Clairlea-Birchmount real estate guide & listings for sale
Clairlea-Birchmount is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a slower-paced ambience. Greenery is prominent in this part of Toronto as many tree-lined streets are present. There are about 10 public green spaces nearby for residents to check out, including St. Clair Ravine and Warden Woods Park, and they are especially well-distributed, making them very easy to access. This part of Toronto is also fairly good for those who prefer quiet surroundings, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although that is not the case close to one of the railway lines.
Clairlea-Birchmount will attract homeowners that appreciate several means of transportation. Most houses for sale in this part of Toronto are located in places that are suitable for walking; many common errands can be run without the use of a car. However, Clairlea-Birchmount is not particularly cycling-friendly as the bicycling infrastructure is sometimes poor, and there are quite a few hills. Owing to Warden Station on the Bloor - Danforth Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines, the public transit system in this part of Toronto is very convenient. Commuting by car is also convenient in Clairlea-Birchmount. It is easy to find a parking spot.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about one third of dwellings in Clairlea-Birchmount, but large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This neighbourhood offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy around two thirds of the properties in the neighbourhood and the rest are rented. This neighbourhood did not experience a single construction boom; the construction of new buildings in Clairlea-Birchmount was spread throughout several decades in recent history.
Daycares and schools are easy to walk to from any location in this part of the city. In addition to public schools, there are private primary and high schools. Concerning food, it is straightforward to access the nearest grocery store on foot from any home in Clairlea-Birchmount. Additionally, there are a good number of options for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also a reasonably short walk to a decent choice of clothing stores.