Kingsway South real estate guide & listings for sale
Kingsway South is a reasonably good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a slower-paced environment. There is a very large amount of greenery in this area as many tree-lined streets are present. Parks, including Home Smith Park and Tom Riley Park, are very well-distributed and there are a few of them close by for residents to discover, making them very easy to access from the majority of locations in Kingsway South. This part of the city is quiet overall, as the streets are generally reasonably peaceful - however some areas can be quite loud, especially around the railway line.
Kingsway South affords homeowners the choice between a variety of methods of transportation. This part of the city will attract active home buyers as it is quite conducive to walking; many common errands can be run on foot. Even though the cycling infrastructure is well-developed, this area is not particularly bicycling-friendly because riding is made arduous by the typically hilly terrain. The public transit network in Kingsway South is very good due to 2 rapid transit stations (Royal York Station and Old Mill Station) with access to the Bloor - Danforth Line, and around 10 nearby bus lines. Cars are also a reasonably good mode of transportation in Kingsway South. Finding a place to park is quite easy.
Kingsway South experienced its largest construction boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available homes are from this time period. Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing the majority of dwellings in this neighbourhood, while large apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. Homeowners occupy about 80% of the properties in Kingsway South while the remainder are rented. This part of Toronto offers mainly three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes.
It is a rather short walk to reach schools and daycares from anywhere in Kingsway South. When it comes to food, it is convenient to get to both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any location in this neighbourhood. In addition, there is often a restaurant or cafe in close proximity, for example along Bloor Street. Property owners have access to a good number of clothing stores within walking distance.