Etobicoke real estate guide & listings for sale
People who prefer a calm atmosphere will enjoy Etobicoke. There is a good amount of greenery in this part of Toronto as there are numerous tree-lined streets. Accessing public green spaces in the former municipality, including Scarlett Mills Park and Pine Point Park, is very easy, since there are over 350 of them close by for residents to discover and getting to the closest park is easy from the majority of houses. This part of Toronto is reasonably quiet overall, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially close to F G Gardiner Expressway, Queen Elizabeth Way, one of the railway lines or the airport (YYZ).
With plenty of rapid transit stations on the Bloor - Danforth Line, and over 50 nearby bus lines, this part of the city is transit friendly. However, this area is not particularly conducive to walking as common errands are sometimes difficult to run without needing to resort to a vehicle. Biking is challenging in Etobicoke since the bicycling infrastructure is fairly poor, and riding a bicycle is made arduous by the often sloping terrain. However, Etobicoke is an extraordinarily convenient part of Toronto for moving around by car. Most homes for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the closest highway, such as Highway 427, and parking is generally easy.
The majority of the housing stock of Etobicoke is composed of single detached homes and large apartment buildings, and the remaining properties are mainly small apartment buildings. This former municipality also has a good choice of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Homeowners occupy roughly 60% of the properties in Etobicoke and the remainder are rented. About one third of homes in this area were constructed between 1960 and 1980, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 2000s.
Both primary and secondary schools are easy to access on foot from most homes for sale in Etobicoke. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. However, families may consider it difficult to reach daycares on foot. When it comes to eating, it is generally an option for property owners in this former municipality to purchase groceries on foot. Lake Shore Boulevard is among the best streets for food stores. Moreover, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and there are also over 150 cafes in Etobicoke.