Old East York real estate guide & listings for sale
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Old East York, as well as some areas with a vibrant atmosphere. To be more specific, it is very easy to reach parks in the neighbourhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to check out. Furthermore, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good. Lastly, this neighbourhood has many sections that are very serene and quiet, although other spots can be noisy, especially near Don Valley Parkway.
Old East York will appeal to homeowners that value a diversity of means of transportation. Travelling by public transit is straightforward in Old East York. For example, homeowners have access to about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are generally nearby. This area is also a fairly convenient part of Toronto for pedestrians; many common errands can be run without the use of a car. The bike is a somewhat poor means of transportation in Old East York because the cycling network is sometimes poor, and riding is rendered arduous by the often sloping terrain.
Roughly two thirds of the units in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and one third are rented. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing many dwellings in this part of the city, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. Most of the housing growth in this neighbourhood occurred pre-1960. This part of Toronto is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes.
It is a reasonably short walk to get to daycares and schools from most properties for sale in Old East York. Families have the choice between public and private primary schools. With respect to food, it is very often possible for house buyers in Old East York to purchase general and specialty groceries by walking. Furthermore, those who enjoy dining in restaurants or cafes will have a fair number of options in this area. A decent selection of clothing stores is also located within a reasonably short walking distance, for example along Coxwell Avenue.