The Beaches real estate guide & listings for sale
The Beaches is a good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed environment. This neighbourhood is quiet overall, as the streets are generally reasonably peaceful. Finally, greenery is quite present in this part of the city; there are around 10 public green spaces nearby for residents to discover, like Kew Gardens and Glen Stewart Park, and they are especially well-distributed, which results in them being very easy to reach from the majority of locations within The Beaches. In addition, residents will find that there are numerous tree-lined streets.
Regardless of the mode of transportation, it is simple to get around in The Beaches. The public transit system in The Beaches is very convenient. For instance, there are about 10 bus lines crossing the neighbourhood, and the closest bus stop is generally just around the corner. It is also very convenient for pedestrians to navigate The Beaches; many common errands can be run on foot, and there are also a fair number of businesses close by. Bicycling is easy in this part of Toronto as there are a good number of bike lanes.
Roughly 60% of the population of this neighbourhood own their home and 40% are renters. In this neighbourhood, about 40% of dwellings are small apartment buildings, while the rest are mainly single detached homes and townhouses. This part of Toronto experienced its largest construction boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available housing stock is from this time period. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes.
It is very often possible for house buyers in this part of the city to purchase general and specialty groceries by walking. Moreover, there are a fair number of opportunities in close proximity for those who care about restaurants and cafes. A decent selection of clothing stores is also situated within a rather short walking distance. In terms of education, in this neighbourhood, parents and their kids will generally be able to reach daycares and schools on foot. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found.