Yonge-Eglinton real estate guide & listings for sale
Yonge-Eglinton has a character that caters to a fairly diverse group of people. Most areas in Yonge-Eglinton are quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. There is a lot of greenery in this part of Toronto as there are many tree-lined streets. There are a few public green spaces close by for residents to unwind in, such as Eglinton Park and Kay Gardner Beltline Park, which results in them being very easy to access from the majority of locations in this area. Finally, overall, this part of Toronto has many places for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Although the nightlife is limited, there are lots of people around most of the time.
Yonge-Eglinton is an excellent neighbourhood with respect to travelling without driving. Many of the homes for sale in this part of the city are located in areas that are very conducive to walking; most common errands can be run without the use of a car, and plenty of businesses are nearby. This neighbourhood is also reasonably suited for biking since the cycling network is quite extensive. Yonge-Eglinton is very transit friendly. More specifically, it is convenient to reach a nearby rapid transit station, including Eglinton Station and Davisville Station on the Yonge - University Line, from most houses in the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is served by around 10 bus lines, and most residences are very close to a bus stop. However, driving is a sometimes poor transportation option in Yonge-Eglinton as accessing a place to park is not very easy, and it is a very long car ride to the closest highway from anywhere in this part of the city.
In Yonge-Eglinton, roughly one third of dwellings are large apartment buildings, and the rest of the houses are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. Most of the housing growth in this neighbourhood took place prior to the 1960s. This neighbourhood offers mainly two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Renters occupy around 60% of the properties in Yonge-Eglinton whereas the rest are occupied by owners.
In this part of the city, parents and their children will generally be able to get to schools and daycares by walking. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. In terms of eating, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away in this neighbourhood. Furthermore, with over 50 restaurants and approximately 10 coffee shops, this part of the city is a fairly good area in which to go out to eat. It is also straightforward to access a number of clothing stores on foot.