West Hill real estate guide & listings for sale
West Hill is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm environment. This part of the city is reasonably good for those who need quiet surroundings, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially closer to the railway line. Finally, there is a fair amount of greenery in this area; accessing green spaces in the neighbourhood, like Janellan Ravine Park and Lower Highland Creek, is very easy since there are about 30 of them nearby for residents to relax in. Residents will also find that there are numerous tree-lined streets.
This part of Toronto benefits from a good public transit infrastructure. Commuters profit from the Guildwood Station on the Lakeshore East Line. Property owners are served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are generally nearby. On the other hand, a majority of the houses for sale in this neighbourhood are located in places that are not especially well-suited for those who travel by foot since daily errands are at times difficult to run without having to resort to a vehicle. West Hill is not especially conducive to biking since cyclists are faced with quite a few slopes, and the bicycling infrastructure is not particularly comprehensive. In contrast, cars are a very good medium of transportation in this part of Toronto. Parking is quite easy.
In West Hill, roughly one third of dwellings are large apartment buildings, and the rest are mainly single detached homes and townhouses. This part of Toronto has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners whereas renters occupy the remainder. A majority of the housing growth in this neighbourhood occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
The nearest supermarket in West Hill is usually only a reasonably short walk away. Likewise, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and home buyers can enjoy a few cafes as well. Concerning education, parents and their kids will welcome the proximity to schools and daycares, which are within walking distance from most homes for sale in West Hill.