by Nutan Brown
on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at 8:31am.
The High Park neighbourhood is home to a wide range of houses, activities, and people. At its centre is the neighbourhood’s namesake, a mixed recreational and natural park with sporting facilities, cultural & educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and even a zoo. Located just west of Toronto’s downtown core, High Park is the perfect spot for anyone who’s ever wanted ‘it all’.
Homes In High Park
High Park is mainly residential, containing many single-family homes on mature tree lined streets. Houses in the area are typically Victorian, Edwardian, and Tudor-style homes from the late 1800s and early 1900s, some of which have been converted into multiple-family dwellings. Many retain the leaded glass, hardwood trim & flooring, and fireplaces that give them the much sought after character.
There are also a handful of high-rises and newer condominium developments along Bloor which appeal to singles and couples who have long since wanted to live in the area. Stunning views overlooking the park and a maintenance-free lifestyle make these popular with downsizers as well.
When you live in the High Park neighbourhood, the park is your extended backyard. Encompassing 400 acres of public parkland, Toronto’s iconic High Park is a natural masterpiece with a wealth of nature trails, bird watching, fountains, and just about anything a nature enthusiast could dream of.
High Park’s sports facilities include tennis, baseball, soccer, lawn bowling, swimming, and skating, as well as walking, jogging and cycling paths found throughout the park. The nearby Bloor West Village retail district is home to over 400 boutiques, shops, grocers, cafes, restaurants, and pubs, which attract people from all over the city.
This neighbourhood is a haven for community-engaged families. The schools are respected, in demand, and the families whose children attend them tend to be actively involved. If education is high on your list of requirements, you will not be disappointed.
High Park’s easy access to outdoor recreation, shopping, and education make this neighbourhood one of the most sought-after areas in Toronto. If you are thinking of moving to High Park, contact me for some professional insight and advice on the neighbourhood.