York University Heights real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of York University Heights is exemplified by its relaxed environment. The greenery in this area is quite prominent as many streets have good tree coverage. Most locations in the neighbourhood have reasonably good access to green spaces, such as Driftwood Park and Northwood Park, since there are approximately 20 of them close by for residents to unwind in, such as Black Creek Parkland and Downsview Park. This part of Toronto is also good for those who like quiet surroundings, as the streets are usually calm - however noise can be problematic closer to the railway line.
York University Heights affords homeowners the choice between several methods of transportation. This part of the city is reasonably well-suited for those who travel by foot; running daily errands is easy. However, this area is not especially conducive to bicycling because the terrain is not particularly flat, and the cycling infrastructure is somewhat poor. Commuting by public transit is easy in York University Heights. There is the York University Station on the Barrie Line. The neighbourhood is served by around 30 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is generally very close. The favoured transportation option in this neighbourhood is very often driving. Many real estate listings are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, and coming across a parking spot is quite easy.
Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing many dwellings in York University Heights, but single detached homes and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This neighbourhood experienced its main building boom between 1960 and 1980, so most of the available properties are from this era. This neighbourhood has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of homeowners and renters are about even.
It is typically practical for house buyers in York University Heights to do their groceries by walking. Likewise, there are a good number of opportunities in close proximity for those who value restaurants and cafes. A good choice of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance. As far as education is concerned, families will find that wherever their property is situated in this part of the city, both primary and secondary schools are close by. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found. In contrast, it can be difficult to get to daycares on foot.