spot is easy. Thanks to York Mills Station with access to the Yonge - University Line, and approximately 20 nearby bus lines, the public transit service in this neighbourhood is also reasonably good. Walking is not very popular in this area, despite the fact that many daily needs are convenient to carry out by walking. Moving around by bicycle is also challenging in this neighbourhood as this part of the city is home to a quite poor cycling infrastructure, and there is a significant amount of elevation changes.
About two thirds of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and the remainder are rented. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing the majority of dwellings in this part of Toronto, while large apartment buildings and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. About 45% of homes in this area were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1990s. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of two bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
Both primary and secondary schools are convenient to walk to from any location in this neighbourhood. In addition to public schools, there are private primary and secondary schools. In contrast, parents and their children may find it challenging to access daycares on foot. In terms of eating, the nearest grocery store in St.Andrew-Windfields is generally only a reasonably short walk away. In addition, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a good number of opportunities, and property owners benefit from around 10 cafes as well.