Located on Toronto's west end, High Park is well-known for its outdoorsy vibe thanks to the High Park greenspace that anchors the community. The area is home to a diverse mix people from various ethnic backgrounds that make up the eclectic vibe of the community.
High Park features a picturesque topography with its winding roads, majestic oak trees, and rolling hills that create a wonderful backdrop for the unique architecture that residents of the area revel in every day.
The area of High Park is located within Runnymede Road to the west, Dundas Street to the east, Annette Street to the north, and The Queensway to the south.
The real estate in High Park is made of predominantly of detached homes, with condos and semi-detached homes recently infiltrating the market. Homes are mainly 2-story with an average of 3 bedrooms.
Lovely Victorian, Tudor, and Edwardian style homes from the late 1800's and early 1900’s still stand, giving the neighbourhood a classic vibe tied to its roots. Many of these properties still feature their original leaded glass and hardwood trim that gives homes in the area unique character. Many homes have been converted into multiple family residences.
The average price for homes in High Park currently hovers around the $1.3 million mark, with the average freehold price sitting at $1,435,772 and the average condo price at $600,000.
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At the heart of recreation in High Park is the park that the area is named after. High Park is an expansive 399-acre plot of parkland that boasts all sorts of features for locals and visitors to enjoy. This public park encompasses walking and cycling trails, picnic area, playgrounds, a fishing pond, outdoor theatre, museum, flower gardens, and even a zoo.
Sports enthusiasts can partake in tennis, soccer, baseball, swimming, lawn bowling, walking, cycling, jogging, all within the confines of High Park.
Those looking for shops and eateries within a short distance can take advantage of neighbouring Bloor West Village and The Junction when all resources within the borders of High Park have been exhausted. The 'Village', in particular, is known for its delectable bakeries, delis, cafes, and specialty food stores.
High Park is popular among families with school-aged children, and parents have plenty of places to send them. High Park's schools include Runnymede Junior & Senior Public School, Annette Street Public School, Garden Avenue Public School, Howard Public School, Keele Street Public School, and Humberside Collegiate.
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There are several subway stops that service High Park, as well as TTC buses and streetcars. Those who prefer or need to travel by car can gain access to the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard via bordering Parkside Drive.
*Neighbourhood info courtesy of HoodQ