Alderwood real estate guide & listings for sale
Alderwood is a good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed environment. This part of the city features a fair amount of greenery as most streets have good tree coverage. There are a few green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, such as Connorvale Park and Etobicoke Valley Park, and they are especially well-situated, which results in them being easy to reach from a large number of locations within Alderwood. This part of Toronto is also reasonably good for those who like a quiet atmosphere, as the streets are calm - although there are still several louder areas, especially close to Queen Elizabeth Way, Highway 427 or one of the railway lines.
Regardless of the means of transportation, it is straightforward to move around in Alderwood. Active people will enjoy the quite pedestrian-friendly nature of this neighbourhood; many common errands can be run on foot. However, the bike is a rather limited means of transportation in this area as there are few bike lanes, and travelling by bike is made arduous by the often steep terrain. Commuting by public transit is convenient in Alderwood due to a few nearby bus lines. Cars are also a great medium of transportation in Alderwood. It is convenient to park, and it is a short drive to the nearest highway, such as Queen Elizabeth Way, from any home in Alderwood.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing many dwellings in Alderwood, and the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. This part of Toronto experienced its biggest construction boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available homes are from this era. This area is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 80% of the dwellings in Alderwood and renters occupy the remainder.
It is a rather short walk to access schools and daycares from most homes for sale in this part of Toronto. Parents benefit from public and private elementary schools. In terms of food, a supermarket is ordinarily reachable within a short walk from any location in Alderwood. Furthermore, there is often a restaurant or cafe just around the corner. Property owners have access to a good number of clothing stores within walking distance.