Willowdale East real estate guide & listings for sale
Willowdale East is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm environment. This part of Toronto is quiet overall, as the streets are generally peaceful - although that is not the case closer to Highway 401. Lastly, the greenery in this area is reasonably prominent; there are around 30 parks close by for residents to discover, making them very easy to reach. Residents will also find that the tree canopy coverage for most streets is fairly good.
Willowdale East allows property owners to travel by several alternative methods of transportation. Thanks to around 10 nearby bus lines, getting around by public transit is straightforward in this area. Willowdale East will also appeal to physically active home buyers because it is conducive to those who travel by foot; running common errands is easy by walking. Willowdale East is not especially appropriate for biking as there are a good number of elevation changes, and this part of the city has a somewhat poor cycling infrastructure.
The sizeable percentage of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Willowdale East is an important part of its character. This part of Toronto is primarily composed of one bedroom and two bedroom homes. Around 60% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and 40% are rented. This neighbourhood experienced its most significant construction boom following the year 2000, so most of the available housing stock is from this era.
It is typically an option for property owners in Willowdale East to buy groceries on foot. Furthermore, there are a good number of options within walking distance for those who value restaurants and cafes. It is also convenient to reach a selection of clothing stores on foot. Concerning education, in this part of Toronto, parents and their kids will typically be able to access schools and daycares on foot. Along with public schools, there are private primary and secondary schools.