York real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of York is exemplified by its relaxed environment. Greenery is present in this former municipality; there are over 100 parks close by for residents to visit, like Humber Marshes and Eglinton Flats, which makes it very easy to access them from the majority of locations in York. In addition, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for the majority of streets is good. Most areas in this part of Toronto are quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be bothersome close to Allen Expressway or one of the railway lines.
York presents house buyers with the choice between a diversity of means of transportation. York benefits from a very good public transit system thanks to St. Clair West Station with access to the Yonge - University Line, and approximately 30 nearby bus lines. Active people will also be pleased with the very pedestrian-friendly nature of York; many common errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle, and numerous businesses are reasonably nearby. The bike is a reasonably good method of transportation in this part of the city as the bicycling infrastructure is fairly good.
In York, about 30% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, and the rest of the properties are mainly small apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses. This area has a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The population residing in this former municipality is evenly split between renters and owners. About half of homes in this part of Toronto were built prior to the 1960s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s.
Schools and daycares are convenient to access on foot from most houses for sale in York. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Regarding food, it is very easy to access both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from most homes for sale in York. Furthermore, there are a fair number of options for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also convenient to get to a number of clothing stores on foot.