York University Heights real estate guide & listings for sale
York University Heights is a fairly good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed ambience. Most areas in this part of the city are quiet, as the streets tend to be reasonably tranquil - however noise can be an issue close to the railway line. Finally, there is a fair amount of greenery in this neighbourhood as many tree-lined streets are present. There are approximately 20 green spaces nearby for residents to relax in, including North York Hydro Green Space and Black Creek Parkland, which makes them very easy to reach.
This part of Toronto enables homeowners to get around using several modes of transportation. Physically active property owners will value the quite pedestrian-friendly nature of this part of the city; many daily needs are easy to carry out on foot. On the other hand, the bike is a sometimes poor mode of transportation in this area as this part of Toronto has a somewhat poor bicycling infrastructure, and there are a good number of slopes to challenge cyclists. The public transit system in this part of Toronto is fairly good. More precisely, residents can depend on the York University Station on the Barrie Line. Homeowners have access to approximately 30 bus lines, and bus stops are commonly nearby. Getting around by car is also especially convenient in York University Heights. Most properties for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, and it is straightforward to come across a parking spot.
Large apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing roughly 55% of dwellings in York University Heights, whereas the remainder are mainly single detached homes and townhouses. This neighbourhood also has a good choice of housing size options - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of renters and homeowners are about even. Most of the houses available in the housing market in this part of the city were built between 1960 and 1980, when a majority of the housing growth occurred.
It is very easy to access the nearest grocery store on foot in York University Heights. Furthermore, there is often a restaurant or cafe in close proximity. It is also a rather short walk to a good variety of clothing stores. With regards to education, primary schools and high schools are convenient to access on foot from any location in this part of the city. Residents are served by public and private primary schools. In contrast, it can be challenging to get to daycares on foot.