If you’re ready to buy a condominium, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is which neighbourhood you want to call home. Toronto is full of unique communities for condo dwellers, from trendy Liberty Village to the lively Distillery District. While many of the city’s most impressive buildings reside in its busiest parts, you’ll also find plenty of options in quieter areas. One of my personal favourites is Forest Hill. This prestigious neighbourhood may be known for its gorgeous mansions, but it’s growing in popularity among condo buyers.
If you’re looking for the perfect unit in an upscale Toronto community, here are five reasons to consider Forest Hill…
1) Convenient transit
Condo living is all about convenience, and that low-stress philosophy should extend to your commute. Luckily, getting around the city from Forest Hill is a breeze. There are numerous transit options in the area, including multiple bus routes and easy access to the Yonge-University subway line via St. Clair West Station. Of course, that’s not all. In a recent (and much anticipated) development, light rail is also on its way to the neighbourhood. Forest Hill Station, which is currently under construction, will provide area residents with unprecedented access to the rest of the city!
2) Beautiful outdoor spaces
While many condo buildings provide state-of-the-art gym facilities, there’s nothing quite like getting regular exercise outdoors. Thanks to its lush green spaces and trails, Forest Hill is a great place to do that. Check out quaint Nicol Macnichol Parkette, or head to Memorial Park – North York (home to two baseball diamonds and a multi-purpose field). The ever-popular Kay Beltline Trail also runs through the neighbourhood, providing condo dwellers with the opportunity to enjoy nature (and the city) on foot or bicycle. Go for a short jaunt along the section in Forest Hill, or take some time to explore this nine-kilometre, cross-Toronto pathway.
3) Residential charm
Not interested in living in the middle of a concrete jungle? Many home buyers associate condos with a fast-paced urban lifestyle—and an atmosphere to match. Others picture suburbs on the outskirts of the city. If these living situations sound less-than-ideal, you might want to consider an area like Forest Hill. In this well-established community, you’ll be surrounded by mature trees, rolling hills, and (of course) gorgeous residential architecture. Enjoy the neighbourhood sights—which include stately mansions and stunning modern homes—without straying too far from central Toronto.
4) It’s great for families
More and more, young families are opting to live in condos over detached houses. In Forest Hill, going this route can mean paying less to live in one of the city’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. The benefits for parents are numerous, from a more reasonable price tag to a low-maintenance lifestyle. As a major bonus, Forest Hill also has some of Toronto’s best schools. Here, you’ll find Forest Hill Junior and Senior Public School, along with two of the city’s most highly-respected private learning institutions (Bishop Strachan School for girls and Upper Canada College for boys.
5) The condos!
Last but certainly not least, Forest Hill is the site of some top-notch condo buildings. I’m particularly excited about The Forest Hill Condos, which is slated for occupancy in 2023. Located at Bathurst and Eglinton, this building will provide a direct connection to Forest Hill Station. This kind of transit access is rare in Toronto—and especially valuable given the affordable unit prices you’ll find in the building. As transit expands, the number of new developments in Forest Hill will only increase. To stay on top of what’s available in the area, talk to a real estate agent with local condo expertise!
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