East York: One of the Hottest Spots in Real Estate
November 24, 2013 - Updated: January 25, 2014
East York has seen a major transformation over the past 60 years. While this neighbourhood was home to many returning war veterans and their families, it has now become a spot for young professionals to hang their hats. This nostalgic neck of the woods has retained much of its historic charm because it's lucky enough to have been largely shielded from the megacity's contemporary grasp and sprawling developments.
This area's beauty lies in its traditional rowed housing, lined with brick bungalows, green spaces and independent retailers and restaurants. However, you will find a few modern creations as the area continues to grow. More people are now expanding pre-war bungalows to create two-storey homes.
Aside from the remarkably well-kept streets, people can lose themselves exploring the mom-and-pop shops that line Pape or the strip along Coxwell and Donlands or pass the time chatting with the retirees that keep watch from their porches in the Gold Triangle.
This neighbourhood has become an ideal place for young families to set their roots. The close proximity to the core, it's inherent safety, quiet streets, large lots and close-knit community are all features that are pulling people in. Aside from the everything neighbourhood has to offer, this is a great place to make an investment. And, if you're looking to get around easy, you have easy access to the Don Mills South DVP exit - along with a handful of other routes to get downtown or anywhere else in the city for that matter!
How could I forget? The streets are perfect for a game of road hockey! It's not "car!" every 30 seconds. Aside from that, schools like William Burgeess Elementary, East York Collegiate Institute and R. H. McGregor's leading French immersion program are becoming focal points for families interested in education.
If you're thinking of calling this place home, you better dust off your runners. Check out Taylor Creek Drop for some amazing biking or hiking paths. It's hard to find this anywhere else in Toronto!
Pack a picnic, take the dog for a run or just go for a stroll in Dieppe Park - the largest park in the area. It's also great for the kids - it's packed with baseball fields, soccer pitches, newly constructed outdoor hockey rinks and a water park.