Yorkdale-Glen Park real estate guide & listings for sale
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Yorkdale-Glen Park. More specifically, there are around 20 public green spaces close by for residents to check out, such as Caledonia Park, and they are especially well-situated, resulting in them being easy to reach from the majority of locations within the neighbourhood. At the same time, few tree-lined streets are present. As there are few pedestrians, this part of the city remains relatively quiet, although there can be higher levels of noise for those who are around Allen Expressway, Highway 401 or the railway line.
Yorkdale-Glen Park enables homeowners to travel by a diversity of means of transportation. This neighbourhood is a fairly pleasant part of Toronto for pedestrians; many daily needs can be met without needing to resort to a vehicle, and a variety of businesses are nearby. However, Yorkdale-Glen Park is not very appropriate for cycling because the bicycling infrastructure is fairly poor, and there are a good number of elevation changes. This neighbourhood features a very good public transit system by reason of a multitude of rapid transit stations on the Yonge - University Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines. Cars are also a very good medium of transportation in Yorkdale-Glen Park. The majority of houses for sale are a short car ride from the closest highway, such as Allen Expressway, and it is easy to find a parking spot.
Homeowners occupy about 60% of the units in the neighbourhood while renters occupy the remainder. In this area, about 40% of dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. Around 40% of properties in this part of the city were built before the 1960s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s. This part of Toronto also has a good selection of housing sizes; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is a rather short walk to get to daycares and schools from most properties for sale in this part of the city. Apart from public schools, there are private primary and high schools. Regarding eating, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away in Yorkdale-Glen Park. Furthermore, this area is a good place in which to eat out or go to a cafe. It is also especially easy to access a selection of clothing stores on foot, for example on Dufferin Street.