Kensington-Chinatown real estate guide & listings for sale
Kensington-Chinatown is a great part of Toronto for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Finding things to do is very easy in this part of the city. Many entertainment venues can be found nearby, the streets are almost always busy with people, and with its approximately 40 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. There is not that much greenery in this part of Toronto; to be more precise, residents will find that there are relatively few tree-lined streets. However, there are a few parks nearby for residents to visit and they are especially well-spread out, which makes them very easy to reach from the majority of locations within the neighbourhood.
Home buyers in Kensington-Chinatown are provided with various alternatives to move around without the need for a car. Thanks to Osgoode Station with access to the Yonge - University Line, and around 10 nearby bus lines, this part of the city is very transit friendly. Many of the homes for sale in this part of the city are located in places that are also especially suitable for walking; carrying out daily needs is very convenient on foot, and numerous businesses are very close by. Physically active people will enjoy the especially bike-friendly character of Kensington-Chinatown. More precisely, there are a fair number of bike lanes, and bike-share stations are hardly ever more than a few blocks away.
Around 55% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Kensington-Chinatown, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings. This area offers mainly two bedroom and one bedroom homes. About 70% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home and 30% are owners. About 30% of properties in this part of Toronto were constructed before the 1960s, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s.
Schools and daycares are very convenient to reach on foot from most houses for sale in this area. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. When it comes to eating, it is very easy to access both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from most houses for sale in Kensington-Chinatown. There are over 50 supermarkets in this area, and the best variety can be found on streets such as Augusta Avenue. Additionally, there are over 350 restaurants and over 50 coffee shops to benefit from in this area. House buyers have access to countless clothing stores within walking distance.