If you cringe at the mere mention of cul-de-sacs, shudder at the thought of living…
There are any number of reasons that homebuyers choose a neighbourhood, from its demographics to convenience, schools and more. If you are a Millennial, and you long to be surround by folks your age and still have the convenience to walk to your favourite amenities, consider looking at homes for sale in the Yonge and Eglinton community.
It hasn’t always been young and hip
From the site of the unofficial headquarters for rebels trying to make Upper Canada a republic to a haven for singles in the 1980s and 1990s, Yonge and Eglinton has gone through some dramatic changes.
Apartments sprung up, attracting commercial concerns, such as restaurants and retailers. Today, the neighbourhood is home to two cinemas, a comedy club and numerous places to shop and dine. But, these are only a few of the reasons that Toronto Life magazine chose Yonge and Eglinton as Toronto’s best neighbourhood.
It’s an amenity-rich neighbourhood
Residents of Yonge and Eglinton really don’t need to own a car. Transit opportunities abound and you can walk to the subway and be at work downtown, road-rage and parking-fee free, in under half an hour.
Dining, shopping and entertainment are a quick walk from home. Shopping is especially convenient here, with the Yonge and Eglinton Centre – a shopper’s delight with both large and small retailers.
But that’s not the extent of it; Yonge Street offers yet more boutiques, eateries, bars, salons and more.
Outdoor enthusiast will find numerous parks, where they can picnic, let the kids run wild on the play equipment, participate in team sports, play tennis, hike, bike or just bask in the summer sun.
Eglinton Park is especially popular with dog owners, but it also offers five multipurpose sports fields, two ball diamonds and a place for the kids to play that includes a wading pool.
The park is also home to the North Toronto Community Centre. Aside from all the outdoor recreational amenities, the centre offers both indoor and outdoor pools and a place to work out, with weights, a gym and more.
Schools for Yonge-Eglinton Students
Sure, Yonge and Eglinton has a rep as a Millennial hot spot, but it is also home to its fair share of upper-middle class folks with kids. And, it’s the neighbourhood’s schools that attracted them.
While there are many, both public and private, the most in-demand include St. Clement’s, John Fisher Junior Public School, Eglinton Junior Public School and North Toronto CI (Collegiate Institute).
Homes in Yonge and Eglinton
When most people think of Yonge and Eglinton, they surmise the area’s housing market is comprised mainly of condos. While it’s true that the area has many lovely condo communities (and more in the making), you can also find some gorgeous single-family homes for sale.
Many of the latter have been renovated, some boast additions to add more living space and most are two-stories.
Condos are typically priced from the mid-$500,000s and you’ll need to dig a bit deeper for a single-family home, with starting prices around $1.5 million.