Welcome to Part Two of our ongoing series of Toronto neighbourhoods where you can buy a home for under $500,000. This week we showcase two neighbourhods in Toronto's West End and one neighbourhood in the East End.
It is very important to us that first time homebuyers are not overwhelmed with the idea that the average home is now a million dollars and we want to educate buyers that there are still some great pockets in the city where you don't have to go deep in debt to be a homeowner.
W03 - Rockcliffe-Smythe
On the west side of the city the Rockcliffe-Smythe neighbourhood runs along Jane Street to the Humber River and his home to many older bungalows and large lots. The neighbourhood has been gradually changing over the last couple of years and more families are moving in and fixing up the older homes. The area has large amounts of green space and many parks. Transportation is easy with close access to the 401 highway and 24 hour transit.
W03 - Corso Italia
This neighbourhood runs along St. Clair Ave West and is becoming a hip new spot. Many consider it Toronto's second Little Italy and with its great restaurants (some of the best pizza in the city), bakeries and cafe's it is getting harder to find homes under the $500,000 price range but they do exists. Bungalows and semi-detached properties dominate the area and there is easy access to TTC with the 24hr St. Clair streetcar line which can quickly take you to the subway.
E06 - BIRCHCLIFFE-CLIFFSIDE
In the East End of the city running along Kingston Road is the Birchcliffe-Cliffside neighbourhood. Home to many bungalows with large lots, this neighbourhood has easy access to the Lake Ontario, Upper Beaches and Trails. A fantastic family community there is great restaurants shopping and nearby Recreation Centres and Parks
To read Part One of our series here