St. Andrew-Windfields real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of St. Andrew-Windfields is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. This neighbourhood is quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder sections, especially around the railway line or Highway 401. Lastly, there is a good amount of greenery in this part of Toronto; it is easy to access public green spaces from the majority of locations within the neighbourhood, since getting to one from a large number of houses is easy and there are about 30 parks close by for residents to enjoy. Residents will also find that there are many tree-lined streets.
The favoured way to navigate St. Andrew-Windfields is usually a car. Nearby highways, such as Highway 401, are very easy to access from any location in this area, and it is very easy to park. Thanks to York Mills Station with access to the Yonge - University Line, and around 20 nearby bus lines, house buyers can also count on public transit to travel in St. Andrew-Windfields. The bicycle is a rather poor mode of transportation in St. Andrew-Windfields as there are very few bike lanes, and cyclists are faced with quite a few slopes. Travelling by foot is also not very popular in this area, although running common errands is convenient by walking.
About 45% of properties in St. Andrew-Windfields were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1990s. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing many buildings in this area, but large apartment buildings and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Homeowners occupy about two thirds of the dwellings in St. Andrew-Windfields whereas the remainder are rented. This area offers mainly two bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
It is convenient to access the closest supermarket on foot in this part of the city. Moreover, St. Andrew-Windfields is a fairly good place in which to eat out, and there are also around 10 coffee shops in this neighbourhood. With respect to education, parents and their children will appreciate that no matter where their home is situated in this part of the city, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. Residents have the choice between public and private schools at both the primary and high school level. On the other hand, parents may find it challenging for their children to reach daycares as a pedestrian.