South Etobicoke is making a name for itself as the new go-to neighbourhood for homebuyers. Waterfront views, small town vibes and just a short distance to downtown Toronto, it’s no wonder more people are making the move. Add to that that you get more bang for your buck when it comes to living accommodations and you’ve pretty much hit the jackpot. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Take a look at 5 of the top reasons people are moving to South Etobicoke.
1. It’s Affordable
South Etobicoke is a hot spot, which means an influx of new condos popping up around the area. With new buildings and innovative amenities (Think: open-concept gyms and infinity pools with private cabanas), the developments are selling at competitive prices. And the opportunities to buy a home come much cheaper too. This means condo dwellers and homeowners don’t have to spend the majority of their income on living expenses- a welcomed change from that of downtown living.
2. It’s Close to Downtown Toronto, The Kingsway and Bloor West Village
One of the biggest draws of living in South Etobicoke is that you’re close to a number of other fantasticareas. If you work or have friends downtown Toronto, you’re just a short jaunt away. Your friends won’t complain about having to travel too far to visit and Uber fares aren’t outrageous.
You’re also close to areas like The Kingsway and Bloor West Village. The Kingsway offers unbeatable charm with specialty boutiques, fabulous restaurants and quaint pubs and cafes, while Bloor West Village is home to some of the best shopping, bakeries and restaurants around!
Plus, with the stream of new residents, the TTC has upped its game in the area. You can easily get to the Bloor subway line via TTC routes and there’s a TTC/Go Transit shuttle bus to take you into the city.
3. It Has a Small Town Feel
If you’re the type of person who enjoys lakeside jogs, leisurely strolls, and unhurriedly sipping lattes at cafes on the weekend, you’re going to love South Etobicoke. The area offers all of the conveniences of downtown, with none of the commotion or crowds.
People are drawn to the village atmosphere of South Etobicoke. There’s a town square that hosts concerts, tree lighting and other celebrations, and the area is full of homey, delicious restaurants that have become local favourites.
4. It’s Family Friendly
The area is also very family friendly, whether you have young kids or teens. Many first-time buyers are making South Etobicoke their home, and they have families on the way. There are a number of great schools, three large parks, and seasonal highlights like the Ice Trail in Colonel Sam Smith Park. There’s also a not for profit arts organization called Lakeshore Arts that offers community programming, film festivals, art shows, photography courses and more, for teens.
5. The Waterfront Lifestyle
South Etobicoke is located on the waterfront, which is a huge draw for many homeowners. Not only are the lakefront views and fresh air appealing, but the South Etobicoke waterfront is bustling with restaurants, bars and waterfront activities. The waterfront is lined with beautiful paths, sailing harbours and secluded beaches to relax the day away, and if that doesn’t sound like paradise, I don’t know what does.
South Etobicoke has so much to offer! If these features are ones you’re looking for in a new neighbourhood, it just may be the perfect place for you!