Guildwood Village in Scarborough is a perfect place for families, with a friendly welcoming community, natural outdoor spaces & plenty of shops
In Toronto Real Estate, Scarborough is an upcoming hot market with great options for buyers looking to beat the city's bustle. Scarborough is plentiful in walkable and safe neighbourhoods, quality shopping and amenities, wonderful parks and friendly communities. This comes not just from residents, but from visitors as well! One such community is the picturesque Guildwood Village, in the Southeastern part of Scarborough.
From Artists to Advocates: A Natural Retreat
Hugging the shores of Lake Ontario, Guildwood has for decades been a hidden gem for Torontonians seeking a nearby escape from the congestion of city central and its adjacent areas. In the 1960s, Guildwood’s residential development began in earnest following in the footsteps of the historic Guild Inn. Until a few decades ago, the Guild Inn was a celebrated artist’s retreat and hotel, and is now awaiting for a new chapter to unfold with many residents advocating for its revitalization. In the midst of this, the surrounding grounds remain unparalleled in their unspoilt beauty. Guildwood's development as a subdivision was experimental in scope, with several new designs being employed including curving roads and cul-de-sacs to minimize traffic, and underground power and phone lines to lessen the negative impacts of severe weather—certainly helpful for some residents during the 2013 December ice storm, which saw countless downed lines and power outages across Toronto!
What You'll Find Here
Guildwood is a diverse and vibrant community, home to families of all ages, from young professionals to retirees in their golden years. There are also several lovely parks within Guildwood's boundaries, making it a perfect place to raise active kids-- as well as pets! Dogs and humans alike will appreciate the weekly canine club at Greyabbey Park. Guildwood residents definitely have a common desire to live in a laid-back, established community that's only a half hour’s drive from downtown Toronto. It’s just icing on the cake that residents have unobstructed views of the gorgeous Scarborough bluffs. A bevy of amenities sweeten the deal: within stone’s throw are great public schools, the Guildwood GO station, plus many independently owned shops and services such as Valu-Mart, a post office, library and a few different options to get your favourite cup of coffee or tea. Check out events happening in and around Guildwood here!
Guildwood Home Profile
Guildwood has many well-maintained semi-detached homes and bungalows, as well as lovely, split-level and detached two-storey homes. Most properties have generous back and/or front yard space, plus great street profiles. For those looking for more compact dwellings, there is a great mix of townhouses, multiplex houses and low-rise apartment buildings as well as a luxury condo building at the impressive entrance gates on Kingston Road. This is a neighbourhood you can comfortably walk through, at any time of the day or night. A well-preserved tree canopy and beautiful gardens make the stroll even more delightful!
Historically and culturally rich, and with all the best features of a thriving Toronto community, Guildwood is becoming even more of a hot commodity these days. Homes range in price from between $400,000 to upwards of $1,500,000, with property options ranging from fixer uppers with lots of potential, to spacious, move-in ready abodes. Whatever kind of home you’re looking for, Guildwood Village is a great neighbourhood to consider in East Toronto!
Real Estate Review: Average Year-to-Date 2014 Prices*
All Homes: $417,072
Detached Houses: $512,000
Condo Townhomes: $340,000
Condo Apartments: $271,000
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