Toronto real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Toronto is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. This city features a good amount of greenery; it is very easy to access parks in the city, since a lot of properties for sale have one a short walk away and there are over 2100 parks close by for residents to check out. Moreover, residents will find that there are numerous tree-lined streets. This city is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets tend to be quite peaceful - however noise can be problematic around Dan Leckie Way, Sherbourne Lakeshore, one of the 3 airports (YTZ, YYZ, YZD) or one of the railway lines.
Regardless of the medium of transportation, it is reasonably easy to get around in Toronto. With many rapid transit stations on the Yonge - University Line, Scarborough Line, Sheppard Line and Bloor - Danforth Line, and over 250 nearby bus lines, residents can count on public transit to move around in Toronto. Most houses for sale in this city are located in areas that are also quite conducive to walking; many daily needs can be met without having to resort to a vehicle. Travelling by bicycle is at times difficult in this city because riding a bicycle is rendered strenuous by the often hilly topography, and there are a limited number of bike lanes. Nevertheless, biking is better in some areas than others.
The majority of the housing stock of Toronto consists of single detached homes and large apartment buildings, and the rest of the properties are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. This city is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Around 60% of the properties in the city are occupied by homeowners whereas the rest are rented. About one quarter of properties in this city were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
It is usually practical for home buyers in Toronto to purchase groceries on foot. Furthermore, there are a fair number of choices for those who appreciate nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also easy to access a number of clothing stores on foot. When it comes to education, it is a reasonably short walk to access schools and daycares from any location in this city. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.